Najib, quit the nonsense about ‘sumpah laknat’

Photograph: The Star

Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) is disgusted with former PM Najib Razak’s antic in making a mockery of the Islamic religious oath, the “sumpah laknat”. 

Najib was widely reported as intending to make a sumpah laknat in denial of the allegation made by former police officer Azilah Hadri that he ordered the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu. 
An allegation of murder is a very serious matter. It is not a trivial matter such as a chicken or a goat going missing in a kampong, where the matter can be settled with a sumpah. If an alleged serious crime such as murder can be settled with a mere sumpah, then any perpetrator of serious crimes, including embezzlement and white-collar crimes at high office can also get away with a sumpah. 

Patriot is puzzled why the muftis and those in the religious department do not put a stop to Najib’s antic, which clearly makes a mockery of the religion. 
It is now clear that the US Department of Justice has made a clear identification of “Malaysia Official Number 1”. The US Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now named former Prime Minister Najib Razak as a recipient of kickbacks from bonds raised for 1MDB. 

Besides Najib Razak, the US SEC also mentioned there were other government officials and their families in Malaysia receiving kickbacks from the more than US$2.7bn. The people want to know who those other officials and their families who were involved in this most repugnant and repulsive of schemes. 

In this regard, Patriot supports Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Latheefa Koya, in her wish to reopen some high-profile cases that have been put in the cold storage. The MACC must show that it is above board and its action and decision is independent of the executive. A clear message must be sent that we have zero tolerance to corruption.

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Retired Brigadier General Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji is president of the National Patriots Association (Patriot). 

20 December 2019

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30 Dec 2019 4.57pm

Please lah, already mentioned it was Azilah the police officer, when on earth DSN became the minister of domestic affair? No, he didn’t. At that time he was in the minister of defense. If you want to kill someone, you ask the staff from another dept to do it, so that the person knows all your secrets and tell the whole world?

30 Dec 2019 1.12pm

Bila penyagak penyamun bersumpah…

30 Dec 2019 11.35am

A ex PM with a graduate from University in England taking the sumpah is really nonsense and better still he get the local bomoh to do all the things needed. No need to be trial in court. Tak malu kerana apa malu boss ku

Wirja Karno Putra Warsono
Wirja Karno Putra Warsono
30 Dec 2019 4.01am

Najib telah mempermain mainkan
Ugama Islam dengan Sumpah Lahanat.
Mengapa Ulama2 Islam Malaysia membisu.
Apekah ada hadis atau dalam Al Quran
berkenaan dengan perkara tersebut

29 Dec 2019 5.33pm

How nice if I rob bank, and sumpah, then I am cleared of that crime. What a wonderful easy to get away with it

30 Dec 2019 9.02am
Reply to  Jon

If u rob a bank..u will be shot time for u to sumpah anyrhing..

Juhari Awang Ngah
Juhari Awang Ngah
29 Dec 2019 3.40pm

Najid has the right as anybody else. If any does not agree or accept just for for others in the future. But he has the right as anybody else.

Dr Md Anuar Osman
Dr Md Anuar Osman
29 Dec 2019 9.16pm

Sure he has a right as a human being. But he is just a shameless …. That too goes to his stupid advisors and supporters.

Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
29 Dec 2019 11.18am

Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) has expressed what may be a common perception.