Sungai Kandis voters show the door to ‘Najib-in-the-making’

Lokman Adam - Photograph: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Few would want to touch Najib with the end of a bargepole, much less a Najib the Second, writes Tota.

What happened to Umno candidate Lokman Noor Adam, who was soundly defeated in the Sungai Kandis by-election?

Before the election, he had said he would be elated to be viewed as following in the footsteps of Najib! He added that he would be glad if voters likened him to a “Najib-in-the-making”.

My well-educated and knowledgeable Malay friend who studies Umno politics said that he would not touch Najib with a bargepole because he is a defeated, discarded and disgraced politician. The nation and his own party have got rid of him, hoping that he would not raise his head again.

But Lokman aspires to be Najib the Second for reasons only he knows. Why would anyone want to take the place of a kleptocrat? Does he think that some Saudi prince will surreptitously deposit RM2.6bn in his bank account? Or some Dubai jeweller will send RM60m worth of jewellery to his wife?

Obviously, the voters of Sungai Kandis shared my friend’s concern and duly despatched Lokman. –

Tota, short for Theatre Of The Absurd, is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to our Thinking Allowed section

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Dr. SNaidu
Dr. SNaidu
8 Aug 2018 1.18pm


Mohammad Azmi Abdul Rahim
7 Aug 2018 7.12pm

Bye ‘ bye!

Stan Lee
7 Aug 2018 6.10pm

I only wish i was blessed with Najib’s wealth..

C Lim
C Lim
11 Aug 2018 6.27am
Reply to  Stan Lee

His wealth wasn’t ‘blessed’. It was stolen!

Frankie Lim
Frankie Lim
7 Aug 2018 5.46pm

he was searching for inspiration within umno and found no ones is smarter than najib. who in the world can get donation 2.6b.only najib can. but lokman missed out that only umno accepted and malaysians on the street did not believe.

Lau Chengkeat
7 Aug 2018 1.46pm

One najib is too many for this unfortunate country!

Soon Ho
7 Aug 2018 10.46am

Making the door to prison

Bi Sheng
7 Aug 2018 10.18am

…. kleptocrat??

Canaraj Ramamorthy
7 Aug 2018 9.48am

Stop carying

Mala Kah
7 Aug 2018 8.45am

Najip wannabe.

Wei Anne
7 Aug 2018 8.54am

BN is still clueless about what happened at GE14.