What does the whole world have against Najib Razak?
By Zan Azlee
First, it was a plot by the Wall Street Journal to topple Datuk Seri Najib Razak as the prime minister of Malaysia. Then, it was a plot by several other international newspapers.
Now, that plot has also become the cause of Australia’s ABC because of the documentary ‘Four Corners’ that they so famously produced that looked into the money scandal involving Najib.
In fact, the whole international world has suddenly entered a conspiracy to topple the prime minister and we are constantly reminded of this by all the politicians who are behind him.
For a conspiracy to happen, one of the first things that needs to be determined is the motive. What would be the motivation of the entire world to want to conspire against Najib?
What would be the ultimate gain for all these international news organisations, investigation and regulatory organisations in multiple countries have to gain if he steps down?
To be honest, I have no idea. Maybe there is some legitimacy to all their claims then? There could very well be that possibility, right?
I mean, the prime minister has stated many times that he won’t hesitate to take legal action against the Wall Street Journal, but until today, he has done nothing.
And then, apparently, this international conspiracy theory also has roots locally here in Malaysia. There are all these high profile individuals who are coming together to bring him down as well.
The opposition definitely would be in on it. So is former prime minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad, former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, and many more.
Well, it would make more sense for locals to conspire something like this. I mean, what big threat is Najib to the international community anyway, right?
He is just the leader of a small developing country in Southeast Asia. And it’s not like the country has aa big enough significance like how Melaka was back in the day centuries ago.
But even if there are people coming together to plan the ousting of the prime minister, how would there be anything wrong with that? Isn’t that just a natural characteristic of democracy?
As long as there is nothing illegal that is done, political parties and politicians plan and strategise how to win elections and beat their opponents all the time.
If just by thinking of ways to beat a political opponent is a crime, then democracy would be considered a crime. Logically speaking, of course.
Anyway, this is just the democratic way of keeping a check and balance on power so that no one individual or party is able to abuse their power and authority.
So what’s the big deal? It’s whether someone is guilty or innocent. That’s all.