KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) — Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the opposition is not strong but is merely ‘boasting loudly’ and spreading slanders to gain the people’s support.
“We have never let the people down, nor lie to the rakyat. What poses a problem is the other side. They are not that strong but they know how to gloat. Like the chicken, they crow loudly, but they only have one egg, at times they don’t have any egg, like the rooster.
“They crow there, they crow here, lie there, lie here, slander here, slander there, play here, play there. They never stop lying but later they claim they are the champion although the party is in disarray,” Najib said in his winding up speech at the Umno General Assembly 2011, which was greeted with loud laughter from the delegates.
The atmosphere became more clamourous when Najib’s question on the biggest lie by the opposition was simultaneously answered by the delegates, referring to the Sept 16, 2008 mission, which was the promise to capture Putrajaya.
“I don’t have to mention, the delegates already mentioned — Sept 16. They wanted to march to Putrajaya. They could say the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin) was waiting for him (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) to take the oath as prime minister.
“I and Pak Lah (Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) at that time, we shook our heads. Where was he speaking from? I asked the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Agong too shook his head,” Najib said, greeted with loud applause from the delegates.
The interjection by permanent chairman Datuk Badruddin Amiruldin who, on several occasions, copied the dialogue “cer citer-cer citer” (do tell, do tell) from the film “Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah” (Kak Limah’s Ghost Returns Home) to ask Najib to continue to expose the slanders of the opposition party, turned the atmosphere even more lively.
Najib said the opposition also claimed that 30 BN Members of Parliament would cross over to the opposition, but this too did not happen, thus exposing the lies of the opposition.
“Of course there were offers, but none of our Members of Parliament crossed over. They promised all kinds of positions, but they were smart, they used a third party, a process that is undemocratic.
“Then they claimed that the Malaysian military was behind them, Navy Chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar purportedly supported him. I am his friend. I know he (Abdul Aziz) is loyal to the government. This is the biggest lie in our history,” he said.
Najib said that since he assumed the post of Prime Minister almost three years ago, the opposition had continuously ‘attacked’ him and his wife. This in fact caused him to swear at the mosque on four occasions to refute the allegations and slanders directed at him.
“I want to ask, how many times had he sworn? Had he sworn in the mosque? Outside the mosque? Even at the court he was afraid to swear. Even in the dock for the accused, he was afraid to swear,” he said.
Najib also hit out at the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor who was said to have created the Guinness Book of Records as the party with the biggest number of members quitting the party.
At the same time, Najib described the incident where Anwar and PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu claimed to have been injured during the Bersih 2.0 assembly as a mere drama by the opposition.
“There was also the script about him being warded at the hospital because suddenly he was being assisted, people say he can win the Hollywood Oscar (for acting). In actual fact, there was nothing wrong with him. I had told the police not to touch him, but he pretended as though he had been assaulted although no one had touched him,” the Umno president said.
Source : Bernama