Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad today linked arms with rival Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah to condemn the use of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) against 1MDB critic Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer Matthias Chang.
In a joint statement clearly referring to PM Najib Abdul Razak, the BN big guns said it is “shameful” for someone accused of a wrongdoing not to defend himself but to persecute others instead.
The statement was jointly-issued by the duo, Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin, Umno vice president Shafie Apdal, former Kedah menteri besar Sanusi Junid and ex-MCA presidents Ong Tee Keat and Dr Ling Liong Sik.
Ling, however, was not at the press conference in Putrajaya this morning.
“To the sound mind, the (Sosma arrests) shows that when someone lodges a report on a wrongdoing, all laws will be used to cover up that wrongdoing.
“Isn’t it shameful when someone who is accused of a crime does not do anything to prove his innocence, but instead the person lodging the report on the wrongdoing is arrested,” the BN big guns said.
They also demand the duo’s immediate release. Continue reading