Someone asked me five simple questions earlier today.
I tried to give him simple answers to his questions.
I think I can share this one with you all.
These are more or less the guy's five questions and my answers:
Q1. Do you believe that 1MDB was set up as a vehicle for PM DS Najib Razak to steal rakyat's money?
A1. No. I don't think Najib is a thief. I have observed Najib closely for many years and it's very hard for me to believe that he is stealing from the people. I agree that 1MDB has its problems but I don't see them as being personally caused by the PM. I hope the Public Account Committee can speed up its work once they get the Auditor General report. I would like to believe that 1MDB was actually set-up with the good intention of improving the country's economy but unfortunately poorly executed.
Q2. Do you believe that Najib's wife DS Rosmah Mansor is an evil woman?
A2. No. I don't think Rosmah is evil. I believe that I have been consistent on this. There were times when I got very irritated with her, but that does not make me believe that she is capable of crimes such as murder or looting the country's wealth. I think many love to hate Rosmah simply due to her rather assertive personality more than anything else. At a more personal level, I noticed that she had done some really good things such as improving the care for special needs children in this country. I do however wish that she can "adjust" herself accordingly for the sake of her husband.
Q3. Why do you think Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad attacked Najib?
A3. I believe that Dr Mahathir's ultimate objective is to prevent Barisan Nasional from losing the next general election. I don't believe that Dr Mahathir actually hates Najib. The former PM, however, seems to think that Najib had made too many mistakes in administering the country and not done enough to improve BN's chances to win the next poll since the lackluster results of the 13th general election. He apparently believes that BN's chances would be better if someone else is leading BN into the next general election. I think Dr Mahathir has come to believe that BN will lose the next general election if Najib is still the PM even if he is not attacking him.
Q4. Are there any chance for Najib to make peace with Dr Mahathir?
A4. I think the only way to prevent BN from losing the next general election is for Najib to make peace with Dr Mahathir. Being the PM and younger guy, Najib has to find a way to appease Dr Mahathir. He needs to convince Dr Mahathir that he can
i. still lead BN to victory in the next general election,
ii. he and his wife have not been stealing the people's money,
iii. initiatives such as the setting up of the controversial 1MDB were done with good intention,
iv. policies such as the implementation of GST and BR1M were actually good for the people,
v. and he will get rid of the bad people around him, who are giving him bad advices.
Q5. Are you on the side of Najib or Dr Mahathir?
A5. I'm on Malaysia's side. I don't think it is good for the country if either Najib or Dr Mahathir wins the fight but later on BN still lose the next general election.