Najib’s conviction possible because of PH’s efforts — Chong

KUCHING, July 29: Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen reiterates that it was PH’s efforts that led to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s conviction.

“Once again, the vote for change on May 9, 2018 has shown to be not wasted. This would not have happened if there were no change of government in 2018,” he asserted in a statement today.

The state Democratic Action Party (DAP) chief was referring to Najib being the first former premier in the nation’s history to be convicted by the High Court yesterday (July 28) after he was found guilty of seven charges relating to the misappropriation of RM42 million in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.

Najib was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment and fined RM210 million.

Chong pointed out that in the last few weeks, in relation to the 1MDB scandal, Pakatan Harapan (PH)’s effort has produced results with proposed return of US$3.9 billion by Goldman Sachs to Malaysia, the court ordering Najib to pay RM1.69 billion in tax arrears to the government, and yesterday’s conviction of Najib by the High Court.

“If there was no change in government back in 2018, all these would not have happened. Not only that, the country would have lost the billions, we would still have a corrupt person, the central figure of a global money-laundering scandal, as our prime minister who will continue to plunder our country’s wealth,” he added.

For that, Chong once again thanked the people for voting for change in 2018.

“Your vote for change back in 2018 has once again seen its worth, not to mention the other reforms implemented by the PH government during its short 22 months.

“Here, I would like to also thank and congratulate the investigating and prosecuting teams in the case,” he added. — DayakDaily