Malacca Chief Minister Idris Haron said his “US wants to kill Malays” remarks were designed to stoke the fires of patriotism among citizens of the country.
However, he added that his remarks about the motivation behind the US Department of Justice (DOJ) civil filing to seize assets linked to 1MDB, have been misunderstood by certain parties, reports Malay daily Berita Harian.
He said that his remarks were designed to boost patriotism, specifically to Umno members he was addressing.
“Understand my meaning (when I said that the US seeks to kill Malays) – that was to stoke the patriotic spirit amongst Umno members so that we can administer our own country without outside intervention,” he said after opening Surau At-Thoiyyibah at Taman Rembia Perkasa in Alor Gajah, Malacca, today.
He was commenting on brickbats thrown at him for saying that the US is using the DOJ filing in order to topple Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, and also targeting to kill the Malays just as it had with the Iraqis.
This fellow is of the view that since his party has managed to cheat its way into power in Malaysia (through a combination of bribery and election jiggery pokery) then the rest of the world should let them get on with abusing it to pillage their own people.
What business is it of outsiders, says Idris?
Well, he needs to understand that if he and his fellow politicians wish to transfer this stolen loot into the currencies of reputable countries and then to use those currencies to splash on luxuries and purchase assets in these foreign jurisdictions, then he has strayed out from his small pond into the open glare of the wider world.
The Malacca head should not be so vain and grandiose to think he can bully the US, UK and Swiss in the same way as he has got used to bossing and grabbing from poor locals back home.
He wants to send his kids to international schools, buy houses, invest in businesses, go to restaurants and hotels in properly managed countries? Then he should make sure it is with clean cash. Those are their rules.
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