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Sungai Kandis voters show the door to ‘Najib-in-the-making’

Lokman Adam - Photograph: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

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Few would want to touch Najib with the end of a bargepole, much less a Najib the Second, writes Tota.

What happened to Umno candidate Lokman Noor Adam, who was soundly defeated in the Sungai Kandis by-election?

Before the election, he had said he would be elated to be viewed as following in the footsteps of Najib! He added that he would be glad if voters likened him to a “Najib-in-the-making”.

My well-educated and knowledgeable Malay friend who studies Umno politics said that he would not touch Najib with a bargepole because he is a defeated, discarded and disgraced politician. The nation and his own party have got rid of him, hoping that he would not raise his head again.

But Lokman aspires to be Najib the Second for reasons only he knows. Why would anyone want to take the place of a kleptocrat? Does he think that some Saudi prince will surreptitously deposit RM2.6bn in his bank account? Or some Dubai jeweller will send RM60m worth of jewellery to his wife?

Obviously, the voters of Sungai Kandis shared my friend’s concern and duly despatched Lokman. – aliran.com

Tota, short for Theatre Of The Absurd, is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to our Thinking Allowed section

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