1:31PM Oct 27, 2011
There he was in China the other day, slithering around the international stage in his role of moderate Muslim statesman, urging the people of Libya to “unite to create a new era for the country” following the death of Muammar Gaddafi.
“What is important after this is for the people of Libya to open a new era which can promise prosperity to the people, seeing Libya is rich in oil while its population is small,” he continued.
Such ‘support’ of the Libyans in their freedom from the 40-year rule of an oil-funded dictatorship was a bit rich, I thought, coming from the current head of a 54-year kleptocracy that has so generously supported itself on the proceeds of its own nation’s oil-producer, Petronas.
Despite the Malaysian government’s and thus the Malaysian people’s ownership of Petronas, its finances have been kept so shrouded in secrecy, and thus so prone to pilferage by the powers-that-be, that it has long served as the Umno/BN regime’s prime cash-cow, or, as it’s more popularly called, piggy bank.
Merely Najib’s mouthpieces