After receiving so much stick over the 1MDB issue, it seems as though Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has gotten sick and tired of his ministers not supporting him.
Najib on Friday issued an ultimatum to his Cabinet ministers after his Finance Minsiter II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah announced the 1MDB’s restructuring road map.
It was reported in Umno-owned newspaper Utusan Malaysia where he said that those ministers who do not support him over the rehabilitation of 1MDB or the 1Malaysia Development Berhad should resign. However, Utusan reported that no ministers have ever voiced such an intention (as to NOT support Najib over 1MDB).
The same sentiment was brought up by Tan Sri Shahrir Samad, the chairman of the BNBBC (Barisan Backbenchers Club).
1MDB has been in the limelight for several weeks now and the latest one involved entering a binding agreement with Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and its subsidiary, Aabar Investments (Aabar). In that contract, 1MDB will receive US1billion from IPIC to pay back its US$975 million loan.
The whole ‘musical chairs’ structure for 1MDB continues to be a subject to talk about by every quarter and Malaysians alike. While several ministers have been quite vocal over this, none has dared to disagree or criticize Najib over this issue although a lot have been helicopter comments.
The biggest critic would surely be from former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Perhaps Najib is getting tired of all that.
So his statement is clear.
GET ALONG or GET OUT!