Najib to speak at Cambridge University? He’s ex PM of Malaysia but also currently Dep Mayor of KL. Huh?

7 December 2018




On the face of it the authorities in KL ought to race to high alert to counter plans by  Malaysia’s previous prime minister to leave the country, despite the removal of his passport pending trial on 38 charges related to the looting of public finances.

According to the website of  ‘The Transformers Summit’ sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) one of the ‘world leaders’ due to speak at its inaugural conference in Cambridge on December 10th is none other than Najib Razak.

If this were the case then it would be in breech of an order that the former prime minister should remain in Malaysia whilst facing charges, for which purpose his passport has been removed.  However, it is Najib’s familiar face which currently beams out from the list of speakers on the site – and if you click on his name, up comes a biog that says:

“Dato Sri Haj Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak is a Malaysian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009 to 2018. He is currently the Deputy Major of Kuala Lumpur”


The clue to what is really going on seems to lie in Najib’s mysterious description as ‘Deputy Mayor of Kuala Lumpur’. As any Malaysian would realise the former PM may be facing jail, but he would be unlikely to accept such a form of come down in public life given his present grandiose behaviour – anyway who these days would entrust him with a public position of that kind?


Without comment the ISDB summit has now altered its speakers’ list.






This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s