Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Open Letter To Dato’ Sri Najib Razak

Dear Sir,

Assalamualaikum WBT.

Today marks a full year of your incarceration. I remember it vividly as it was the same day I was discharged from the hospital after a leg surgery and, most significantly, sad on my birthday as well.

I had messaged you offering my apologies for my absence during the “do’a selamat” prior to the verdict, having just been wheeled out of the operating theatre that evening. You were kind enough to reply and asked about my condition. Bless your heart.

I texted you the next three days offering my heartfelt sympathy after the verdict, hoping that there was some truth to the general consensus that you were afforded certain privileges but to no avail. My messages were not dispatched, indicating that all your personal belongings were indeed surrendered to the authorities.

Today, while your loyal supporters continue to pray for justice and your early release, members of the private sector have been heard saying at cocktails and corporate meetings that “times were much better in all aspects for the nation” when you were at the helm. The same sentiments are expressed amongst the average man in the street.

The people made their choice in 2018 and they deserve the circumstances dealt by their own hands, I say.

All we can hope for Sir,  is for you to stay strong  and continue to fight on while we make our offerings spiritually for you in submission to Allah SWT seeking His mercy and pardon for our nation’s true son, Najib Razak.

Major reparations need to be made primarily to our party and in aid of the support we used to enjoy while you were among us post-2020.

Indeed, we would not have suffered a thrashing in the GE15 and the recent 6 State elections if you had been on the ground.

We remain steadfast in UMNO only with the hope that we can have you back among us very soon.

At the risk of sounding pathetic with the lack of true leaders in UMNO’s midst, we believe with full conviction that, at this point in time, you are indeed our party’s last salvation.

May truth and justice prevail, and be seen to be done.

Until we meet again Sir. 

I remain, 

Your humble servant.


Datuk Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Jumat.

(Former Member Of The Johor State Assembly For Kempas N47).

Photo caption: He was Minister of Defence at the time when we brought several Chiefs of Staff of various Congressmen from Washington to KL