Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak

The now infamous quote by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak “you help me, I help” at a stump during the Sibu parliamentary by-election.

Najib promises to sign a cheque of RM5 million to resolve flood woes in Rejang Park if BN candidate Robert Lau wins.

“Let’s make a deal. If you deliver me Robert Lau Jr on Sunday, I will sign the cheque on Monday,” he said to a spirited response from the 1,000-odd crowd mostly Chinese.

However, it was not an issue according to Election Commission and past the buck to Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate.

DAP chairman Karpal Singh had described the PM’s statement as “disturbing,” “shameful” and “unprecedented” because it breached the Election Offences Act. He had called on both the EC and MACC to investigate the case.

But Wan Ahmad said the Election Offences Act only governed offences by candidates and their agents.

He also said other persons, included cabinet ministers, who make promises cannot be charged for the offence of inducement or bribery under the Act.