Lokman Adam became popular in Malaysia political scene in July after he was field as UMNO candidate for Sungai Kandis by-election. After gaining the media attention, he keeps on making statements supporting former Prime Minister Najib Razak.
This seems weird as people who are associated with Najib would probably want to distance themselves from Najib due to his involvement in 1MDB scandal. For example, Khairy Jamaluddin who appeared in a short film with Najib prior to GE-14, suddenly becomes the opposite after the general election. He blames Najib and 1MDB for UMNO downfall.
For Lokman Adam, he is consistent in defending Najib which led to arguments with Khairy. He attacked Khairy for blaming Najib.
One of his recent statements is him suggesting Najib to be the de facto leader of UMNO while Zahid take his leave amidst of UMNO exodus. Undoubtedly, he voluntarily opens the door for attack. And the person who responded to him is no other than Khairy.
As reported by Malaysia Review, Lokman Adam was appointed as Communications Strategic director of the Finance Ministry during Najib’s tenure. He must be very grateful to Najib for his past appointment. Or maybe he is defending Najib because he thinks that Najib did not do anything wrong as Finance Minister?
We must wait for the court decision on the 1MDB scandal to know the result as we need to respect the judiciary. If Najib were to be found guilty, Lokman Adam’s political career will most likely be vanished.