As Najib is an interested party as UMNO President, he should establish a RCI into the RM40 million Hong Kong-laundered UMNO funds to clear UMNO/BN and Malaysia’s name


The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has refused to disclose the source of the RM40 million “political donation” for UMNO Sabah that was the subject of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation of Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Musa Aman, giving an unbelievably weak and unacceptable excuse.

Najib said that “All parties have a right to receive political donations” and “As long as it is through the right channels, it is not an offence”.

What Najib had completely ignored is that the RM40 million is not “above-board money” but dirty money, as it is Hong Kong-laundered UMNO funds which the Sabah businessman Michael Chia had tried to smuggle into the country in his luggage in cash in the form of $S16 million currency but got arrested at the Hong Kong International Airport on August 14, 2008 for money trafficking and laundering.

This has raised a very pertinent question, whether the MACC and the Attorney-General are empowered to enquire and prosecute the top UMNO leadership (including the UMNO President) whether for corruption or money laundering without getting the green-light from the Prime Minister?

Nobody in Malaysia is under the illusion that the MACC and Attorney-General have such powers, that is to conduct full investigations into the top UMNO leadership including the UMNO President, involving corruption and money laundering, as the Prime Minister is none other than the UMNO President himself.

In the circumstances, any independent, thorough and professional investigation involving the top UMNO leadership including the UMNO President for corruption or money-laundering cannot be undertaken under the auspices of the MACC or Attorney-General, but must be by a completely separate and independent commission.

As Najib is an interested party as UMNO President, he should establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the RM40 million Hong Kong-laundered UMNO funds and other foreign UMNO/BN laundered monies to clear UMNO/BN and Malaysia’s name.

This will also demonstrate that Najib is truly serious about fighting corruption, in particular grand corruption, involving top political and public personalities and that his high-sounding “anti-corruption” speech last week at the opening of the International Association for Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) Conference in Kuala Lumpur last week will not go down in the history of international anti-corruption conferences as the most insincere and hypocritical one.

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  1. #1 by Godfather on Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 5:31 pm

    Don’t expect Najib to commit political suicide. Who makes a RM 40 million donation routed through at least 3 jurisdictions and smuggled out of Hong Kong in S’pore dollars by a Chinaman known for his timber connections ? I think Pakatan should make a movie out of this.

  2. #2 by NotBN on Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 6:28 pm

    Najib took his sweet time (like months) to admit $40M belongs to UMNo- is it that easy to forget or lose track that kind of money? Someone would have been collecting it or pulling them out from under their mattresses! We remember TBH , he died over a miserable $4,000 allegation! and MACC does it again

  3. #3 by Godfather on Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 7:01 pm

    You want another RCI even before the Sabah immigration RCI gets off the ground. They are stalling on the latter, as we all know.

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 12:15 am

    R U joking? LIAO LARK lah, asking corrupt kaki 2 investigate themselves, though they r supposed 2 b religious ppl

  5. #5 by sheriff singh on Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 12:23 am

    So what about Michael Chia? Has UMNO made him a scapegoat, abandoned him and thrown his keys away ? What is to become of him jailed in Hong Kong? Will UMNO now clear him and ask the HK police to free him? He did break HK laws. Let us hope he will remain in good health as he may know too much.

  6. #6 by yhsiew on Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 1:42 am

    People who are in “corruption business” are already numb (with no feeling) to corruption. What do we expect them to do?

  7. #7 by PRmaju on Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 7:30 am

    Just what else this najis govt is not involved in? You name it they have them all. , massive rasuah,murder, hypocracy, money laundry, lying,fitnah, vilence against opposition and her citizen, intimidation against NGO n human right activist, manipulation of judiciary, police, abuse of power, election cheating, even treason!

    All these, thx to mamakthir, who created the culture of utter decadence n despondency ! It is nauseating n infuriating , having to endure m

  8. #8 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 8:11 am

    If Najib would face Anwar in live TV debate confined solely to this issue, I would give me some brownies point already…

  9. #9 by ReformMalaysia on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 - 12:20 am

    Malaysians are wondering.. is that RM40 million contributed from TERRORIST, INTERNATIONAL DRUG SINDICATE, GEORGE SOROS OR ANYONE who can turn UMNO into their political puppet?

    Malaysians have the right to know the source of the money!

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