Progresive MPs to meet in Parliament on Tuesday on “Quo Vadis Malaysia with a Prime Minister accused of embezzlement not only by Wall Street Journal but by government probe”


For the past two days, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report yesterday that Malaysian investigators have found almost US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) of 1MDB’s funds have been deposited into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts have shaken the Malaysian body politics to its very core.

Overnight, Malaysian politics underwent a sea-change and Malaysian politics will never be the same again, before and after the WSJ Report “Investigators Believe Money Flowed to Malaysian Leaders’ Accounts Amid 1MDB Probe” on Friday.

Everyone is back to the drawing board, to compute anew what are the political possibilities of the country.

Three events of such a sea-change in Malaysian politics in the last 24 hours are:

*Firstly, WSJ statement this morning standing by its investigative article accusing the prime minister of embezzlement, saying it was based on government investigations, the report of which was seen by Najib himself and shared with the Attorney-General and others in the Malaysian government.

*Secondly, the call by the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin this evening for the allegation against Najib to be investigated by the quartet of investigating authorities – the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) and the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) as the allegation is “very serious and can affect Najib’s credibility as the Prime Minister and leader of the Malaysian government”.

*Thirdly, the statement by the Attorney-General, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail confirming that he has viewed documents collected by a government special task force related to the alleged transfer of 1MDB funds into Najib’s bank accounts.

The Attorney-General’s statement is in fact a confirmation of the WSJ report that Malaysian government investigators have found documents showing that US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) had been deposited into the Prime Minister’s personal accounts.

I had earlier today in Gelang Patah asked why Najib can’t just say “yes” or “no” to the grave WSJ allegation that almost US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) were deposited into his personal accounts before the 13th General Election – whether such personal accounts existed and whether some RM2.6 billion had been deposited into them before the 13th general election.

All Najib had said so far was that “I have never taken funds for personal gain as alleged by my political opponents – whether from 1MDB, SRC International or other entities, as these companies have confirmed”, which completely avoids the question whether some US$700 million had been deposited into his personal bank accounts.

In one fell swoop, the Attorney-General’s confirmation of documents from a government probe on some RM2.6 billion deposited into Najib’s personal accounts have changed the character of the allegation against Najib – for it is now no more just WSJ allegation of embezzlement against the Prime Minister, but also a similar allegation by a government special task force comprising BNM, MACC, RMAF and AGC.

In fact, with the Attorney-General’s confirmation, the WSJ allegation against Najib has assumed an even more serious character and import, sparking a political and government crisis of the first magnitude never seen in Malaysia’s 58-year history.

Can Najib, Muhyiddin, Gani Patail, the Inspector-General of Police, the Bank Negara Governor, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Chief Commissioner, all the Cabinet Ministers and the entire body politic in Malaysia continue to pretend that nothing seriously amiss has taken place in the past 48 hours?

Malaysia is in uncharted waters, with a Prime Minister charged with Prime Ministerial misconduct like the crime of embezzlement not only by WSJ but by a government probe.

Where does Malaysia, and in particular the Malaysian government, go from here?

I have discussed with Parliamentary Opposition Leader and Chairman of PKR, Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, and she has agreed with the convening of a meeting of progressive MPs in Parliament on Tuesday at 12 noon to consider the impact, implications and Malaysia’s future as a result of the WSJ allegation and the Attorney-General’s confirmation on the existence of document from a government special task force probe on the serious charge of embezzlement against the Prime Minister.

The convening of a meeting of progressive MPs to meet in Parliament on Tuesday on “Quo Vadis Malaysia with a Prime Minister accused of embezzlement not only by Wall Street Journal but by a government probe” is most relevant and urgent. I urge and welcome all progressive MPs to meet in Parliament on Tuesday noon.

A leading progressive Malaysian political leader, Mat Sabu, is with here at the dinner tonight and I have asked him to attend as a guest of the meeting of Progressive MPs in Parliament on Tuesday, and he has agreed to come.

I do not believe that there is no one in the UMNO/BN coalition, whether among their MPs or political leaderships, who is not disgusted with the corruption, abuses of power and malpractices which have become even more rampant than previous times, and if there are such progressive MPs in the UMNO/BN coalition, they are also welcome to Parliament on Tuesday to collectively ponder the question: “Quo Vadis Malaysia with a Prime Minister accused of embezzlement not only by Wall Street Journal but also by a government probe”.

(Speech at the DAP Kluang Anniversary dinner held at Restoran Super One, Kluang on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10 pm)

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  1. #1 by pulau_sibu on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 11:06 am

    anything into the accounts of his close family members?
    all that has disappeared should be accounted for!
    nothing=money to hide

    • #2 by cemerlang on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 12:17 pm

      U c, all the powerful, rich, famous people; those published in the news, read by many, always have properties, the standard equal to their positions. To say they are wrong, cannot. To say they do no wrong, also cannot. Meaning if you have the prove, only you know. Why others don’t know ? If lu powerful and U live in squatter area, humans will say he is not fit to be powerful. Lu c the logik or not ? So why suspicious when people got so many wealth ? So if lu want to investigate, investigate all. only 1 lu attack. the rest, so good meh ?

  2. #3 by yhsiew on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 12:19 pm

    Please check with Taiwan to see how it dealt with ex-President Chen Shui-Bian.

  3. #4 by drngsc on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 2:45 pm

    Dear Kit, Please probe this severe crime. Please get all the documents, make copies and keep them here and overseas. Please make this 47% PM malignantly ill, but NOT DEAD. He is more useful to us almost dead, then dead. GE 14 is not here yet. We want Najib and UMNO dead when the right time comes. Let us all be patient, build up our campaign for GE 14. If we kill him now, the next lot that comes is equally useless and GE 14 voters may vote to give UMNO another chance with new team. We have to kill UMNO at the right time. In the meantime set the ground work.

  4. #5 by winstony on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 5:27 pm

    Malaysia will be the next Greece!

  5. #6 by Justice Ipsofacto on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 5:48 pm

    We have to thank WSJ for this important and crucial expose.

    The info (necessary documents) were in fact in the hands of the government investigators – obtained in a seize carried out by them on companies related to the 1MDB scandal – and were later handed to the AG (acknowledged by the AG himself in the news).

    The prompt publication of the money trail by WSJ is timely and necessary because otherwise the documents (potentially crucial evidence) would be destroyed and hence surpressed forever.

    Now jib is trapped.

  6. #7 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 6:36 pm

    Now CONFIRMED, after being ruled by Umno since 1957, M’sia has produced generations of talented CORRUPT Malay politicians n senior civil servants n cronies managing various gomen-controlled agencies

    Rakyat so sad n angry when comparing d situations here n in Sg, esp while watching d documentary on “Lee Kuan Yew” shown on Astro 301 on Sundays, 5pm

    What a world of difference between d political ideology of d corrupt, using-race-for-self-enrichment Umno n clean, for-all-citizens PAP

  7. #8 by yhsiew on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 8:11 pm

    若要人不知,除非己莫为。

  8. #9 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 8:15 pm

    If he got [email protected], he must SUE d WSJ, otherwise he accepts d GUILTY verdict, NO shame meh

  9. #10 by yhsiew on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 8:23 pm

    ///if there are such progressive MPs in the UMNO/BN coalition, they are also welcome to Parliament on Tuesday///

    They won’t come coz they have to protect their rice-bowls. How can they trample on their boss?

  10. #11 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 8:33 pm

    Almost all rakyat, esp Malays (d majority of residents here), R suffering fr d high cost of living, particularly after GST

    During dis Ramadan n HRaya celebration, Muslims hv 2 pay extra burning holes in their pockets, thanks 2 UmnoB/BN

    While ACKor n UmnoB/BN politicians n cronies enjoying $$

    STILL got Malays n nonMalays die die must support UmnoB/BN

    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/304122

  11. #12 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 9:06 pm

    PAS leader is logical, could not believe ACKor so dumb “to transfer money from a public fund to their personal accounts”
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/304063
    Yeah, smart thinking

  12. #13 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 9:14 pm

    Y can’t DECISIVELY declare: OMG, it’s all BS! I WILL immediately SUE d WSJ
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/304117

    Y, indeed

  13. #14 by pulau_sibu on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 9:15 pm

    no problem. my private jet is ready to fly to kazakhstan!

  14. #15 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 9:23 pm

    An innocent, clean, n rakyat-centric peeM would b jumping with JOY: Wonderful, excellent, NOW, I WILL sue d hell out of d WSJ 4 a few million US dollars which I will give 2 economically challenged rakyat (No, no more $ 2 buy more handbags n shoes n rings)

    Is dis a dream

  15. #16 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 9:31 pm

    If NO KNOW how 2 sue foreign newspapers 4 defamation, consult lah Sg PAP leaders how 2 proceed
    Don’t just depend on Perkosa n UmnoB/BN kaki yelling here n there, kurang ajar lah
    Hv dignity lor, use proper court channel 2 gain back face, maruah

  16. #17 by 9to5 on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 9:54 pm

    Has the PR’s think tank thought out deeply this question – is it the best solution to remove Najib? Worst case scenario – Muhyddin becomes the PM and Malaysia will face a worst racial harmony and economic situation. But tying up with PAS, the malay and islam unification appeal will ensure slim victory for BN/PAS in the next 10-20 years. Best case scenario – Razaleigh becomes the PM and racial harmony and economy improves. Next GE, people will vote for BN and UMNO will rule Malaysia for another 20 to 30 years. In such a case, isn’t it better to let Najib continue to be the PM for the next 3 years? The BN Government will surely be kicked out in the next GE.

  17. #18 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 10:51 pm

    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/mob-hurls-objects-break-up-dap-function-in-johor

    UmnoB/BN could not stop d samseng action
    Polis could not stop d samseng action
    WHO could/can?
    Happened in Johor – perhaps Johor prince can

  18. #19 by worldpress on Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 11:49 pm

    If estimated 10 billions – 20 billions robbed by corruption yearly, after 57 years independence – 570 billion – 1140 billion have robbed by corruption.

  19. #21 by boh-liao on Monday, 6 July 2015 - 12:26 am

    “If I wanted to steal, surely I wouldn’t steal the money and bring it into an account in Malaysia. That is, if I wanted to be a robber (penyamun). But of course, as a prime minister, I won’t betray Malaysians and what belongs to Malaysians”
    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/if-i-wanted-to-steal-money-i-wouldnt-put-it-in-malaysia-says-najib#sthash.O2jeiS0Q.dpuf

    Wow, rakyat very touched, tears also dropped like rain drops
    He has no intention 2 b super richer than d super rich billionaires fr Sarawak or MARA etc

  20. #22 by yhsiew on Monday, 6 July 2015 - 1:09 am

    ///almost US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) were deposited into his personal accounts before the 13th General Election///

    Finally, all of us wake up to the fact that GE13 was a “big buy-election”.

  21. #23 by boh-liao on Monday, 6 July 2015 - 6:04 am

    However, if subsequently all PROVEN 2 b true/correct, also NO surprise lar
    Bugis mah, all in their DNA, pirates, robbers, murderers, [email protected] – so ppl described

  22. #24 by boh-liao on Monday, 6 July 2015 - 6:09 am

    Lu tolong gua, gua tolong lu
    Vote 4 gua, tomolo come C me, cek kasih

    $$$ needed 4 GE, UmnoB’s erection, n oiling various systems in 1M’sia

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