Reply to Dzukifli – people are watching whether you will be the head of the world’s first “kleptocratic” anti-corruption agency

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commissioner Chief Commissioner, Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said yesterday that the people are watching me to judge my commitment and seriousness towards fighting corruption and abuse of power.

I thank Dzukifli for this reminder, for I have placed myself to be judged by the people for 52 years since my decision to be involved in politics, but unlike so many in UMNO and Barisan Nasional, I am in politics not for titles, wealth or other personal advancement but for my political beliefs and principle to make my contribution towards the building of a Malaysian nation where every Malaysian, regardless of race, religion, socio-economic status, region or politics, could feel proud as a Malaysan because of the unity, harmony, freedom, justice and prosperity in the country which is also an example to the world of a successful, moderate, tolerant, plural nation.

Let me remind Dzulkifli that the people are watching him whether he will be the head of the world’s first “kleptocratic” anti-corruption agency.

Let me tell Dzulkifli of the things he must do to ensure that he does not go down in the history of Malaysia and the world as the first Chief Commissioner of a “kleptocratic” Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

As Dzulkifli said in his retort to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Paul Low yesterday, the MACC is “supposed to be independent”, but everyone knows that it is not “independent” and the worst blot on the independence and professionalism of MACC is none other than the international multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal, which has turned Malaysia overnight into a “global kleptocracy”.

It is understandable although not excusable or forgivable for the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his Ministers to be engaged in a charade pretending that the 1MDB scandal does not exist, but why should the MACC, which is supposed to be “independent” and serve the interests of the nation and all Malaysians and not the political interests of one man and his coterie of supporters, aid and abet in such a sorry charade?

What is the use of MACC catching ikan bilis but unable to see the sharks of corruption which is obvious to everyone in Malaysia and the world?

Three frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the 1MDB scandal are:

1. Whether Najib received RM2.6 billion donation from Saudi royalty;

2. Whether Najib returned RM2.1 billion to Saudi royalty; and

3. Whether the RM144 million pink diamond necklace for the “wife of MO1” came from stolen 1MDB funds.

The answers to all these three FAQs about the 1MDB scandal are available in great detail in the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s largest kleptocratic litigation to forfeit US$1.7 billion 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

The answers to the three FAQs are:

(1) Najib never received the RM2.6 billion donation from Saudi royalty just before the 13th General Election, although he received other donations from Saudi sources. The RM2.6 billion monies came from 1MDB funds.

(2) Najib never returned the RM2.1 billion to Saudi royalty, as the money did not come from Saudi sources, but were returned to Tanore account in Singapore which was operated by 1MDB mastermind and Najib’s confidante, Jho Low, and were from stolen 1MDB funds.

(3) The RM2.1 billion returned to Tanore account in Singapore was used to buy, among other things, the RM144 million pink diamond necklace for the “wife of MO1”.

These details are all to be found in the 10 “killer” paragraphs in the US DOJ kleptocratic litigation – Paragraph 339 to 348 under the section “$681 MILLION WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE TANORE ACCOUNT TO AN ACCOUNT BELONGING TO MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1”.

Had Dzulkifli read these ten “killer” paragraphs in the US DOJ litigation on the 1MDB-linked assets, and why had he not acted to re-open investigations into the 1MDB scandal in pursuance of the 251-page 957-paragraph US DOJ kleptocratic litigation on 1MDB?

Or does Dzulkifli wants me to send him a copy of the US DOJ litigation?

Dzulkifli recently celebrated his first anniversary as MACC Chief Commissioner.

Can Dzulkifli explain what action he had taken on being appointed as MACC Chief Commissioner with regard to the shocking disclosures and revelations of the 1MDB scandal, as contained in the US DOJ litigation, both when the US DOJ first initiated its litigations in July 2016 and after they were updated in June 2017!

As MACC Chief Commissioner, is Dzulkifli concerned that Malaysia is regarded world-wide as a global kleptocracy, what is he doing about it?

Dzulkifli should realise that if he acts as the traditional three monkeys, with eyes that see not, ears that hear not, and mouth that speaks not, about the 1MDB scandal, he will be making the MACC into the first “kleptocratic” anti-corruption agency in the world!

(Speech at the DAP Port Klang Branch “Sayangi Malaysia, Hapuskan Kleptocrasi” dinner in Klang on Thursday, 28th September 2017 at 9 pm)

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