Archive for July, 2019

18 year-olds voting and standing for election, police who are friends of people and working towards transforming Malaysia into a nation of integrity are signs of New Malaysia-in-the-making

Fourteen months after the historic decision of the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 to save Malaysia from a failed, rogue and kleptocratic state, a New Malaysia is taking shape.

Three recent events showed that we are moving in a direction where 18-year-old Malaysians can vote and stand for elective office, police are to be regarded as friends and not bullies or oppressors of the people with the establishment of the Independent Police Complaint and Misconduct Commission and Malaysia is being transformed from a kleptocracy state into a leading nation of integrity.

The basic reason why Malaysia had lagged behind countries like United States, Philippines, France, New Zealand, Denmark, India, Hong Kong, Jordan, Pakistan, Morocca, Saudi Araba and Japan, which had lowered the voting age from 21 years to 18 years in past 48 years since I first raised the issue in Parliament in 1971 is because past governments were afraid of the youth, whom they regard as anti-establishment and anti-government.

The 12-day meeting of July 2019 Parliament ended yesterday with the presentation of the long-awaited Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill.

The IPCMC bill is remarkable for three reasons: Read the rest of this entry »

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An Evil Stalking the Land

The 12-day meeting of July 2019 Parliament ends today with two great feats – the Constitution Amendment Bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years and the first reading of the long-awaited Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill.

The unanimous parliamentary support for the constitutional amendment to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years is a historic occasion for Malaysia and a wish come true for me 48 years after my first raising the issue in Parliament in 1971.

In 1971, when I raised the issue in an adjournment speech, the countries which had already given the right to vote to their 18-year-olds included the United Kingdom, Turkey, Poland, Canada and Germany.

The countries which had lowered the voting age of 21 to 18 since my speech in Parliament on the issue in 1971 included the Netherlands, United States, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Philippines, Australia, France, New Zealand, Italy, Trinidad and Tobago, Denmark, Spain, Peru, Belgium, India, Switzerland, Austria, Estonia, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Jordan, Pakistan, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia and Japan.

If the DAP is a racist Chinese political party which dominated the Pakatan Harapan government, as is preached by leaders of an irresponsible political alliance of klepto-theocracy, the DAP would have stopped the constitutional amendment in its tracks, as there would be a greater increase of Malay voters as compared to Chinese voters because of the demographic composition in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lowering of voting age to 18 years a historic occasion for Malaysia and a wish come true for me 48 years after my first raising the issue in Parliament in 1971

The unanimous parliamentary support for the constitutional amendment to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years is a historic occasion for Malaysia and a wish come true for me 48 years after my first raising the issue in Parliament in 1971.

In 1971, when I raised the issue in an adjournment speech, the countries which had already given the right to vote to their 18-year-olds included the United Kingdom, Turkey, Poland, Canada and Germany.

The countries which had lowered the voting age of 21 to 18 since my speech in Parliament on the issue in 1971 included the Netherlands, United States, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Philippines, Australia, France, New Zealand, Italy, Trinidad and Tobago, Denmark, Spain, Peru, Belgium, India, Switzerland, Austria, Estonia, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Jordan, Pakistan, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia and Japan.

If the DAP is a racist Chinese political party which dominated the Pakatan Harapan government, as is preached by leaders of an irresponsible political alliance of klepto-theocracy, the DAP would have stopped the constitutional amendment in its tracks, as there would be a greater increase of Malay voters as compared to Chinese voters because of the demographic composition in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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I have instructed my lawyers to accept service of Apandi’s suit giving Malaysians at last the opportunity to get answers why Apandi had been totally inactive as Malaysian Attorney-General after the US DoJ’s largest kleptocratic forfeiture suit over 1MDB scandal

I have instructed my lawyers, Ramkarpal Singh of Karpal Singh & Co. to accept service of the RM10 million plus defamation suit by the former Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

When I read of Apandi’s suit in media yesterday, I have not received Apandi’s statement of claim.

Apandi is asking for RM10 million damages, as well as other damages, for one line in my statement of May 6 during the Sandakan by-election this year where I had asked him to explain why he “aided and abetted” in the 1MDB scandal.

I will contest Apandi’s suit, but it is a matter of relief that Malaysians now will have the opportunity to get answers why Apandi had been totally inactive as Malaysian Attorney-General after the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) filed its largest kleptocratic forfeiture suit (US$1.7 billion out of US$4.5 billion 1MDB-linked assets) over the 1MDB scandal.

Three events in the past five days are foremost in my mind when I think of Apandi’s suit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Should Najib, Hamidah or both go to Tanjong Rambutan?

I fully agree with the Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad that those who believe that I was the mastermind in the formation of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia should go to Tanjong Rambutan.

The question is whether it is Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the former Prime Minister or Hamidah Othman, former Bersatu leader who should go or both should go to Tanjong Rambutan!

Hamidah Othman, former Bersatu vice president, said she was the person who told Najib that I had pitched the idea of setting up Bersatu to Mahathir at Perdana Leadership Foundation on March 4, 2016, “after it became apparent that the People’s Declaration movement to depose Najib” had failed to gain traction

Hamidah is a very poor liar and has no respect for the sanctity of dates and events.

March 4, 2016 was the first time that I appeared in a public gathering with Mahathir to sign and launch the People’s Declaration to Save Malaysia from global kleptocracy and nobody in the right senses would talk about the People’s Declaration not having any traction on the very first day of its signing and launch.

Furthermore, I am not aware of any meeting at Perdana Leadership Foundation on March 4, 2016, which is a complete concoction of Hamidah. The People’s Declaration was launched at the University of Malaya Alumni Club House on March 4, 2016 and I am not aware of any mythical meeting of that date at the Perdana Leadership Foundation which I allegedly attended. Read the rest of this entry »

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Crying national shame that while the world is trying to get to the bottom  of the heinous global  1MDB scandal, there are still Malaysian leaders  trying to keep the veil on the 1MDB scandal and prevent open scrutiny of the scandal

It is a crying national shame that while the world is trying to get to the bottom of the heinous global 1MDB scandal, described by United States Attorney-General Jeff Sessions as “kleptocracy at is worst”, there are still
Malaysian leaders trying to keep the veil on the 1MDB scandal and prevent an open scrutiny of the scandal.

Last week, it was reported that Germany’s Deutsche Bank was being investigated by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for its work with 1Malaysia Development Bhd, including helping
the state investor raise US$1.2 billion (RM4.95 billion) in 2014.

The probe into Deutsche Bank’s alleged
corruption and money-laundering in connection with the 1MDB scandal  is being assisted by former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner, who last year pleaded guilty for his role in the massive scandal.
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I am prepared to give Najib the benefit of the doubt that he is a not full-blown mental case – but this would mean he is an unscrupulous, unprincipled, Machiavellian and incorrigible liar without any of the noble values which great religions seek to imbibe in their followers!

I am prepared to give Datuk Seri Najib Razak the benefit of the doubt that he is not a full-blown mental case – but this would mean that he is an unscrupulous, unprincipled, Machiavellian and incorrigible liar without any of the noble values which the great religions seek to imbibe in their followers!

I shudder at the thought that our beloved nation has such a person as Prime Minister for nine years!

Najib said yesterday he will only reveal the identity of the person, who he claimed had revealed my plan on creating Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, “if necessary”.

I will not bet Najib will be able do so, though if such a person exists, it will at least salvage his credibility by one iota that he had not manufactured such a lie from whole cloth, and he could claim that he was only guilty of the shocking gullibility to fall for such a tall claim.

But such a fraudster who could convince a Prime Minister with such a tall tale is a person all Malaysians should know. Over to Najib, who is this person if there is one? Read the rest of this entry »

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Eureka – I just discovered I am not only omnipotent but omniscient and omnipresent as well

Eureka  I am not only omnipotent but also omniscient and omnipresent.

I never realised this but must thank the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak who revealed this  when carrying out his first duties as Barisan Nasional adviser in Pendang last night.

But I must protest, for he had sold me short.

Najib said that I am the “father” of Bersatu.  I am already accused of fathering  AMANAH. 
What about being the “father” of PKR, which would have fit beautifully into Najib’s script that I had slaved my whole life to divide the Malays politically?

What a Trinity! Read the rest of this entry »

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To avoid the Wan Ji mishap from happening again, all DPPs  should read the Pakatan Harapan Manifesto on New Malaysia and seek any new instructions from the Attorney-General if they had queries especially with cases before the last general election

The clarification from Attorney-General Tommy Thomas that he was not aware of the prosecution’s cross-appeal in the sedition
case of independent preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussain until a new sentence was issued on Tuesday has laid to rest concerns about the commitment of Pakatan Harapan government to restore the principles of liberty and justice to  Malaysians.

This was why I had tweeted “Shocked by enhancement of Wan Ji’s sedition sentence. Injustice should be rectified.” on Tuesday itself, and my political secretary, Shahredzan
Johan had asked the prosecution to explain the reason for asking the court to enhance Wan Ji’s sentence.

To avoid the Wan Ji mishap from happening again, all DPPs  should read the Pakatan Harapan Manifesto on New Malaysia and seek any new instructions from the Attorney-General if they had queries especially with regard to cases before the last general elections.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on
Saturday, July 13, 2019)

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Will Opposition MPs agree that the Constitution Amendment Bill to lower voting age should include an enabling clause to empower the Election Commission to redelineate electoral constituencies to end undemocratic and unfair gerrymandering and malapportionment of constituencies without having to wait for eight years?

Yesterday, I gave four examples where recklessness as to what is the truth have become a curse in post-14th General Election politics in Malaysia – PAS President, Datuk Seri Hadi Awang’s saying declaring assets is a communist, socialist concept that may have been dreamt up by the DAP; Tok Guru Nik Aziz’s son saying that the global kleptocrat Najib Razak is more popular than the former PAS spiritual leader; Anwar Ibrahim’s lesson to Hadi when pointing out that Umar Abdul Aziz, upon becoming the eighth Umayyad caliph, recorded the assets of his entire family in a show of transparency; and the fact that it was DAP who defended PAS in 1978 when the Kelantan government fell to Barisan Nasional, causing chaos within the state.

It is such recklessness to the truth which informed and guided UMNO and PAS Members of Parliament in Dewan Rakyat.

Today, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman re-tabled in Parliament the Constitution Amendment Bill to lower the voting age to 18, incorporating the Opposition’s two demands – automatic voter registration and the reduction of the minimum age to be a member of the Dewan Rakyat from 21 to 18.

I am particularly pleased, as I have been calling for the lowering of the voting age from 21 to 18 and automatic voters’ registration as far back as 48 years ago in Parliament in 1971.

However, it is a fallacy to think that once the 2019 Constitution Amendment Bill is passed by both Houses of Parliament, given the Royal Assent and gazetted, any Malaysian above 18 years would be able to cast his vote in any general election or by-election in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tickled by Annuar Musa’s teaser – why not Najib? Kit Siang lost elections but remains DAP adviser

I am quite tickled by the teaser from the UMNO Secretary-General Annuar Musa – Why not Najib? Kit Siang lost elections but remains DAP adviser!

It has only confirmed that Annuar Musa is not a very bright chap.

In defending Najib Abdul Razak’s appointment as chairperson of the BN advisory board, Annuar said the embattled former premier is very much an asset to the coalition.

He said although BN lost the 14th general election under Najib, it does not mean he does not have useful experience to share.

He said: “We have to remember that Lim Kit Siang has been DAP adviser for many years. How many times has DAP lost in the past 13 general elections? Lim stayed on as their adviser.

“So this is a non-issue. Just because someone has lost once, this doesn’t mean the person is disqualified from becoming an adviser.”

Clearly, it is asking too much to expect Annual Musa to have the IQ to understand that I had never led DAP to any electoral loss because I was a global kleptocrat, as was Najib’s case. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-Sung and Fidel Castro will turn in their graves if they know of Hadi’s suggestion that socialists like Jawaharlal Nehru, Nelson Mandela, Clement Attlee, Harold Wilson, Willy Brandit, Olof Palme, Robert Hawke, Norman Kirk should join the pantheon of communist leaders

Berguling Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-Sung, dan Fidel Castro di dalam kubur mereka mendengar kenyataan Hadi yang menyamakan sosialis seperti Jawaharlal Nehru, Nelson Mandela, Clement Attlee, Harold Wilson, Willy Brandt, Olof Palme, Robert Hawke, Norman Kirk dengan pemimpin-pemimpin gerakan komunisme

Berguling pemimpin komunis seperti Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-Sung, dan Fidel Castro di dalam kubur mereka membaca kenyataaan Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Hadi Awang yang menyamakan mereka dengan sosialis seperti Jawaharlel Nehru (India), Nelson Mandela (Afrika Selatan), Clement Attlee dan Harold Wilson (UK), Willy Brandt (German Barat), Olof Palme (Sweden), Robert Hawke (Australia), dan Norman Kirk (New Zealand).

Takkanlah Presiden PAS sebegitu jahil sekali sehingga tidak dapat membezakan dua kumpulan pemimpin yang berbeza ini sehingga boleh menuduh yang pengisytiharan harta itu adalah satu konsep komunis dan sosialis yang dirancang oleh DAP.

Seperti yang telah dikatakan oleh Presiden DAPSY Saudara Howard Lee; Mesir, Maghribi, Palestin, Yaman, dan Libya semuanya adalah negara yang majoriti penduduknya beragama Islam dan pada masa yang sama mempunyai peruntukan yang mewajibkan pengisytiharan harta. Adakah negara-negara ini komunis ataupun sosialis?

Saya yakin Hadi tidak akan mengatakan yang negara-negara ini juga telah dipengaruhi DAP ataupun kini bukan lagi sebuah negara Islam kerana telah menjadi sebuah negara komunis ataupun sosialis — jelaslah ini menjadi bukti kecuaian Hadi terhadap kebenaran sesuatu fakta yang menjadi ciri utama kepimpinan Hadi dalam PAS dan pakatan PAS-UMNO/BN. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thunderous silence of Najib’s Ministers, MPs and Barisan Nasional leaders about their complicity in the monstrous 1MDB scandal from 2015-2018 not surprising, but their continued silence after May 9, 2018 is most damning, unforgivable and destroy all their credibility to represent the people and nation

The thunderous silence of former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Ministers, MPs and Barisan Nasional leaders about their complicity in the monstrous global 1MDB scandal from 2015-2018 is not surprising, but their continued silence after May 9, 2018 is most damning, unforgivable and destroy all their credibility to represent the people and nation.

Yesterday, I asked the UMNO Secretary-General Datuk Seri Annuar Musa whether the UMNO President, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, UMNO Deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan as well as the UMNO Supreme Council are going to wear sackcloth to seek the forgiveness of Malaysians for their complicity in the monstrous global 1MDB scandal.

I also asked why all the former Ministers, MPs and BN leaders of the former Najib government had not apologised to the nation in the past 14 months for pretending that there was no 1MDB scandal under the Najib premiership – when the whole world regarded Malaysia under Najib was a global kleptocracy because of 1MDB scandal?

I am not surprised by their continued silence, which is not only cowardly, craven but even more serious, an act of treachery against the nation.

There are those with political axes to grind who are trying to influence public opinion by putting forth the argument that with the change of government in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018, we should now forget about the 1MDB scandal so as to allow the courts to decide the guilt or otherwise of Malaysia’s global kleptocrats and focus on what the Pakatan Harapan government can do to fulfil its election pledge of a New Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Annuar Musa has not apologised for UMNO’s complicity in monstrous global 1MDB scandal before 2014 although he has admitted it?

The current UMNO secretary-general Datuk Seri Annuar Musa should explain why he has not apologised for UMNO’s complicity in the monstrous global 1MDB scandal before 2014 although he has admitted to it?

Annuar made this admission when he claimed that UMNO’s current frozen accounts had nothing to do with 1MDB as the funds from the former UYMNO President, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, were “used up by 2014″.

Is Annuar’s admission of UMNO complicity in the 1MDB scandal an official admission?

Has Annuar received the consent of the UMNO President, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, the UMNO Deputy President, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan and the UMNO Supreme Council to make this admission of UMNO’s complicity in the monstrous global 1MDB scandal?
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Lowering of voting age from 21 to 18 had been described as an act of political suicide by Pakatan Harapan, but I believe this will be an added reason for Pakatan Harapan parties to get their act together to fulfil the vision of a New Malaysia as promised in the Pakatan Manifesto

The lowering of the voting age from 21 to 18 has been described as an act of political suicide by Pakatan Harapan as it will add an army of voters in the next general election who will be anti-government.

However, I do not agree with this pessimistic analysis, as Pakatan Harapan is not only doing what is right for the country, it will be an added reason for Pakatan Harapan parties to get their act together to fulfil the vision of a New Malaysia as promised in the Pakatan Manifesto in the 14th General Election.

Pakatan Harapan leaders must recognise the disappointment and disillusionment of large segments of our supporters who had voted for the historic change of government in the 14th General Election on May 9 last year, who believed that the Pakatan Harapan government in Putrajaya had gone back to the bad old ways of the previous Barisan Nasioanal government.

They are wrong, but what is more important is that we must be able to convince them that their disappointment and disillusionment while understandable are completely misplaced and that Pakatan Harapan remains as committed as ever in resetting the nation-building process to build a New Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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What has happened to the proposed Jalan V David in Petaling Jaya?

It has been asked as to what had been the difference to DAP between the days when it was in the Opposition and the days when it was part of Pakatan Harapan Federal Government.

One simple answer is that DAP had only to think of itself when it was in Opposition, but when it is part of Pakatan Harapan federal government, it must also think of the interests of the other three coalition parties, namely PKR, Bersatu and Amanah.

The political principles and objectives of the DAP cannot change, but we are operating in a different milieu, and we cannot speak out like in the past when we are in Opposition, as we should pursue our principles and objectives internally in the Pakatan Harapan coalition government.

The four political parties have different principles and objectives, but we are bound by the common principles of the Pakatan Harapan manifesto which formed the basis of the Pakatan Harapan coalition government. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lets build a country where every Malaysian, regardless of race, religion, region or socio-economic origin, can reach for the stars

I am particularly struck by two events revealed in the book.

Page 34 – while stopping at a newsagent in Petaling Jaya in September 1978 enroute to the Subang International Airport flying to London to study law, Kula caught sight of a book that was displayed, Time Bombs in Malaysia, which was published for the July 1978 General Election.

He wrote: “I purchased a copy and commenced reading the book in the taxi to the airport, and while in the departure lounge awaiting embarkation, and on the flight to Heathrow Airport, London. By the time I landed I had changed my mind about immigrating to another land. I wanted to complete my studies and come back to the country of my birth to see what I could do to change things”.

Page 50 – 51 on his visit to P.Patto, who was a Operation Lalang detainee in Kamunting Detention Centre in 1988, and airing his family’s view on emigration to Australia.

Kula wrote: “He reacted angrily. I was jolted by his reaction. He told me not to waste his and my time by visiting him if I harboured thought of migrating. He did not spare my feelings. He made it sound like I was a coward if I wanted to migrate. He appeared to equate patriotism with a willingness to sacrifice for the sake of making the country a better place for all Malaysians. Patto told me not to visit him again if I persisted in wanting to migrate. Read the rest of this entry »

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A great risk but a great challenge to Pakatan Harapan to make itself the coalition of choice of young voters when the voting age is lowered to 18 years

Penurunan umur layak mengundi kepada 18 tahun adalah satu risiko kepada Pakatan Harapan dan cabaran yang besar kepada Pakatan Harapan untuk kekal menjadi pilihan golongan muda

Penurunan had umur mengundi kepada 18 tahun telah lama diketahui umum akan memberikan kelebihan kepada pihak pembangkang dan akan memberikan kesan negatif kepada pihak kerajaan semasa. Inilah sebabnya Perlembagaan Persekutuan tidak pernah dipinda untuk pemerkasaan golongan muda seperti yang akan dilakukan ini sepanjang 6 dekad yang sebelum ini.

Tetapi kerajaan Pakatan Harapan akan membuktikan kepada negara ini, yang kami akan membuat keputusan berdasarkan kepentingan negara, walaupun ia mungkin akan bertentangan dengan kepentingan politik parti. Pakatan Harapan menerima cabaran ini untuk menjadikannya parti pilihan golongan muda dalam negara ini.

Saya berasa lega dan gembira dengan pembentangan Rang Undang-undang Pindah Perlembagaan semalam yang bertujuan untuk menurunkan had umur mengundi kepada 18 tahun, memandangkan saya pernah mencadangkan perkara yang sama 48 tahun yang lepas pada tahun 1971.

47 tahun yang lepas, pada tahun 1971 , tahun pertama saya menyertai Parlimen (Parlimen digantung selama 18 bulan selepas PRU 1969 kerana Tragedi 13 Mei dan Darurat), saya telah membentangkan tiga cadangan untuk penambahbaikan sistem pilihanraya, iaitu;

– Penurunan had umur mengundi kepada 18 tahun,
– Pendaftaran pengundi secara automatik, dan
– Mewajibkan pengundian. Read the rest of this entry »

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When will all former Ministers, MPs and BN leaders of the former Najib government apologise to the nation for pretending that there was no 1MDB scandal – when the whole world regarded Malaysia under Najib was a global kleptocracy because of 1MDB scandal?

Bilakah semua bekas menteri, ahli parlimen, dan pimpinan Barisan Nasional daripada zaman pemerintahan Najib akan memohon maaf ke atas perbuatan mereka — yang berpura-pura seakan-akan skandal 1MDB tidak pernah berlaku sedangkan seluruh dunia melihat Malaysia sebagai sebuah kleptokrasi global akibat 1MDB

Pihak Berkuasa Hong Kong baru-baru ini menyertai beberapa negara lain dalam mengambil tindakan terhadap Tim Leissner, bekas pegawai bank Goldman Sachs atas sebab-sebab berkaitan dengan skandal 1MDB.

Suruhanjaya Sekuriti dan Niaga Hadapan Hong Kong — biasanya dikenali sebagai Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) — telah mengharamkan Tim Leissner daripada menyertai industri perbankan untuk seumur hidup kerana penglibatan beliau dalam skandal 1MDB.

SFC berkata: “Pihak SFC mendapati tindakan Leissner (berkaitan 1MDB) menunjukkan satu peribadi yang serba kurang dalam kejujuran dan integriti dan perkara ini menimbulkan persoalan mengenai kesesuaian untuk beliau diberikan lesen perbankan.”

Merujuk kepada kenyataan SFC, Leissner telah mengaku bersalah terhadap tuduhan berkonspirasi untuk melakukan pengubahan wang haram dan pelanggaran Akta Salahlaku Rasuah Luar Negara (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) yang dibawakan oleh Jabatan Kehakiman Amerika Syarikat (US DOJ).

SFC juga mendakwa Leissner telah mengaku bahawa di antara tahun 2009 sehingga 2014; beliau berkonspirasi dengan beberapa individu lain untuk mendapatkan urusniaga daripada 1MDB untuk Goldman Sachs melalui janji untuk memberikan rasuah dan pembayaran rasuah kepada pegawai kerajaan di Malaysia dan Abu Dhabi; menyeleweng dana daripada 1MDB untuk kepentingan peribadi beliau dan beberapa individu lain; melakukan pengubahan haram wang rasuah dan hasil penyelewengan wang 1MDB; dan memintas prosedur dalaman Goldman Sachs yang bertujuan untuk mengesan salahlaku. Read the rest of this entry »

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What has Tengku Razaleigh done to stop the 1MDB scandal during the Najib premiership and what has he done in the past 14 months to cleanse UMNO of global kleptocracy?

Apakah tindakan Tengku Razaleigh untuk menghentikan skandal 1MDB pada waktu pemerintahan Najib dan apakah yang sudah beliau lakukan dalam 14 bulan yang lepas untuk membersihkan UMNO daripada unsur kleptokrasi

Di Rumah Terbuka Aidilfitri Meraikan Penggiat Seni dan Sastera yang dianjurkan secara bersama oleh Pak Samad dan saya di Sentul malam tadi, saya telah diminta oleh pihak media untuk memberikan komen mengenai seruan Tengku Razaleigh untuk kerajaan melaksanakan cadangan-cadangan Suruhanjaya DiRaja mengenai Urusan Perdagangan Matawang Asing Bank Negara pada tahun 90an.

Saya telah menolak permintaan tersebut memandangkan majlis ini adalah satu majlis untuk meraikan seni dan sastera dan adalah tidak bersesuaian untuk bercakap mengenai perkara lain dalam majlis ini.

Majlis ini telah dihadiri oleh empat sasterawan negara — selain daripada Pak Samad (Datuk Seri Abdul Samad bin Mohamad Said), turut dihadiri oleh Dato Dr Ahmad Khamal Abdullah, Dato Dr Zurinah Hasan, dan Professor Emeritus Dr Mohd Haji Salleh.

Majlis seni dan sastera yang pertama kali dianjurkan oleh DAP ini turut dihadiri oleh Ketua Pengarah DBP, Datuk Ahmad Sallehudin, Pengerusi Lembaga Pengarah dan Pengurus Besar ITBM, Encik Mazmi Bin Kamal dan Encik Sakri Abdullah, Presiden dan Setiausaha Agung PENA, Dr Mohamad Saleeh Rahamad dan Saifulizan Yahaya, dan Ahli Panel Penasihat FINAS, Bront Palarae.

Timbalan Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Steven Sim telah memulakan acara dengan membacakan dua puisi. Wakil-wakil rakyat DAP lain yang turut hadir memeriahkan majlis ini adalah Exco Negeri Johor, Sheikh Omar Ali, Ahli Parlimen Kluang, Wong Shu Qi, Ahli Parlimen Sandakan, Vivien Wong, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Selangor, Edry Faizal (Dusun Tua) dan Lim Yi Wei (Kampung Tunku, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang, Syerleena Binti Abdul Rashid (Seri Delima), dan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Pahang, Young Shefura Binti Othman (Ketari). Read the rest of this entry »

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