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Najib has achieved two “greats” in his life – made Malaysia a global kleptocracy and now the first and only former Prime Minister to become the “king…of trolls”

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has achieved two “greats” in his life – made Malaysia a global kleptocracy and now the first and only Prime Minister to become the
“king…of trolls”.

In his campaign for the Barisan Nasional in the Cameron Highlands by-election at
Felda Sungai Koyan, the Barisan Nasional stronghold in Jelai, the former Prime Minister boasted of his latest accomplishment on the social media:

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Half-way mark for campaign for Cameron Highlands by-election – will Najib admit that his three greatest failures as sixth Prime Minister was 1MDB scandal, betrayal of the interests of Felda settlers and failure to bring the 200,000 Orang Aslis to the national mainstream of development?

We are now at the half-way mark in the campaign for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary by-election.

Will the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is the main strategist behind the Barisan Nasional by-election, campaigning personally in the by-election and summoning to the electoral battle the old UMNO leaders like former Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hasimmuddin Hussein and the former Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid, the question is whether the by-election would mark Barisan Nasional’s rise from the ashes of its defeat in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018, and prepare for Najib’s political comeback in the 15th General Election by 2023 as the Prime Minister to save him from imprisonment in Sungai Buloh Prison.

I must confess I was quite unsure at first how to present Najib’s kleptocracy and the 1MDB scandal as among the key issues in the by-election, until the UMNO/BN strategists and cybertroopers providentially came to the rescue.

By stupidly focusing on the wholly legitimate and legal reimbursement of RM20 to some 60 Orang Asli youths who came out from the remote Orang Asli kampongs in their motor-bikes to Tanah Rata to support Pakatan Harapan on by-election’s Nomination Day, the Barisan Nasional strategists and cybertroopers had unwittingly focussed the by-election on the issues of clean and honest politics, good governance, the battle against corruption and most important of all, the 1MDB scandal.

Pakatan Harapan must thank the Barisan Nasional strategists and cybertroopers for this help and leg-up in the first few days of the campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Has Najib crossed the Rubicon on the 1MDB scandal without realising it?

Has former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, crossed the Rubicon on the 1MDB scandal without realising it?

Until today, Najib has maintained a very consistent stand that there is nothing basically wrong with 1MDB which could not be put right, but with the apology to the people of Malaysia by Goldman Sachs chief executive officer David Solomon who said Malaysia was defrauded by numerous individuals, including the highest members of the prior government, Najib has changed his tune.
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Two tasks for the 450 DAP Councillors to build a New Malaysia – to establish a clean and incorruptible culture of service and to be a force to promote understanding, tolerance, unity and harmony among diverse races, religions and cultures in Malaysia

I am somewhat surprised not that we have a retreat for local councillors, but that we have quite a large number of some 450 local councillors in the country – apart from the 42 DAP Members of Parliament and 119 State Assembly men/women in the country.

DAP has come a long way since our puny establishment 53 years ago, and it is important that the present generation of DAP leaders, in particular the DAP Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Members of Parliament, State Ministers and Exco and State Assembly representatives as well as the 450 local councillors should never forget where the DAP came from and where we want to go – the DAP came from ordinary Malaysians regardless of race or religion and our common objective is to help build a just, clean, free, democratic, united and prosperous Malaysia.
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As a step closer to closure of the monstrous 1MDB scandal and kleptocratic Malaysia, two days left for all who had aided and abetted Najib in his kleptocratic rule – including former Ministers and MPs – to apologise to all Malaysians for being “enablers of Najib kleptocracy”

The monstrous 1MDB scandal and other 1MDB-like scandals in Felda, Felcra, Tabung Haji and MARA as part of a kleptocratic Malaysia is not any closer to a closure despite close to eight months of the historic decision in the 14th General Election for a peaceful and democratic transition of power in Putrajaya.

As a step closer to closure of the monstrous 1MDB scandal and kleptocratic Malaysia, there are two days left for all who had aided and abetted former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in his kleptocratic rule – including former Ministers and MPs – to apologise to all Malaysians for being “enablers of Najib kleptocracy”
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Will Wee Ka Siong apologise and demonstrate his contrition for being an “enabler of Najib kleptocracy” in the last three days of this year?

Datuk Seri Dr. Wee Ka Siong is the Datuk Seri Dr. Zahid Hamidi of MCA.

At least when Zahid claims to represent the Malays, he can do so without batting an eyelid.

Can Wee honestly and honourably claim to represent the Chinese, even in the
Ayer Hitam parliamentary constituency?

Wee is the sole MCA MP in Parliament. But who sent him to Parliament – the Chinese of Malaysia or UMNO’s Malay vote bank?
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In the spirit of “zero tolerance for corruption”, all who had aided and abetted Najib in his kleptocratic rule must apologise to all Malaysians in the next three days if they are not to carry the cross of “enablers of Najib kleptocracy” into the new year

In the spirit of “zero tolerance for corruption”, which must be the trademark of the “New Malaysia” after the historic May 9, 2018 decision for a peaceful and democratic transition of power in Putrajaya, all who had aided and abetted former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak in his kleptocratic rule as illustrated by the monstrous 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal and the other 1MDB-like scandals in Felda, Felcra, Tabung Haji and MARA, must apologise to all Malaysians in the next three days if they are not to carry the cross of “enablers of Najib kleptocracy” into the new year.

Those in the frontline who aided and abetted the monstrous crimes of kleptocracy in the Najib premiership, the enablers of Najib kleptocracy, are foremost the Ministers in the Najib Cabinet, the Members of Parliament in particular the Speaker of the 13th Parliament who helped Najib to suppress the 1MDB scandal and Najib kleptocracy from being debated in Parliament, and the Barisan Nasional political leaders who had received 1MDB funds from Najib.

They have three days to make a clean breast of their past as enablers of Najib kleptocracy, and to declare and demonstrate their regret and contrition for not standing up to the crime of global kleptocracy and failing the nation – or they will carry the cross of being enablers of Najib kleptocracy into the new year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apology to Wee Ka Siong – I did not realise his intellectual capabilities and standards are as low as other MCA leaders

I must apologise to the MCA President, Datuk Seri Dr. Wee Ka Siong as I had not realised that his intellectual capabilities and standards are as low as the other MCA leaders.

When I lamented on Tuesday that the national education curriculum needed an overhaul as it was producing political leaders “who do not understand a simple statement, reading what is not there at all”, I had not included him in the category.

Last Thursday, I had said in Luoyang, Henan that the DAP will never become MCA2 as DAP leaders will not be as spineless as MCA leaders and that DAP will not hesitate leaving the Pakatan Harapan coalition government if the objective of New Malaysia was abandoned.

I observed in Kuala Lumpur on Christmas Day that my Luoyang statement sent the Opposition into sixes and sevens, feeding on their fevered imagination, with a PAS leader trying to provoke the DAP to quit Pakatan Harapan, while one MCA leader urged the DAP to “”grow a backbone” to exit the government and another MCA leader “hit the jackpot” and unconsciously condemned all MCA leaders with the statement that DAP did not qualify to be MCA2.
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Would Najib regard it as “betrayal of principle” if UMNO MPs condemn him and 1MDB scandal as among the greatest catastrophes in the nation’s history

The statement by the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak that UMNO MPs must not abandon UMNO because they must hold on to their principle raise an interesting question whether Najib would regard it as a “betrayal of principle” if UMNO MPs condemn him and 1MDB scandal as among the greatest catastrophes in the nation’s history!

This question becomes pertinent and relevant with the latest 1MDB salvo from investment bank Goldman Sachs who accused the former Najib government of having lied about its 1MDB dealings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Charging of Najib and Arul Kanda over tampering with Auditor-General’s 1MDB Report highlights the role of PAS leadership in aiding and abetting the 1MDB scandal

The charging of the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former 1MDB Chief Executive Officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy with tampering of the Auditor-General’s 1MDB report in 2016 has highlighted the role of the PAS leadership in aiding and abetting the 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal.

In April 2017, the PAS Central Working Committee publcily gave approval to the 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda who briefed it for more than two hours about the 1MDB.

No wonder that that there won’t be a joint UMNO-PAS anti-1MDB Rally where the respective UMNO and PAS Presidents, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Hadi Awang will condemn Najib, the 1MDB scandal and grand corruption in Malaysia, which reached such stratospheric heights as to make Malaysia a global kleptocracy under Najib’s premiership.

The PAS President, Datuk Seri Hadi Awang may be able to square Islam with kleptocracy, but I am sure that the majority of Muslims and non-Muslims cannot accept any equation of Islam or any of the great religions of the world with corruption and kleptocracy.

It has been reported that the fear of UMNO becoming too Islamic-centric and getting closer to PAS were the main reasons for the exodus of its Sabah members.

A stronger reason would be the axis between UMNO and PAS to defend Najib’s kleptocracy and the 1MDB scandal.

(Media Statement (2) by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Thursday, 13th December 2018)

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Is Rahman Dahlan prepared to show direction for UMNO by condemning Najib for the 1MDB catastrophe which brought Malaysia the infamy, ignominy and iniquity of a global kleptocracy

Former Najib stalwart who was Minister and Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications Director Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan was spot-on when he said that the lack of direction in Umno following the party’s colossal defeat in the May 9 polls is one of the reasons for the exodus of its Sabah lawmakers.

Is Rahman prepared to show direction for UMNO by condemning Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the 1MDB catastrophe which brought Malaysia the infamy, ignominy and iniquity as a global kleptocracy?

UMNO was rudderless because it had lost the moral compass, and no one even after the colossal defeat suffered by UMNO in the 14th General Election dared to speak up to identify Najib and his 1MDB kleptocracy as the leading causes of UMNO’s undoing. Read the rest of this entry »

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What has happened to Hishamuddin’s self-appointed role and offer to bring back Jho Low back to Malaysia to “face justice”?

Yesterday, 1MDB scandal financier fugitive Jho Low was again charged in absentia in Malaysia with seven charges involving the 1MDB scandal, five charges under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 involving him receiving US$1.03 billion (RM4.28 billion) from 1MDB through his company Gold Star Ltd and another two other joint charges with Tan Kim Loong under the same Act involving US$1.2 million (RM5.24 million).

In a statement through his public relations firm in Sydney after the charges in absentia, Jho Loh claimed innocence in the 1MDB scandal and alleged that the charges were made to “create a false sense of security for the political loss that the Mahathir regime has brought upon itself due to its failures on current issues; disregard for the rule of law; and intentional misinterpretation of the constitution”
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Why Najib has made five FaceBook postings but not a single one on the US DOJ revelations that hundreds of millions of ringgit of embezzled 1MDB funds had been used to lobby and bribe US officials to drop the US DOJ’s largest kleptocratic litigation on 1MDB?

Since the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) revelations in the US Court on Nov. 30 that hundreds of millions of ringgit of embezzled 1MDB funds had been used to lobby and bribe US officials to drop the US DOJ’s largest kleptocratic litigation on 1MDB, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had come out with at least five FaceBook postings, but not a single one on the US DOJ bombshell on the latest 1MDB developments.

Can Najib explain why?

Malaysians are entitled to know what Najib has to say with regard to the US DOJ revelations in the US courts that hundreds of millions of ringgit from the 1MDB scam had been deployed not only to influence DOJ’s investigation into the 1MDB scandal, but even to secure the US President, Donald Trump, to drop the US DOJ kleptocratic proceedings on 1MDB altogether.

Several individuals, including a former DOJ staff, George Higginbotham, had been bribed to lobby high-level government officials on the US DOJ probe on the 1MDB scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is the MCA AGM today being held behind closed-doors to protect Wee Ka Siong and the MCA leadership from attacks from MCA delegates for aiding and abetting Najib in the 1MDB scandal as well as for the new extremist and dangerous MCA politics of lies and hate

I had said at the opening on the DAP Ayer Keroh Activities Centre in Malacca yesterday that the new MCA President, Datuk Wee Ka Siong should lead the entire MCA leadership to make two abject apologies to all Malaysians at the MCA General Assembly today – firstly, for aiding and abetting former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal and making Malaysia a global kleptocracy and secondly, for the new extremist and dangerous MCA politics of lies and hate as exhibited in yesterday’s MCA Youth Assembly.

Would Wee Ka Siong and tnhe MCA leaders have the qualities of wisdom, humility and patriotism to make this double apology at the MCA General Assembly today? Read the rest of this entry »

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Najib tied himself in knots rebutting Tong’s revelations that he had personally informed Najib and Jho Low as far back as 6th March 2015

Former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is capable of swift reaction.

After a thunderous silence for five days, he swung into action and came out with a response within five hours of my statement yesterday asking why the most prolific Malaysian FaceBook user with up to seven postings a day had not responded to Tong Kooi Ong’s revelation five days ago about his meeting with Najib in March 2015 to tell him about the 1MDB scandal and fugitive financier Jho Low, and that such silence condemned him on the 1MDB kleptocracy scandal.

Najib tied himself in knots in his rebuttal to Tong’s revelation that he (Tong) had personally informed Najib about the 1MDB scandal and the role of financial fugitive Jho Low when he met Najib at the latter’s Jalan Duta house dining room at the request of the UMNO MP for Baling, Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim on March 6, 2015 at 10.45 pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Najib condemned himself on the 1MDB kleptocracy by his thunderous silence on Tong Kooi Ong’s shocking account of his encounter with Najib on 1MDB and Jho Low in 2015

The former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has become Malaysia’s most prolific FaceBook user.

In the last seven days, he had 35 FaceBook postings, averaging five a day – ranging from three to seven postings a day.

But he condemned himself on the 1MDB kleptocracy by his thunderous silence on Edge Media Group chairperson Datuk Tong Kooi Ong’s revelations five days ago rubbishing Najib’s claims of ignorance over the 1MDB scandal.
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Najib should be referred to the Parliamentary Committee of Privileges for tampering with the Auditor-General’s 1MDB audit report before it was presented to the last Parliament

Former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Pekan, Datuk Seri Najib Razak should be referred to the Parliamentary Committee of Privileges for tampering with the Auditor-General’s 1MDB audit report before it was presented to the last Parliament.

The Auditor-General Madinah Mohamad has confirmed that the then prime minister Najib Abdul Razak summoned her predecessor Ambrin Buang on Feb 22, 2016, and instructed certain parts of the report to be expunged.

She added that Najib’s private secretary Shukry Mohd Salleh had also instructed the mentions of businessperson Low Taek Jho, a central figure in the 1MDB scandal, to be removed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia should emulate Abu Dhabi’s IPIC and sue Goldman Sachs to recover US$7.1 billion for losses suffered as a result of three bonds totaling US$6.5 billion and US600 million commission to Goldman Sachs

Malaysia should emulate Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC) and sue Goldman Sachs to recover US$7.1 bilion for losses suffered as a result of three bonds totally US$6.5 billion and US$600 million commission to Goldman Sachs.

Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) yesterday filed a lawsuit against US investment bank Goldman Sachs and others to recover losses suffered through its dealings with Malaysian state fund 1MDB. Read the rest of this entry »

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It must be history’s most pathetic mea culpa, contrived and totally unconvincing, completely unable to evoke sympathy and understanding, let alone pity

It must be history’s most pathetic mea culpa, contrived and totally unconvincing, completely unable to evoke sympathy and understanding let alone pity.

Who would believe Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s admission that his administration was cheated by fugitive financier Jho Low, the other mastermind of the 1MDB scandal?

Please stand forward and declare yourself and we have the new suckers in Malaysia!
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Since 14GE, there was hardly a day when the 1MDB scandal did not dominate news headlines, very often with multiple items a day

What a far cry from what the then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib said in his 2016 New Year Message on Dec. 31, 2015 that his RM50 billion 1MDB and RM2.6 billion donation twin mega scandals had been resolved and were no more issues.

Since the 14th General Election on May 9,. 2018,, there was hardly a day when the 1MDB scandal did not dominate news headlines, very often with multiple items a day!

Today, for instance, there were four news stories connected to the 1MDB scandal in Malaysiakini, viz: “New Zealand gov’t: Jho Low not given passport”; “Jho Low drops claims to New York’s Park Lane Hotel to facilitate sale”;“1MDB probe to be completed in ‘another month or two’”; and “Najib upset over muted gov’t bench when he talks about 1MDB”. Read the rest of this entry »

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