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Making the rounds of social media is the work of a wag that Najib attended the Anti-ICERD rally on Saturday to turn it into IC(uri)E(engkau)R(amai-ramai)D(efend) endorsement of his kleptocratic rule and the 1MDB corruption scandal

Making the rounds on the social media is the work of a wag that the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak attended the Anti-ICERD rally in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to turn it into a IC(curi)E(ngkau)R(amai-ramai)D(efend) endorsement of his kleptocratic rule and the 1MDB corruption scandal.

This cannot be so, as it is unbelievable that the tens of thousands who rallied at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday supported Najib and his kleptocracy record, including the globally infamous 1MDB kleptocratic scandal.

Najib’s attendance at the Anti-ICERD rally is most questionable, especially as it is confirmed that Najib, accompanied by the former 1MDB Chairman Arul Kanda Kandasamy, will be charged tomorrow over the alleged tampering of the Auditor-General’s 1MDB Report – continuing Najib’s personal odyssey to overtake UMNO President Datuk Zahid Hamidi’s 45 corruption charges.

A day after the Anti-ICERD Rally, New York Times carried a long report entitled “A Yacht, a Monet, a See-Through Piano: The U.S. Collects on a Fugitive’s Shopping Spree”, a fulsome account of the ill-gotten gains of the 1MDB kleptocratic scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Najib’s kleptocracy main reason why Malaysia trailed far behind Qatar in the annual Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in the past nine years

Nobody is surprised that former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has given his full backing to the anti-International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) rally today, as Najib is trying to create history and to be the first global kleptocrat in 1,500 years of Islamic history to be able to make a comeback to the pinnacle of political power – whether again as Prime Minister of Malaysia or as de facto leader of UMNO and the UMNO-PAS axis, overt or covert.

What a world of a difference between the Sheikh Tamin Hamad Al-Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award yesterday and the three-day 16th International Conference (IACC) held in Putrajaya just three years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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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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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Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon’s voice mail too little, too late and too paltry – just repay US$600 million to 1MDB to show genuine contrition and take first step back to become a responsible global corporate citizen

Goldman Sachs Group Inc CEO David Solomon’s voice mail to Goldman Sachs employees that “This isn’t us” to distance the mega bank from the multi-billion 1MDB scandal is too late, too little and too paltry, when in July 2016 and later in June 2017 in its expanded and updated kleptocratic litigation to forfeit 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, US Department of Justice (DoJ) had listed the “material misrepresentations and omitted facts” of the three 1MDB bonds arranged by Goldman Sachs in 2012 and 2013 and the almost-instant misappropriation and fraudulent diversion of some 40 per cent each of the three bonds.

The guilty plea of Goldman Sach’s former top banker in Asia, Tim Leissner, to two counts of conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy to violate the Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act in relation to the 1MDB scandal has undermined the mega bank’s attempt to wash its hands of responsibility for the 1MDB scandal.

In his guilty plea in a New York district court on August 28, which was unsealed on November 8, Leissner said others at the bank helped him conceal bribes used to retain business in Malaysia.

He said the culture of secrecy at the investment bank led him to conceal wrongdoing from the company’s compliance staff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysians must always be reminded of the 1MDB scandal and the national catastrophe we avoided by a hair’s breadth six months ago until we have suceeded in redeeming ourselves by transforming Malaysia from a global kleptocracy into a leading nation of integrity

Six months ago, we were rushing headlong in the trajectory towards a rogue democracy, a kakistocracy where a Cabinet Minister could not differentiate between a turtle egg and a chicken egg and where even those with the of IQ of a carrot can hope to get into the Cabinet, and an instant global kleptocracy.

By a hair’s breadth, on May 9, 2018, Malaysians escaped the national catastrophe awating the country if we had continued unchecked towards such a trajectory towards disaster.

Voices are gathering saying that it is time to put the 1MDB scandal behind us now that multiple charges on the 1MDB scandal had been made against various personalities in the courts, including the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor, and that the people should leave it to the courts to adjudicate on the matter.

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Jeff Sessions was fired by Trump as US Attorney-General six months too late to be of any use to Najib to save him from the 1MDB “kleptocracy at its worst” scandal

Jeff Sessions was fired by US President Donald Trump as US Attorney-General six months too late to be of any use to Datuk Seri Najkb Razak to save him from the international 1MDB corruption, criminal breach of trust and money-laundering scandal.

This must be one of Najib’s greatest regrets – to think that he might have salvaged his political life and the Prime Ministership if Jeff Sessions had been sacked very much earlier, as he and his legion of propagandists and cybertroopers would then be able to crow that even President Trump had repudiated Jeff Session’s caustic indictment at the Global Forum on Asset Recovery last December that the 1MDB scandal was “kleptocracy at its worst” and that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) was working to provide justice to the victims!

All these historic “IFs” were of course subject to the greatest “IF” of all, i.e IF Najib had not been thrown out of Putrajaya by the Malaysian electorate in the historic peaceful and democratic transition of power first time in six decades in Malaysia.

All these possibilities, combinations and permutations are now so much water under the bridge, for it is completely unthinkable that under the present circumstances, Trump would even spend a second of his time on the question of how to bail out Najib – although things might have been different IF Najib had won the 14th General Election and remained as Prime Minister. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let Najib reply to Utusan Malaysia and every Opposition MP take a stand on the latest Utusan position on Najib when Parliament reconvenes next week

Last Monday, I called on every Opposition Member of Parliament to declare his or her stand during the 2019 Budget debate in Parliament next week whether the 1MDB scandal was a national catastrophe and whether Datuk Seri Najib Razak should be held responsible for Malaysia becoming a global kleptocracy or whether all the things said by the Pakatan Harapan government on the 1MDB scandal were lies and slanders.

I suggested that there was no point of UMNO President, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, in speaking although as Parliamentary Opposition Leader he would by convention open up the parliamentary debate on the 2019 Budget on Monday, if he is not prepared to declare his stand whether the 1MDB scandal was a national catastrophe and whether Najib should be held responsible for Malaysia becoming a global kleptocracy.

Yesterday, Zahid announced that the Barisan Nasional MPs have decided that instead of the traditional practice of the Parliamentary Opposition Leader opening up the 2019 Budget debate on Monday, the former Umno Youth leader, Khairy Jamaluddin will be the first speaker in the 2019 Budget debate.
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Will Najib explain in Parliament next week why he betrayed UMNO, BN and Malaysia as he did nothing for over three years to purge Malaysia of the infamy of a global kleptocracy as a result of the 1MDB scandal despite US Attorney-General’s condemnation of “kleptocracy at its worst”?

I was in Perth in September and I met Greg Lopez, a research fellow at Murdoch University, who wrote a most prescient article in Forbes in August 2015 entitled “Malaysia’s Prime Minister: A Dead Man Walking?”.

Greg said the then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak had broken “a cardinal rule in politics” in inadvertently admitting “guilt” when the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission cleared him of any wrongdoing in accepting the infamous RM2.6 billion “political donation”.

He said Najib’s position was no longer tenable as Malaysians questioned his sincerity and trustworthiness. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let every Opposition MP declare his or her stand during the budget debate whether 1MDB scandal was a national catastrophe and whether Najib should be held responsible for Malaysia becoming a global kleptocracy

Forme Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak made a big bang in his political debut on Saturday after his electoral debacle six months ago telling his loyal supporters the fable that UMNO/BN’s defeat in the 14th General Election was due to an uneven playing field marred by lies, slanders and empty promises by Pakatan Harapan and not the 1MDB scandal, which he continued to maintain does not exist.

Najib is perpetrating the 21st century Malaysian version of Emperor Has No Clothes with more lies, slanders and fake news! Read the rest of this entry »

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Do Malaysians want a New Malaysia or return to Najib’s kleptocratic Malaysia?

The 2019 Budget presented by Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng in Parliament on Friday, 2nd November 2018 marks the first phase of the building of a New Malaysia started in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

The building of a New Malaysia, made possible by the courageous efforts Malaysians to re-set nation building policies after six decades, cannot be accomplished in a hundred days or in six months, but will take a decade or two.

All Malaysians must develop a Big Picture and Long-term Vision perspectives. But an important start for the building of a New Malaysia has been made in the past six months, for Malaysia to fulfil the dream to be a top world-class nation leveraging on the values and assets of the diverse races, religions, languages, cultures and civilizations which meet in confluence in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Three shocks from the Opposition in Parliament during the 2019 Budget presentation

I was wrong yesterday, I thought there would be an empty seat next to the Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, during the presentation of the 2019 Budget in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday as a day earlier, the United States Department of Justice had finally indicted fugitive financier Jho Loh and a former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner had pleaded guilty to 1MDB corruption and money-laundering charges.

Jho Low was charged in the federal court at the Eastern District of New York for conspiring to launder billions of dollars embezzled from 1MDB.

Low and former Goldman Sachs banker Ng Chong Hwa, also known as Roger Ng, were also charged with conspiring to violate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to paying bribes to Malaysian and Abu Dhabi officials. Read the rest of this entry »

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Can Najib continue to pretend that there is no such thing as the 1MDB scandal after the 1MDB criminal indictments in the US court, with Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner pleading guilty to corruption and money-laundering charges

Can former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak continue to pretend that there is no such thing as the 1MDB scandal after the 1MDB criminal charges by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) against fugitive financier Jho Low, with former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner pleading guilty to 1MDB corruption and money-laundering charges?

Jho Low was charged in the federal court at the Eastern District of New York for conspiring to launder billions of dollars embezzled from 1MDB.

Low and former Goldman Sachs banker Ng Chong Hwa, also known as Roger Ng, were also charged with conspiring to violate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to paying bribes to Malaysian and Abu Dhabi officials.

Another former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner had pleaded guilty to two charges of conspiring to launder money and conspiring to violate the FCPA by paying bribes to various Malaysian and Abu Dhabi officials, and forfeited US$43.7 million as a result of the crimes.

My first thought at the news in the United States was what would have happened if UMNO/Barisan Nasional had won the 14th General Election and Najib had not been toppled as Prime Minister on May 9, 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Did Najib ever cry for Malaysia?

“When the new coalition under Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reached 112 seats, we couldn’t help it. Both of us cried.”

This was said by a foreigner, former Swiss banker Xavier Justo when describing in an interview with Star what he and his wife, Laura, felt faraway in Switzerland on the historic night of the 14th Malaysian General Election on May 9, 2018.

The Swiss couple was not the only ones who cried that night.

Many Malaysians, inside and outside the country, cried that night – not out of anger, despair and hopelessness but because of disbelief, relief and hope that there is now a chance to save Malaysia.

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The ghost of Altantunya will continue to haunt Najib and Malaysia until there is a full and satisfactory investigation as to the motive for the heinous murder of the Mongolian murder and the real murderers brought to justice

When the heinous murder and the mysterious disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Kashoggi in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul hit the world headlines early this month, the first person I thought of was Altantnya Shaariibuu, who was murdered and whose remains destroyed with C4 explosives in Shah Alam on Oct. 16 twelve years ago.

The ghost of Altantunya Shaariibuu will continue to haunt former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Malaysia until there is a full and satisfactory investigation as to the motive for the heinous murder of the Mongolian murder and the real murders brought to justice.
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Is Najib prepared to spare the country from further pain, agonies and sufferings and come out with a forthright and straightforward admission of his major role in the 1MDB scandal?

The last five days must have been Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s worst five days in his entire life, which collectively should be worse than his darkest day of May 9, 2018 when he was toppled as the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia and sent into the political wilderness.

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Najib’s house of cards propping up his claim that the international 1MDB corruption and money-launderintg scandal was fake news and a concocted internatuional conspiracy by his political enemie to topple him from power collapsed when Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Ahmad Al-Jubeir met the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and denied that Najib’s infamous RM2.6 billion in his personal bank accounts had come from Riyadh.
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