Freeing FGV from Fiasco

Steps are being taken to untangle the mess in Felda Global Venture Bhd (FGV), which was listed five years ago to the one of the world’s premier commodity producer and end-to-end player, currently plagues with multiple controversies and alleged scandals.

NST story:

FGV crisis to end soon

(File pix) FGV chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad. Pix by Adi Safri

THE fate of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd’s (FGV) boardroom tussle will finally be resolved this week, and the ultimate decision will depend on its golden shareholder.

After a series of statements and counter-claims from both camps — FGV president and chief executive officer Datuk Zakaria Arshad and FGV chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad — a resolution could come as early as today.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had given his assurance that the issue would be settled before the end of Ramadan.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri will be celebrated on Sunday.

Zakaria, who was forced to take leave to facilitate an internal audit, has confirmed that he will reply to a show-cause letter from the board either today or tomorrow.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, which has initiated an investigation into FGV,
has made quick progress and the probe was 60 per cent completed as at Friday.

But the key factor will be the government, or specifically the Finance Ministry, which owns a golden share in the world’s third biggest palm oil producer .

“As the golden shareholder, the government has the jurisdiction to appoint and revoke three key positions in FGV,” a source told the New Straits Times yesterday.

“The positions are that of FGV chairman, FGV president and the Finance Ministry representative to the FGV board,” the source said.

Stakeholders, including the National Felda Settlers Children Association (Anak), have offered their own proposals for resolving FGV’s woes.

FGV, one of the biggest initial public offerings in the world when it was listed in 2012, debuted at RM5.39 per share.

Its share price and market capitalisation has taken a beating since then, attributed to low commodity prices, downstream losses and management issues. FGV closed at RM1.76 a share on Friday.

Anak chairman Mazlan Aliman had last week suggested that FGV’s biggest shareholder — the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) — call for an extraordinary shareholders meeting to vote on the re-composition of FGV’s board of directors.

This would be costly and take time, and was not likely to happen given the expected timeframe to resolve the impasse, the source said.

Anak members had also proposed that Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Samad replace Isa as FGV chairman, another unlikely possibility as it would go against the best interest of good corporate governance.

Shahrir was appointed Felda chairman in January. Prior to that, Isa was chairman of both Felda and FGV.

“Remember that a month ago, Felda submitted three names to be on the FGV board,” the source said, pointing out that Felda did not currently have board representation in FGV.

Felda’s proposed nominees for the FGV board are believed to be Felda board member Datuk Abu Bakar Harun, deputy director-general in economic development Datuk Ab Ghani Mohd Ali and deputy director-general in management Datuk Muzzammil Mohd Nor.

Last week, at a breaking-of-fast programme with more than 6,000 Felda settlers in Johor, Najib said the government was committed to transforming FGV into a corporate company with high value in terms of revenue and shares.

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This afternoon, Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission invited former FGV and Felda Chairman Tan Sri Isa Abdul Samad to be interviewed and probably had his statement taken in Putrajaya.

NST story:

MACC summons Isa, wife to Putrajaya HQ

(File pix) Former Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad and his wife have been called by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to have their statements recorded. Pix by Aizuddin Saad

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad and his wife have been called by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to have their statements recorded.

Sources told the New Straits Times that the commission has summoned the couple to its headquarters in Putrajaya tomorrow at 10am.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced that Isa had voluntarily relinquished his post as FGV’s chairman, and appointed Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob as acting chairman.

FGV is currently being investigated by MACC for possible misconduct and abuse of power following a boardroom tussle between Isa and suspended chief executive officer Datuk Zakaria Arshad.

On June 9, the NST reported that one of MACC’s focus areas was on alleged power abuse by a top official who had allowed FGV to pay for his wife’s travels on first-class flights although she is not entitled to such benefits.

Sources said this was among the details included in the documents that had been seized by the MACC earlier this month from the FGV headquarters at Menara Felda.

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This was after a series of MACC officers visits to FGV HQ at Menara Felda in KLCC and several documents were taken away last week.

It was after FGV BoD decided that CEO Dato’ Zakaria Arshad and CFO Ahmad Tifli be forced to take leave, pending internal investigations on the alleged wrongdoings in the operations of FGV.

The Star story:

Thursday, 8 June 2017 | MYT 1:23 PM

FGV: Isa welcomes MACC probe, but refuses to resign

image: http://www.thestar.com.my/~/media/online/2017/06/08/05/25/isa-samad-bne.ashx/?w=620&h=413&crop=1&hash=B83F250CCA9061D5192792AADAF0CE6D2A832BCF

- Bernama pic

– Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR: Saying he welcomes an ongoing corruption investigation, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad (pic) has rejected calls for him to step down following his public falling out with FGV’s suspended president and chief executive officer Datuk Zakaria Arshad.

Isa said there was no reason for him to resign as he did not do anything wrong.

Umno supreme council member Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi had on Wednesday called for both Isa and Zakaria to resign from their positions as their “open warfare” was shameful to FGV and showed that there was no consensus between the two.

“That is his opinion. Nowadays, there are so many views, some people understand and some don’t,” said Isa.

“It’s best to know the full story, which is what I’ve been saying – don’t interpret it differently,” he told reporters after presenting Ramadan aid to the needy at Menara Felda on Thursday.

Isa also said he welcomed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation into improprieties involving the company.

“That is their job. Let them do their work according to their process. My process (at the company level) is to issue a showcause letter, allow Zakaria to reply, and then we make a decision,” he said.

More than a dozen MACC officers had earlier arrived at Menara Felda here to retrieve documents belonging to Zakaria in relation to an investigation on delayed payments owed to FGV subsidiary Delima Oil Products Sdn Bhd by Safitex, an Afghan company it had dealings with.

Isa also said it was a “good move” to appoint former minister Datuk Seri Idris Jala as an independent party to offer recommendations on the suspension of Zakaria and three other senior managers.

“We welcome his appointment with open arms and, of course, we will work with him,” added Isa.

Zakaria and three others were issued a letter by Isa on Tuesday asking them to take an indefinite leave of absence pending a probe into the dealings between Delima Oil and Safitex.

The other three suspended officers are FGV chief financial officer Ahmad Tifli Mohd Talha, FGV Trading chief executive officer Ahmad Salman Omar, and Delima Oil Products senior general manager Kamarzaman Abd Karim.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/06/08/isa-welcomes-macc-probe/#Odltf153ykxY6hAA.99

Prior to the ‘suspension’ of Zakaria and Tifli, FGV Chairman Isa had asked Zakaria to resign and vacate his post.

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NST story:

Zakaria Tells Isa He Won’t Resign As CEO, Urge MACC To Investigate FGV

All were not done in accordance to Company’s Act 1965.

Isa was seen to be very arrogant in his conduct as the Chairman of the FGV BoD. Hence, he was literally brought down to size.

Bernama story as carried by The Mole:

Isa no longer chairman of FGV

by Syndicated News

Sulaiman held senior positions in the civil service and is now chairman of several companies.

Sulaiman held senior positions in the civil service and is now chairman of several companies.

Syndicated News

Written by Syndicated News

PUTRAJAYA — June 19, 2017: Tan Sri Isa Samad has voluntarily relinquished his position as Felda Global Ventures Holdings chairman and will be replaced by retired senior civil servant Tan Sri Dr. Sulaiman Mahbob.

Isa however has been appointed acting chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) also with immediate effect.

In announcing this today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he had earlier met with Isa and former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala to discuss FGV’s future and Isa’s role.

“Isa voluntarily agreed to relinquish his position as FGV chairman. In appreciation of Isa’s role, I agreed to appoint him the acting SPAD chairman,” Najib told reporters after handing over keys to owners of the 1M Public Servants Housing Programme (PPA1M) Selasih here today.

Najib said that internal action will be taken to determine the legal process and through the FGV inquiry board, the decisions against the FGV Chief Executive Officer Datuk Zakaria Arshad and three other senior executives who were asked to go on leave recently.

“This is necessary as it represents the governance principle of a public listed company. The investigation does not mean they are guilty. The FGV board will make a just decision as soon as possible,” he added.

According to Najib, the restructuring reflects the government’s desire to place FGV on a firm footing and ensure a bright future for the company.

Asked why Sulaiman was named acting chairman, he said: “This is until we make a final decision. We needed a quick change. If a new person is appointed by the board, it will take a while. We want FGV to operate uninterrupted.”

Sulaiman, 68, was an independent non-executive director of FGV as well as chairman of  Telekom Malaysia and the Minority Shareholders Monitoring Group, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research and Jambatan Kedua Sdn. Bhd.

He has vast experience, having served the government for over 38 years, including as director-general of the Economic Planning Unit and secretary-general of the then Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs. — Bernama

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The announcement came after Isa had been called to meet Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Despite the global economic recession in 2015-16 which affected the trade of commodity due to crash of raw oil price, FGV maintained profitability the past five years and dividend yield.

However, the market price of the stock dipped well below listed price of RM4.60. It hit bottom low recently, when the boardroom tiff between Isa and Zakaria became a nationwide headline.

It is necessary for the confidence towards FGV is nurtured back quickly. The ability to perform and pay dividend annually as a corporate entity is half of the story.

Public confidence, especially amongst the Felda settlers who were very bullish when Prime Minister Najib personally endorsed the listing of FGV and quip as “The new frontier for the FELDA community into global business” had the hope of so many of 113,000 settlers’ families.

The recovery of FGV confidence would prop back the market price and capitalisation. So many institutional investors representing the larger segment of Malaysians are the stakeholders.

 

Published in: on June 20, 2017 at 17:00  Comments (1)  

Misdirection of Facts

There are several ambiguities arisen from the second US Department of Justice (DoJ) announcement, which is a second almost to the first anniversary.

Considering there is no actual development since the explosive announcement made by former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch last July, DoJ did a follow up announcement.

The fact is that DoJ has never released where they get this source of information.

The Sun story:

DoJ urged to reveal identities of ‘opposition’ complainants on 1MDB

Pedestrians walk past a 1MDB billboard near the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) construction site in Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2014. — Sunpix by Asyraf Rasid

 

PETALING JAYA: The US Department of Justice (DoJ) must come clean and reveal the identities of Malaysians responsible for filing the complaints on alleged misappropriation linked with the state firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Barisan Nasional strategic communication director Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan said it was clear that the DoJ’s investigation was triggered by complaints made by certain individuals to undermine the government.

He claimed those who brought the complaints were playing a part in the opposition’s plot to topple Najib and the “democratically elected government of Malaysia”.

“My suspicion is that these complainants are actually Malaysians with heinous political agenda against the Prime Minister and the government,” he said.

“Malaysians deserve to know who these complainants are and the DoJ should reveal their identities immediately …,” he said in a statement.

The DoJ in an announcement of its latest civil suits on Thursday seeks to seize another US$540 million (RM2.3 billion) in assets allegedly stolen from 1MDB. The department had last year filed a similar suit in relation to the troubled firm.

1MDB in an immediate response said the allegations raised by the DoJ which had linked the firm were not backed with proof.

Reiterating 1MDB’s stand, Abdul Rahman, who is also the minister in the prime minister’s department, stressed that the state investment arm was not the party to the civil law suit filed by DoJ.

“In fact, the assets that the DoJ alleges were wrongfully procured and seeks to seize, were in fact purchased by entities that are not legally owned nor controlled by 1MDB,” he added.

Stating the suit as filled with “various unproven allegations”, Abdul Rahman said the law suit needed to be based on provable facts and not contain baseless rhetoric.

“More importantly, the allegations made by the DoJ must first be proven in a court of law, before it can be accepted as fact,” he added.

He also reminded that the 1MDB had previously been placed under scrutiny of the Public Accounts Committee, which the bipartisan parliament team had not found any evidence of misappropriation.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the DoJ should take legal action against Malaysian Official 1 (MO1).

Hishammuddin, who is Umno vice-president, added the DoJ is being “irresponsible” and would only loose its credibility for continuously making “baseless” allegations, without considering a legal action.

“If DoJ has proof, they should charge those they accuse. Don’t make baseless statements.

“This is justice, Those who are accused can explain and given a chance to clear their names.

“If they (DoJ) accuse and no (follow up) action, then their credibility should be questioned,” Hishammuddin said during a press conference after a briefing session on the party’s handbook on the 14th general election held at Putra World Trade Centre.

Hishammuddin explained by press charging, the DoJ will have a chance to confront the accused and settle the issue legally.

He added the DoJ will do a “big favour” to everyone by revealing who MO1 actually is should a trial be held.

“(MO1)could be anyone, people would want to spin it the way they want it to.

“This is all speculation, if they have proof they should charge, but until then, how would we know who is actually MO1,” he said.

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The arise the question why are they not transparent about it.

1. Compared from the previous leak where they have distorted the facts.

2. US authorities until today has not made an official request for evidence. Hence, they have no formal evidence to and with no official request Government-to-Government, they cannot use any evidence in court.

That is why they are taking civil action, because its based on informal leaked information which they are unable verify if its accuracy, veracity and genuine information.

The fact is that DoJ actually has nothing but unfounded leaked information which is neither can be validated nor accurate.

The interregnum period between the two administrations (Presidents Obama and Trump) which DoJ had no action made against AG Lynch’s pronouncement last July is evidently  clear they have nothing tangible to work with and on.

All except hearsay.

The third para stated on the DoJ press release on 15 June 2017:

“According to the complaints, from 2009 through 2015, more than $4.5 billion in funds belonging to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was allegedly misappropriated by high-level officials of 1MDB and their associates”.

What is even more interesting is the last para.

“A civil forfeiture complaint is merely an allegation that money or property was involved in or represents the proceeds of a crime. These allegations are not proven until a court awards judgment in favor of the U.S.”

There is a strong probability of the civil action to recover assets in the various forms listed vis-a-vis against individuals might fail due of lack of credible evidence.

Otherwise, many pondered on how did DOJ get so “alleged” accurate information from A-Z of everything which went on and about 1MDB and all related transactions.

It is interesting to track on the origin of this leak.

On the same note, DoJ has never requested for any evidence which has been investigated in Malaysia, by any of the authorities.

Needless to say it is very usual for US Government to very aggresive in requesting for evidence from friendly nations, which include Malaysia. More over, when it is about money laundering.

Why is it taking so long for this announcement to be made? Why is it takse so long to only to take civil action?

It is unusual for US law Enforcement agencies especially in the likes of FBI to be inefficient.

The next question is which US law enforcement agency contacted any of the Malaysian law enforcement agencies for anything with regards to this informal information?

Any international co-operation between US and Malaysia must be through the Attorney General Chambers. That is within the ambit of the US-Malaysia treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters.

The fact is that for the past year any informal communication between any Malaysian Enforcement Agency is informed to AGC.

This is the clear evidence this episose of political drama by DoJ is based in leaked and distorted information.

That itself is a miscarriage of justice.

To add icing to the conspiracy, WSJ which has been proven to fabricate their stories in the effort to sensationalise and make the 1MDB issue as contentious, been quoting “unnamed sources”.

This misdirection of facts is compounding to an unbelievable story a malfeasance in office, for those in the US DoJ.

Published in: on June 18, 2017 at 23:51  Comments (14)  

Tell it to the Marines!

US Department of Justice’s ‘follow up’ to the shelling of last summer’s ceremonial artillery shot which gave a loud bang and lots of smoke but did nothing, was actually bland and received a non event response from Malaysians.

The bluff was treated as an item of no longer sensational nor of any consequential value, especially the tough talk former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch sternly pronounced last year on the joint DoJ-FBI platform actually progressed no where but hot air, dissipated as it rises.

Blogger Lim Sian See detailed why the bluff failed:

Friday, 16 June 2017

Ten observations on DOJ’s June 2017 1MDB-related civil suit

Here are my thoughts on the latest civil suit based on that 250 pages court submission from the USA’s Department of Justice submission:

1. It is still a civil suit for forfeiture of assets and not a criminal suit.

Nothing has changed since last year except that more assets are listed. It is also important to note that civil asset forfeiture lawsuits are filed against the assets themselves and not individuals (such as Jhow Low etc). Owners of the assets can contest the forfeiture, which they are doing.

2. It is essentially a continuation of the previous suit in July 2016.

 
Nothing has changed since last year except that more assets are listed. However, the one that caught the public’s interest is the allegation of a USD27 million (RM118 million) diamond gifted to MO1’s wife – which everyone knows it refers to Datin Sri Rosmah, the Prime Minister’s wife. We shall go into detail on this later.
1MDB did not borrow or lose any more money since last year July 2016. In fact, 1MDB actually made significant progress in making money and paying off debts over the last year.

3.  None of the money allegedly spent or invest legally belongs to 1MDB.

This means that those money spent is not 1MDB’s money.  I had proven this extensively last year in this post.Events since my post one year ago had further confirmed this – especially the IPIC-1MDB settlement in April this year where IPIC was reported to have arranged a buyer for the USD2.5 billion worth of units while agreeing to the following: “The parties have also agreed to enter into good faith discussions in relation to payments made by 1MDB Group to certain entities.”
This is also the reason why 1MDB keeps insisting that none of their money has been lost.

4.  DOJ’s allegations that the BSI or Cayman units were over-valued or wrongly-valued are irrelevant to 1MDB

As previously explained, the value of the units are guaranteed by the real Aabar Investments PJS. As far as 1MDB is concerned, the minimum value of the units is what Aabar had guaranteed it for. As was reported by the Singapore press, Aabar had arranged a buyer for the USD2.5 billion units (which includes the USD940 million units remaining in the BSI funds) and that 1MDB had already started to receive the cash proceeds.

In 1MDB’s point of view, they had a certain money in the BSI units guaranteed by the real Aabar. Since the real Aabar had now gotten someone to buy the fund units and pay 1MDB the correct amount then there is no question of whether the fund units are worthless or undervalued or overvalued.

5.  DOJ’s allegations that money was siphoned off from 1MDB’s Deutsche Bank loan has nothing to do with 1MDB

DOJ reports that the Deutsche Bank loan was to pay for the cancellation of options held by Aabar in return for IPIC guaranteeing 1MDB’s USD3.5 billion loan in the year 2012.
According to the DOJ, the money was paid to a “fake” Aabar Seychelles which they claim had nothing to do with the real Aabar in Abu Dhabi.

However, DOJ also confirms that the sole director of Aabar Seychelles was the Managing Director of the real Aabar and that the shareholder of Aabar Seychelles listed in the certificate of incumbency (also known as the company registration) document is the real Aabar.

As far as 1MDB is concerned, they had used the Deutsche Bank loan to pay Aabar for the purpose of cancelling the options.  Whether it is a “fake Aabar” or “real Aabar” does not matter to 1MDB as long as the options were cancelled – and it was.  This is especially so since the party that had dealt with at that time as the official managing director Aabar, Mohamad Husseiny and the company registration documents had clearly stated that the owner of the “fake Aabar” is the real Aabar.

Therefore, if there was any siphoning of money or fraud, it was Aabar PJS in the Abu Dhabi which was defrauded – not 1MDB.

Which brings us to the next point…

6.  Neither Prime Minister Najib, Rosmah nor 1MDB was named as a defendant in the DOJ civil suit.

This means the US DOJ does not consider Najib, Rosmah or even 1MDB to have committed any wrong-doing. In fact, one Abu Dhabi’s sovereign USD125 billion fund Mubadala Investment Company which owns IPIC and Aabar now has now been named as an involved party whose interests will be affected.

7.  There is no evidence that Rosmah ever received the US$27 million diamond

First of all, receiving a gift is not illegal. According to the DOJ lawsuit, Jho Low had purchased USD200 million worth of jewelry over the years and had given it to various parties including to his mother.

Jho Low was also alleged to have given millions in jewelry to his alleged girlfriend, the super-hot Australian model Miranda Kerr who recently married the SnapChat billionaire founder .

So, if receiving a gift is illegal then Jho Low’s mother and Miranda Kerr will have to go to jail too.

However, the circumstances which the DOJ says that Rosmah was alleged to be the recipient of the diamond is very suspicious.

Firstly, the DOJ alleges that Rosmah viewed the diamond with a group of people on board of the yacht called Topaz.

The Topaz is not any ordinary yacht but at that time was the largest yacht in the world and was and is still owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed.

Sheikh Mansour is not only among the world’s richest man with a fortune estimated at USD38 billion (RM162 billion) in the year 2014 but he is also the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, minister of presidential affairs and member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi. He is the brother of the current President of UAE,
And plus, he is also the Chairman of IPIC and the boss of both Aabar Chairman Khadem Al-Qubaisi and also Aabar CEO Mohamed Badawy Al-Husseiny – the two persons most implicated in fraud and receiving funds in this entire 1MDB affair.
Both persons have never been charged for any crime. In fact, it was recently reported Khadem Al Qubasi is still in the UAE and under the protection of Sheikh Mansour Zayed.
This leaves us with two other possibilities.
1) The diamond may have been a gift from Sheikh Mansour to Rosmah. Arab royalty has a habit of giving expensive gifts to members of the leadership of other countries. After all, US$27 million is barely 2 days of interest for Sheikh Mansour’s US$38 billion fortune. 
This is assuming that Rosmah even received the diamond in the first place. After all, a VIP from another country does not simply go on to the world’s largest yacht owned by Arab royalty and one of the world’s richest persons without the owner knowing.
However, if Rosmah did receive the diamond as a gift from Sheikh Mansour then I think she should return it as it is inappropriate to receive such an expensive gift.
2) Rosmah never received the diamond at all and DOJ was misled by the false information fed by the opposition.

According to the DOJ suit, it is important to note that Rosmah did not make the order for the diamond, pay for the diamond nor personally received the diamond.

It has also never been proven that she even posses the diamond.

DOJ’s allegation is that a Malaysian friend had collected the diamond and she was supposed to then hand over the US$27 million (RM118 million) diamond to Rosmah. But there is never any proof that the diamond was handed over to Rosmah.
This brings us to the next point…

7.  The whole diamond necklace and DOJ lawsuit seems suspiciously politically-motivated

Firstly, the DOJ had no evidence that Rosmah ever received the diamond but proceeded to include that story in all its juicy details in the suit anyway.

Secondly, the story has always been consistent with the opposition story about Rosmah buyting diamonds and cincin – until PKR’s Rafizi Ramli was sued by Najib and said to the court that he was “just joking”

Thirdly, the timing is suspicious as it comes a week before Malays balik kampung for the Hari Raya where such a juicy story would be discussed.

It is no secret that Pakatan is hoping for a “Malay Tsunami” and such a story at such a timing would benefit Pakatan the most.

It is also no secret that Pakatan is working with and has received funding from George Soros to help topple the BN government and Najib.

Late last year, the famous expose website Wikileaks had leaked details of a March 2016 lobbying by George Soros to the US Government to remove Najib and replace him with Anwar Ibrahim.
please don’t call Anwar as a “barua” Amerika
One reason why the USA should remove Najib: China!

The secret documents from Wikileaks showed that Soros told the US Government that PM Najib is not fully loyal to the USA and plays both sides with China.

Soros also told the USA Governmetn that Anwar would be instrumental as the new leader of Malaysia if Najib falls. And even if Najib doesn’t fall, Anwar can provide the USA Govt with “insight and strategic leverage” on Malaysia.

Four months later after that lobbying, the USA Government’s DOJ launched a civil suit against 1MDB and popularizing the MO1 name to cause maximum damage to PM Najib and BN.

How coincidental and convenient!

Strangely, some pro-opposition individuals in Malaysia are even proud and prepared to be called a CIA agent or foreign agent as was reported just last week in MalaysiaKini.

Why would Malaysians and our opposition leaders want to work with foreign powers to launch propaganda attacks and bad-mouth Malaysia just so they can be the ones in power?That is sabotaging your own country, bro. It’s treason.

8.  1MDB’s profitability and progress is unaffected. No Malaysians or their future generations will end up paying for 1MDB’s debts.

Due to the April 2017 IPIC-1MDB settlement and also the past rationalization efforts, 1MDB now has assets of RM60 billion compared to still outstanding long-term (up to 2039) debts of an estimated RM41.7 billion.

If you can believe MalaysiaKini then the profitability of 1MDB will be even more as the forecast that the value of Bandar Malaysia is RM90 billion instead of RM26 billion.

Hence the value of 1MDB’s assets is RM124 billion compared to RM41.7 billion debt.

For so long, Pakatan and their friendly portals have been saying that govt will go bankrupt because of 1MDB’s debts (which is already substantially repaid with the rest taken care of) and that govt has to use GST, use fuel subsidies, use sugar price bla bla bla to bail out and that this debt will be a burden on your next generation and the generation after that.

But now the Pakatan folks are saying that Govt will make huge profits on 1MDB and there is no more debt that will be a burden on your next generation and the generation after that or need to bail-out?

So, there is no question of anyone having to pay for 1MDB’s debts. In fact, the possibility of 1MDB being very profitable is high.

9.  Unlike in the past, the financial markets did not react to the news of this DOJ suit.

The Ringgit did not weaken substantially and the stock market did not drop.

In fact, the Bursa stock market went up today despite the news. It continued its rally as Malaysia’s economy continues to perform well and our prospects continue to brighten. Investors continue to believe in the transformation agenda under Prime Minister Najib.

10.  Unlike in the past, Malaysians now seem indifferent to the DOJ-1MDB news

As Uber-Blogger Rocky Bru observed today:

“It’s been a year since the US Department of Justice made that explosive lawsuit announcement involving 1MDB. Since then, the Americans have elected a new President, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed his desire to be Prime Minister of Malaysia once again, and the DOJ’s lawsuit hasn’t moved an inch. The department’s latest “action” has similar elements and juicy bits that featured in its “action” of last July’s. So why aren’t Malaysians not debating it like they did last July? I belong to several dozens of WhatsApp groups but only one is discussing the DOJ’s action and by “discussing” I mean one individual has been providing all the links to DOJ news that might be spun against PM Najib Razak. Does that mean we are immune to news involving alleged corruption and stealing of billions from our coffers?

Or are Malaysians generally not buying what the DOJ’s claiming, especially since nothing has come out of their last action?”

To most people and also thanks to the successful rationalization of 1MDB and its tangible evidence of its progress, most people feel that the 1MDB story is stale or “basi”.
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DoJ over and over used the phrase “Acting in the name of the Malaysian people”, which is  totally in vain.

It is impossible to swallow if DoJ was sincere in their pursuit against a series of crimes including of kleptocracy, criminal breach of trust, falsification of declarations into international banking, money laundering, theft and other white collar felons, that the victims were never consulted, interviewed nor any statement taken from them.

First and foremost, the legally democratically elected Malaysian Government is ‘Of Malaysians, by Malaysians, for Malaysians’, which represented the majority through the Westminster styled Constitutional Monarchy democracy.

Second, the Attorney General which in office by the way of appointment by His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong is the representative of the Crown in conduct against criminal cases.

If the US Attorney General did not consult nor sought assistance for the case purported mentioned in a series of crime, then the intent of DoJ making a subsequent announcement proven without any action taken in between the first one last year, is very dodgy.

It is glaringly clear that the announcement then and yesterday, was  part of an agenda to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak where Opposition Leaders work hand-in-hand with Neo Con Jewish controlled media.

They might as well tell it to the Marines. It is because the sailors no longer believe in their tales of mermaids and sea monsters.

Published in: on June 17, 2017 at 01:00  Comments (7)  

Washington D.C.’s Wayang Tinggi, Part 2

The Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali was quick to hit out on US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) announcement about proceeding a civil action for “seeking the forfeiture and recovery of approximately USD540 million in assets”  purportedly in the name of 1MDB in the most peculiar investigation of crime by a law enforcement agency.

PRESS RELEASE

ATTORNEY GENERAL MALAYSIA 


US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FILING OF CIVIL ACTION

 

The Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia (AGC) takes note of the latest civil lawsuits by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ). This second action comes on the anniversary of the first, and appears to be a repeat of it. We would like to express frustration that yet again AGC was not informed or alerted by DoJ of this action.

 

We also note that there has been no evidence from any investigation conducted by any ‎law enforcement agencies in various jurisdictions that shows that money has been misappropriated from 1MDB; and that there have been no criminal charges against any individuals for misappropriation of funds from 1MDB.

 

1MDB is a Malaysian company and has been the subject of multiple investigations within Malaysia, including by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Auditor General and bi-partisan Public Accounts Committee. After review, we found that that no crime was committed. Presently there is still an ongoing investigation conducted by the Royal Malaysia Police concerning 1MDB.

 

We would like to express strong concerns at the insinuations that have been made against the Prime Minister of criminal wrongdoing. At no point in the civil claims is the Prime Minister named as a defendant or has been alleged to have committed any criminal wrong doing.

 

To date AGC has yet to receive any request from DoJ to obtain any information or evidence. However, we would welcome such a request in line with our commitment to international cooperation and the fight against money laundering.

 

As I have promised before, AGC will not hesitate to initiate proceedings against the perpetrators of criminal acts provided there is sufficient evidence to do so. Any wrongdoing will be punished and Malaysia will always uphold the rule of law.

 

TAN SRI DATO’ SRI HAJI MOHAMED APANDI BIN HAJI ALI,

ATTORNEY GENERAL MALAYSIA

16 JUNE 2017

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Sources within 1MDB confirmed none of US law enforcement authorities agents have ever taken any statement from anyone within the Malaysian strategic investment firm.

Nor from anyone from the Malaysian Government.

It is baffling for DoJ to investigate a complaint for purported crime of “Theft and money laundering of monies from 1MDB”, without actually conducting proper globally practiced and universally accepted methods for investigation of any crime.

It has been almost a year since former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch made her bombshell announcement dead serene during last summer, a few days after Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 1437H.

 DoJ statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 15, 2017

U.S. Seeks to Recover Approximately $540 Million Obtained From Corruption Involving Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund

The Justice Department announced today the filing of civil forfeiture complaints seeking the forfeiture and recovery of approximately $540 million in assets associated with an international conspiracy to launder funds misappropriated from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. Combined with civil forfeiture complaints filed in July 2016, seeking more than $1 billion, and civil forfeiture complaints filed last week seeking approximately $100 million in assets, this case represents the largest action brought under the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative. Assets now subject to forfeiture in this case total almost $1.7 billion.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco, Acting U.S. Attorney Sandra R. Brown of the Central District of California, Assistant Director Stephen E. Richardson of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, and Deputy Chief Don Fort of the IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) made the announcement.

According to the complaints, from 2009 through 2015, more than $4.5 billion in funds belonging to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was allegedly misappropriated by high-level officials of 1MDB and their associates. 1MDB was created by the government of Malaysia to promote economic development in Malaysia through global partnerships and foreign direct investment, and its funds were intended to be used for improving the well-being of the Malaysian people.

“The Criminal Division is steadfast in our efforts to protect the security, safety, and integrity of the American financial system from all manner of abuse, including by kleptocrats seeking to hide their ill-gotten or stolen wealth,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco.

“Today’s complaints reveal another chapter of this multi-year, multi-billion-dollar fraud scheme, bringing the total identified stolen proceeds to $4.5 billion. This money financed the lavish lifestyles of the alleged co-conspirators at the expense and detriment of the Malaysian people.

We are unwavering in our commitment to ensure the United States is not a safe haven for corrupt individuals and kleptocrats to hide their ill-gotten wealth or money, and that recovered assets be returned to the victims from which they were taken.”

“These cases involve billions of dollars that should have been used to help the people of Malaysia, but instead was used by a small number of individuals to fuel their astonishing greed,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Brown.

“The misappropriation of 1MDB funds was accomplished with an extravagant web of lies and bogus transactions that were brought to light by the dedicated attorneys and law enforcement agents who continue to work on this matter. We simply will not allow the United States to be a place where corrupt individuals can expect to hide assets and lavishly spend money that should be used for the benefit of citizens of other nations.”

“Today’s filing serves as a reminder of the important role that the FBI plays in rooting out international corruption. When corrupt foreign officials launder funds through the United States in furtherance of their criminal activity, the FBI works tirelessly to help hold those officials accountable, and recover the misappropriated funds,” said Assistant Director Richardson.

“I applaud all my colleagues and our international partners who have worked to help recover an immense amount of funds taken from the Malaysian people, who are the victims of this abhorrent case of kleptocracy.”

“Today’s announcement is the result of untangling a global labyrinth of multi-layered financial transactions allegedly used to divert billions of dollars from the people of Malaysia and fund the co-conspirators’ lavish lifestyles,” said Deputy Chief Fort.

“The IRS is proud to partner with other law enforcement agencies and share its world-renowned financial investigative expertise in this complex financial investigation. It’s important for the world to see, that when people use the American financial system for corruption, the IRS will take notice.”

As alleged in the complaints, the members of the conspiracy – which included officials at 1MDB, their relatives and other associates – diverted more than $4.5 billion in 1MDB funds.  Using fraudulent documents and representations, the co-conspirators allegedly laundered the funds through a series of complex transactions and shell companies with bank accounts located in the U.S. and abroad.

These transactions allegedly served to conceal the origin, source and ownership of the funds, and ultimately passed through U.S. financial institutions to then be used to acquire and invest in assets located in the U.S. and overseas.

The complaints filed today allege that in 2014, the co-conspirators misappropriated approximately $850 million in 1MDB funds under the guise of repurchasing certain options that had been given in connection with a guarantee of 2012 bonds. As the complaints allege, 1MDB had borrowed a total of $1.225 billion from a syndicate of banks to fund the buy-back of the options.

The complaints allege that approximately $850 million was instead diverted to several offshore shell entities. From there, the complaints allege, the funds stolen in 2014, in addition to money stolen in prior years, were used, among other things, to purchase a 300 foot luxury yacht valued at over $260 million, certain movie rights, high-end properties, tens of millions of dollars of jewelry, and artwork.

A portion of the diverted loan proceeds were also allegedly used in an elaborate, Ponzi-like scheme to create the false appearance that an earlier 1MDB investment had been profitable.

As alleged in the earlier complaints, in 2009, 1MDB officials and their associates embezzled approximately $1 billion that was supposed to be invested to exploit energy concessions purportedly owned by a foreign partner. Instead, the funds were transferred through shell companies and were used to acquire a number of assets, as set forth in the complaints. The complaints also allege that the co-conspirators misappropriated close to $1.4 billion in funds raised through the bond offerings in 2012, and more than $1.2 billion following another bond offering in 2013.

The FBI’s International Corruption Squads in New York City and Los Angeles, and the IRS-CI are investigating the case. Deputy Chief Woo S. Lee and Trial Attorneys Kyle R. Freeny and Jonathan Baum of the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Kucera and Christen Sproule of the Central District of California are prosecuting the case. The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs is providing substantial assistance.

The Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative is led by a team of dedicated prosecutors in the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, in partnership with federal law enforcement agencies, and often with U.S. Attorney’s Offices, to forfeit the proceeds of foreign official corruption and, where appropriate, to use those recovered asset to benefit the people harmed by these acts of corruption and abuse of office.

In 2015, the FBI formed International Corruption Squads across the country to address national and international implications of foreign corruption. Individuals with information about possible proceeds of foreign corruption located in or laundered through the U.S. should contact federal law enforcement or send an email to kleptocracy@usdoj.gov(link sends e-mail) (link sends e-mail) orhttps://tips.fbi.gov/.

 

A civil forfeiture complaint is merely an allegation that money or property was involved in or represents the proceeds of a crime. These allegations are not proven until a court awards judgment in favor of the U.S.

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US DoJ is throwing the “Acting in the name of the Malaysian people” totally in vain. They did not seek any assistance from the Malaysian law enforcement agencies, which include the Attorney General who is an officer appointed by His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong.

The Malaysian people is legally represented by the Government which was appointed to office by His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong, after obtaining the majority control of the 13th Parliament four years ago.

So who are these “Malaysian people” if DoJ failed to consult and sought assistance for the legally instituted democratically elected Government ‘Of Malaysians, by Malaysians and for Malaysians’?

There are individuals named in the same announcement made by AG Lynch last July. However, at the civil courts in the process to forfeit the assets of Low Taek Jho, DoJ agents are facing a stand off as the estoppel made by his family.

The latest news is about US DoJ taking him to face criminal charges.

Fortune story:

Financier at the Center of Malaysia’s Huge Financial Scandal Faces U.S. Criminal Charges

Joseph Hincks

Mar 22, 2017

The Malaysian financier at the center of the country’s 1MDB scandal, which could turn out to be one of the largest cases of financial fraud in history, is set to face criminal charges from U.S. authorities, the Wall Street Journal reports citing an unnamed source.

Criminal charges against the financier Jho Low—who has a reputation for throwing expensive parties and hanging with Hollywood celebrities—would follow separate civil asset-seizure lawsuits filed by the U.S. Justice Department in July.

The civil suits seek more than $1 billion in allegedly stolen assets, including van Gogh and Monet paintings and U.S. real estate. The 35-year-old is accused of attempting to funnel billions of dollars from a Malaysian state fund called 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB, and launder it through a series of international transactions.

People familiar with the U.S. investigation told the Journal that the Justice Department was also attempting to tack newly uncovered assets onto the civil claim, such as a 300-foot yacht.

Low, whose family is contesting the asset-seizure lawsuits, has previously described himself to journalists as a victim of Malaysian political infighting

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Even that story is not credible because quoted Wall Street Journal, who have over and over again used “An unnamed source” as a story reference throughout their skewed and even false reports on 1MDB, which include Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Needless to say, DoJ’s second announcement supposedly to create a shock ripple is nothing but artillery shots firing blank shells. It is loud and smokey but totally ceremonial and no lethal value.

Then again, DoJ’s lack of proper investigation which include statements from those who are purported been robbed but actions already initiated is very much the manifestation of the typical ‘Cowboy’ attitude which the wild, wild west is infamous for.

Shoot first and some quite some more, and then only ask the questions.

It is very much the dramatisation to tickle the mind for the action fix which the American media commercially thrived over the past century and nothing more.

*Updated noon

Media statement, by the ‘aggrieved party’:

Media statement by 1Malaysia Development Berhad 
Issued on 16 June 2017

For immediate publication
US Department of Justice Lawsuits
1MDB notes the contents of a civil lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) against certain assets.
1MDB highlights that it is not a party to the civil lawsuit nor has it been contacted by the DOJ in relation to this matter.
1MDB notes that the civil lawsuit does not contain any appendices with documentary proof or witness statements to support the allegations made by the DOJ.
As previously stated, 1MDB will fully cooperate with any foreign lawful authority, subject to international protocols governing such matters and the advice of the relevant domestic lawful authorities.
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Dedak Tak Serupa Bikin?

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia pemborong bahan asas sempena Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 1438H?

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia melancarkan Treasure Hunt sempena Ramadan 1438H?

Ramadan merupakan bulan dimana Iblis dan Syaitan dibelenggu dan sekiranya berlaku amalan yang berbaur kearah kejahatan seperti amalan rasuah (termasuk rasuah politik), ianya kelemahan manusia itu sendiri dan tidak dipengaruhi syaitan.

Amalan bersedekah, terutama bulan mulia seperti Ramadan merupakan amat dimuliakan Allah SWT. Namun sebelum ujud Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, apakah pemimpin tertinggi dan kanan bersedekah sebegitu banyak sekali sehingga berlori-lori dan dilancarkan sedemikian rupa?

Kami tidak mahu menuduh sumbangan sempena Ramadan dan Syawal 1438H ini merupakan “Dedak” kerana Pengerusi PPBM Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad sendiri pernah mengecam begitu ramai pihak terutama pemimpin-pemimpin tertinggi dan kanan UMNO dan strategic Kerajaan kerana menerima “Dedak”.

Namun apa yang nyata, ‘sumbangan’ yang kemungkinan besar akan dijawab sebagai “Lakonan pihak tertentu untuk memburukkan kami” terutama dengan pelepasan lori oleh bendera PPBM ini, tidak berlaku pada 1437H.

Hakikatnya, begitu banyak sumber kewangan perlu diujudkan untuk mengadakan sebegitu jumlah besar bahan makanan asas.

Apakah ada pihak bersumber kewangan begitu tegap, sedia tampil untuk menjayakan “Lakonan ini”?

Apa yang menarik, sekiranya ujud pihak sedemikian kami ingin mengutarakan mengapa sebelum PPBM begitu aktif berkempen merata ceruk dimana terdapat undi orang Melayu, tiada agihan bahan asas keperluan ini kepada mereka yang memerlukan.

Contoh paling terbaik ialah bantuan asas bagi gelandangan dan golongan fakir miskin dimerata Lembah Klang dimana pelbagai pihak termasuk NGO begitu bergiat menyediakan makanan bagi mereka yang memerlukan.

Usaha ini berterusan sepanjang tahun.

Satu pakej lengkap pemberian ikhlas PPBM Ramadan 1438H

Secara kebetulan, ura-ura PRU XIV akan diadakan lewat tahun ini begitu terserlah niat yang tersirat sebalik yang tersurat atau yang dizahirkan secara filtrah.

 

Published in: on June 10, 2017 at 21:30  Comments (2)  

Arrogance On Agenda Prevalent Over Sentiments

British Prime Minister Theresa May is bent to continue in the position despite the Conservative Party managed to win the 2017 UK snap general election short of majority control in the House of Commons, in a campaign which turned against her primarily for the arrogance.

BBC story:

May to form ‘government of certainty’ with DUP backing

Media captionTheresa May: ‘Let’s get to work’

Theresa May has said she will put together a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists that can provide “certainty” for the future.

Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace, she said only her party had the “legitimacy” to govern, despite falling eight seats short of a majority.

Later, she said she “obviously wanted a different result” and was “sorry” for colleagues who lost their seats.

But Labour said they were the “real winners”.

The Lib Dems said Mrs May should be “ashamed” of carrying on.

The Tories needed 326 seats to win another majority but, with 649 out of the 650 seats declared, they fell short and must rely on the DUP to continue to rule.

In a short statement outside Downing Street, which followed a 25-minute audience with The Queen, Mrs May said she would join with her DUP “friends” to “get to work” on Brexit.

She said he intended to form a government which could “provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country”.

Referring to the “strong relationship” she had with the DUP but giving little detail of how their arrangement might work, she said the government would “guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks” that begin in just 10 days’ time.

“Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years,” she said.

“And this gives me the confidence to believe that we will be able to work together in the interests of the whole United Kingdom.”

Later, she told reporters that she “wanted to achieve a larger majority but that was not the result”.

“I’m sorry for all those candidates who weren’t successful, and sorry for MPs who were ministers who lost their seats. As I reflect on the results, I will reflect on what I need to do to take the party forward.”

Theresa May speaks to the nation outside Downing StreetImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionMrs May’s husband was at her side as she addressed the nation
Mrs May's car leaves Buckingham PalaceImage copyrightPA
Image captionThe PM earlier visited Buckingham Palace
DUP leader Arlene FosterImage copyrightEPA
Image captionThe DUP, who are meeting to discuss their options, are strong supporters of Brexit

DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed that she had spoken to Mrs May and that they would speak further to “explore how it may be possible to bring stability to this nation at this time of great challenge”.

While always striving for the “best deal” for Northern Ireland and its people, she said her party would always have the best interests of the UK at heart.

It is thought Mrs May will seek some kind of informal arrangement with the DUP that could see it “lend” its support to the Tories on a vote-by-vote basis, known as “confidence and supply”.

Conservative MP Dominic Raab said the country needed “certainty and direction”, and an agreement between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party was the “only viable option”.

The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said the PM had returned to No 10 a “diminished figure”, having ended up with 12 fewer seats than when she called the election in April.

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: An “incredible result” for the Labour party

She had called the election with the stated reason that it would strengthen her hand in negotiations for the UK to leave the EU – the talks are due to start on 19 June.

But with the London seat of Kensington yet to declare, the Tories are on 318 seats, ahead of Labour on 261, the SNP 35 and the Lib Dems on 12. The DUP won 10 seats.

As it stands, the Tories and the DUP would have 328 MPs in the Commons, giving it a wafer-thin majority although as Sinn Fein will not be taking its seven seats, the new administration will have slightly more room for manoeuvre.

Hung parliament

The Conservatives have argued in the event of a hung Parliament, Mrs May gets the opportunity to form a government first, as her predecessor David Cameron did in 2010 when there was also no clear winner but the party had comfortably more seats than their nearest rival.

Labour has said it is also ready to form a minority government of its own, after far exceeding expectations by picking up 29 seats in England, Wales and Scotland.

But even if it joined together in a so-called progressive alliance with the SNP, Lib Dems, Green Party and Plaid Cymru, it would only reach 313 seats – well short of the 326 figure needed.

Mrs May has faced calls to quit from within her own party, with Anna Soubry saying she should consider her position after a “disastrous” campaign.

However, other MPs have urged her to stay on, with Iain Duncan Smith saying a leadership contest would be a “catastrophe”.

Media captionUKIP’s Paul Nuttall: “I am standing down with immediate effect”

The BBC’s assistant political editor Norman Smith said the DUP did not regard Mrs May as a “permanent fixture” and this raised the possibility of a change in leader in the summer, given that he believed serious progress over Brexit was unlikely to be made before the German parliamentary elections in September.

Reacting to the result, European Council president Donald Tusk said there was now “no time to lose” over Brexit, while the European Parliament’s chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said it was an “own goal” and made negotiations more “complicated”.

Mr Corbyn, speaking after being re-elected in Islington North, said it was time for Mrs May to “make way” for a government that would be “truly representative of the people of this country”. He later told the BBC it was “pretty clear who has won this election”.

“We are ready to serve the people who have put their trust in us,” he said – but he also stressed he would not enter into any “pacts or deals” with other parties.

Unite union leader Len McCluskey said Labour’s result was “an incredible advance” and it would not be long before they were in government.

The Green Party, which held its one seat at the election but saw its total vote halve, said a Conservative government propped up by the DUP would be a “coalition of chaos”.

In other major developments:

Lord O’Donnell, formerly the UK’s top civil servant, told the BBC that the prime minister had a duty to stay in post “for now” and had the right to seek the confidence of the House of Commons by asking it to approve a Queen’s Speech on 19 June.

Meanwhile, UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has quit after his party failed to win any seats and saw its vote collapse across the country.

Media captionNicola Sturgeon says the SNP ‘will listen to voters’

In a night of high drama, the SNP remained the largest party in Scotland but lost 21 seats to the Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems. Leading figures in the party such as Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson were defeated.

Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg also lost his seat while Tim Farron clung on by less than 800 votes in his Cumbrian constituency.

But Vince Cable and Jo Swinson are among the Lib Dems returning to the Commons after winning their former seats back.

In more results from the night:

Speaking after a mixed night of results for his party, Mr Farron paid tribute to Mr Clegg and the other MPs who lost their seats.

Mrs May had “put the future of the country at risk with arrogance and vanity”, he added, saying she should resign “if she has an ounce of self respect”.

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Despite Prime Minister May presenting a better team to begin the negotiation on Brexit which majority of Britons decided the future to go for Britain to leave the European Union (EU), many believed she botched on her campaign on social issues.

She was very focused on the series of multilateral negotiations from Brussels and later with the 27 nation members of the exclusive club, which shall be within 10 days after this result.

The Labour party under Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn echoed the soundbites on social issues which resonate the aspirations to the younger and lower middle class Brits.

The galvanised votes from this segment provided the credible support for Labour to deny Prime Minister May the thumping mandate she yearned before facing her opposite all over the Continent and be used to in the multilateral-multifaceted series of negotiations.

Prickly issues such as tariff, movement of goods and services, immigration and other taxation and excise that would exist in he basket upon Britains’s departure from EU which was developed from the Common Market.

Hardline unionist and left leaning Labour leader Corbyn promised to increase minimum wage to £10.00 per hour, increase corporation tax from 17% to 26% and higher income tax for individuals.

Corbyn even wanted to impose the 20% consumption tax VAT on private education.

The mathematics on how taking away from the businesses and the minority in the societal pyramid to promote strategic economic growth through the means of public spending and disparaging budget deficits has not logically been manifested. At least not to accountants, bankers nor even economists.

 

Prime Minister May decided to hold on to office after an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as the leader of a minority government whilst negotiation is being carried out with the right wing Unionist party from Northern Ireland.

The ten DUP seat would add the numbers for the Tory party to have a majority control in the House of Commons.

The Ullster Unionist is a right wing party which is pro-remaining in the Union and in many ways, is like Conservative.

Prime Minister May’s political gambit to call for a snap election for a thumping mandate as the precursor before meeting the stiff collars and bureaucrats in Brussels proven to be a disaster.

She was arrogant to prioritise her agenda for Brexit and cocksure of the support her fellow countryman would able to sort the trees from the woods.

Seasoned Corbyn who speaks the lingo of the common man, had impeccable manipulation of issues and echoing idealism combined the fitting oratory skill, that is very attractive to younger and working class Brits.

Regardless whether of not the offerings add up and in the final analysis it would bring progress to Britain and her people in steeper challenging times up ahead, in anticipation of global trade trends and vector, it serves as lesser importance.

Political analysts such as Jeremy Paxman proven that Corbyn contradicted himself in many principles and issues he previously sternly stoop up against such as the royal family as titular Head for the Nation, nuclear deterrent program, policy on terrorism, Falklands and even nationalisation of banks,

When push comes to shove, by May coming back as a minority prime minister is actually history which has proven again itself again,  prevalent for Britain where unpopular leaders take the bull by its horn and ride the rodeo. Time would be the judge for her to be in the ranks of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.

Napolean Bonaparte, the most successful leader to unite Europe quipped United Kingdom as “A nation of shopkeepers”, which depicts the entrepreneurial trait of the Brits. A little later, innovation and technology made her an industrialised nation and the industry revolution kicked off where the ideology of workers’ right through political movement was born.

It is out of fashion for Britain to move forward in the ideology of leftist-leaning-workers-centric as the core philosophy and policy of the central government in the wake for Britain is  no longer an industrial powerhouse as she was.

Instead, the island nation is the most powerful industrious capitalists’ heaven in form of the City, renown for innovation, science and technology development, design and craftsmanship and intellectual property which thrived the past three centuries.

Needless to say, May’s arrogance to cling on to her job and hopefully retain the right team to work towards the best deal for Britain after the Article 50 has been filed could probably the best deal despite according to Corbyn, it is a bad deal.

This is not withstanding Britain is also in the active loop of global extremism and terrorism by madmen who bastardised the skewed interpretation of their religion and do evil deeds. The past month saw the Westminster attack, the brutal bombing at Manchester Arena and a few days on London Bridge and Borough Market.

Hence, it is apt to for a leader to be arrogant in the ways to protect these invaluable forms of treasure especially in challenging times and impossible odds as oppose to patiently trying to bring everyone up of the same page, which is very costly considering the age of democracy provided the deafening noises driving towards confusion.

“I will now form a government, a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at the critical time fir our country. It is clear the Conservative and Unionist Party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding the majority in the House of Commons”.

In the final analysis, strategic planning, facts, economics and financial modelling and projection and wit in the typical British sarcasm and even infused with dosages arrogance, is the special concocted deal deemed necessary over idealism, pervasive melancholy and obsolete popularism.

 

 

 

 

Published in: on June 9, 2017 at 23:00  Leave a Comment  

Liars’ Liaison

The conspiracy to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak with fake news based on fabricated so called ‘evidence’, is desperately grappling with lies when they continue to hype on falsehood that could be easily be debunked with facts.

Malaysiakini story:

Bekas IGP: Akaun Najib sudah tutup, bagaimana bayar Shafee?

Alyaa Azhar
7 Jun 2017, tengahari 2:09 (Dikemaskini 7 Jun 2017, petang 4:31)

 

Bekas Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Musa Hassan mempersoalkan kesahihan laporan Sarawak Report yang mendakwa Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak membayar peguam terkemuka Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah sebanyak RM9.5 juta.

Beliau pada mulanya merujuk laporan Malaysiakini bertarikh 8 Ogos 2015, tetapi kemudiannya menjelaskan ia adalah laporan bertarikh 15 Ogos yang bertajuk “US$650m from Najib’s account sent abroad” yang menyatakan bahawa akaun Najib di Ambank telah ditutup pada 30 Ogos 2013.

“Jadi macam mana kalau akaun sudah tutup (tetapi) wang RM9.5 juta ini boleh dibayar kepada peguam tersebut?

“Saya rasa benda ini tidak betul kerana akaun dah tutup pada 30 Ogos tapi bayaran (dibuat) pada 11 Sept 2013 dan 17 Feb 2014.

“Jadi bagi saya tidak betul,” katanya.

Walau bagaimanapun, pasukan petugas khas pada 9 Julai 2015 mendedahkan bahawa Najib mempunyai sekurang-kurangnya dua akaun Ambank Islamic – yang lain telah ditutup pada 9 Mac 2015.

Pasukan petugas khas yang ditubuhkan untuk menyiasat skandal berkaitan dengan 1MDB dan SRC International, terdiri daripada bekas Peguam Negara Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, bekas Gabenor Bank Negara Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, bekas Ketua Pesuruhjaya Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed dan Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Minggu lalu, Sarawak Report yang memetik kertas siasatan yang kononnya bocor melaporkan bahawa Najib membayar Shafee dari akaun sama miliknya di mana dana SRC dipindahkan. SRC adalah sebuah firma milik negara, dan bekas anak syarikat 1MDB.

Shafee bertindak sebagai ketua pendakwa dalam kes liwat II membabitkan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim apabila perkara itu dibawa ke mahkamah rayuan dan persekutuan.

Malaysiakini tidak dapat untuk mengesahkan kesahihan laporan Sarawak Report itu.

Najib, sebelum ini berulang-kali menafikan beliau menyalahgunakan dana awam untuk kepentingan peribadi.

Menolak dakwaan Sarawak Report yang dianggap sebagai fitnah, Musa berkata beliau juga adalah mangsa dakwaan seumpama itu apabila beliau menyiasat pertuduhan liwat pertama terhadap Anwar pada tahun 1998.

“Dulu masa saya menyiasat kes liwat pertama, saya pun difitnah, mengatakan saya terima RM5 juta daripada Mahathir, diletakkan dalam akaun saya di Singapura.

“Bagi saya tak betul la kerana saya tak terima pun duit RM5 juta,” kata Musa.

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The Opposition made a police report against renown criminal lawyer Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah and had the audacity to demand him to take a leave of absence from his duties, based on Newcastle-Brown’s latest lie.

Free Malaysia Today story:

PKR Youth makes police report, tells Shafee to go on leave

| June 5, 2017

It wants police to probe allegation by Sarawak Report that prominent lawyer was paid RM9.5 million.

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KUALA LUMPUR: PKR Youth today lodged a police report against prominent lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah following an allegation by whistleblower portal Sarawak Report that he received RM9.5 million from Prime Minister Najib Razak.

PKR Youth leader Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said police must investigate the relationship between Najib and Shafee to uncover why such a large sum of money was paid by Najib through his personal bank account, as claimed by Sarawak Report.

Nik Nazmi also called on Shafee to immediately take leave from his duties as a lawyer, including in a case in which he was representing Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin in a RM100 million defamation suit filed by former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

“I think this is the best course of action for him since he has already taken a lot of sick leave, and it would be even better for him to rest while the investigation is being carried out,” he said, adding that Shafee should let another lawyer represent Khairy.

Nik Nazmi said PKR Youth would also press the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Bar Council to investigate Najib and Shafee if the two continued to remain silent on the allegation.

Sarawak Report recently reported that Shafee, who was specially appointed to lead the prosecution in the Anwar sodomy case in February 2015, which resulted in the former deputy prime minister being jailed for five years, received the money from an AmBank account belonging to Najib.

The portal also published screenshots showing two transactions totalling RM9.5 million, the first in February 2014, two weeks before the Court of Appeal decision which overturned the High Court’s acquittal of Anwar.

Sarawak Report alleged that the money was paid from an account linked to Najib, who came under heavy fire in 2015 after reports by The Wall Street Journal claimed RM2.6 billion had been channelled into his personal bank accounts.

Najib denied any wrongdoing, saying the money had been a donation from the Saudi royal house to fund Umno’s general election campaign in 2013.

On Jan 26, 2016, he was cleared by Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali of any criminal offence in relation to the donation.

The government had stated earlier that Shafee was paid only RM1,000 for his services in the Anwar prosecution.

FMT’s attempts to contact the lawyer for a response have not been successful so far.

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The desperation of the Opposition to divert voters’ attention apparent on the decline of confidence towards them, especially after Fourth Prime Minister and Fifth UMNO President Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s party of dejected UMNO leaders and members joined the Pakatan Harapan guild.

Slandering Shafee is deemed necessary in the light of the current civil dispute between de facto Opposition Leader and convict for the heinous crime of sodomy Anwar Ibrahim, in the court now.

It is expected more lies be concocted to unravel the dark crisis between Opposition party leaders within Pakatan Harapan, after Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Chairman Dr Mahathir reiterated his desire to be the prime minister again.

 

The Star story:

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 | MYT 10:38 AM

Dr M repeats desire to be PM again

- AFP

– AFP

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he will consider becoming prime minister again “for a short while” if there is consensus and no other candidate for the post emerges.

In a report by the Nikkei Asian Review published on Tuesday, the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman said it is possible he could return to the premiership if the Opposition wins the next general election.

“If there is no candidate … I might try, only on condition that everybody agrees,” the Japanese business journal quoted him as saying.

However, Dr Mahathir emphasised that his main focus is to lead the Opposition to victory as he has “a lot of experience in winning elections.”

The former prime minister also stated that he did not abuse his powers during his tenure.

“The prime minister has become too powerful. I was powerful, but I didn’t abuse my powers. That is why I was re-elected five times,” he said.

Dr Mahathir was in Tokyo on Tuesday to attend the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia, a forum for Asian political leaders.

He is Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister, holding the position for 22 years from 1981 to 2003.

There have been criticisms that during his tenure as prime minister, his administration actively curbed civil liberties including the freedom of speech, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom of the press, among others.

He was also criticised for using the Internal Security Act (ISA), which has since been repealed, to silence his detractors and detain activists and political opponents.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/06/07/dr-m-i-would-consider-being-pm-again/#CGyR44UsXxEXPyRs.99

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It is incredibly outrageous for the series of lies one on top of another, often later it self contradiction, manifested in fake news and be hyped and harped over and over again are conceited by the Opposition and foreign media, especially Rewcastke-Brown’s political assassin blog.

This not withstanding the fabrication of so called ‘evidence’ be offered as lemon actually sold to some people.

It is very refreshing a stiff ramrod of principles and speaking the truth former IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan to step up and debunk such fake news, with challenges that they would not able to fulfil.

 

Published in: on June 7, 2017 at 23:30  Leave a Comment  

Langkah kanan atau kiri?

Lapan jam lagi, genaplah tujuh hari Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) memberikan akhbar The Star peluang untuk menjawab Surat Tunjuk Sebab mengenai mukadepan akhbar tersebut 27 Mei 2017 yang dianggap menghina masyarakat Islam Malaysia.

Foto memaparkan kuasautama akbar The Star.

(Dari kiri) Dato’ Leanne Goh (Ketua Pengarang yang digantung sementara), N Dorairaj (Pengarang Eksekutif yang digantung sementara), Dato Seri Wong Chun Wai (Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan, kini memangku Ketua Pengarang), June Wong (Pengarang).

Muka depan akbar The Star Sabtu 27 Mei 2017 bersamaan 1 Ramadan 1438H

Apakah akbar The Star sekadar memohon maaf (sekali lagi) atau tindakan lebih keras akan diambil?

Tindakan yang dimaksudkan ialah menggantikan Ketua Pengarang, Pengarang Eksekutif dengan suntikan darah dan muka baru diperingkat teratas pengarang akhbar.

Atau KDN akan menggantung permit menerbitkan akhbar sementara berlaku perubahan struktur anggota kanan akhbar tersebut, amat ditunggu sebilangan rakyat Malaysia dengan penuh rasa berdebar.

Hakikatnya, The Star bukan pertama kali mengguris hati masyarakat Islam Malaysia. Akhbar berbahasa Inggeris hanya terlepas sekadar memohon maaf sahaja.

Ianya amat ketara setelah ‘Tsunami Politik’ 8 Mac 2008 dimana Pembangkang menguasai pentadbiran lima buah negeri.

Parti Chauvinis Cina DAP mengambil alih kuala di Pulau Pinang, negeri dimana akhbar berbahasa Inggeris edaran terbesar mula bertapak.

The Star pernah digantung pada 29 Oktober 1987 selama enam bulan.

Dikatakan pihak pengarang akhbar ini mula mengamalkan peluang memaparkan kepentingan Pembangkang, terutama DAP dengan kadar 40:60 berbanding dengan parti pemerintah, Barisan Nasional (BN).

Ini mungkin berkaitan kecenderungan pihak pengarang sendiri yang pro-DAP berbanding MCA, tonggak kuasa politik mewakili masyarakat Cina dalam formula pengkongsian kuasa BN semenjak tahun 1955 lagi.

Peralihan dasar yang tidak didokumenkan ini mudah dihujahkan sebagai memberikan ‘berita yang seimbang’ bagi paparan pembaca dikalangan rakyat Malaysia.

Kecenderungan The Star memihak kepada DAP ini bleh dilihat apabila Ketua Biro sebuah negeri ditukarkan ke negeri lain apabila memaparkan cerita yang meletakkan parti Chauvinis Cina itu dalam paparan yang tidak memihak kepada mereka.

Ini juga jelas apabila pendapat liberal yang akan menimbulkan keresahan majoriti masyarakat Melayu-Islam Malaysia yang konservatif, atas dasar ‘Moderat’.

Mereka yang dikatakan pencerna masyarakat ‘Moderat’ Malaysia, walaupun terdapat beberapa yang sering berpendapat bertentangan dengan mengutarakan tafsiran yang membatasi nilai amalan konservatif Melayu-Islam, iaitu majoriti rakyat Malaysia

Pengarang Kumpulan Media The Star Wong Chun Wai tidak wajar menjadi penggerak ‘Kearah Masyarakat Malaysia Moderat’ selepas beberapa kali akbar ini menyinggung sensitiviti masyarakat Melayu-Islam, yang menjadi majoriti rakyat Malaysia.

Apakah episod kali ini akan berakhir dengan orang Melayu terpaksa beralah, atas asas “Menjaga sensitiviti” dalam kancah politik yang begitu dirundum dengan pelbagai ribut dewasa ini.

Faktor undi masyarakat Cina mula kembali kepada BN sebagaimana yang dilihat dalam PRN Sarawak dan PRK kembar Sungei Besar-Kuala Kangsar dalam tempoh setahun lepas perlu diutamakan, merupakan timbangan penting kemelut sekarang ini.

Bak kata Ibrahim Pendek dalam film ‘Ali Baba Bujang Lapok’, “Mari kita lihat siapa yang kena!”.

Published in: on June 5, 2017 at 00:30  Comments (2)  

Always bitten, never shy

HRH Sultan of Selangor Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah expressed his titah murka to PKR MP for Subang V Sivarasa for his outright rude act to speak in front of the mimbar in the prayer hall of a mosque in Kampung Melayu Subang, more over in the holy month of Ramadan recently.

The Malay Mail Online story:

Speak all you want, but never inside mosques, Sultan tells Sivarasa

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/speak-all-you-want-but-never-inside-mosques-sultan-tells-sivarasa#sthash.3IRDVGP8.dpuf

Sivarasa (right) was shown speaking at the mosque in Kampung Melayu Subang on May 24. — Picture by Choo Choo MaySivarasa (right) was shown speaking at the mosque in Kampung Melayu Subang on May 24. — Picture by Choo Choo May

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — Subang MP R. Sivarasa was today personally criticised by the Sultan of Selangor for giving a speech at a state mosque last month.

According to Malaysiakini, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah specifically mentioned the PKR lawmaker when criticising politicians for giving speeches at state mosques despite the ruler’s decree forbidding such acts.

“I am saddened by the recent incident at Masjid An-Nur, Kampung Melayu Subang, where Sivarasa had given a speech in the prayer hall, despite my repeated reminders not to allocate mosques to be used for politics, be it by Muslims or non-Muslims,” he was quoted as saying by the news portal.

The Sultan explained that he prohibited politicians from making speeches in mosques as he did not want Muslims to be divided.

The ruler said politicians such as Sivarasa were free to deliver as many speeches as they want as long as they did not do so in mosques and prayer halls.

He said these speeches could even be made directly outside mosques.

“I have no objections, it is up to the people whether they want to listen or not, but never speak in the mosque or mosque compound,” he said later in the report.

Sivarasa was shown speaking at the mosque in Kampung Melayu Subang on May 24.

The Sultan subsequently directed Selangor religious authorities to take action against the mosque for defying his decree.

Sivarasa later denied delivering a political speech in the mosque, and said he spoke briefly when invited to do so by the organisers of the event.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/speak-all-you-want-but-never-inside-mosques-sultan-tells-sivarasa#sthash.3IRDVGP8.dpuf

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Sivarasa denied that he spoke on political matters in Masjid An Nur. However, the little explanation that he offered is about his political work as the MP since 2008.

According to Director of Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS) Dato’ Harith Kassim, HRH Tuanku Sultan personally went through the JAIS report on Sivarasa’s appearance and speech in the mosque because the matter isn’t to be taken lightly.

HRH Tuanku Sultan Selangor also personally expressed his murka (dismay) on the matter through JAIS Director Harith.

This is not the first time the sanctity of the mosque is violated by Opposition MP, by given speeches in the prayer hall. More over in the month of Ramadan.

Seven Ramadans ago, then DAP MP for Serdang Teoh Nie Ching spoke in font of the mimbar of a surau in her constituency. She was blatantly uncouth to appear in a Muslim house of worship without wearing the proper dress code.

The Star story:

Sunday, 29 August 2010 | MYT 12:00 AM

Serdang MP to apologise over surau gaffe

Serdang MP Teoh Nie Ching speaking in a surau during Ramadan

PETALING JAYA: Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching, in trouble with state Islamic authorities for giving a talk in the prayer hall of a surau in Kajang on Sunday, said she will give a clarification to the Sultan of Selangor as well as apologise to the ruler over her conduct.

“I will clarify and apologise to the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Shara­fuddin Idris Shah,” she said in a statement here yesterday.

A photograph of Teo standing before a congregation at the Al-Huda surau in Kajang Sentral and delivering a speech in a kebaya without covering her head had appeared in various blogs and was also picked up by the mainstream media recently.

Reacting to the incident, the Selangor Islamic Affairs Council (MAIS) said on Friday it would issue a warning letter to Teo, whose action was said to have upset the Sultan.

The ruler was reportedly also angry with the surau management committee and had ordered MAIS to take stern action.

Defending her action, Teo said she had visited the surau on Aug 22 to present financial aid from the state government to repair its gate.

She then joined the committee and the congregation in breaking fast.

“As I was invited to give a brief speech, I made a sincere effort to explain the state’s education programme for the benefit of the people.

“I regret that the matter has caused restlessness among Mus­lims nationwide and this issue has been further heated up by certain quarters due to political reasons,” she said.

PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat has defended Teo, saying that what the MP did was the best way to get to know Muslims better.

“There is nothing wrong for a non-Muslim woman to speak in a surau as long as she is decently dressed,” he said.

Selangor DAP chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah said he regretted MAIS’ warning to Teo, who was only carrying out her duty to help all levels of the country’s multi-racial and multi-religious society.

Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said it was totally unnecessary, insulting and unbecoming of Teo to have entered a sacred part of the surau to purportedly give a tazkirah and gifts during a religious function.

She said the DAP, having been around a long time, should have known what was sensitive and offensive to Islam and other religions.

Barisan Youth and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said there was “extreme naivety” on Teo’s part and it “maybe shows DAP’s lack of sensitivity towards other race and religion”.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2010/08/29/serdang-mp-to-apologise-over-surau-gaffe/#ciH44xeGVSxAxe43.99

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HRH Tuanku Sultan Selangor already decreed that the mosques and suraus in the state shall not be the platform for any political events in nature or form. He even wanted the said mosque and surau AJKs who use the house of worship for political purpose to resign.

It is sheer biadap for the Non Muslim Opposition leaders to continuously violate the sanctity of Muslim house of worship, for their own politics especially in the holy month of Ramadan. And conveniently apologise when they cause the rile of Muslims.

The insult is even worse when HRH Tuanku Sultan Selangor explicitly instructed that no such act to be tolerated any further.

Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS) should be mindful of this blatant excuse for Opposition leaders to violate the sanctity of mosque or surau, especially in the holy month of Ramadan with excuses such as “Donations” and instead, take action.

The body which act as advisory to HRH Tuanku Sultan Selangor could take the pro-active initiative such as be the one stop centre for all alms and donations for mosques or suraus or any events pertaining to religion in mosques and suraus.

MAIS could keep separate accounts on behalf of each mosques and suraus. for a more efficient administrative purposes since the body maintained a proper system for zakat collections, alms and the Selangor Baitulmal.

This is more productive than going after bloggers for highlighting issues pertaining to abuse and breach of contract on assets developed for the body.

*Updated Saturday 3 June eight p.m.

The biadap behaviour of Opposition supporters, especially the Non Muslim is compounding to be very intolerable.

The insult is sedatiously against HRH Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, his constitutional position as the Head of Islam in the State and Islam as the religioun of Federation of Malaysia.

Published in: on June 2, 2017 at 20:00  Comments (3)  

Quad erat demonstratum

The cat is finally out of the bag. Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad actually wanted to comeback to power as the Seventh Prime Minister, as he admitted to his Facebook fans live through the social media interactive engagement earlier today.

The Star story:

Thursday, 1 June 2017 | MYT 7:59 PM

Dr M: I may be forced to consider becoming PM again

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he “may be forced to consider” becoming prime minister again if such a plan is proposed by his friends in the Opposition.

In a live question-and-answer session hosted on his official Facebook page, the former prime minister answered five questions, two of which related to a possible return to premiership.

Titled #HangTanyaCheDetJawab (You Ask, Che Det Answers), Dr Mahathir was asked if he would agree to taking on the role of prime minister if asked by the rakyat themselves.

“I cannot ignore my friends in Pakatan Harapan. If they have such a suggestion and it is agreed upon, then I might be forced to consider. At this time, I don’t agree to be prime minister….at this time,” he said.

Dr Mahathir also reminded viewers that he had said he would not become prime minister again once he had retired in 2003.

Asked about the role he would take on instead, the 91-year-old said upon retiring, he thought his opinion would at least be sought by the ruling party on certain matters or problems.

This is because he had “lots of experience and knowledge that might be useful”, having served as prime minister for 22 years.

Dr Mahathir also professed himself “ready to take part in discussions to find solutions for problems faced”, if given the chance to offer his opinion after the 14th general election.

Asked what he would do to help the rakyat and the country’s economy if he was “fated to be Prime Minister again”, Dr Mahathir said he had a certain approach to handling problems during his premiership.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/06/01/dr-mahathir-may-be-forced-to-be-prime-minister-again/#QBieDApE7OkrKJ1o.99

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The fact is that the situation of “I cannot ignore my friends in Pakatan Harapan. If they have such a suggestion and it is agreed upon, then I might be forced to consider” isn’t really an option.

It is because PKR President Wan Azizah Wan Ismail outright admitted she is ready to assume the Premiership for an interregnum period till her convict husband Anwar Ibrahim is out and legally ready to take over.

“I don’t mind”, she used the recent so called independent poll that Anwar is the most popular to become prime minister.

“Mahathir came to us. We didn’t ask him to join us. He joined us out of his own free will”, Wan Azizah responded to Mehdi Hassan on Al Jazeera interview show ‘Upfront’ in early May.

A week ago, Dr. Mahathir was fast to state that Anwar is one of the candidates considered to be prime minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the upcoming 14GE.

Hence, all the notion about “Saving UMNO” to “Saving Malaysia” the past twenty five months of outright attacks against Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak is nothing but absolute bollocks!

Dr Mahathir used all the books in the trick to hoodwink the rakyat, including using the Rulers’ Council to achieve his political means. He was very impatient to oust Prime Minister Najib, even using undemocratic means.

It is all about he wanted power, because all along he had the intention of doing it by proxy or franchised. First, it was through Fifth Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and when it is clear that his successor was not toeing the line he had drawn, he attacked and intended to ouster his former Foreign Minister.

Then he threw support around Prime Minister Najib. He hoped Prime Minister Najib went along what he wanted to see. Dr. Mahathir even masked his intention to be the ‘puppet master’ with the notion of the ‘President’s Council’ be set up for ‘advisory purposes’.

However, Dr Mahathir had other intention and behaved exactly like his arch nemesis Lee Kuan Yew, who called the last shot on anything regarding Singapore. The distinction is that no proper office created for Dr. Mahathir, unlike Senior Minister and later Minister Mentor Lee.

Published in: on June 1, 2017 at 22:00  Comments (3)