The irony of reacting against her own medicine, the most prolific and consistent international blogger-liar Clare Rewcastle-Brown has now called one time accomplice through Free Sarawak Radio to attack then Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud as a liar.
The Star story:
Published: Monday July 20, 2015 MYT 7:03:00 PM
Updated: Monday July 20, 2015 MYT 8:44:57 PM
Clare: Lester peddling a pack of lies
BY NICHOLAS CHENG
KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown has accused former Sarawak Tribune editor Lester Melanyi of peddling a pack of lies in his latest confession video made public Monday.
She denied Lester’s claim that she met Petrosaudi International “blackmail” suspect Xavier Andre Justo in London.
“No, I did not meet Justo in London,” she firmly said, in questioning Lester’s character.
In an email response to The Star after Lester’s part two of the video was released, she said: “Lester is making it all up.”
Rewcastle-Brown, however, confirmed that she funded air tickets for Lester’s travels to London and had engaged him to work in Radio Free Sarawak on a semi-voluntary basis, “despite being widely warned in Kuching” against the move.
She also denied that the whistleblower website was bankrolled by non-profit conservation group Bruno Manser Fund (BMF), as Lester claimed.
“He is clutching at straws because some friends from BMF came over and visited the radio station while he was there.
“We had a party. I have an independent donor for the radio site and I use that to fund my travel and my website manager manages that side of what I do and he works pro bono on SR’s needs,” Rewcastle-Brown said.
She said that the website designer whom Lester named as the one who fabricated the fake emails and agreements to fuel Sarawak Report’s apparent mission to criminalise 1MDB and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, was a “figment of his troubled imagination”.
“If you Google him (which I did), it turns out that it is the real name of a Hollywood film star of yesteryear. My website is run by a nice gentleman by the name of Christian,” she added.
Rewcastle Brown said she pitied Lester and his “very nice family” and that he was being used as a diversionary tactic to distract people from the real issues of 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
“He is plainly unwell in many ways and he should not be paraded for money like a circus animal.
“It is most shameful that this is being done by a political party that is in a position of responsibility,” she claimed.
Rewcastle-Brown is renown for her work to manipulate and distort information and fabricate some more in a carefully presented form of lies disguised brilliantly like a well researched work, for a sinister agenda.
As the pot calls the kettle black, bit by bit her lies through Sarawak Report have been debunked and proven otherwise. In actual fact, there is very little truth in the articles.
The revelation of Thai Police Lt. Gen. Prawuth and Lester Melanyi’s testimony of the authenticity and accuracy of facts peddled by former Petro Saudi International executive Xavier Justo points that Rewcastle-Brown manipulated and distorted information she obtained.
It is obvious that media tycoon and Anwarista-Supremo Tong Kooi Ong already provided the platform of the demonisation of the Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s leadership, by using all the manipulation and distortion of facts and well infused lies through his highly sought after business paper.
The credibility of Rewscatle-Brown and Tong Kooi Ong has started to approach zero if not already negative.
All these attacks on Federal Government strategic investment corporation 1MDB is with the sinister agenda to demonise Prime Minister Najib and arouse the rakyat to topple the BN government when the Opposition failed to do it via the ballot box twice.
As the Opposition pack of (un)holy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows was heading towards cracking and Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case conviction was sealed with Federal Court decision and rejection for petition with the Royal Pardons Board, the lies were intensified.
It would be interesting when Opposition Leaders such as Petaling Jaya MP Tony Pua and Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli begin to call their bluff.
One is reminded of a bastardised line from Bono’s mid-eigtnies “With or Without You”, “On a bed on lies she made me wait”. It would be a interesting but expected to the rewarding wait, for those who have faith is this sinister game of trying to put Prime Minister Najib on the Piñata.
*Updated Tuesday 21 July 0900hours
In minutes after this posting came live on air, Petaling Jaya Utara MP and DAP Director of Propaganda Tony Pua called Melanyi’s bluff to retract or risk getting sued.
Pro-Anwarista noews portal story:
Retract your words or get sued, Pua tells Melanyi
Published: 21 July 2015 12:36 AM
DAP’s national publicity secretary Tony Pua will sue former Sarawak journalist Lester Melanyi if the latter does not retract and apologise for allegations made in two “confessional” videos released in the past week.
Pua, who has been a firm critic of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said he has ordered his lawyers to issue a letter of demand to Melanyi, giving him seven days to reply.
“Lester Melanyi will receive a letter of demand from my lawyers this week and he will have seven days to retract and apologise for his widely publicised video statement.
“Melanyi has via his two videos to date, accused me of conspiring with other parties, foreign and local, to fabricate and falsify information about 1MDB in order to ‘cheat and lie’ to achieve whatever alleged objectives,” the Petaling Jaya Utara MP said in a statement today.
Pua added he was especially shocked to see how Melanyi had “confessed” that there was prior communication between the two of them earlier this year.
“What stunned me was Lester’s ‘confession’ that I had ‘communicated once’ with him in January. Allegedly, I had asked him whether he was ‘on this 1MDB mission’ and he had responded to me that he wasn’t. Instead, he had allegedly told me ‘to communicate with Clare (Rewcastle-Brown) directly.
“I have never known or even heard of a ‘Lester Melanyi’ in my entire life before the first video, much less ‘communicated’ with him!” he said.
Admitting that such a confession took him by surprise so much that it even caused him to doubt his own memory, Pua said he searched through all his emails and contact list just to make sure such an allegation was “completely fabricated”.
“In the latest video, he even alleged that 90% of what is published by the Sarawak Report on 1MDB was fabricated and only 10% was truthful,” Pua said refering to a second “confession” video by Melanyi which was released today.
Calling it “filled with incredulous tall tales which even the most hardcore of Barisan Nasional supporters would find hard to believe”, the DAP national publicity secretary explained that with “90% lies” in the allegations, 1MDB would have been able to easily debunk and humiliate the offending party a long time ago.
“Instead, 1MDB had over the past six months steadfastly refused to rebut the specific allegations which were backed with attached documents.”
Pua believes Melanyi’s videos are not merely a work of fiction but a malicious attempt designed to destroy the reputation and credibility of the most ardent critics of 1MDB.
“Melanyi’s accusations meant that I had cheated and lied in my criticisms against the scandal-ridden company and that I had also conspired with other individuals to do the same via the Sarawak Report.
“It is shocking how low Barisan Nasional will go, relying on the fictitious confession of someone who has no credibility, in order to taint the critics of the government,” Pua said, calling them desperate for wanting to distract the people’s attention from the debt-ridden state-owned investment arm and embattled Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. – July 20, 2015.