Primero of pestilentially pernicious

Chinese Chauvinist Emperorissimo of Middle Malaysia Lim Kit Siang attempted to vilify the authorities with venomous reaction to take the opportunity of first-strike-advantage after DAP Director of Propaganda Tony Pua admitted to have met habitual lying blogger-journo Clare Rewcatle-Brown many times.

Pro-Anwarista story:

Najib turning patriots into criminals, says DAP after probe initiated on 1MDB critics

Published: 22 July 2015 8:02 PM
Putrajaya is “turning patriots into criminals” as it guns for opposition politicians and The Edge Media group owner Tong Kooi Ong for their critical exposes of debt-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), DAP said.
DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said it was “mad” to think that exposes on scandals and wrongdoing involving govenrment-linked entities or national leaders could be treated as an offence.

“Now, it would appear that madness has become a normality in certain circles in government,” the Gelang Patah MP said in a statement today.

“I want to ask Datuk Seri Najib Razak: Mr. Prime Minister, what are you turning Malaysia into? Why do you want turn patriots into criminals?.”
Lim was reacting to news that police are investigating opposition lawmakers Tony Pua (DAP-Petaling Jaya Utara) and Rafizi Ramli (PKR-Pandan), as well as Tong under Section 124 of the Penal Code.

Malaysiakini reported that the trio are being probed for allegedly committing activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.

A police source told the news portal said that the investigation is linked with allegations that 1MDB documents were tampered with and fabricated as part of a plot to oust Najib.

Lim said today that Section 124 of the Penal Code on penalties for committing activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy could see Pua, Rafizi and Tong jailed for up to 20 years.

Pua was barred from leaving the country today when trying to board a flight to Indonesia, while Rafizi checked his travel status on the Immigration Department website and now suspects that he has been barred from traveling, too.

Tong is meanwhile reported to face a similar ban, according to Malaysiakini.

Pua and Rafizi were also named by former Sarawak Tribune editor Lester Melanyi in a video confession, in which he claimed the opposition lawmakers had worked hand in hand with Sarawak Report to tamper with and forge 1MDB documents.

The opposition duo have denied the claim and are planning legal action against Melanyi.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said earlier today that police have recorded Melanyi’s statement and may arrest those named in the video soon.

Whistleblower site Sarawak Report and The Edge have published many reports and exposes on 1MDB. The alleged wrongdoing, also taken up by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has called for Najib to step down.

Najib is finance minister and chairman of 1MDB’s advisory board.

Sarawak Report and The Edge are accused of obtaining tampered data and using it in their exposes.

A Swiss national, Xavier Andre Justo who was a former PetroSaudi International director, is accused of stealing information about 1MDB for blackmail. He is also accused of tampering with the data.

Justo is alleged to have met with a DAP lawmaker, the owner of a Malaysian media group and others, to pass on the information to them. – July 22, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/najib-turning-patriots-into-criminals-says-dap-after-probe-initiated-on-1md#sthash.rHYHlNDW.dpuf

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The Petaling Jaya MP and PKR Director of Strategy Rafizi Ramli were barred to leave the country, believed to be after their names surfaced upon the investigation of Thai Police on former Petro Saudi executive Xavier Justo was arrested for extortion his former employee.

1MDB critics Tony Pua and Rafizi barred from leaving country

BY EILEEN NG

Published: 22 July 2015 3:31 PM

Tony Pua of DAP was not allowed to leave the country today after he was stopped by immigration authorities at low-cost carrier terminal klia2 today. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, July 22, 2015.
Tony Pua of DAP was not allowed to leave the country today after he was stopped by immigration authorities at low-cost carrier terminal klia2 today. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, July 22, 2015.
DAP’s Tony Pua and PKR’s Rafizi Ramli, who have been vociferous in their criticism of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), have been barred by immigration authorities from leaving the country.
The Petaling Jaya Utara MP said he was to fly to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, for work purposes when he was stopped by the immigration at low-cost carrier terminal klia2 at 3.15pm.

“They stopped me and told me I can’t go aboard. They said the instructions came ‘from above’. No reasons were given why I was prevented from leaving,” he told The Malaysian Insider when contacted.

Pua is on the way to the DAP headquarters to give a press conference on the matter.
One of 1MDB’s staunchest critics, the DAP national publicity chief had been among those who had consistently highlighted alleged malpractices in the state investment vehicle’s operations and dealings.

He had recently been implicated in two video confessions by former journalist Lester Melanyi, who had alleged that the two-term MP, together with a clutch of opposition politician, had fabricated 90% of documents related to 1MDB with whistleblower site Sarawak Report as part of a campaign to topple Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The DAP national publicity secretary had threatened to sue Melanyi for his accusations, giving him seven days to retract and apologise for his widely publicised video statement.

Najib is also suing Pua who he accused of incessantly attacking him over the Finance ministry owned fund to gain political mileage for the opposition.Rafizi Ramli suspects he too has been blacklisted and not allowed to leave the country. – The Malaysian Insider pic, July 22, 2015.
Rafizi Ramli suspects he too has been blacklisted and not allowed to leave the country. – The Malaysian Insider pic, July 22, 2015.

PKR Rafizi Ramli said he had checked his status on the Immigration website and was shown the following message: “”Sila rujuk kepada pejabat imigresen terdekat”. (Please refer to the nearest immigration office). The same message shown for Pua on the website.

“As such, I suspect I have also been blacklisted and not allowed to leave Malaysia,” he said in a statement today.

“From day one the matter was disseminated, I have stated that the allegations were part of an evil conspiracy to shut our mouths because of our vocal stand over 1MDB for the past few years,” he said in referring to himself, Pua, Sarawak Report and The Edge media group.

Sarawak Report said today it will also take legal action against pro-government newspaper New Straits Times and others for the “malicious” falsehoods they have promoted to destroy its credibility.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar earlier today did not rule out the possibility of arresting several individuals named by Melanyi to facilitate investigation.

Finance ministry owned 1MDB has come under the public scrutiny mainly because of the whopping RM42 billion debts that it has racked up in the past five years. The strategic fund has also sacked two auditors, KPMG and Ernst & Young, during the period.

1MDB has not been able to generate enough earnings to service its debts. This raises public concern over some of its debt papers issued with the government’s letter of support – meaning the government is responsible for the fund’s debt repayment should it default.

Consequently, the investment fund is currently stepping up efforts to hive off its assets, namely power generation plants and land, to ease its extremely tight cash flow.

The Edge was previously issued a show-cause letter by the Home Ministry regarding its reporting on 1MDB.

This could possibly be the first time federal lawmakers are barred from leaving the country.

Previously, opposition politicians were prevented from entering Sabah and Sarawak.

This included Pua’s party colleague, DAP’s Seputeh MP Teresa Kok who was on the blacklist of both Bornean states.

Others barred from Sarawak included PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli and his party colleagues, Batu MP Chua Tian Chang and former secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. – July 22, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/daps-tony-pua-barred-from-leaving-country#sthash.m2xcOomW.dpuf

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It is no mystery that they have been treated as if they are criminals. What they have systematically been doing should not be viewed as nothing but act of crime.

The fact that they have been echoing and amplifying the manipulation and distortion of facts and lies created by london-based news blog Sarawak Report to the tone of inciting the rakyat to rise against Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s leadership.

That is seditious. They have also been constantly demonising Prime Minister Najib’s government through gunning away strategic investment corporation 1MDB in the tone which could affect the capital and financial markets and regulatory on banking.

That tantamounts to economic sabotage. Saboteurs are never patriots. They are traitors.

The fact is that Lim has yet to prove what ever lies both MPs have been demonising against Prime Minister Najib is the truth.  So far, materials which have been presented and angles, manipulated and distorted fact and lies in articles of the Sarawak Report have proven that the blog lost a lot of credibility.

Infact, the three of should already be investigated for criminal defamation and act of treachery for systematically building up stories for to instigate the rakyat to distrust and eventually revolt against the democratically elected Federal Government.

BN Back Benchers Club President Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad demanded that Pua to admit that he did meet Justo in Singapore.

Admit you met Justo, Barisan lawmaker tells Tony Pua

BY MD IZWAN

Published: 22 July 2015 4:40 PM
Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) president Tan Sri Shahrir Samad has challenged DAP lawmaker Tony Pua to admit that he met former PetroSaudi International (PSI) director Xavier Andre Justo to obtain information on debt-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Shahrir today said Pua was trying to avoid having to make a confession, and said he (Shahrir) himself had openly admitted to meeting 1MDB president and group executive directorArul Kanda Kandasamy.

“I would have owned up if I met Justo, just like how I admitted meeting Arul, people were talking about it, the fact that the BNBBC chairman had met Arul.

“If an MP from the Opposition had met someone who had information about the government and its leader, say so, what is wrong with that,” Shahrir said at the Hari Raya open house in Parliament.
In a spat on Twitter over the weekend, another Barisan Nasional (BN) minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan had alluded to Pua when he asked DAP’s Lim Kit Siang if he was afraid his “star MP” would be found lying about meeting Justo.

Justo, a Swiss national, is in Thai police custody for allegedly trying to blackmail his former company. Thai police claim he has admitted to attending a meeting in Singapore with members of the Malaysian opposition and others who wanted information about 1MDB.

Pua has been daring BN ministers to name him as the opposition politician who met Justo.

Shahrir said Pua was being childish with his challenge.

“As an MP, if you did not meet, say so, why the need to act like kids,” he added.

Justo, who is under investigation by Thai police for allegedly blackmailing PetroSaudi, said he had met people in Singapore, including Malaysian opposition leaders, to negotiate the handing over of certain documents in his possession.

Pua had also said he 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.

Melanyi had accused Pua of conspiring with other parties to fabricate and falsify information on 1MDB. – July 22, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/admit-you-met-justo-barisan-lawmaker-tells-tony-pua#sthash.F6ojZXm6.dpuf

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Pua is a member of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Commmittee which has been investigating 1MDB. He has demonstrated gross impartiality and breach of ethics when he actively demonised 1MDB without giving the case the proper opportunity to be investigated vested in the power through the PAC.

The seasoned BN MP also urged Pua to recuse himself from being part of the PAC for his impartiality and breach of political ethics.

Bernama.com story:

Tony Pua urged to recuse himself from PAC’s 1MDB investigations

July 23, 2015, Thursday

KUALA LUMPUR: Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua has been urged to recuse himself from involvement in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)’s investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said it was to ensure that PAC’s credibility would not be questioned by the people following claims that the DAP MP had met with former PetroSaudi International Ltd (PetroSaudi) executive Xavier Andre Justo in Singapore.

“I had suggested earlier to Tony Pua to exempt himself..I gave hints, I saw that he seemed to know a lot about 1MDB.

“For now, there has been no confirmation that Tony Pua was the opposition leader who had met with Justo,” he told reporters at an Aidilfitri open house organised by the club here yesterday.

Shahrir was asked to comment on Pua’s position in the PAC following claims linking the latter to Justo.

There have been claims of attempts to topple the government by destabilising the country and undermining national security.

It was reported that opposition leaders had met Justo to buy information from him to discredit the Malaysian government.

Shahrir also said if Pua had really met with Justo, he should admit it.

“He has refused to say whether he had met Justo, if he has, just say so,” he said.

Meanwhile, Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said the aggressive and vocal manner in which Pua spoke about the 1MDB could affect the transparency of PAC’s earlier investigations.

“As an insider in the PAC, you must be firm, analyse the issue before telling people about it,” Tiong said. — Bernama

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What Shahrir did not explicitly say is that Pua has demonstrated conduct of unbecoming of an esteemed member of the PAC.

This is nothing new about Lim. He has been very active instigating and inciting Malaysians especially the Chinese against the Malay-led administration since the times of the First Prime Minister nearly half a century ago.

Infact, he is one of those noted personalities classified as ‘radical elements’ who caused the racial riots of the 13 May incidence after the third General Election in 1969.

Chinese Chauvinist DAP has time and again demonstrated itself as a racist party and playing the racial protagonist role, by demonising and utterance of poisonous and voracious attacks against the nationalist party UMNO.

Naturally, he would never regard Pua as a ‘criminal’. Lim had always been the Emperorissimo of Racism Politics of Hatred and Divisive. Sedition is unlawful in this country.

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