It is undoubtedly the incessant spread of falsehood of the notions that Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak is under international law enforcement investigations are designed to erode public and global confidence, which will effect the economy and probably rile the people up to topple the Federal Government through undemocratic and unlawful means.
The Star story on Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to Washington D.C. and discussions with top level US Security and Foreign Relations officials.
Published: Sunday October 11, 2015 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday October 11, 2015 MYT 7:30:45 AM
DPM: 1MDB didn’t crop up in talks with FBI, CIA
BY LEANNE GOH
THE subject of 1Malaysia Development Bhd being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation never cropped up in meetings Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had with the FBI and other agencies in the United States.
The Deputy Prime Minister said the 1MDB issue was never raised. “I’ve met the top officials from so many parties; it was not raised by the FBI, CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), (US state secretary) John Kerry and any other party we met.
“I met FBI deputy director (Mark F. Giuliano) and senior FBI officials – not one word was mentioned about 1MDB,” he told Malaysian journalists here on Friday.
He was asked if FBI officials he met brought up the issue of alleged investigations into 1MDB.
Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI was investigating 1MDB for alleged money laundering.
“Maybe, the issue is big as it is being shouted about in our country. It is used as a political issue, but 1MDB is not a big issue to them here at all,” he said.
During his week-long working trip here, Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, held discussions with the CIA and FBI on national and regional security, the Islamic State, security in the South China Sea and migrants.
On Thursday, he met Kerry at the State Department to sign a document on Homeland Security Presidential Directives No 6, a pre-requisite for Malaysia to join 38 other nations to participate in the US Visa Waiver Programme.
On 1MDB, the DPM advised Malaysians against being influenced by unsubstantiated claims that the US intelligence agencies were conducting investigations on it.
Commenting on the latest developments concerning 1MDB on the home front, he urged certain quarters not to question the credibility of the enforcement agencies investigating the sovereign fund.
“I urge everyone, especially leaders from our own party, to stop provoking the people,” he said.
“We must trust the relevant agencies to complete their investigations and conduct a fair and open probe in accordance with the law.”
He added that such irresponsible statements only divided the people and party, and was unnecessary as the country faced numerous economic and other challenges.
“For a leader who is still respected and holding an important position in the party, any action taken should promote unity in view of the challenges faced by Umno, Barisan Nasional and the Government,” he said in obvious reference to former DPM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The lies being perpetuated and echoed of “Prime Minister Najib being investigated by the US FBI, a Grand Jury would issue an arrest for him” and “Probably be arrested and tried by the International Court of Justice”, should be seen as economic sabotage if not economic terrorism.
That is probably why Former UMNO Batu Kawan Vice Head Khairuddin Abu Hassan and Former Political Secrretary to the Fourth Prime Minister Matthias Chang has been arrested and hell under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA).
The Star story:
Published: Friday October 9, 2015 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday October 9, 2015 MYT 8:21:30 AM
Khairuddin’s lawyer Chang held under Sosma
BY FARIK ZOLKEPLI
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Matthias Chang, who represented former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief Datuk Seri Khairuddin Hassan, has been detained.
Held at Dang Wangi district police headquarters, Chang is believed to have been detained under Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012.
Chang’s lawyer Fahmi Abd Moin said his client was arrested after he visited Khairuddin at 2pm yesterday.
“Investigation is under Section 124(k) and 124(l) of the Penal Code. He is being detained for 24 hours under Sosma.
“After that, it depends on police whether to release him or further detain him for up to 28 days,” said Fahmi. Chang is now said to be on a hunger strike over his detention.
Chang’s arrest is the latest development in a long-running saga, which began with Khairuddin’s arrest on Sept 1.
He was then released on Sept 23 but rearrested the same day.
Khairuddin, who had made two police reports against 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), had been travelling to various countries lately to submit documents related to the company to authorities there probing the matter.
He has made police reports on 1MDB in Singapore, Switzerland, France and Hong Kong.
He was sacked from his position in February following his reports on 1MDB.Khairuddin first made a police report against 1MDB on Dec 12 last year following reports in national and international media pointing to flaws in the company’s management of taxpayer funds.
Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru said he was appalled by the arrest of Chang under Sosma.
“We are appalled that a member of the Bar is being treated this way for acting on behalf of his client. I believe this is a serious attack on the independence of the Bar.
“We will be doing all we can to protest the arrest,” he said.
A vigil organised by the Bar Council was held in front of the Dang Wangi police station to protest Chang’s arrest.
Meanwhile, human rights group Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has called on the Government to immediately cease all political detentions under Sosma.
Strongly condemning Chang’s detention, Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy said in a statement that the group was disgusted at the blatant disregard for human rights and rule of law.
“The act of silencing political dissidents with such laws cannot be anything less than a blatant threat and intimidation against those who dare challenge the current status quo,” he added.
The Minister of Communication and Multimedia Dato’ Sri Mohd. Salled Tun Said Keruak explained that the law enforcement agencies have the necessary reasons why these actions are taken against these economic saboteurs.
Astro Awani story:
Firm grounds to detain individuals for threatening security – Salleh Said
Bernama | Published on October 10, 2015 15:35 MYT
SALLEH: There is definitely a reason why we detain someone under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma). – File pic
PUTRAJAYA: The government does not act arbitrarily in detaining or taking legal action against any individual without strong grounds, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.
As such, he said any detention was not solely politically motivated as claimed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, simulaneously labelling the claims by the former prime minister as utterly baseless.
“The accusation is totally baseless. What we do is in accordance with the existing rules.
“There is definitely a reason why we detain someone under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma). We don’t take action as we like, when there is no strong proof,” he told reporters after launching the ministry level Zumba and People’s Sport Carnival programme in conjunction with the National Sports Day here, today.
He said this when asked to comment on claims by Dr Mahathir that Malaysia was now seen by the world as a ‘pariah’ nation when anybody could be arrested, investigated, detained and charged via the abuse of national laws.
The statement was written by Dr Mahathir following the detention of a former UMNO leader, Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer, Matthias Chang under the Sosma for lodging an international report on 1MDB.
Commenting further, Salleh said during the administration of Mahathir, the former prime minister also stressed that it was the duty of the government to look after national security.
“We must investigate any quarters aiming to disrupt the stability of the nation, that is most important, because our emphasis is on a peaceful Malaysia,” he said.
In addition, Salleh said the government under the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak practised an open government whereby the people would not be punished just for giving their views or had differing views on the government policy.
“But don’t give views which are different to the point of breaching the limits of the law. Or to the point of adversely affecting security, unity and inter-communal relations and religion.
“Or being involved in efforts to topple the leadership and in cahoot with those who are not Malaysian nationals. If this takes place, it is the duty of any government to take appropriate action,” he added.
The focus had always been using 1MDB as the excuse for these global law enforcement agencies been conducting all sorts of investigations against crimes like theft, corruption, abuse of power, unlawful movement of ones and worse still, money laundering. The truth is that there is none of these said international investigations.
The fact is that the opening page of SOSMA is very clear for the intent to protect the nation’s interests, even against economic saboteurs.
SOSMA is the right tool to be thrown against those who are clearly incessant in their efforts to demonise the administration Malaysia and erode public and global confidence towards.
These individuals incessantly spread manipulated half truth and fabricated stories and lies, on top of working in concerted with Neo Con Jewish controlled media to get the global attention and effect to their cause.
They conveniently use the excuse of the 1MDB case, which is under active investigation (as confirmed by the Attorney General) and incessantly projected the falsehood that Prime Minister Najib is involved in a high level criminal activity and cover up steps are being taken.
This would justify their call for Prime Minister Najib to go. Otherwise, they perpetuate the manipulations and falsehood with the Neo Con Jewish controlled global media, the confidence on how the nation is being managed is systematically being eroded.
They conveniently throw in issues like the shrinking of the MYR against USD is attributable to the eroding global economic confidence on Prime Minister Najib’s leadership. The fact is that, lately there has been a turn around.
The business sections of these global media focused and expand the matter through various angles. The objective isto tarnish the global economic and commercial confidence on Malaysia.
The end game is clear when the intention to get the Malaysian public riled up and rise and topple Prime Minister Najib through undemocratic means.
Prime Minister Najib took Barisan Nasional to the rakyat and won his first mandate in March 2013. The 13GE saw BN wrestled Perak and Kedah from the Opposition and UMNO increased its representation in Dewan Rakyat from 79 in past Parliament to 88.
Later that year, UMNO gave Prime Minister Najib a thunderous overwhelming mandate to continue as the Seventh President.
Through history, the no other leader have undergone the Opposition’s commitment of resources to topple an UMNO/BN led Prime Minister. Democratically, they have failed miserably.
Simply put, they lied to instigate. The intention is to topple Prime Minister Najib. They know it cannot be done through democratic means. That must be one of what SOSMA is designed for.
These drastic steps recently undertaken by law enforcement agencies such as the Royal Malaysian Police, as the most prominent guard of internal security, and Attorney General’s Chambers, the ultimate Public Prosecutor to ensure bad persons are dealt with and through the books, is about the nation’s interests.