Dame of Desperado, Courtesan of Compulsive Con

Claire Newcastle-Brown propensity to continuously lie upon another lie is coming to a formal end when she is unable to literally put the money where her mouth is.

New Straits Times story:

Clare Brown fails to furnish evidence in London Court over bribery claims

Controversial Sarawak Report’s chief editor Clare Rewcastle Brown

SYED UMAR ARIFF

KUALA LUMPUR: Controversial Sarawak Report’s chief editor Clare Rewcastle Brown has allegedly failed to furnish evidence at the London High Court over claims that Pas president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang had received an RM90 million bribe from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Political news portal The Third Force’s writer Raggie Jessy in a posting said Brown had fell short in meeting a 4pm deadline (United Kingdom time) yesterday, to substantiate the allegations, thus violating a court order dated Aug 2, 2017, which required her to file and serve defence by the stipulated date and time.

“As a result, the Sarawak Report Chief Editor will now have to return to court in October, where it is likely that her counsel will make another attempt to seek an extension.

“Nonetheless, today’s development is set to trigger an alarm within the (Tun Dr) Mahathir (Mohamad)-led Malaysian opposition coalition that has painstakingly demonised Najib based on her articles,” the writer said.

Following Dr Mahathir’s cooperation with Brown and use of her articles to criticise Najib, Raggie contended the former prime minister would now have to clarify Brown’s failure to produce the evidence.

The writer alleged Dr Mahathir was likely to be concerned over the public’s view of him, and raise the question whether Brown was paid to smear Najib’s reputation.

“The onus is now on Dr Mahathir to explain just why Clare failed to produce the ‘smoking gun evidence’ that served as the basis to his attacks against the leadership of Najib.

“The former premier’s biggest fear is that Malaysians will begin to see him for the crook he is, and question if he did indeed pay Clare off to blacken Najib’s name.”

Hadi is suing Brown over an allegedly defamatory article titled ‘As Najib Denies All Over 1MDB, Let’s Not Forget His Many Other Criminal Connections – COMMENT’ published on Aug 6 last year, which plaintiff had claimed as being false.

The article purportedly alleges that Hadi had received bribes from Najib to the tune of RM90 million. Hadi was represented by lawyers from the legal firm of Carter-Ruck and barrister Jacob Dean.

Raggie said the Pas president had instructed his lawyers to demand an apology from Brown through three letters, none of which she has responded to.

“Despite having ample time since last year to put together her evidence, Brown failed to offer a shred of it, meaning the abundance of documents she claims to possess against Najib, are nothing but fabrications. If indeed the documents were genuine, why is she so reluctant to adduce them? Wouldn’t the submission of such ‘evidences’ have convinced the judge that Najib was a shoddy character capable of bribing someone like Hadi?

“Her failure to do so goes a long way to show that she had malicious intent to depose a democratically elected leader of a sovereign nation. And now that the tide seems to be against her favour, she attempted to drag the trial past the 14th general election, by seeking an extension from the judge.”

In reiterating against Brown’s credibility, Raggie said Brown had yet to deny a recent confirmation by “whistleblower sources” from the United States over allegations of Dr Mahathir channelling “millions” to her accounts in efforts to topple Najib.

“Not only did the Sarawak Report Chief Editor deny this (the latest allegation against her), she has yet to debunk articles in which I accused her of conspiring to sabotage 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Bhd) and to turn the Chinese government against the administration of Najib.”

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Earlier in the month, she alleged that she would not able to get fair trial for any cases brought forth by Malaysians against her for her unsubstantiated allegations.

New Straits Times story:

London Court favours Hadi in case management in suit against Clare Rewcastle-Brown

The case management of a civil suit by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (left) against Sarawak Report founder and editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown took place at the Courts in London, United Kingdom on Aug 2. NSTP pic.

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s case management involving his civil suit against Sarawak Report founder and editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown, favoured on behalf of the PAS president.

The Case management took place at the Courts in London, United Kingdom on Aug 2.

In a statement, Hadi’s political secretary Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said the case management arose after Rewcastle-Brown applied to the court for the Marang member of parliament to deposit monies with the court as a security for legal costs involving the parties court proceedings.

“This is in the event he (Hadi) was to lose the case and would have to pay Rewcastle-Brown’s legal costs, which she estimates to be around £800,000 (RM4.5 million) in total for the whole hearing till completion.”

The civil suit is related to an article titled ‘As Najib Denies All Over 1MDB, Let’s Not Forget His Many Other Criminal Connections – COMMENT’ published on Aug 6 last year which Hadi’s counsel claimed as being false.

The article purportedly alleges that Hadi had received bribes from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to the tune of RM90 million.

Hadi was represented by lawyers from the legal firm of Carter-Ruck and barrister Jacob Dean.

Carter-Ruck, assisted by a legal opinion from a law expert in Malaysia had successfully argued, that there exists well-established laws between the UK and Malaysia which allows for Brown to claim the costs through Malaysian courts, which will see a cost of not more than RM80,000.

“Based on his confidence on the case from the beginning, Hadi had already offered to deposit this amount with the court, which was sufficient and uncontroversial.

“Rewcastle-Brown’s arguments that she cannot successfully bring a legal suit against Hadi in Malaysia as the judiciary, government and the Prime Minister are corrupted and are complicit with him was rejected by the court.

“As the court observed, these serious allegations were not supported by any evidence from Rewcastle-Brown whatsoever, despite having months to provide some,” he said.

Samsuri said the London Court had also made it clear that in the absence of evidence, the court could not accept that another sovereign state that has good ties and relationship with UK is corrupt.

The court accepted Hadi’s offer to pay the RM80,000 deposit.

Samsuri said in recognition of the flawed basis of her application, Rewcastle-Brown was ordered to pay Hadi two thirds of his costs of the exercise.

She has to pay £15,000 (RM83,719) to Hadi now, with the quantum of the balance to be assessed by the court in due course.

“The court also ordered Rewcastle-Brown to submit her defence into court within 21 days so Hadi can proceed with this case and she cannot continue to prevaricate,” he said.

A request to appeal this judgment by Rewcastle-Brown’s lawyers was disallowed by the court.

“This is a very positive development for Hadi in his bid to clear his name of the allegations by Rewcastle-Brown and Sarawak Report in their article,” Samsuri said.

“He also would like to extend his gratitude to members of PAS and the members of public who have been supporting him in this very difficult case,” he said.

Hadi was also informed by Carter-Ruck that the Malaysian High Commission in London had sent representatives to attend and to observe the proceedings as many political allegations were made against the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the government of Malaysia and the judiciary in Malaysia by Rewcastle-Brown in documents that she is filing into court.

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Original analysis by The Third Force on the suit case brought forth by PAS President Dato’ Seri Hj Hari Awang against Rewcastle-Brown for allegations of the RM90million bribe.

Sarawak Report fails to meet 4.00pm deadline

Clare Rewcastle Brown a.k.a. Sarawak Report failed to file her defence to prove that Najib Razak paid Hadi Awang RM90 million at 4.00pm UK time yesterday, 30th August 2017. She asked the court for an extension of time but the judge rejected her application. The case will, therefore, proceed in October 2017.

THE THIRD FORCE

At 4.00pm United Kingdom (UK) time, Sarawak Report’s Chief Editor, Clare Rewcastle Brown, failed to furnish a London Court with evidence that Malaysian premier Najib Razak bribed PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang RM90 million. Her failure to do so violates a Court Order dated 2nd August 2017 (see below) that required her to file and serve her defence by the stipulated date.

To recap, and in short, Clare is being sued over a Sarawak Report editorial alleging that Najib bribed Hadi RM90 million to solicit political favours from the latter. The PAS president asked his United Kingdom (UK) based lawyers to send her three letters demanding that she apologise for the false allegation but the apology never came.

It didn’t because the extremely recalcitrant and preponderant Ms. Rewcastle ignored the letters and told the judge that she received dozens of such letters, none of which ended in court battles. Earlier today, she asked the judge to grant her an extension to submit her case against Hadi but it was refused.

Despite having ample time since last year to put together her evidence, Clare failed to offer a shred of it, meaning the abundance of documents she claims to possess against Najib are nothing but fabrications. The judge probably knew that. I mean, if indeed the documents were genuine, why is she so reluctant to adduce them? Wouldn’t the submission of such ‘evidences’ have convinced the judge that Najib was a shoddy character capable of bribing someone like Hadi?

Her failure to do so goes a long way to show that she had malicious intent to depose of a democratically elected leader of a sovereign nation. And now that the tide seems against her favour, she attempted to drag the trial past the 14th general election by seeking an extension from the judge. But the judge more or less told her to fly kites.

As a result, the Sarawak Report Chief Editor will now have to return to court in October, where it is likely that her counsel will make another attempt to seek an extension. Nonetheless, today’s development is set to trigger an alarm within the Mahathir-led Malaysian opposition coalition that has painstakingly demonised Najib based on her articles.

The onus is now on Mahathir to explain just why Clare failed to produce the “smoking gun evidence” that served as the basis to his attacks against the leadership of Najib Razak. The former premier’s biggest fear is that Malaysians will begin to see him for the crook he is and question if he did indeed pay Clare off to blacken Najib’s name.

But that’s just what I’ve been saying for a long time.

As a matter of fact, whistleblower sources from the United States (US) have recently confirmed that Mahathir did indeed channel millions to Clare in a bid to depose of Najib through democratic thievery. Not only is the Sarawak Report Chief Editor yet to deny this, she has yet to debunk articles in which I accused her of conspiring to sabotage 1MDB and to turn the Chinese government against the administration of Najib Razak.

Did I not tell you this lady is full of shit?

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What is very interesting is that Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad incessant open attacks against 1MDB as a strategic tool to oust Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak is based on stories first appeared in Sarawak Report.

Dr. Mahathir manipulated and lied, one upon another along with the incessant twist of foreign media, headed by the Neo Con Jewish paper Wall Street Journal.

The desperation of Dr. Mahathir’s motley crew is abundant clear and his ‘Tale of Lies’ coming to a tail end.

The stories concocted in a series of tale about complex twist of facts and fabrication of materials, infused with stolen information which were published by Sarawak Report and foreign media.

That is in cohort with Dr. Mahathir through speeches to oust Prime Minister Najib in his road shows since 30 months ago, which later co-operated with the Opposition and turned it as a strategy to demonise Prime Minister Najib.

Even Dr. Mahathir’s agents attempt to go around the world to make reports against the alleged “Theft, criminal breach of trust, cheating and money laundering” never actually took off.

In fact, they which are also being twisted as a complex act of kleptocracy, was never actually proven in any court but game of perception continuously kept aline by foreign media.

United States Department of Justice (DoJ) never really gotten anywhere with their might and will, but to make announcement year-on-year and a pursuit through civil means instead of taking the named individuals in any criminal court anywhere.

Even that could no longer hold water.

Free Malaysia Today story:

DoJ stay on civil suits a delaying tactic, say Jho Low’s lawyers

| August 29, 2017

Parties involved in United States Department of Justice’s ‘1MDB’ civil suits want proceedings to continue, says report.

jho-low-dojs

PETALING JAYA: The United States Department of Justice’s move to put on hold civil forfeiture lawsuits against assets purchased with funds allegedly embezzled from 1MDB is just a delaying tactic, say lawyers representing Jho Low and other parties involved.

On Aug 10, DoJ officials asked a judge in Los Angeles to put on hold civil forfeiture lawsuits because it was feared it would interfere with a criminal investigation into alleged money laundering involving the funds in question.

As a result, the parties involved in the DoJ’s suits have now urged the court to continue with the proceedings.

An FBI agent had warned in the court filing that information disclosed in the civil cases may reveal “potential targets and subjects of the investigation and the investigative techniques that have been and will be used in the investigation”.

“Now, the government’s effort to indefinitely stay all discovery – and almost everything else about this case too – exposes the reality that the government has no interest in exchanging information with the claimants, respecting claimants’ substantive and procedural rights, or moving this case forward at all towards a resolution.

“It is now apparent that the government was crying wolf about potential delays in discovery in order to bolster its efforts to win by default without presenting its case on merits,” read the 19-page document, according to Mkini.

The parties who stand to lose various assets in the DoJ’s civil suits argued that the US government had tried to keep the claimants from appearing in the case for many months in an attempt to secure forfeiture of the properties by default.

According to the report, the three sets of documents are dated Sept 18, but appeared in the California Central District Court’s electronic court system yesterday.

The three motions are for DoJ’s suit seeking the forfeiture of the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills property, a separate suit for all business assets related to the property, and a third suit seeking the forfeiture of royalties owed by EMI Music Publishing Group North America Holdings Inc to JW Nile (BVI) Ltd, JCL Media Ltd, and/or Jwnwel Capital Ltd. All three were filed by the same group of lawyers.

Jynwel Capital is a Hong Kong-based company owned by Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, who is better known as Jho Low.

In its latest court filings in California, in June, the DoJ said it was seeking to seize US$540 million (RM2.3 billion) in assets including art works, jewellery, a yacht worth worth US$165 million, and film rights purchased with funds allegedly embezzled from 1MDB.

It followed the civil forfeiture suit by the DoJ in July last year, which sought to recover all the assets including but not limited to the Park Lane hotel in New York, a luxury hotel in Beverly Hills, condominiums in New York, a private jet, expensive works of art, as well as the financing of Martin Scorsese’s movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio.

The total value of the assets sought by the DoJ stands at US$1.8 billion (RM7.7 billion).

In the court action yesterday, lawyers for the parties involved argued that the DoJ’s request is unconstitutional and “improperly broad”.

“The government’s overbroad and extraordinary request for a stay of indeterminate duration, during which time the defendant’s assets would remain in limbo, should be denied,” the lawyers said in the filings.

They wanted the DoJ to prove how the investigation process and other actions taken under the civil suit, would affect investigations or prosecution. The lawyers also wanted the stay on proceedings to be time-limited instead of indefinite as it is now.

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1MDB is about a commercial entity facing the usual commercial issues and being resolved, the commercial way.

The desperation is showing. Even those who believed in Dr. Mahathir are left sinking in the combination of blind loyalty and delusion grappling with straws to hold on to.

Soon Rewcastle-Brown would be finished by her own lies and unsubstantiated stories and that would trickle a domino effect, that would eventually drag Dr. Mahathir down through the infamy of face in the mud.

Its coming to an end at the end, quite quickly.

*Updated 2345hrs

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  1. Sarawak Report, the Neo Con Jewish paper Wall Street Journal, foreign media and even Dr.M would certainly have no room whatsoever to manipulate and lie incessantly, if not for Najib’s penchant for soliciting dubious middlemen, such as Razak Baginda, Deepak Carpet and Jho Low, in Government dealings.

    • Middlemen, in the likes of Tan Sri Arumugam, Ananda, Mukhriz, Mokhzani, Mirzan and a long stream of other cronies?

      Come on, get real!

      Some were even charged in court. Eric Chua, Tan Koon Swan, Abdullah Ang etc.

      The only difference there was no social media twenty years ago or more. Otherwise ‘Fake News’ would have viralled much quicker then! Let alone, ‘Market Talk’.

      • At least, with Dr.M’s cronies, or is it middlemen… “Tan Sri Arumugam, Ananda, Mukhriz, Mokhzani, Mirzan and a long stream of other cronies’… the Rakyat, in tenths of thousand, were able to work and provide food on the table for their families. At the same time, the government too are able to collect taxes in forms of employees remuneration, corporate taxes and business profits from Dr.M’s cronies riches and their business empire… in the past and into the future.
        In contrast with Najib’s cronies… Razak Baginda, Deepak Carpet and Jho Low… what does the Rakyat and the Nation gets in return?

        Even more annoying, 1MDB was exempted from paying tax to the Government.
        Is this what Najib meant by… Rakyat diDahulukan… where only his cronies benefits?

      • Please stick on the issue raised, ‘Middlemen’.

        Whether or how they contributed as cronies of no material consequence!

        The fact is that ‘dubious middlemen’ is something Dr Mahathir practiced first, ahead of other prime ministers.

        You cannot sidetrack unless you want to lose your privileges to share your thoughts here.

        BTW,
        1. Neither any of the three you listed were ever charged in any criminal court. That is a fact!
        2. Please do your homework first:
        2.1. How much tax 1MDB paid since 2011
        2.2. Read up on the Income Tax Act and look up what are the provisions for tax exclusion


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