Cheque book journalism of ‘War Chest’

KUALA LUMPUR - Jan 24, 2015. The Edge Media Group Executive Chairman Datuk Tong Kooi Ong at the Alliance Bank 2015 Investment and Market Outlook Forum.  Photo by :  SUHAIMI YUSUF

KUALA LUMPUR – Jan 24, 2015.
The Edge Media Group Executive Chairman Datuk Tong Kooi Ong at the Alliance Bank 2015 Investment and Market Outlook Forum. Photo by : SUHAIMI YUSUF

Staunch Anwarista and The Edge Media Group owner  Tong Kooi Ong on Friday affirmed he was willing to bribe USD2 million but later cheated away for the stolen e mails, hours after Straits Times revealed a damning story from former Petro Saudi executive Xavier Justo, brought a new flashing red light on the whole episode.

It is generally considered unethical to pay, to buy materials for a story. Probably the material sum could distinct this initiative of investigative journalism.

Which Malaysian media organisation is willing to fork out USD2 million (RM7.8 million) for materials from a single source for a series of stories. The more damning question is, why?

In his statement on Friday afternoon, Tong revealed that he did offer Justo USD2 million. That is a lot of money for a Malaysia media group, for materials of a story. The circulation of the weekly business paper is 25,000. The Financial Edge daily is even far smaller than that.

The Edge Financial Daily page

The Edge Financial Daily page

The off-the-stand price is RM7.00 and the online annual subscription is RM318.00. The combined annual turnover is in the neighbourhood of RM18 million a year. Lets say the advertisement revenue matched the print and online subscription rate, RM7.8 million is 22% of the paper’s annual turnover.

Even after throwing in the advertisement income, would The Edge able to fork out RM7.8 million to but the stolen downloaded e mails from Justo?

Hence, it could be deduced that the money must have come from outside the newspaper.

It is indisputable Tong’s loyalty to former Opposition Leader and now a convict for a hedious sexual crime Anwar Ibrahim. Almost sixteen years ago one of Anwar’s minions who keeps charge of the ‘War Chest’, blurted out in a statutory declaration:

Former Assistant Governor Murad Khalid expose

STATUTORY DECLARATION DATO ABDUL MURAD KHALID

I, Dato’ Abdul Murad Bin Khalid (NRIC No. 531215-08-5957), a Malaysian citizen of full age and care of No. 104, Jalan Setiabakti 9, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:-

1. On 16th September 1999 I was charged with failing to disclose truthfully information on Ben Harta Sdn Bhd (BHSB) shares and 51 of its properties allegedly held for my benefit pursuant to section 87(2)(c) Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA).

2. In order to do justice for my own sake, I must make a public declaration on certain matters connected with the various positions I held in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) so as to show to the public at large the nature and stresses/ strains that were attendant to these positions. This public statement is also intended to provide the public with the proper perspectives of the machinations of the former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (“DSAI”) who was also the Finance Minister and hence the Minister directly in command of BNM.

3. As one of the top executives in BNM, I invariably came into contact with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who took a liking for me – and subsequently entrusted me to carry out some of his instructions, what has come to be believed by me now to further his political ambitions. In furtherance of his political scheme, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed me to implement certain corporate exercises in favour of his friends and cronies. The debts of his cronies were cleared/ settled using the profits from deals using the influence of BNM.

4. Amongst the most significant corporate exercises is the takeover of Sikap-Power, the concession holder of the Independent Power Project (IPP) at Lumut, Perak. The concession was sold to MRCB on the instruction of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and MRCB later injected the ‘concession’ into Malakof Berhad, which is the subsidiary of MRCB. I believe that a profit of about RM50 million from this deal went to one of DSAI’s political funds.

5. A male Chinese named Tong Kooi Ong, is also involved significantly in raising, financial assistance for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Tong Kooi Ong is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Phileo Allied Berhad, which is listed on the Main Board of the KLSE. Phileo Allied Bank is also under the control of Tong Kooi Ong. Tong Kooi Ong came into contact with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on mv introduction and they subsequently became very close. Tong Kooi Ong subsequently disclosed to me that in return -for the favours granted to him by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, he had established a “Master Account” -under his control. From which financial contributions could be made for the interests of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. This Master Account is to derive revenues from the holding of shares and buildings. At one point Tong Kooi Ong confided in me that the Master Account was worth RM200 million based on the values of shares and building assigned to it.

6. I believe there are at least 20 other “Master Accounts” established for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by his various cronies. I believe that the total funds in these 20 Master Accounts run into more that RM3 billion. DSAI’s modus operandi is to divide and rule and the operator of each Master Account is not aware of the existence of the other Master Accounts. I believe the Government is aware of who these cronies are.

7. As far as I know and through my own involvement, more than RM120 Million has been paid to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, his cronies and the organisations he used to advance his own political ambitions. For example it is within my personal knowledge that on the instructions of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim funds from the Master Account was paid to himself and the following persons and organisations known to be affiliated or connected to him between 1992 to 1997:-

(1) to himself (DSAI) – RM50 million
(2) Dato Abdullah Ahmad (UN) – RM 5 Million
(3) Dato Nasaruddin Jalil – RM10 Million
(4) Asia Pacific Policy Centre (APPC) – RM 38 million & Douglas H. Paal – (USD 10.0 Million)
(5) Institut Kajian Dasar – (IKD)RM5 Million
(6) Aliran & Dr. Chandra Muzaffar – RM5 Million
(7) ABIM – RM 5 Million – International Institute of Islamic Thoughts (IIIT) – RM 2 Million
(8) A UK-based Islamic Foundation – RM 1 Million
TOTAL RM 121 Million

8. I am also informed that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed Tong Kooi Ong to take into his employ Puan Shamsidar and one Encik Rahman, which he did. Puan Shamsidar is the wife of Encik Azmin Ali, the Private Secretary to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. It is widely known that Puan Shamsidar is generously remunerated and is provided with a car and driver and most of the time she did not need to go to work.

9. I must make a special mention of the American based Organisation called Asia Pacific Policy Centre (APPC) headed by Douglas H. Paal, the former Senior Director from Asian Affairs (1989 to 1993) of the National Security Council (NSC) of the United States of America. Douglas H. Paal left the National Security Council to start APPC in 1993 funded mainly by contributions from Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. I was responsible for arranging USD IO Million in contributions to APPC and Douglas. H. Paal on Datuk Seri Anwar’s instructions. I believe that other cronies of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also made substantial contributions to APPC and Douglas H. Paal. Although I cannot ascertain the exact quantum of their contributions, I am convinced that they ran into millions of US Dollars. APPC and Douglas H. Paal are one of the main vehicles used by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to promote his image in the Western countries, mainly in Washington, USA and the United Kingdom and other European nations. APPC also lobbied strongly for Datuk Seri Anwar lbrahim with the international media organisations.

10. APPC organised “The Pacific Dialogue” conferences under the patronage of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The First Pacific Dialogue was held in Penang sometime in November 1994. The Second Pacific Dialogue was held in January 1996, the Third Pacific Dialogue in November 1996 and the Fourth Pacific Dialogue in January 1998. There was supposed to be a Fifth Pacific Dialogue to be held in December 1998 but it was cancelled because the Patron was no longer the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Malaysia. All the Pacific Dialogue conferences were held in Malaysia because Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was the major source of funding for APPC.

11. In what I strongly believe as tantamount to a betrayal of public trust, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also insisted that APPC should manage BNM’s reserves of RM50 Billion and the EPF fund in return for the services provided to him by APFC. Alternatively a hefty fee of USD 3 Million was to be paid annually to APPC for the cost of running the Centre in Washington. Fortunately this instruction of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for APPC to manage the above funds was never put into effect. What I have stated above goes to prove without doubt that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was indeed an unscrupulous leader who was prepared to sacrifice the country’s coffers for the benefit of its political ambition with the help of foreign element. The current developments that are taking place in the country which threatened the public peace and well being of the Rakyat to further Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political ambition are ample proof to support this assertion.

12. I was also directed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, then already appointed as the Finance Minister, to assist the following persons to clear their debts as described below:-

(a) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed me to help settle the debt of Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad (now the permanent representative to the United Nations) with Bank Bumiputra of more than 10 Million. I helped to negotiate the settlement amount of RM7 Million. An amount, of RM5 Million was taken from the Master Account to help pay the debt. The balance of RM2 Million came from Tan Sri Ahmad Abdullah from the sale of his land.

(b) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed me to help settle Puan Marina Yusof’s debt with local banks amounting to more than RM20 Million. I presented her application to the Tabung Pemulihan Usahawan (TPU) for assistance to develop her land along Jalan Tun Razak, on which is now the completed Complex Marinara. The TPU panel approved her application. Puan Marina Yusof is extremely grateful to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

(c) Penang based Mercury Securities owed MUI Bank more than RM I0 million secured by a 3rd party land charge. The majority shareholder is Chew Seng Guan and one Encik Ahmad Kamal whom Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim groomed to be up-and-coming Bumiputera businessman and politician. I subsequently helped to arrange for the sale of the land to Matang Emas Sdn. Bhd. a company owned by Encik Taib Hamid, the sale of which incidentally also sorted out some of Encik Taib Hamid’s personal problems. The same piece of land was later sold to TPPT Sdn Bhd by Encik Taib for a low cost housing project which is now known as Taman Tun Perak.

(d) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed me to help Dato’ Nazri Abdullah’s Group to take over NST Group from Renong. I sought the assistance of Hong Leong Group to structure the deal. I spoke to Seow Lun Hoo and Quek Leng Chan of Hong Leong. They proposed that Dato’ Nazri’s Group use MRCB as vehicle to take over the shares of NST. I then spoke to Maybank to arrange a loan for Dato’ Nazri to buy into MRCB and another loan for MRCB to buy into NST.

(e) I was directed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to help Encik Faiz Abdullah (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s ghost writer), together with Seow Lun Hoo of Hong Leong to buy into Kewangan Usaha Bersatu Berhad (KUBB), then owned by ldris Hydraulic Berhad. The scheme involved using Arus Murni Berhad formerly known as Timuran Berhad, a company listed on the Main Board of the KLSE as the holding company. I approached the following banks to help syndicate the loan for the purchase of KUBB shares costing above RM400 million:

i. Hong Leong Bank ii. Hong Leong Finance iii. Sime Bank iv. RHB Bank v. Southern Bank vi. BSN Commercial Bank.
Faiz Abdullah is a verv clever ghost writer and political operator for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He is also a lawyer, ex-journalist and ex-Special Branch police officer.

13. My involvement with Tong Kooi Ong and “Master Account” in furtherance of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s instructions landed me in trouble with the law. On 16th September 1999 1 was charged with failing to disclose truthfully information on Ben Harta Sdn Bhd shares and 51 of its properties allegedly held for my benefit totalling RM23.9 million.

14. I must state that I never knew the two gentlemen purportedly to be the shareholders of Ben Harta Sdn Bhd i.e Gan Hong Sin @ Lan Hong Sing and Gan Sor Ting. Tong Kooi Ong did indicate to me that this company holds properties and shares as part of the scheme to raise funds for Datuk Seri Anwar. I have never been shown or seen the books of the Master Account handled by Tong Kooi Ong. I am not aware of any shares held by Ben Harta on my behalf, nor the locations of the 51 properties allegedly also held on my behalf, except one (1) apartment and one (1) bungalow which I was entrusted to maintain for purpose of investment and to be later sold for the Master Account.

15. I stronglv believe that wrong information has been given to the authorities implicating me with Ben Harta Sdn Bhd. I point my finger at Tong Kooi Ong and the two shareholders of Ben Harta. They have implicated me to save their own skin.

16. Apart from the properties held under Ben Harta Sdn Bhd. I also know that a few properties have been bought for investment and the Master Account and for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s future personal use. These properties located around Kuala Lumpur are valued at about RM15 million.

17. As regards the damaging policies adopted by BNM following the economic recession in July 1997, I must categorically, state that I was opposed strongly to these policies. I opposed the “Legal Lending Limit”, the reduction of NPLs (non-performing loans) from 6 months to 3 months, the “Credit Crunch” introduced in October 1997 and the Higher Rate of Interest. These were all policies endorsed and adopted by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. A few concerned BNM officers/ executives and I tried to halt these policies from being implemented. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim even censured me for speaking out against these policies. He accused me of being “too close to the market”. I now realise that these harsh measures -were Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political plan to crush the economy and bring Malaysia to its knees in order to invite in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to enable Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to force Dr Mahathir to resign and take over the Prime Minister’s position.

18. Following my arrest and my subsequent resgination as Executive Director of RHB Bank Berhad I have thought over my involvement with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and have come to realise that what I have done, though as I said earlier was forced upon me as one of the Executives in BNM, is indeed very regrettable. I now realise that I have been exploited and made use of by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to hold assets for his political and personal use and benefit. These assets including those held under Ben Harta, do not belong to me. As such, it is up to the government to take the necessary legal action in respect of their disposal, including forfeiture if permissible.

19. I now call upon all peace loving and loyal citizens of Malaysia to reject all the political manoeuvres by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters and instead support all the economic and fiscal efforts to bring back the economic well being of the country. I am ever ready and willing to go public to denounce the improprieties and machinations of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in furtherance of his political ambitions that are indeed detrimental to national peace, security and political stability.

20. In conclusion, I state in unequivocal terms that this Press Conference/Release made by way of Statutory Declaration was made by me voluntarily, without any inducement, threat or promise or coercion from any quarter, nor in return for any favours or special treatment in connection with the charge that I am now facing AND I make this solemn declaration conscientiously, believing the same to be true and by virtue of the Statutory Declaration Act, 1960.

Signed by the above named

DATO’ ABDUL MURAD BIN KHALID
at Kuala Lumpur, the day of 26 Oct 1999.

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It is clear that Anwar Ibrahim’s ‘War Chest’ is still available and being safely kept for the opportunity to be utilised, like the agenda to topple the BN led government.

Even though Anwar Ibrahim is in jail, the movement to demonise Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak is very consistent and escalating using the 1MDB financial woes. This include WSJ providing him the platform for the voice to do more lies from behind bra.

This is one of the opportunity, to rile up some of the rakyat to distrust the entire administrative and government system, attack the corporate governance and banking and capital markets regulatory system. Eventually instigate the rakyat further to rise and launch street demonstrations, which eventually turn into a ‘Malaysian Spring’ revolution.

Just like in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.

Nevermind the fact that Justo admitted to the crime of theft of illegally downloaded e mails of his former employer and was peddling stolen goods. Then Tong offered Justo the USD2 million bribe for access to the stolen goods and eventually cheated the Swiss guy.

Then The Edge was in possession of the stolen goods and used them in their story.

The entire acts and process are criminal in nature. Theft is a crime. Offering a bribe is a crime. Cheating is a crime. Possession  of stolen goods is a crime.

Published in: on July 26, 2015 at 12:00  Comments (5)  

Placing marginal politics above nation

Opposition Leaders shamelessly tried to score with sordid political puns measured in a fraction of an inch with British Prime Minister David Cameron’s working visit to Malaysia next week.

Pro-Anwarista news portal story:

Opposition leaders warn British PM ahead of meeting with Najib

Published: 25 July 2015 9:50 AM
Opposition leaders have criticised the timing of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Malaysia next week, saying it could send a signal that Downing Street was indifferent to allegations surrounding Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
Britain’s Financial Times (FT) quoted PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar as saying that Cameron’s visit could show the UK government was not concerned about “the current scandal-ridden ground on which Najib treads”, while DAP’s Tony Pua warned that any support to Najib would taint Britain’s image “as a country which supports democratic principles and good governance”.

But a British official appeared to defend the visit, saying Cameron believed in engaging with all leaders.

“He has said that the way to talk about issues is to have an engaging relationship and try and work with countries.
“Malaysia is a longstanding partner of the UK and the relationship is important for our prosperity and security,” FT quoted a source in Downing Street as saying.

The Najib government is currently battling allegations of mismanagement and corruption surrounding his brainchild, 1MDB, which has raked up debts up to RM42 billion.

The saga took a twist after The Wall Street Journal’s expose last month that billions of ringgit from the state-owned fund had allegedly ended in Najib’s personal bank accounts, an allegation the Malaysian prime minister has denied.

Cameron and Najib had met at the height of the Bersih protests for electoral reforms in Kuala Lumpur in 2011, sparking criticism from Malaysians in the UK.

Cameron is in a series of high-profile meetings with Asian leaders to promote British trade outside Europe, which includes meeting Chinese president Xi Jinping and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi later this year.

“We need to go to the ends of the earth to sell our wares,” he wrote recently in Britain’s Daily Mail.

According to FT, Britain has been keen to sell its Eurofighter Typhoon military jets to Malaysia, and ministers were disappointed to see the aircraft lose out to rivals in the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and India. – July 25, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/opposition-leaders-warn-british-pm-ahead-of-meeting-with-najib#sthash.iobrkzam.dpuf

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These working visits are important for both countries, especially Malaysia and Britain went a very long way in political, cultural, educational, judicial, legislative, military, administrative and most of all, trade.

Prime Minister Cameron is representing the various interests of British corporations tapping into the growth of the Malaysia economy, which include military assets acquisition. The last major military assets acquired from Britain were the two Lekiu Class F2000 frigates which were built by BAe Systems at Yarrow Docks, near Glasgow and delivered 15 years ago.

There are many common interests between Malaysia and Britain at this juncture and how closer diplomatic, working and commercial relationship of both nation could be mutually very important of moving ahead in the midst of global challenges.

Economic slow down, global terrorism threat, Islamnophobia and regional geo-politics could be some of the agenda which should be on the table between the two prime ministers.

The downing of MH17 and Malaysia’s role as ASEAN Chairman and a non permanent member in UN Security Council could be an item as the currency for mutually better co-operation for both countries.

Prime Minister Najib should ask Prime Minister Cameron to foster greater role and potency of the Five-Power-Defense-Agreement. It then could be escalated it into a FPDA Plus or even a Far East Commonwealth Maritime Force which could be introduced in this region for starters.

One of the main outcome of this is the policing of international waters for safe passage of international maritime route and regional and global terrorism and piracy.

A detailed map of China's claims into ASEAN nations' EEZ

A detailed map of China’s claims into ASEAN nations’ EEZ

Three Commonwealth nations in the region could be drawn into a very sticky conundrum in the wake and growing China’s PLA Navy military manoeuvres and expansionary tendencies with regards to China’s interest in the fictitious ‘Nne-Dash-Line’ of the multiple claims on South

Opposition MPs such as Pua and Nurul Izzah are arguing against Cameron’s visit to Malaysia next week for the wrong basis. Britain should be concerned about “Tainting the Britain’s image ‘as a country which supports democratic principles and good governance’ ” if Prime Minister Cameron in any way supports the Malaysian Oppositions’ sordid politics and propensity to lie.

Yesterday, Home Ministry suspended The Edge Media Group (TEMG) weekly and daily publications because of they were willing to use deception and cheated to obtain stolen e mail for stories. Then they used these unlawfully obtained information and use them.

At the same time, this pro-Anwar Ibrahim media group echo and perpetuate the carefully concoction of half truths, manipulated and distorted stories and lies.

The Edge Financial Daily page

The Edge Financial Daily page

These echoing and perpetuating the endless publications of concoction of half truths, manipulated and distorted stories and lies would also lead in the public distrust into the government, corporate governance, capital and debt markets control and supervision etc.

Aggregated, it is a sleek and cunning effort of an economic sabotage. That tantamounts to a threat to national security.

All are not for the principles of democracy but extending a political agenda. 

The owner of TEMG Tong Kooi Ong yesterday personally admitted through his own newspaper that they have bastardised journalism ethics and principles with attempt of bribery and eventually deception as avenues to get stories. Not to mention that cheating and possession of stolen goods are acts of crime.

If the process of getting stories are tainted, then the stories churned out would be further skewed or even laced with more lies.

This is no mystery because Tong was implicated as a staunch Anwar Ibrahim close aide and major financial aggregator when former Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia Dato’ Murad Khalid issued a statutory declaration about Tong’s involvement and role.

STATUTORY DECLARATION DATO ABDUL MURAD KHALID

I, Dato’ Abdul Murad Bin Khalid (NRIC No. 531215-08-5957), a Malaysian citizen of full age and care of No. 104, Jalan Setiabakti 9, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:-

1. On 16th September 1999 I was charged with failing to disclose truthfully information on Ben Harta Sdn Bhd (BHSB) shares and 51 of its properties allegedly held for my benefit pursuant to section 87(2)(c) Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA).

2. In order to do justice for my own sake, I must make a public declaration on certain matters connected with the various positions I held in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) so as to show to the public at large the nature and stresses/ strains that were attendant to these positions. This public statement is also intended to provide the public with the proper perspectives of the machinations of the former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (“DSAI”) who was also the Finance Minister and hence the Minister directly in command of BNM.

3. As one of the top executives in BNM, I invariably came into contact with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who took a liking for me – and subsequently entrusted me to carry out some of his instructions, what has come to be believed by me now to further his political ambitions. In furtherance of his political scheme, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed me to implement certain corporate exercises in favour of his friends and cronies. The debts of his cronies were cleared/ settled using the profits from deals using the influence of BNM.

4. Amongst the most significant corporate exercises is the takeover of Sikap-Power, the concession holder of the Independent Power Project (IPP) at Lumut, Perak. The concession was sold to MRCB on the instruction of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and MRCB later injected the ‘concession’ into Malakof Berhad, which is the subsidiary of MRCB. I believe that a profit of about RM50 million from this deal went to one of DSAI’s political funds.

5. A male Chinese named Tong Kooi Ong, is also involved significantly in raising, financial assistance for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Tong Kooi Ong is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Phileo Allied Berhad, which is listed on the Main Board of the KLSE. Phileo Allied Bank is also under the control of Tong Kooi Ong. Tong Kooi Ong came into contact with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on mv introduction and they subsequently became very close. Tong Kooi Ong subsequently disclosed to me that in return -for the favours granted to him by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, he had established a “Master Account” -under his control. From which financial contributions could be made for the interests of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. This Master Account is to derive revenues from the holding of shares and buildings. At one point Tong Kooi Ong confided in me that the Master Account was worth RM200 million based on the values of shares and building assigned to it.

6. I believe there are at least 20 other “Master Accounts” established for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by his various cronies. I believe that the total funds in these 20 Master Accounts run into more that RM3 billion. DSAI’s modus operandi is to divide and rule and the operator of each Master Account is not aware of the existence of the other Master Accounts. I believe the Government is aware of who these cronies are.

7. As far as I know and through my own involvement, more than RM120 Million has been paid to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, his cronies and the organisations he used to advance his own political ambitions. For example it is within my personal knowledge that on the instructions of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim funds from the Master Account was paid to himself and the following persons and organisations known to be affiliated or connected to him between 1992 to 1997:-

(1) to himself (DSAI) – RM50 million
(2) Dato Abdullah Ahmad (UN) – RM 5 Million
(3) Dato Nasaruddin Jalil – RM10 Million
(4) Asia Pacific Policy Centre (APPC) – RM 38 million & Douglas H. Paal – (USD 10.0 Million)
(5) Institut Kajian Dasar – (IKD)RM5 Million
(6) Aliran & Dr. Chandra Muzaffar – RM5 Million
(7) ABIM – RM 5 Million – International Institute of Islamic Thoughts (IIIT) – RM 2 Million
(8) A UK-based Islamic Foundation – RM 1 Million
TOTAL RM 121 Million

8. I am also informed that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed Tong Kooi Ong to take into his employ Puan Shamsidar and one Encik Rahman, which he did. Puan Shamsidar is the wife of Encik Azmin Ali, the Private Secretary to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. It is widely known that Puan Shamsidar is generously remunerated and is provided with a car and driver and most of the time she did not need to go to work.

9. I must make a special mention of the American based Organisation called Asia Pacific Policy Centre (APPC) headed by Douglas H. Paal, the former Senior Director from Asian Affairs (1989 to 1993) of the National Security Council (NSC) of the United States of America. Douglas H. Paal left the National Security Council to start APPC in 1993 funded mainly by contributions from Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. I was responsible for arranging USD IO Million in contributions to APPC and Douglas. H. Paal on Datuk Seri Anwar’s instructions. I believe that other cronies of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also made substantial contributions to APPC and Douglas H. Paal. Although I cannot ascertain the exact quantum of their contributions, I am convinced that they ran into millions of US Dollars. APPC and Douglas H. Paal are one of the main vehicles used by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to promote his image in the Western countries, mainly in Washington, USA and the United Kingdom and other European nations. APPC also lobbied strongly for Datuk Seri Anwar lbrahim with the international media organisations.

10. APPC organised “The Pacific Dialogue” conferences under the patronage of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The First Pacific Dialogue was held in Penang sometime in November 1994. The Second Pacific Dialogue was held in January 1996, the Third Pacific Dialogue in November 1996 and the Fourth Pacific Dialogue in January 1998. There was supposed to be a Fifth Pacific Dialogue to be held in December 1998 but it was cancelled because the Patron was no longer the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Malaysia. All the Pacific Dialogue conferences were held in Malaysia because Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was the major source of funding for APPC.

11. In what I strongly believe as tantamount to a betrayal of public trust, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also insisted that APPC should manage BNM’s reserves of RM50 Billion and the EPF fund in return for the services provided to him by APFC. Alternatively a hefty fee of USD 3 Million was to be paid annually to APPC for the cost of running the Centre in Washington. Fortunately this instruction of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for APPC to manage the above funds was never put into effect. What I have stated above goes to prove without doubt that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was indeed an unscrupulous leader who was prepared to sacrifice the country’s coffers for the benefit of its political ambition with the help of foreign element. The current developments that are taking place in the country which threatened the public peace and well being of the Rakyat to further Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political ambition are ample proof to support this assertion.

12. I was also directed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, then already appointed as the Finance Minister, to assist the following persons to clear their debts as described below:-

(a) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed me to help settle the debt of Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad (now the permanent representative to the United Nations) with Bank Bumiputra of more than 10 Million. I helped to negotiate the settlement amount of RM7 Million. An amount, of RM5 Million was taken from the Master Account to help pay the debt. The balance of RM2 Million came from Tan Sri Ahmad Abdullah from the sale of his land.

(b) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed me to help settle Puan Marina Yusof’s debt with local banks amounting to more than RM20 Million. I presented her application to the Tabung Pemulihan Usahawan (TPU) for assistance to develop her land along Jalan Tun Razak, on which is now the completed Complex Marinara. The TPU panel approved her application. Puan Marina Yusof is extremely grateful to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

(c) Penang based Mercury Securities owed MUI Bank more than RM I0 million secured by a 3rd party land charge. The majority shareholder is Chew Seng Guan and one Encik Ahmad Kamal whom Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim groomed to be up-and-coming Bumiputera businessman and politician. I subsequently helped to arrange for the sale of the land to Matang Emas Sdn. Bhd. a company owned by Encik Taib Hamid, the sale of which incidentally also sorted out some of Encik Taib Hamid’s personal problems. The same piece of land was later sold to TPPT Sdn Bhd by Encik Taib for a low cost housing project which is now known as Taman Tun Perak.

(d) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed me to help Dato’ Nazri Abdullah’s Group to take over NST Group from Renong. I sought the assistance of Hong Leong Group to structure the deal. I spoke to Seow Lun Hoo and Quek Leng Chan of Hong Leong. They proposed that Dato’ Nazri’s Group use MRCB as vehicle to take over the shares of NST. I then spoke to Maybank to arrange a loan for Dato’ Nazri to buy into MRCB and another loan for MRCB to buy into NST.

(e) I was directed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to help Encik Faiz Abdullah (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s ghost writer), together with Seow Lun Hoo of Hong Leong to buy into Kewangan Usaha Bersatu Berhad (KUBB), then owned by ldris Hydraulic Berhad. The scheme involved using Arus Murni Berhad formerly known as Timuran Berhad, a company listed on the Main Board of the KLSE as the holding company. I approached the following banks to help syndicate the loan for the purchase of KUBB shares costing above RM400 million:

i. Hong Leong Bank ii. Hong Leong Finance iii. Sime Bank iv. RHB Bank v. Southern Bank vi. BSN Commercial Bank.
Faiz Abdullah is a verv clever ghost writer and political operator for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He is also a lawyer, ex-journalist and ex-Special Branch police officer.

13. My involvement with Tong Kooi Ong and “Master Account” in furtherance of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s instructions landed me in trouble with the law. On 16th September 1999 1 was charged with failing to disclose truthfully information on Ben Harta Sdn Bhd shares and 51 of its properties allegedly held for my benefit totalling RM23.9 million.

14. I must state that I never knew the two gentlemen purportedly to be the shareholders of Ben Harta Sdn Bhd i.e Gan Hong Sin @ Lan Hong Sing and Gan Sor Ting. Tong Kooi Ong did indicate to me that this company holds properties and shares as part of the scheme to raise funds for Datuk Seri Anwar. I have never been shown or seen the books of the Master Account handled by Tong Kooi Ong. I am not aware of any shares held by Ben Harta on my behalf, nor the locations of the 51 properties allegedly also held on my behalf, except one (1) apartment and one (1) bungalow which I was entrusted to maintain for purpose of investment and to be later sold for the Master Account.

15. I stronglv believe that wrong information has been given to the authorities implicating me with Ben Harta Sdn Bhd. I point my finger at Tong Kooi Ong and the two shareholders of Ben Harta. They have implicated me to save their own skin.

16. Apart from the properties held under Ben Harta Sdn Bhd. I also know that a few properties have been bought for investment and the Master Account and for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s future personal use. These properties located around Kuala Lumpur are valued at about RM15 million.

17. As regards the damaging policies adopted by BNM following the economic recession in July 1997, I must categorically, state that I was opposed strongly to these policies. I opposed the “Legal Lending Limit”, the reduction of NPLs (non-performing loans) from 6 months to 3 months, the “Credit Crunch” introduced in October 1997 and the Higher Rate of Interest. These were all policies endorsed and adopted by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. A few concerned BNM officers/ executives and I tried to halt these policies from being implemented. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim even censured me for speaking out against these policies. He accused me of being “too close to the market”. I now realise that these harsh measures -were Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political plan to crush the economy and bring Malaysia to its knees in order to invite in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to enable Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to force Dr Mahathir to resign and take over the Prime Minister’s position.

18. Following my arrest and my subsequent resgination as Executive Director of RHB Bank Berhad I have thought over my involvement with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and have come to realise that what I have done, though as I said earlier was forced upon me as one of the Executives in BNM, is indeed very regrettable. I now realise that I have been exploited and made use of by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to hold assets for his political and personal use and benefit. These assets including those held under Ben Harta, do not belong to me. As such, it is up to the government to take the necessary legal action in respect of their disposal, including forfeiture if permissible.

19. I now call upon all peace loving and loyal citizens of Malaysia to reject all the political manoeuvres by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters and instead support all the economic and fiscal efforts to bring back the economic well being of the country. I am ever ready and willing to go public to denounce the improprieties and machinations of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in furtherance of his political ambitions that are indeed detrimental to national peace, security and political stability.

20. In conclusion, I state in unequivocal terms that this Press Conference/Release made by way of Statutory Declaration was made by me voluntarily, without any inducement, threat or promise or coercion from any quarter, nor in return for any favours or special treatment in connection with the charge that I am now facing AND I make this solemn declaration conscientiously, believing the same to be true and by virtue of the Statutory Declaration Act, 1960.

Signed by the above named

DATO’ ABDUL MURAD BIN KHALID
at Kuala Lumpur, the day of 26 Oct 1999.

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Pua and Nurul Izzah have time and again been proven to lie for their sordid politics, which include rubbishing and demonising agencies of the Malaysian Government in the name of their sordid politics of hatred.

Nurul lied about the Perdana Class submarines inability to dive to an Indonesian press. She lied and demonised BN candidate for Lembah Pantai Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin during the 13GE campaign.

She even rubbished the judges in the augur chambers of Dewan Rakyat session.

Recently, Pua demonstrated his ability to bastardise his position and role of unbecoming a member of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee by gunning down 1MDB when the process of investigation had yet to be completed.

Prime Minister Cameron would not tolerate such blatant disrespectful act of political display.

It is very low for Opposition MPs to capitalise on the slightest opportunity to echo and perpetuate their sordid bankrupt politics which is laced with fabrication and lies, at the expense of the nation’s interests.

 

Published in: on July 25, 2015 at 11:30  Comments (16)  

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.

Published in: on July 22, 2015 at 23:58  Comments (7)  

Deformis intentiones hubris

The Low Yatt incident over the weekend is a demonstration how ICT democracy is abused and distorted, and within seconds social media was misused to viralise lies and hatred with the intent to instigate.

Highly plausible, the city could be drawn into something really ugly so close to Hari Raya into something very ugly. Now, Police looking for several notable social media personalities for questioning.

The Malay Mail Online:

MALAYSIA

Cops to detain Papagomo, several others for spreading false news on Low Yat fracas

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY

Monday July 13, 2015
05:22 PM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — Blogger Papagomo is in the soup again for his controversial online posts, this time for allegedly spreading unverified information about the bloody brawl last night at popular tech mall Low Yat Plaza.

According to Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, Papagomo, whose real name is Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, will be hauled up along several others identified by the police for spreading malicious talk online.

“These stories are all made up and some social media users have been making it worse by spreading it and speculating further.

“One of them is Papagomo and few others.

“I have ordered that they be hauled up and we will take immediate action,” Khalid told reporters after visit to Low Yat Plaza here.

Khalid did not, however, specify what were the contents shared by Papagomo on the Low Yat fracas that had landed him in trouble.

A riot broke out last night at Low Yat Plaza that left five people injured, including several journalists. Police have since detained 18 people believed involved in the melee.

The riot reportedly started after a 22-year-old man was handed over on Friday to the police for allegedly stealing a phone from a store at the popular tech mall. Disgruntled by the incident, the man then allegedly contacted his friends who later returned to the mobile phone store, assaulted its workers and caused some RM70,000 worth of damages.

Rumours swirled on social media after the alleged theft that the Chinese trader had sold the Malay man a counterfeit phone, leading to calls for boycotts of “cheating” Chinese traders and the complex.

The incident then led to a mob descending on the mall last night.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/cops-to-detain-papagomo-several-others-for-spreading-false-news-on-low-yat#sthash.OMiXi94u.dpuf

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It is unfair to judge how significant of what social media operators such as Papagomo did to stir up the Low Yat story as it unfolds and escalated with his participation, without proper investigation.

However, the reach of Papagomo’s social media network must have some negative effects.

The reasons are simple. Papagomo used footage of a person being traumatised to create the necessary visual effects which should easily draw emotion and anguish of the followers or audience of his social media account.

Papagomo in casual interesting chat with UMNO VP Hishamuddin Hussein, believed to be at latter's home

Papagomo in casual interesting chat with UMNO VP Hishamuddin Hussein, believed to be at latter’s home

Papagomo is a social media personality which has the privilege of being chummy-chummy with some very high up leaders within UMNO and Government. Infact, his name was even lauded as an example of a social media hero during one of the UMNO General Assemblies.

The fact is that Papagomo whose name is Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris was a convicted ex-traffic policemen for extorting bribe from a youth which he caught possessing a needle of illicit narcotics.

What happened in Low Yat was thuggery and Papagomo, who is seen as a social media warrior for UMNO, is a contributor for escalating the ill intent of manipulated racial clashes which was actually started on a simple theft.

Probably UMNO leaders especially at very high level should be very selective with people they consort with, especially in the eyes of public where the advancement of technology and communication allows information to be transmitted in speed of light.

Patronage of very high up UMNO leaders provide former convicts like Papagomo to have a place within the UMNO cyberwarfare operations and fame and reach of followers could bring about adverse and very unproductive effect for the nation.

Published in: on July 14, 2015 at 09:30  Comments (11)  

Relying on lies and fabricated story

PKR MP admitted to foreign journalist in Hong Kong that the Opposition Leaders rely on reports and lies which have been proven to be concoction of lies, fabricated and distorted information of Sarawak Report trying to sustain their relevance as elected representatives in Parliament.

London based online publication Sarawak Report, which is a creature created Global Witness and Open Society Forum are NGOs funded by Neo Con Jews such as George Soros, for an agenda.

It is very dangerous for the country if an Opposition MP openly admit that the elected representatives who are supposed to be the ‘check and balance’ rely on lies, more so fabricated from abroad and translate them into political currency to confuse and stir the controversial storm in Malaysia continuously.

The Opposition in their quest to come to power when they failed at general elections so many times over and their own parties are now facing a trouble from implosion and fragmentation caused by internal fighting, are clearly getting indirect assistance from abroad.

Hence, when an entity with an agenda like Sarawak Report is systematic with the undoing the political, social, economic, cultural and judicial system of this country, the Opposition is an accessory if nor a tool to the agenda.

In short, by admitting to associating themselves to the work of rogue elements from abroad, the Opposition is a threat to the national security.

Wong Chen who is also MP for Kelana Jaya also admitted that the Chinese are racist.

Speaking to Foreign Correspondence Club in Hong Kong, former Wong continues to play the rhetorics of the Opposition. Majority of Malaysians reject Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s leadership and administration because BN did not get popular votes despite obtaining 60% of Parliament.

The first past post system Westminster-styled democracy is such, David Cameron led the Tories to win 330 of the 650 House of Commons seats in the recently concluded May 2015 UK general election despite only obtaining 36% of the popular votes.

Inadvertently, Wong also admitted that the Oppositions’ plan to manage Malaysia is a derivative plan of Prime Minister Najib’s transformation plan and the extension but slightly tweaked New Economic Policy, to ensure the Malays are being brought into a bigger middle income society.

There are lessons to learn from MPs like Wong Chen, especially when they are abroad speaking to journos. They would quietly admit of their position and plans.

Published in: on July 11, 2015 at 14:30  Comments (9)  

Good riddance

There have been a constant bee-line for Malaysians abroad to apply for their citizenship of the Federation of Malaysia be ceased, in order for them to be a citizen of another nation.

Pro-Anwarista news portal TMI story:

Bidding farewell to Malaysia

BY DINA ZAMAN

Published: 30 June 2015 7:00 AM
Things can get busy on weekday mornings at the guardhouse outside the regal building of the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore at Jervois Road, as a string of Malaysians come to renew their passports, announce their permanent resident (PR) status and renounce their Malaysian citizenship.
Between 30 and 50 applications to renounce Malaysian citizenship are received a day in Singapore, dropped off in a special box for documents of this nature, one of the guards on duty told The Malaysian Insider there recently.

Submission of renunciation applications is from 8.15am to 11am from Mondays to Fridays, but those who come to drop their documents off have often been turned away by 9.30am and told to return the next day.

The day’s quota has already been filled, they are told.
It’s a telling sign about the number of people who are keen to give up their identities as Malaysians, although there are no official statistics available on the number of Malaysians who renounce their citizenship in the island republic.

There are more than one million Malaysians said to be residing abroad as expatriates, as PRs and as citizens of their chosen countries.

But official numbers of Malaysians who have renounced their citizenship are hard to come by.

In Singapore, the number of Malaysians becoming citizens had been on an upward trend between 2004 and 2008.

There was a dip in 2009 for a spell and an increase in 2012. That year, 20,693 citizenships were awarded to new residents.

The dip in 2009 was “mirrored in the annual uptake of permanent residency, which more than doubled from 36,900 in 2004 to 79,167 in 2008 but suffered a decrease to 59,460 in 2009.

Population statistics as at December 2011 put the number of people in the republic at 3.81 million, of whom 3.27 are citizens and 0.54 million permanent residents.

“Sharper declines were recorded for both citizenship and permanent residency in 2010, ahead of the May 2011 general election,” according to data available at the Migration Policy Institute.

The country also had a non-resident population of 1.46 million who are working, studying or living in Singapore on a non-permanent basis.

New lives

For two former Malaysians who are now Singaporeans, the choice to surrender the citizenship of their birth country was made for a better life, on their terms.

Friends Daphne Lim and Saranee Joseph (not their real names to protect their children’s interests) became Singaporeans recently.

Lim, a single mother in her 40s, said the idea of renouncing her Malaysian citizenship was not foreign. She had grown up being told that as a Chinese, she was not welcome in the country.

Treading a path familiar to many Chinese Malaysians, Lim furthered her studies in Australia, returned to Malaysia with a degree, married and followed her spouse to Singapore.

They applied for PR status, but after a while, she decided to become a citizen upon seeing the benefits accorded to Singapore citizens. She said her children have benefited from her decision and life for her in Singapore was never dull. The buzz of the city invigorated her and she was glad to be rid of the political negativity in Malaysia.

“It was never an issue for me. I knew that one day, I would no longer be Malaysian,” she said.

Lim admitted she had a great childhood in Malaysia, but the contentment she has now as an adult surpassed the memories. The opportunities and benefits she and her children have “are good. You can’t get them in Malaysia!”

Joseph, meanwhile, became a citizen after her having a child. She had already been working in Singapore as a consultant, and upon becoming a mother, felt she had to think of her child’s future.

If before she harboured thoughts of retiring in Malaysia, the child’s presence has forced her to assess their lives.

Having a Malaysian citizenship in Singapore would only court confusion for her daughter, Joseph said. Since she was born and brought up there, it would just be easier to be a Singaporean, she said.

The experiences of former classmates also had an impact, Joseph said, noting that a few had become bitter at not being able to fulfil their potential in Malaysia.

“The bitterness they displayed was not something I wanted for myself,” she said, adding that she felt lucky to have found work in Singapore and to settle down here.

What Lim and Joseph both remember about their lives in Malaysia was the absence of race and religious tension. It was a carefree time for them, but one which no longer seems to exist.

Lim said Singapore was safe to the point that she allowed her children to take the MRT by themselves at night.

Joseph said “Singapore can be restrictive politically… but the pros outweigh the cons.”

It’s also the way the city and its infrastructure are planned. Singapore is a green oasis, they said, unlike Malaysia which is facing indiscriminate development and deforestation.

Farewell

Back at the Malaysian High Commission’s stately building, would-be Singaporeans come to submit their documents with bittersweet feelings.

The documents required are the forms “K” and “MY-RN1”, and with these forms, other documents such as identity cards, birth certificate, a letter of approval from the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Malaysian passport.

The two forms are straightforward – the applicant only needs to state all his particulars, but not the reason for renunciation.

To renounce Malaysian citizenship, the applicant must be 21 years of age and above. He may have been a PR, or may have already decided that he wants to be a Singaporean from the onset.

As one drops in the documents into the box, the soft thud is a reminder of the finality of it all: he is no longer Malaysian. – June 30, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/bidding-farewell-to-malaysia#sthash.dvgdIqt4.dpuf

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Many would feel that it would be good riddance for these bunch of Malaysians who donwannabes no longer remain as a Malaysians. By denouncing their citizenship, they would automatically lose all their rights and privileges.

They probably become their forefathers first as stateless people before they could be admitted as citizens of a new nation.

It is clear that these bunch should no longer be Malaysians because they are more self centred than anything else. This also means that they do not value their own family’s legacy and history how their earlier relations were Malayanised, unconditionally.

This episode about Malaysians wanting to leave is most likely the Non Malays of Semenanjung rather than Sabahans and/or Sarawakians. It is for simple reason that Sabahans and Sarawakians are very proud of their state and land of birth.

The fact is that history has proven that majority of the Non Malays were brought into Semenanjung for economic reasons by the British Colonialists to become coolie in their enterprises such as estates and mines. In the late Victorian era and early Edwardian era, opportunities were exploited to the maximum as industrialisation and trade in the United Kingdom was at its pinnacle.

As they were brought in as labourers and gradually later  some of the Chinese were allowed to set up cottage enterprises to serve the growing requirements of new settlements created by the plantation and mining activity boom, they were still ‘tools’ to the British economic eco-system.

HRH Malay Rulers, UMNO representataives, Menteri Menteri Besar and British High Commissioner at the Federation of  Tanah Melayu Treaty, inked on 21 Jan 1948 at King's House, Kuala Lumpur

HRH Malay Rulers, UMNO representataives, Menteri Menteri Besar and British High Commissioner at the Federation of Tanah Melayu Treaty, inked on 21 Jan 1948 at King’s House, Kuala Lumpur

Despite the administration of then Malaya was under British, these Non Malays are not subjects to HRH Malay Rulers, hence they had very limited rights.

When the wind of political awakening was arisen and fanned post WWII, the Malays and Non Malays equally state their grounds to earn and gain political standing. A milestone was achieved when 29 Malay NGOs formed United Malay National Organisation on 11 May 1946 and managed to convince HRH Malay Rulers to abandoned the Malayan Union which they inked and being announce at Westminster Palace, to formalise the colonialisation of the Federation of Malaya.

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, 21 January 1948

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, 21 January 1948

The demise of Malayan Union brought HRH Malay Rulers and the British Administrators to sit down and negotiate as UMNO as the political organisation representing the Malay masses attended as observants. On 21 January 1948 an agreement Federation of Malaya Treaty was achieved and inked.

The Federation of Malaya (Persekutuan Tanah Melayu) was formally incepted.

In the agreement, it was clearly stated that “The subjects of HRH Malay Rulers are the Malays” and Non Malays who want to be recognised as ‘Subjects of HRH Malay Rulers’ must adhere to strict conditions.

Hence, majority of Non Malays are classified as ‘Stateless Persons’. (With the exception of some who are considered British subjects by the virtue of their stature in Strait Settlements).

Excerpts of the Article 12 of the Federation of Malaya Treaty 1 February 1948:

There was a specific mention of Article 12 on citizenship, item

(a) “Any subjects of HRH Malay Rulers who were born on on before the date”,

(b) “Any British subjects who were born in the Strait Settlements on or before that date”,

(c) “Any persons which was born on or before the date in any of the Malay States within the Federation who is practicing the Malay culture and speak the Malay language”.

There was specific provision for the application to be citizens, which clearly state the requirement to be verse in Malay. No provisions for the rights of the Non Malays were mentioned.

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Needless to say, life carried on as business as usual till 16 June 1948 where three British planters were attacked and killed by Malayan Communist Party rebels. Majority of those who were drawn into MCP as terrorists and rebels are of Chinese ethnicity and they subscribe and inspired to the same communism led by Mao Ze Dong of China (then, rebelling against the Kuomintang National Government in mainland China).

The “Butchers of Malaya”

Even in the midst of communist rebellion, political movements still grow and political parties and organisations tend to represent the ethnicity divide. The working relationship started when UMNO (representing the Malays) worked with MCA (representing the Chinese) in an adhoc Kuala Lumpur Town Council election in 1952.

That political success brought towards a closer working ties where MIC representing the Indians were also drawn in. By 1955, the Alliance Party was formed and they agreed on a formula and were ready to face eligible Malayans for the first democratic process in the determination of the Federal Consultative Council.

Alliance Party won 51 out of 52 seats for grabs despite 84% of the eligible voters are Malays since although the population of Malaya between the Malays and Non Malays were almost balanced, most of the Non Malays are classified as ‘Stateless Persons’.

84% of the eligible voters in the 1955 Federal Consultative Council general election are the Malays, who were 'Subjects of HRH Rulers'.

84% of the eligible voters in the 1955 Federal Consultative Council general election are the Malays, who were ‘Subjects of HRH Rulers’.

Despite the issue of a good slightly more than a third of Federation of Malaya inhabitants are still classified as ‘Stateless Persons’, Tunku Abdul Rahman formed his first Cabinet comprises of UMNO, MCA and MIC leaders where a true power-sharing concept is born and practiced.

Never the less, Chief Minister of Federation of Malaya Tunku Abdul Rahman had MCA and MIC leaders to accompany him to negotiation withe Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Whitehall for Kemerdekaan.

Tunku’s wisdom and charisma successfully managed to struck a balance between obtaining HRH Rulers agreement to opt for a Constitutional Monarchy system and admission of the ‘Stateless Persons’ as citizens of the Federation of Malaya, a fundamental component for this nation to be born is what commonly known as the ‘Social Contract’.

Komponen Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu; Raja Melayu, UMNO dan Pesuruhjaya British

Komponen Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu; Raja Melayu, UMNO dan Pesuruhjaya British

The new Independent nation was born on 31 August 1957 and all citizens are granted equally rights to everything and opportunities. Hence, the economy grew due to the infrastructure and conducive environment provided by the government which is generally driven by the Malays where as the Chinese optimise all entrepreneurial opportunities.

Within the first decade of Kemerdekaan, the Chinese socio-economic stature improved if not flourished as their entrepreneurial sense enabled many to nurture their businesses and enterprises, even at commercial level. Where as, the Malays as the majority remained stagnant as the country grows wealthier.

The extremists and radicals within DAP and Gerakan parading through Kg Baru insulting the Malays, days after the May 1969 3GE

The socio-economic and political landmark changed after a racial-riot sparked on 13 May 1969 due to instigation by extreme elements, left wingers and Chinese chauvinists and the Malays reacted, especially the insult against them compounded by effect to the anguish of being socio-economically sidelined.

A marvellous solution of the New Economic Policy (NEP) was drafted and quickly executed by then Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussin where the objective is to narrow the socio-economic gap, disassociate any particular ethnic with a specific economic activity and alleviate socio-economic standing of all through programs such as education.

It also meant that the economic cake is widened more to participate and a portion was carved out for the Bumiputra agenda, with the specific intent that they are able to rise and catch up on the entrepreneurial and commercial game of the economy.

The wealthiest Malaysians

Naturally, the Non Malays particularly the Chinese who are the ones most active in the entrepreneurial and commercial game of the game benefitted most. The state of the nation today with the sound commercial sector of four decades between mid 70s till present day is the empirical evidence that despite NEP being implemented, the economy, socio-economic standing and wealth of the nation grew.

At the early of the 90s, the encouraging economic growth and track record provided then Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Dr Mahathir Mohamad to launch the Vision 2020 policy where within 30 years, Malaysia is supposed to reach a developed nation status.

Hence, the entire system was geared towards achieving that goal through various policies. Many programs were introduced where the education system at tertiary level was liberalised and more students are sent abroad. Upskilling training programs were also introduced.

More and more opportunities are opened where students and youth are exposed to the various job opportunities and even entrepreneurial programs.

Many professionals from around the region started to apply for positions in Malaysia, especially in ICT sector. Particularly from India. Now, even Chinese and Filipino technical people are being brought in to fill in the industry requirements for human capital.

In short, Malaysia is a land of plenty.

However, if some Malaysians who benefitted from the transformation this nation has brought upon to their own rakyat through various programs in the past fifty years which has now bore fruit so many times over as living proofs still want to leave for greener postures, so be it.

Malaysian Chinese abroad holing the Jalur Gemilang upside down

They can rationalise and justify what ever angle they prefer but in actual fact, they probably failed to optimise all the opportunities and find their pot of gold, whilst others managed to make hay when the sun was still shining. Many continued to make really barns of hay.

Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s administration is very committed towards the transformation agenda, which itself is a continuum of all the programs that were proven successful by the five prime minister before. He is determined to ensure the sun remains shining and the posture continue to be green for Malaysians to nurture, grow and exploit.

It is good riddance for those who are unable to see the big picture and seize the moment, especially when they had several moments of hot iron to strike within their reach, at the right time.

*Updated 1500hrs

Published in: on June 30, 2015 at 11:00  Comments (33)  

Manipulating God’s law for personal politics

The Malaysian society at large is getting quite lethargic on individuals manipulating religion and God’s law, for the purpose of their own personal politics despite any attempts to undo either through legal means or perception have exhaustively reach a granite stone wall.

Pro-Anwarista news portal Malaysiakini story:

11:28AM Jun 26, 2015
By Radzi Razak

Anwar files qazaf report against lawyer Shafee

 

Jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has filed a qazaf report against senior lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah who led the Sodomy II prosecution against him.

Anwar’s wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail lodged a report at Selangor Islamic Department (Jais) on Anwar’s behalf today, since he was not allowed to leave the prison.

“This report is made based on Shafee’s accusation that Anwar performed sodomy, without producing four witnesses as demanded by the law,” Wan Azizah told reporters in Shah Alam today.

Qazaf is defined as the wrongful accusation of adultery or homosexuality against a Muslim man or woman, without producing four witnesses as required under syariah law.

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On 10 February 2015, Federal Court upheld a lower court decision of then Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty under Section 377B Penal Code for sodomising political aide Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan in June 2008.

The case was exhaustive when it was rejected for a Royal Pardon by Pardons Board and Anwar had to serve the five years jail term. He was spared the whipping because of his age at the time of sentencing.

The oldest English daily story:

Anwar’s pardon bid rejected, Putrajaya confirms

BY SHAUN TAN

Wednesday April 1, 2015
10:01 AM GMT+8

 

KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — The Pardons Board has rejected Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s petition for a royal pardon, a senior government lawyer confirmed to the High Court today.

Senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh today supplied an affidavit from the board and a letter from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to support his notice last week to the High Court hearing Anwar’s application for a judicial review of his imprisonment, prompting the judge to dismiss the bid.

“On 16 March 2015, the Pardons Board rejected Anwar’s application for pardon, and since the (forfeiture) of his position of MP takes effect immediately under the Federal Constitution, there is no basis for the (judicial review) application to proceed, and it has been dismissed by the court,” Amarjeet said.

The rejection effectively invokes Anwar’s disqualification as Permatang Pauh MP and federal opposition leader due to his five-year sentence for sodomy, which had been stayed pending the disposal of his petition.

It will also force the Pakatan Rakyat pact that Anwar heads to confront the complicated task of electing a new opposition leader in his stead, during a time when allies DAP and PAS are openly hostile towards each other over disagreements on hudud and other issues.

Anwar’s lawyers refused to accept dismissal, however, saying that they not received official notice on it from the Agong.

Lawyer Latheefa Koya insisted that the only indication of the rejection was the documents supplied by Amarjeet, which she said did not clearly state that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has decided on the petition.

“When we met Anwar on Monday, neither he nor his family had received any decision from the Pardons Board,” said Latheefa Koya, one of Anwar’s lawyers.

She added that they will proceed in appealing the High Court’s dismissal of the judicial review bid under the assumption that Anwar’s petition remains pending.

When asked how the Secretariat of the Pardons Board could provide the affidavit conveying the dismissal if a decision had not been made, Latheefa said she did not know.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s petition seeking a royal pardon has been rejected, his lawyers said today. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s petition seeking a royal pardon has been rejected, his lawyers said today. — Picture by Choo Choy May
On February 10, the Federal Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s 2014 ruling that had reversed Anwar’s acquittal of sodomising former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, also sentencing him to five years’ jail.

On February 24, Anwar’s family sent a request for a royal pardon to delay his disqualification from his Permatang Pauh seat. They also applied to the Prison Commissioner to give Anwar leave to attend Parliament.

However, they received a letter on March 4 from the Prisons Commissioner rejecting their application, prompting the decision to seek judicial review.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/anwar-denied-royal-pardon-say-lawyers#sthash.mq7J1kSq.dpuf

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Now he wants to the courts to review the decision to reject the Royal Pardon petition.

The oldest English daily story:

Anwar seeks review of rejected royal pardon petition

BY MAYURI MEI LIN

Wednesday June 24, 2015
12:51 PM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 ― Jailed leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today filed a judicial review of the Pardons Board’s rejection of his royal pardon petition, claiming there was conflict of interest in Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail’s presence during the board’s disposal of the application.

His lawyer N. Surendran said the judicial review seeks to have the boar reexamine Anwar’s petition but without the presence of the AG, who his client deems to no longer be a neutral party.

“The AG is an interested party, he’s been the subject of many of Anwar’s police reports so how can he sit in any board that disposes of Anwar’s rights?” Surendran said after filing for the judicial review at the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.

He added that even former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had during his tenure said that the AG would not be involved in any proceedings involving Anwar due to the many reports lodged by the opposition leader against the country’s top lawyer.

“But now suddenly he’s (AG) sitting in the Pardons Board deliberation, it’s an inconsistent position,” Surendran said.

Lawyer Latheefa Koya added that Anwar’s family had never received a formal notification of the rejection of the royal pardon, which “creates suspicion” about the Pardons Board’s proceedings.

“Until today, the so-called decision of the Pardons Board has never been communicated to the family or even to Anwar Ibrahim. How we got to know of the decision was indirectly through our application to secure Anwar Ibrahim’s attendance to Parliament.

“The other thing is the decision was made on March 16 and that is the date when Anwar made the application to secure his attendance to Parliament, and the decision was only informed 10 days later on March 27 through that affidavit.

“All this creates suspicion as to what happens on the Pardons Board,” she said.

On February 24, Anwar’s family sent a request for a royal pardon on his conviction and avoid his disqualification from his Permatang Pauh seat. But on April 1, the government’s lawyers said that the Pardons Board had on March 16 rejected Anwar’s petition.

Following the decision by the Pardons Board, Anwar was disqualified as the Permatang Pauh MP, the seat which his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail later won in the March 8 by-election.

Anwar’s lawyers on April 30 also applied for a fresh Federal Court panel to review its February 10 decision to uphold a conviction and sentence him to five-years’ jail for sodomising his former political aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Later on June 10, Anwar’s lawyers filed an application to have the Federal Court hear retired senior police officer Datuk Ramli Yusuff’s testimony to the alleged conspiracy to cover up the infamous “Black Eye” incident during his detention before his first sodomy trial, or “Sodomy I.”

Anwar’s legal counsel applied to have this case heard ahead of its review of Anwar’s conviction in his second sodomy case also referred to as “Sodomy II”.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/anwar-seeks-review-of-rejected-royal-pardon-petition#sthash.9GFeRc7I.dpuf

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All the while, ever since he was charged back in August 2008 for sodomising Saiful under Section 377B of the Penal Code, Anwar had been trying his best to delay, deflect, postpone, attack the testimonies, evidence and even recuse the trial judge.

Now all of that has finally over and he no longer can reverse the fact that the Federal Court of Malaysia found him guilty and he is convicted for his hedious crime and immoral habit, he is trying to use the Syariah Court instead as a political circus.

He is now accusing the lawyer who represented the Public Prosecutor Tan Sri Muhamad Shafee Abdullah in obtaining the conviction under Section 377B of the Penal Code, of committing Qazaf.

Published in: on June 26, 2015 at 12:30  Comments (5)  

Union of the snake

Self proclaimed Islamist party PAS has now recluse back as a party of clerics and adopted their conservative approach and philosophy towards Islam.

Pro-Anwarista TMI story:

PAS ulama to decide direction of Malaysian politics, says Economist

Published: 19 June 2015 1:58 PM

PAS’s ulama faction has been tipped by newsweekly The Economist as the pivot of Malaysian politics. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, June 19, 2015.
PAS’s ulama faction has been tipped by newsweekly The Economist as the pivot of Malaysian politics. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, June 19, 2015.

The direction of Malaysian politics hinges on PAS’s ulama faction, especially in its response to the disintegration of opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat, says The Economist.

The weekly newspaper reported that the Islamist party’s conservative wing was the decision maker after it trounced its moderate members at the recent muktamar.

“Much hinges on how PAS’s dominant conservative wing chooses to proceed. The party’s ageing leaders seem to think that time is running out to introduce hudud in Kelantan and look willing to reach some form of accommodation with Umno, despite a history of antagonism, in order to achieve it,” it said.

It added that support from PAS, however tacit, would boost Umno’s chances of stringing out its long reign.

“But it would also see Malaysia’s poisonous politics split more cleanly along ethnic lines – hardly a heartening thought.”

Pakatan’s collapse came after PAS motioned to sever ties with DAP during its muktamar. The move originated from the Islamist party’s ulama wing and was forced through the assembly of the party’s main body, much to the anger of some grassroots delegates.

On Wednesday, PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail confirmed that officially the pact was over.

Former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is serving time in prison, yesterday urged his former allies to work together to maintain Penang, Selangor and Kelantan, the three opposition-led states.

He also told party leaders to work together with non-governmental organisations to bring change and “reject the Barisan Nasional government’s greed for power and corruption”. – June 19, 2015.

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It is obvious PAS’s partner in crime of the (un)holy-marriage-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows is clear about their union is over where as PAS is dilly-dally being in denial admitting where exactly their position is.

Another Pr0-Anwarista story:

PAS in denial for saying Pakatan not dead yet, says Teresa

Published: 19 June 2015 1:04 PM

PAS is experiencing “denial syndrome” for not acknowledging that its motion to cut ties with DAP had brought about the demise of Pakatan Rakyat, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok said today.

Yesterday, PAS election director Mustafa Ali said PR had only “fainted” and not dead despite DAP declaring the coalition had ceased to exist and PKR saying it could no longer function.

Kok, who is also DAP national vice chairperson, said Mustafa’s remark was “laughable” and failed to understand the consequences of his party’s motion in its recent muktamar or congress, which was passed without debate.
“His remarks also prove that he has not accepted the reality that PAS has killed off PR and that PR no longer exists,” Kok said in a statement today.

Although some PAS leaders have argued that the motion was not final, Kok said it was clear the muktamar was the highest decision-making body in the party.

“Mustafa and many PAS leaders are political veterans and there is no way that they did not understand the meaning and effect of the clear-cut motion.”

She also denied that DAP had made the decision to leave the coalition, saying it “repeated violations” of the common policy framework and PAS’s motion which effectively killed PR.

“Mustafa should not, therefore, attempt to shift the blame for PR’s demise on DAP, especially when he is totally aware that for close to a year, PR has existed only in name but not in fact due to PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s violations of the Leadership Council’s decisions.” – June 19, 2015.

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It is not sure why PAS is very sluggish if not in denial about their failed coalition with Pakatan Rakyat. Nor the game that PAS is playing.

The grassroots which provided the actual machinery during any general or by-election not only for Pakatan Rakyat but any of the Opposition parties when they contest is dependent on PAS supporters and party workers.

PKR is the most which benefitted from PAS’s operational generosity.

Published in: on June 19, 2015 at 15:00  Comments (5)  

The trusted washing machine

The Malaysian Insider has proven itself to be a tool to extend the Anwarisra agenda with the habitual  consistancy of  spinning and manipulating facts and words and eventually manufacturing new ones.

This is what their story about what Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Dato’ Seri Abdul Wahid Omar take on 1MDB’s solvency:

Minister admits 1MDB debt burdensome, Putrajaya to stop all new loans

BY MOHD IZWAN

Published: 17 April 2015 12:39 PM
Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar admitted that the Ministry of Finance’s strategic investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) is a burden, given its failure to generate cash flow against its huge debts.

The minister in the prime minister’s department said that 1MDB had taken loans from banks and the capital market to purchase assets, but failed to raise cash flow, causing it to be unsustainable.

Wahid said 1MDB had expanded by taking loans from banks and the capital market which they had used to purchase assets, including IPPs, causing their debt to rise to RM42 billion as of March 2014.

“So you can imagine the quantum; it is very high and tough,” he said at a forum in Petaling Jaya last night.
Responding to questions posed by the audience, Wahid said that as long as the assets were not able to generate cash flow, 1MDB will fail to be sustainable.

“Unless it can generate cash flow, it will not be sustainable,” he said.

He added that the debt is expected to have an impact on 1MDB and that three strategic steps have been taken to address the problems.

“They have taken strategic steps to re-evaluate the business model and structure, and three decisions have been taken,” he said.

According to Wahid, these included halting all forms of new loans, focussing on the two main projects, namely the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) and Bandar Malaysia, and to ensure the initial public offering of IPP Edra Energy can take place soon.

“These are the strategic steps that have been identified,” he added.

Criticism has been mounting over 1MDB, which was established in 2009 and has chalked up debts of up to RM42 billion.

This led to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak ordering the Auditor-General to “independently verify 1MDB’s accounts”, with the findings to be submitted to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). – April 17, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/minister-admits-1mdb-debt-burdensome-putrajaya-to-stop-all-new-loans#sthash.3cCNiw4M.dpuf

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According to this story, 1MDB was reckless in raising financing which include borrowings to fund its acquisition but failed to generate adequate ensure the cash-flow to service these financing commitments.

Now, compare that with what Wahid actually said about 1MDB at the Akademi Kapten Hussein.

“It was a strategic investment management company. Their model was to raise long term bonds. Aided by Government guarantee, it would help to lower cost of funds and invested in long term investments”.

“The burden of servicing (the financial commitments) such a high debt is difficult. So until and unless the assets are able to generate the cash-flow, it is not sustainable. That is something the board and management of 1MDB had realised and they have undertaken a strategic review of their business model and capital structure and they have decided three things:

1. Not to incur any new debts unless to meet the current debt obligations or refinance the current obligations

2. They have agreed not to embark on any new projects or ventures and focus the efforts on the two big projects; TRX and Bandar Malaysia

3. Work as much as possible to get the IPO of Edra Energy (holding company of the IPPs) going. This IPO will get proceeds to reduce their debts. Plus if they were to reduce their holdings to below 50%, then they are able to de-consolidate all the debts at subsidiary level.

There were a number of allegations as contained in the Sarawak Reports and a number of other publications. It would be investigated. Prime Minister has made a commitment for an audit to be undertaken by the Auditor General and the report would be presented to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Lets draw a line. We will do that audit for all the past actions. But what is important is for us to be constructive and focus our efforts on solving the current issue”.

Summarising the story should not tantamount to putting words into the Minister’s mouth. That is manipulating what the Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and former President and Group CEO of the largest commercial bank, Maybank, actually said.

Spinning even in dry mode is utterly ‘laundering information’. Unless going low is the best that Anwaristas could do trying to stir up shit storm when their boss’s agenda has guttered into oblivion, then they should uphold the true principles of journalism which is telling the true story.

It is good business for mainstream media for online media to take up advertisement spaces as part of settlement means through inadvertent legal obligation.

Published in: on April 18, 2015 at 10:00  Leave a Comment  

The Lame Blame Game

The failure of Opposition MPs to co-ordinate themselves to defeat the Government on amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) Bill was passed without changes, resulted to the lame blame game amongst the partners-of-unholy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows.

Pakatan MPs defend absenteeism in Parliament after anti-terror law passed unchanged

BY SHAZWAN MUSTAFA KAMAL

Tuesday April 7, 2015
02:54 PM GMT+8

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — On the defensive after the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Bill was passed unchanged today, opposition lawmakers blamed the Home Ministry for what they claimed to be undue haste in pushing through the new law that revives preventive detention.

The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) MPs said their 26 colleagues who were missing during the debate of the bill in the Dewan Rakyat last night had “legitimate” reasons for skipping out, adding that there was no prior instruction for all opposition lawmakers to be present.

“When tabling laws like this, they should give more time as the Act is not a small issue,” PAS Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad told Malay Mail Online, referring to the Home Ministry.

“Don’t make it normal practice to drag proceedings until 2am,” he added when met at the Parliament lobby.

PAS chief whip Datuk Mahfuz Omar, who was himself absent last night, claimed that he had no idea there would be block voting on the anti-terror law.

“I had a planned engagement in Kedah.There was no instruction for us to be present.

“I did not know there would be block voting,” he told Malay Mail Online.

PKR chief whip Datuk Johari Abdul played down the absence of PR MPs, saying that “most” of the them were present.

“Most of them were, only a few were not here and we had concrete reasons,” Johari, who was also absent said.

But DAP Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua asserted that most of his party’s were present, and that federal lawmakers were aware that the Pota would be deliberated yesterday.

“We were here. Of course there would be block voting, the point is to be prepared for that,” he told Malay Mail Online.

The Pota was passed without amendment at the Dewan Rakyat at about 2.25am this morning after a debate of more than 12 hours.

The bill was passed after the ninth block voting, with the final voting favouring the government when 79 MPs from Barisan Nasional (BN) agreeing on the bill while 60 MP from PR disagreed.

Tabled in Parliament last Monday, Putrajaya’s proposed new law will allow authorities to detain suspected terrorists without bringing them to court for up to two years, with a Prevention of Terrorism Board (POTB) empowered to renew the detention order for an indeterminate amount of time.

Judicial reviews of such sentences are not permitted, according to the Bill, except for questions on its compliance with procedural matters.

Opposition lawmakers have claimed such provisions mirror that of the now-repealed Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960 which was often used to silence political opposition to the establishment.

They also argued that the government already have strong existing laws like the Special Security Offences (Special Measures) Act to deal with terrorism, noting that it allows for long detention for investigation.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi did not address the question but argued that existing laws were not equipped with preventive powers, which is required to deal specifically with terrorism.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pakatan-mps-defend-absenteeism-in-parliament-that-passed-anti-terror-law-un#sthash.1lugUqQu.dpuf

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In an extended several proposals by Opposition MPs which include notable lawyers such as N Sunrendan and Mohamed Hanipa Maideen to make changes to the POTA Bill.  The whole process saw these proposals being debated and voted and Dewan Rakyat sitting ended at 0225hrs earlier today.

Despite some heated exchanges between MPs of both side of the augur chamber, the Opposition failed to change the Bill which was introduced and defended by Home Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

NST story:

Dewan Rakyat passes POTA without amendment

7 APRIL 2015 @ 7:30 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prevention of Terrorism Bill (POTA) 2015 was passed without amendment at the Dewan Rakyat at about 2.25am after a debate of more than 12 hours.

The bill was passed after the ninth block voting, with the final voting favouring the government when 79 members of parliament (MPs) agreeing on the bill while 60 disagreed.

Earlier, the bill which was smoothly debated at the policy stage, passed through a difficult committee stage when numerous amendments were proposed by opposition members of parliament to the extent that the debate and winding up stage had extended into the early morning.

The situation was made more difficult when the opposition insisted on amending almost all the 35 Clauses, forcing eight block voting to be carried out for each motion for amendment proposed throughout the debate at the committee stage before the final vote was made to pass the bill.

However, all the block voting ended with the vote favouring the government, thus rejecting the motions for amendment proposed by the opposition.

Among the motions for amendments proposed by the opposition were for the rank of the police officers involved in the arrest of any suspected person should not be lower than a Superintendent and for the period of remand not to exceed 14 days compared to 21 days as the proposed in the bill.

The opposition also proposed for several provisions, including under Article 13-28 concerning detention order and restriction be scrapped as they were described as having mala fide (bad intention).

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi when winding up the debate at the committee stage said the government was not in the opinion that the amendment proposed by the opposition should be made now.

He said POTA should be seen with the eyes of faith to really understand the government’s intention in introducing the law, while at the same time, should not be compared to the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA) 1959.

Earlier, when winding up the debate at the policy stage, Ahmad Zahid said the element of rehabilitation was the main priority in the implementation of Pota.

He pointed out that this was because Pota could not be viewed only from the legal aspect alone as it was more ‘preventive’ in nature.

“The element of rehabilitation on the detainees is a priority. The detention record of the detainees to the extent that the act was abolished, that is, from a total of 10,800 ISA detainees, 90 per cent were successfully rehabilitated,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid also gave an assurance that Pota would not be abused and no one who had political differences of differing opinion would be detained under this law.

“This is the transparency of the present government where we allow the freedom of political differences,” he said.– BERNAMA

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The fact that Opposition MPs fail to co-ordinate amongst themselves intra and inter party for this Bill is reflective of the coalition is getting brittle by the day.

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