Depositors’ Urinarium

Klang Kirim of Geng Loceng inadvertently allowed themselves to be a tool of the PKR machinery, in their manipulation of limited information at the expense of innocent 8.8million Tabung Haji depositors.

The sensationalised and controversial the story about TH acquiring the 67,954sq.ft. parcel earmarked for luxury residential in Tun Razak Exchange, with the false pretext of “Bailing out the scandalous strategic investment company 1MDB”.

It was part of the initiatives to demonise Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s leadership, which was started by the Opposition. It is echoed and magnified of late with the incessant salvos by foreign media.

It was also magnified that TH would not able to pay the depositors any earning to their savings and investment. Rafizi, like the Klang Kirim Geng Loceng, was counting on these instigations to create a panic situation amongst the 8.8million depositors.

In his speech, Rafizi invited former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to join forces with him and sue Prime Minister Najib’s administration and close down 1MDB.

The bluff was called. By the grace of God, the truth prevailed and the interest of the majority if not all 8.8million TH depositors were preserved.

The parcel which TH paid for RM188.5 million earlier last year has now been valued at RM250million. It is proven that the investment is a very sound commercial decision.

The more interesting bit is how a Chartered Accountant Azmi Arshad meticulously explained every damnest lies and manipulation that Hafizi and Klang Kirim Geng Loceng made, at the expense of the 8.8million depositors.

In the final analysis, its all about them treating the Malaysian public as their political urinal.

Published in: on February 10, 2016 at 04:00  Leave a Comment  

Furthering an NFA

MACC is beginning to look like playing politics after escalating the investigation on the alleged white collar crime involving Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, by using the Panel of Operational Review to look at the case which Attorney General Tan Sri Apandi Ali decided to close the matter.

The Star story:

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | MYT 9:22 PM

MACC: Nothing unusual about referral of A-G decision

BY RAHMAH GHAZALI

PETALING JAYA: There is nothing unusual about referring the Attorney-General’s decision on SRC International and the RM2.6bil cases to two independent panels, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commisson (MACC).

In a statement, MACC strategic communications director Datuk Rohaizad Yaacob (pic) that the move should not be construed as rejecting the decision made by Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali.

“I would like to stress that our decision to refer to Operational Evaluation Panel (PPO) was a procedure before closing any case.

“Therefore, it is normal for this procedure to take place and should not be translated that we rejected the decision made by the Attorney-General,” he said in a statement, Wednesday.

Earlier, MACC said that its top management had decided to refer the case to the PPO an independent body set up by the Government to monitor the MACC, as well as another special panel to be appointed.

This has given the impression that the anti-graft body chose to refuse the A-G’s directives to close the case and cease investigations, as there was no criminal offence committed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

However, MACC special operations director Datuk Bahri Mohd Zin had said that the commission would “most likely” consider appealing the A-G to reconsider its decision.

But Rohaizad said any statements made by any individuals do not represent MACC’s official stance.

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It is normal business day for law enforcement agencies such as MACC and the Police to have their investigations asked to be closed after the AG has gone through the case and files.

It is learnt that an MACC special panel consist of five prominent Malaysians reviewed the investigation papers on the USD690million donation allegedly credited into PM Najib’s personal account in early 2013.

They have given their views and there on, MACC submitted the investigation papers (IP) on the eve of the 2016 New Year.

When WSJ broke the story in July, the Opposition, Neo Con Jewish controlled foreign media and PM Najib’s detractors from within were quick to quip that the former is immersed in corruption practices, arisen from mismanagement of 1MDB.

AG Apandi when dismissing the case, cited that the Royal Saudi family donated the large sum of money without any attachment to it.

Never the less, Malaysians were given the impression that MACC was not pleased with AG’s decision and would look avenues for a recourse.

The Star:

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | MYT 9:51 AM

MACC likely to appeal A-G’s decision

BY RAHMAH GHAZALI

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will likely appeal the Attorney-General’s decision absolving Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of criminal offences over a RM2.6bil donation and RM4bil Government loan in 2011 to SRC International.

MACC special operations director Datuk Bahri Mohd Zin (pic) said late Tuesday that it was “most likely” that the Commission would consider appealing the A-G to reconsider its decision in the “straightforward case.”

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali earlier absolved Najib of any criminal wrongdoing in relation to the two investigations.

Apandi said he found no evidence to show that the donation was “an inducement or reward for doing or forbearing to do anything in relation to his capacity as Prime Minister.”

Bahri was one of the MACC directors that was transferred to the Prime Minister’s Department on Aug 7, 2015. He was later reinstated to his original post three days later.

Apandi had on Tuesday said that documents showed US$681mil (RM2.08bil) was transferred to Najib’s personal accounts between March 22 and April 10, 2013 from the Saudi royal family, and had returned US$620mil (RM2.03bil) in August 2013 as the funds had not been put to use.

On the SRC International case, Apandi said there was no evidence that Najib had abused his position during a Cabinet meeting that approved a Government guarantee on the loan from Retirement Fund Inc, a pension fund.

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That caused he uneasiness in many quarters and inadvertently saw the MACC is trying to mutiny against AG, who is His Majesty’s Public Prosecutor and has the constitutional power to brought forth a criminal charge against any persons.

*Updated 2330hrs

A member of the MACC Special Panel earlier mentioned on the alleged RM2.6billion donation and SRC International before it was submitted to the AG on 31 December 2015 is former IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

In his opinion, AG has the “Absolute right” to make the decision he announced two days ago.

The Star story:

Thursday, 28 January 2016 | MYT 3:55 PM

Panels urge MACC to ‘engage’ A-G over decision to close cases

BY RAHMAH GHAZALI

PUTRAJAYA: Two oversight review panels of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have advised that the commission “engage” the Attorney-General (A-G) over the decision to close the investigations into SRC International Sdn Bhd and the RM2.6bil political donation.

Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, who sits on MACC’s Operation Review Panel and Special Panel, refused to confirm nor deny if this meant that the MACC should not close the case as instructed by Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

Musa clarified that the panel “can merely advise the MACC” to communicate with the A-G over the decision to close the two cases.

“MACC has five independent panels that look after them, and we have no authority to engage with the A-G, what we can do is to advise, as our views represent the people,” Musa said after a five-hour meeting at the MACC headquarters on Thursday.

Musa said, as far as he was concerned, Apandi, as the Attorney-General, had the “absolute power” to conduct prosecutions.

“For me, we have to respect the decision of the A-G because his decisions are absolute.

“But the A-G also needs to satisfy the public on his decision. That’s why we advise the MACC to engage with the A-G,” he said.

On Tuesday, Apandi said documents showed that US$681mil (RM2.08bil) was transferred to Najib’s personal accounts between March 22 and April 10, 2013 from the Saudi royal family. Najib returned US$620mil (RM2.03bil) in August 2013 as the funds were not used.

On SRC International, Apandi said there was no evidence that Najib had abused his position during a Cabinet meeting that approved a Government guarantee on the loan from Retirement Fund Inc, a pension fund.

On Wednesday, the MACC said that it would be referring the A-G’s decision to close the cases to two independent review panels.

Earlier, special operations director Datuk Bahri Mohd Zin had said that the MACC would “most likely” appeal the A-G to reconsider the decision.

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However the MACC Chief Commissioner was quick to react against this.

The media statement by MACC Chief Commissioner:

MACC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED STATEMENT

Further to media reports today, I would like to state once again that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is in no way disputing or challenging the Attorney General’s clearance of the cases against the Prime Minister.

As stated yesterday, our referral to MACC’s Operations Review Panel is a standard operating procedure as part of the process of closing any case.

For the sake of clarity, the Attorney General’s powers over all criminal proceedings are conferred on him by Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution. These powers are absolute and cannot be challenged by any authority.

Further to media reports today alleging MACC personnel have been giving unauthorized briefings to media and making various allegations, let me be very clear: if this is true, it will not be tolerated and action will be taken. I am instructing for a police report to be filed so this matter can be independently investigated. MACC officers must uphold the highest ethical standards and will be held to account for the oaths of office that they have sworn.

Going forward, no statement by any individual should be represented by media as the official position of MACC on these cases unless it has been released by MACC’s official Strategic Communication Division upon my approval.

TAN SRI ABU KASSIM MOHAMED
CHIEF COMMISSIONER
MALAYSIAN ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION
PUTRAJAYA
28 JANUARY 2016

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It is high time that Chief Commissioner Abu Kassim do ‘spring cleaning’ within his own domain and weed out those senior MACC officers who have the political slant and personal opinion hindering their professional conduct.

It is important for MACC to engage the public but they also have to remain professional and strategic in what they share, because even official statements could be politically adulterated.

Not withstanding MACC only, this happened too many times and the current scenario in Malaysia is already causing a lot of confusion, uptightness and perception abuse and manipulation of the truth.

All these in sundry does not help the nation to come together and weather off this current global economic storm, which should be the priority of all. Never before over politicking is such gross ad nauseam.

Published in: on January 28, 2016 at 14:00  Leave a Comment  

“There was never any interference!”

The tone of Attorney General Tan Sri Apandi Ali on vehement detesting the fallacy notion that his apex law enforcement agency on “Interfering or being interfered” and “Covering up” on all the investigations pertaining to the national controversy 1MDB, is reflective of his annoyance.

It is against the compounding disbelieve, criticism and consistent lies that the matter have not be addressed appropriately in accordance to the law. The Bar Council President Steven Thiru is not spared.

Attorney General Apandi also drew the attention about the perennial challenge confidentiality and transparency, a dilemma he is facing when the tough demands of the rakyat in their interpretation of their right to know and practice of democracy.

Malaysian Digest story, using Bernama:

AG To Study Probe Papers On RM2.6 Billion Donation Closely

Print Email Details Published on Friday, 08 January 2016 22:20
KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said on Friday he will study thoroughly the investigation papers on SRC International Sdn Bhd and a RM2.6-billion political donation submitted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

He noted that evidence had been compiled from over 100 witnesses.

“It’s not just one file. So I have to go through them thoroughly with a fine-tooth comb,” he told reporters at the opening of the Legal Year 2016 here.

The MACC said in a statement on Dec 31 that it had submitted the investigations papers to the Attorney-General’s Chambers on that day.

SRC International is a former subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad. It was placed under the Finance Ministry in 2012.

In his speech, Mohamed Apandi said there must be a balance between the desire for accountability and transparency against the need for the retention of confidentiality of sensitive official information from the public eye.

This, he said, was to avoid misuse, particularly in high-profile, sensitive and complex cases and issues.

He reminded the audience that the Attorney-General’s Chambers, as part of the apolitical Malaysian civil service, was bound by the legal constraints of the Official Secrets Act 1972, and the Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993.

It also had to adhere to internal directives as well as the specific secrecy and confidentiality provisions as contained in the laws enacted by Parliament, he said.

“Regardless of this in-built reticence in engaging with the media and public directly, the Chambers and I have found ourselves compelled to do so in dealing with several high-profile and public-interest cases,” he said.

-BERNAMA

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Attorney General Apandi also appreciate the notion of being transparent and also implies the challenge of the burden in building the case tightly, especially against high profile individuals.

Pro-Anwarista newsportal story:

A-G yes to transparency in high profile cases, but says exceptions apply

Published: 8 January 2016 12:33 PM
Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said he had to balance confidentiality and public policy, amid calls for greater transparency in high profile cases.

Malaysiakini reported Apandi saying that while he acknowledged public demands for transparency, there were also “standard exceptions” that he had to consider.

“Transparency is not a constitutional right. Freedom of information is not a value necessary at the expense of other laws.
“There are common exceptions and this includes matters pertaining to national security and foreign affairs… Hence there is a need to balance the conflicting demands of transparency and how to best serve the public interests,” Apandi was quoted as saying at the Annual Legislative Malaysia 2016 event in Kuala Lumpur today.
He said the A-G was bound by the Official Secrets Act 1972.

Apandi also took note of Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru’s speech at the same event today, in which the latter criticised the sudden transfers, detentions and questioning of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers last year during probes into alleged financial scandals involving the prime minister.

The A-G, however, said while he “was tempted” to answer issues raised by the Bar, he would use “other platforms” to do so. – January 8, 2016.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/a-g-yes-to-transparency-in-high-profile-cases-but-says-exceptions-apply#sthash.hRDT1esx.dpuf

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Earlier, Attorney General Apandi rebutted against Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his pre-emptive strike in compounding on the doubt that the investigation RM2.6billion in donation which was allegedly credited into the account of Prime Minister Najib and SRC International.

He purposely shared his doubt over media, to compound on the suspicion that all the cases pertaining to 1MDB would be sorted out appropriately through the principle, provisions and processes of the rule of law.

The Sun story:

AG vows to act without fear or favour on RM2.6b probe findings

Posted on 5 January 2016 – 07:50pm
Last updated on 6 January 2016 – 01:10pm

by ASHRAF SHAMSUL
PETALING JAYA: Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali says he will not ignore the probe findings on the RM2.6 billion transferred into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank accounts.

“I will study (the cases) according to the law,” said Apandi, who vowed to act without fear or favour.

He was referring to three investigation papers submitted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the RM2.6 billion, and two other cases involving RM42 million relating to former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Apandi dismissed former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s “prediction” that he (Apandi) would ignore the findings, stressing that he would act fairly and thoroughly.

Mahathir had said that Apandi would disregard the MACC’s investigation papers on the RM2.6 billion and RM42 million from SRC International, which allegedly found their way into Najib’s personal bank account.

Mahathir has also dismissed the argument that the RM2.6 billion transferred ahead of the last general election in 2013 was a donation from a Middle Eastern source, whose identity continues to remain a mystery.

Apandi, when interviewed by news portal Malaysiakini, retorted: “You ask him, how did he come to that opinion? He’s merely trying to use reverse psychology on me.”

He said Mahathir should cease resorting to such tactics.

“He just tries to put pressure on me. I don’t work under pressure. Just like any judge, we don’t work under pressure,” said Apandi.

“I am a law man. Tell the whole world that I am a law man. I decide according to the law. Nobody puts pressure on me.”

He also denied speculation that he was appointed to protect Najib.

Apandi became attorney-general after his predecessor Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail was suddenly dropped from the post due to health reasons last year. The latter’s sudden removal from office ignited speculation that he was on the verge of hauling the prime minister to court.

Najib, who has denied any wrongdoing, also replaced his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Rural and Regional Development minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, who were critical of the 1MDB issue.

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This was in response on Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s remark to cast the doubt on Attorney General Chambers ability to investigate and build the case against the RM2.6billion donation and SRC International.

Pro-Anwarista funded Opposition news portal Free Malaysia Todays story:

AG will ignore MACC reports on 1MDB, Dr M predicts

Arfa Yunus | January 5, 2016

Former Prime Minister says this is due to the Attorney-General’s previous rejection of Bank Negara’s report and recommendations on 1MDB.

PUTRAJAYA: If Attorney-General (AG) Apandi Ali could reject Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) earlier, the same thing would likely happen again now that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has submitted its report on SRC International and the controversial RM2.6 billion political donation.

In an exclusive interview with FMT, former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad predicted Apandi would once again ignore the investigation papers on the scandals although the report was submitted by a relevant authority.
“I think he (Apandi) will reject it (MACC’s report) too. But this is just my prediction,” he said when met at his office at Perdana Leadership Foundation, here yesterday.
Mahathir made this prediction following Apandi’s earlier rejection of BNM’s recommendations for action to be taken against debt-ridden 1MDB, after finding no wrongdoing had been committed by any of the state-owned firm’s officials.
“I believe the Bank Negara had submitted their report (on 1MDB) before and Bank Negara is not some institution without rules.
“They made detailed investigation on it and had certain evidence which required the case be brought to court. But the AG rejected it blindly.
“So I would not be surprised if the AG rejects this (MACC’s report) too.”
On December 31, the MACC announced that they had submitted three investigation papers to the AG – two papers related to the probe on SRC International, a former subsidiary of 1MDB, and another on the RM2.6 billion political donation.
On July last year, international news agency the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) revealed that RM2.6 billion was channeled into Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts, and that the funds were allegedly channeled from 1MDB.
The MACC however denied the allegation saying the money was in fact a donation made to Najib by an Arab from the Middle-East to help Barisan Nasional (BN) win the General Election in 2013.

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It was part of the bigger 1MDB ultra controversial case with the Fourth Prime Minister used as the primary basis to mount an attack and charge for Prime Minister Najib, in the strategy for the Sixth Prime Minister  be ousted from office.

The Conference of Judges at KLCC Convention Centre isn’t the first time Attorney General Apandi reiterated that his work was never interfered by Prime Minister Najib:

The Malay Mail Online story in mid August 2015:

No interference by PM in 1MDB probe, AG says

Thursday August 20, 2015
10:17 AM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak did not influence the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has said.

The Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) portal quoted the AG as saying that the investigations into the state investment firm would be conducted professionally and legally.

“We are free (from influence), we will act in accordance with the law,” Apandi reportedly said.

He added that the AGC was currently examining the findings of Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) probe into 1MDB.

“We are still studying the papers. I have no comment. The papers was handed to us late in the evening or before 5pm on the same day Bank Negara Governor (Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz) had a press conference,” Apandi said.

Last Thursday, Zeti told a press conference that BNM’s had concluded its probe on the state investment firm and that its findings have been submitted to the AGC.

Zeti also noted that the bank’s findings are the culmination of several years’ worth of prior informal monitoring of 1MDB’s investment activities, which she said has required BNM to follow closely as the firm was highly geared.

The BNM chief stressed, however, that the bank cannot publicly discuss the contents of the report submitted to the AG, though she did say it had to do with information on the relevant accounts shared by local banks and the central bank’s international counterparts.

In early June, Bank Negara announced that it had launched a formal inquiry on 1MDB’s activities to establish if there were any contraventions to the country’s financial rules and regulations.

The investigation included taking statements from individuals involved in the governance process and obtaining information from other relevant domestic and foreign parties.

Apandi replaced Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail as Attorney-General last month, after the latter was removed for health reasons.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/no-interference-by-pm-in-1mdb-probe-ag-says#sthash.d0tPJNdC.dpuf

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It is responsible for Attorney General Apandi to stand up and make his position very firmly, especially all the allegations is against Prime Minister Najib and the burden to do a thorough investigation and build a really water tight case is of paramount national interest.

The fact is that 1MDB ‘Rationalisation Plan’ which was tabled on 29 May 2015 to the Cabinet, was realised right on the dot before year’s end.</

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The controversial RM42billion borrowings which was stated in the strategic investment corporation’s 31 March 2014 annual report but instead proclaimed by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in April 2015 in first open attack against Prime Minister Najib using the 1MDB as a basis of demonisation, “RM42billion is missing”.

In has since been proven to not true. Now, almost all of the debts have either been resolved and swapped to investments.

The Opposition, pro-Opposition NGOs in the likes of Bar Council, Suaram, BERSIH, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and small pockets of rebels within UMNO, pro-Opposition and the concerted spectrum of foreign media, working in tandem with utmost consistency, perseverance and intensity, especially in the strategy to demonise Prime Minister Najib, is very revealing.

Published in: on January 9, 2016 at 08:30  Comments (1)  

Twice toned Tony

The DAP Strategist and MP for Pedaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua had his face egged again when he had to be reminded through social media by fellow Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) MP for Simpang Renggam Liang Teck Meng to stop the using the PAC as his political theatre and work together, as representative of the rakyat.

WHAT IS THE POINT OF HOLDING A PAC INQUIRY IF THE TRUTH CAN BE CONCLUDED JUST BASED ON PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION?

Press statement by Liang Teck Meng, member of PAC Parliament.

YB Tony Pua seems to have forgotten that it is not only me who is asking you to be careful with your words and not bring the Parliament PAC into disrepute.
After YB Nur Jaslan had stepped down in July and before new PAC Chairman Hassan Arifin took over, your fellow DAP YB and PAC Co-Chairman, also reminded YB Tony to be careful of what he said and I quote:

““If you do not have any evidence to back (it) up, then, do not raise the issue. “If there is an allegation, the person needs to prove it,”

And YB Tan gave you this piece of wisdom which I hope you will never forget again: The “PAC is all about establishing the truth.

Was your DAP YB Tan also “polishing apples” when he similarly criticized you then?

YB Tony Pua seems to have had a momentary lapse in memory. I hope it is not permanent. He seems to have forgotten what he wrote on New Year’s Day.

It was clear from his post which I had criticized in my statement yesterday that YB Tony did not merely “speak up” or criticized 1MDB but he had already made a judgement that “crooks” have caused “tens of billions of public money to be lost”.

And in reply to my statement, he had arrived on that conclusion based on public information.

I am puzzled on where he got his evidence from public information that “tens of billions have been lost due to crooks”. Did he base it on the audited reports or did he read Sarawak Report and arrived at that conclusion?

And if we can draw conclusions based on Public Information then what is the purpose of holding a PAC inquiry?

YB Tony needs to understand that the inquiry onto 1MDB was held precisely to find out the truth behind the allegations made by the public media.

If we can come to a conclusion based on public information then there would be no need for a PAC inquiry and there is no need for YB Tony to waste his precious time in the many sessions of the PAC inquiry.

We might as well disband the PAC and sit at home to read anonymous blogs such as Sarawak Report if it has become acceptable practise to come to a conclusion based on “public information”.

As a member of the PAC, I have invested much of my time on these proceedings and I do not want my fellow PAC members to bring the entire PAC and Parliament into disrepute while the rest of us are intent on reaching a final conclusion based on actual facts, evidence and witness interviews – and not on “public information”.

Is this so hard for YB Tony to understand? Is it that hard for YB Tony to work with the rest of us to collectively come out with a proper fact-based conclusion instead of undermining the credibility of our entire team and process with his unproductive and politically-motivated statements?

There is really no point making hundreds of statements if the majority of them are politically-motivated that is not based on actual facts. It adds to the noise and confusion and not on the truth.

For YB Tony Pua to react to my statement this way further reinforces the growing public belief that, despite multiple warnings including from his fellow DAP YB in the PAC, YB Tony Pua’s continued wild accusations his dirty political game.

Again, I plead with you: Please stop continuing to try to get yourself sacked from the PAC to manipulate public perceptions and bring the PAC and Parliament into disrepute.

Please stop playing games. It is unfair to the rest of us on the PAC and to the public.

Liang Teck Meng,
Member of Parliament for Simpang Renggam,
Member of the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.

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Pua, was quick to react with the excuse of “Exposing crooks” despite highly respected DAP respected MP for Kepong Tan Seng Giaw and co-Chair of PAC apprehended Pua for his unsubstantiated political theatrics riding on the 1MDB investigation currently being heard by the PAC.

The Star story:

Monday, 4 January 2016 | MYT 12:21 PM

1MDB: Tony Pua responds to Liang Teck Meng’s allegation

BY TAN YI LIANG

PETALING JAYA: Tony Pua has responded to Gerakan secretary-general Liang Teck Meng over his call for an MP to stop playing “disgusting dirty politics” and focus on evidence-based investigations on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

“What is wrong with wanting to ‘expose the crooks’ behind the multi-billion ringgit scam behind 1MDB which has resulted in tens of billions of ringgit of taxpayers losses,” said Pua in a press statement on Monday.

The Petaling Jaya Utara MP said that this was not the first time that Liang has told him off for speaking out on 1MDB.

“Liang, who is also the Member of Parliament for Simpang Renggam, who is never heard raising issues which matter to the man-on-the-street, has been impressively first-off-the-mark to criticise me whenever I comment on 1MDB recently,” said Pua.

Pua added that Liang has claimed that he was trying to deliberately get himself suspended from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by speaking up on the issue.

Both Pua and Liang are PAC members.

In his statement, Pua added that he never breached the Parliamentary Standing Orders, which states that the information provided by the relevant parties privy to the PAC is not allowed to be disclosed before tabling in Parliament.

He said that the Standing Orders did not gag PAC members when it came to information that was already in the public domain.

“I’ve spoken in the past on the National Feedlot Corporation, KLIA2 and even the 1MDB scandals even as the PAC investigated them without any issues. Even the former PAC chairman put it on record that I’ve been very disciplined when issuing statements,” said Pua.

On Sunday, Liang said he had read a statement by one of his fellow committee members on New Year’s Day and was stunned.

Alhough he did not expressly identify the “Yang Berhormat”, it is believed that Liang was referring to fellow PAC member and Opposition MP Tony Pua.

Liang went on to say that no sane person would try to prejudice and dishonour himself and the PAC in such a manner unless he had a hidden political agenda that was not based on the truth or on factual evidence.

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Pua should be able to show a little more maturity and behave less arrogant, out of respect as a member of a very exalted body of public enquiry considering that he has no other appropriate choice but to maintain decorum.

Slightly more than three months ago in the centre of contentious allegations and rumours about 1MDB which was still under PAC and Auditor General’s investigation, Dr Tan demanded that a full enquiry be instituted after leaked documents privy to the PAC hearing found its way to foreign media.

The Star story:

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 | MYT 11:51 PM

Dr Tan should demand full enquiry into leaked PAC documents, says 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) deputy chairman Dr Tan Seng Giaw should demand a full and transparent enquiry on how confidential PAC documents on 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) landed in the hands of a foreign media publication, said 1MDB.

1MDB in a statement Wednesday said Dr Tan at the same time should advise Tony Pua, his party member who is also a member of PAC, that one should not say things based on hearsay or without evidence.

“1MDB welcomes this profound advice of the eight-term MP for Kepong as timely and wise, to seek proof before making accusations and to uphold the rule of law, that one is innocent until proven guilty.

“We trust Dr Tan will prescribe the same advice to his junior Tony Pua,” it said.

The statement added Pua’s claim to fame is recycling unproven allegations on 1MBD, but when answers are given and facts shared, he was proven wrong.

However, he (Pua) would ignore the facts, change the topic and wait quietly for the next sensationalist and unproven allegation, it added.

The statement was issued in response to Dr Tan’s advice that one “can’t say things based on hearsay” pertaining to the leaks on PAC’s confidential documents to the foreign media publication. His remarks were carried by a news portal Tuesday. – Bernama

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It is unsure how Parliament as the legislative institution and PAC as a committee to Parliament would stomach Pua’s theatrics, which is getting old and no longer getting the attention which the Opposition crave in the strategy to demonise Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s premiership and the Federal Government.

However, Pua is working on getting to be ‘victimised’ since the combined effort with fellow Opposition leaders, pro-Anwar media, foreign and Neo Con Jewish sponsored media working together in tandem to achieve the said objective, is dying out and fizzling away.

Published in: on January 4, 2016 at 12:30  Leave a Comment  

Flip-Flopping For Arse-bender

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The onetime the catalyst for the Anwar-hate movement Khairuddin Hassan made a shocking about turn and joined the fray to free the convict of sodomy.

The Star story:

Published: Saturday November 28, 2015 MYT 6:34:00 PM
Updated: Saturday November 28, 2015 MYT 6:40:25 PM

Khairuddin joins “Free Anwar” campaign

BY DANIAL ALBAKRI

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan (pic) has announced his support for the release of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim despite his previous criticisms of the PKR de-facto leader.

In a statement, the former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief said that Anwar had already been punished in the past.

Khairuddin added that Anwar should be released to “brighten Malaysia’s political landscape and scenario”.

“Let Malaysia’s political landscape be more colourful! What should we be worried about if the country has been governed in an accountable manner?” said Khairuddin.

He said that Anwar was needed “to play the role of an effective opposition leader” who ensures the checks and balances of the country’s administration “so that it is on the right track.”

Khairuddin said that leaders should have the courage to give sincere and honest criticisms for the betterment of the party to ensure the “survival” of UMNO and BN in the 14th general elections.

“We need an effective and rational opposition to jointly play a role in nation building without any political agenda, “ said Khairuddin.

He added that the time has come for Malaysians to unite and focus on rebuilding Malaysia.

“Therefore, I will equally play a role and fully support the campaign to free Anwar,” he said.

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18 years ago, Khairuddin was the publisher of the infamous book “50 Dalil Kenapa Anwar Ibrahim Tidak Boleh Jadi Perdana Menteri”.

That typically slanderous political book mysteriously was distributed into UMNO delegates’ bag during the 1997 UMNO General Assembly. That started the investigation, which unveiled Anwar Ibrahim’s dark secrets of his sexual habits being casted to even bigger audience.

It is clear that Khairuddin is willing to be the court jester again, but this time to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Khairuddin barred from leaving the country, investigated and was arrested under SOSMA (2012) in mid September 2015 for this acts to make reports to law enforcement authorities against Prime Minister Najib. Later, he was charged under Section 124L of the Penal Code for sabotaging the Malaysian financial and banking system.

What was more interesting is the trumped up psychological game to paint the bleak perception against Prime Minister Najib that he would be arrested, if he had travelled abroad especially to countries like Hong Kong, United Kingdom and United States. It has been proven to be a lie.

This would have been the game mastered by Anwar Ibrahim and Co.

Now, the former UMNO Batu Kawan Vice Chief is bastardising the struggle her started, for the sake of waging a political war against Prime Minister Najib.

Published in: on November 28, 2015 at 20:15  Comments (1)  

Incompetent application for Disaster Duo

Federal Court today decided that the appeal of Disaster Duo Khairuddin Abu Hassan and Matthias Chang to cite the Attorney General for their arrest under Security Ordinance (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) as “Incompetent” and threw it back for the Kuala Lumpur High Court to decide on the three issues raised for their arrest.

NST story:

Fed Court dismisses constitutional challenge by Khairuddin, Chang

BY KHAIRAH N. KARIM – 3 NOVEMBER 2015 @ 2:30 PM

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has ordered the High Court to decide on three constitutional questions regarding the charges under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 against sacked Umno Batu Kawan deputy divisional chief Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang.

A five-men bench led by Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria made the decision after allowing the prosecution’s preliminary objection (PO).

The court ruled that the application to refer the questions to the Federal Court was incompetent and did not comply with Section 84 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964.

“We agree with the prosecution that the application is incompetent and does not go with Section 84,” Arifin said adding that the reference made should be remitted back to the High Court to decide.

He fixed Nov 5 for the matter to be heard at the High Court.

The other four judges presiding on the panel were Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif, Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop, Tan Sri Hasan Lah and Datuk Ramly Ali.

Earlier, the prosecution led by deputy public prosecutor Awang Armadajaya Awang Mahmud raised a PO against the reference by the High Court to the Federal Court. Awang submitted the PO on grounds that the three questions referred to the Federal Court did not comply with Section 84 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964.

“There was nothing in the affidivit that shows that the questions referred was one that ‘a question arises as to the affect of constitution’,” he said in asking the court to dismiss the referrence and remit it back to the High Court for trial to proceed. Counsel Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla who acted as Khairuddin’s lead counsel had asked the court for an interim bail.

However, that was rejected by the court on grounds that bail should be decided by the High Court since it involved the liberty of a person.

Meanwhile counsel Zainur Zakaria acted as lead counsel for Chang. On Oct 19, the High Court referred the three questions on constitutionality to the Federal Court on whether the charge could be tried under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA).

The three questions were:

1) Does the charge against the accused persons under Section 124L of the Penal Code fall outside the constitutional ambit of Sosma 2012, pursuant to the provisions of Article 149(1) of the Federal Constitution.

2) If the answer to Question 1 is in the affirmative, do the accused persons have the right to be released on bail forthwith?

3) If the answer to Question 1 is in the negative, should the trial of the charge against the accused persons be conducted in the Sessions Court taking into account the sentencing provisions under section 124L of the Penal Code?

Oct 12, Khairuddin and Chang were charged at the Kuala Lumpur magistrate’s court with attempted sabotage of the state’s banking and financial services.

The duo were alleged to have committed the offences in five countries; France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Hong Kong (China), and Singapore between June 28 and Aug 26.

They may be jailed up to 15 years if found guilty under Section 124L of the Penal Code. Both of them were not granted bail as they were detained under Sosma.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/11/fed-court-dismisses-constitutional-challenge-khairuddin-chang

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On 19 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur High Court pushed the case to the Federal Court to decide.

Bernama story:

High Court refers Khairuddin and Chang’s Case to Apex Court

19 October 2015 | Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) — The High Court today has referred former Batu Kawan UMNO division vice chief Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang Wen Chieh’s case to the Federal Court to determine whether the charges they faced are triable under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA).

Judge Datuk Mohd Azman Husin said the court will forward three questions on constitutional issues to the Apex Court soon, among others, does the charge against the accused persons as tendered before this court under Section 124L of Penal Code, fall outside the constitutional ambit of SOSMA?

“If the answer to the first question is in affirmative, do the accused persons have the right to be released on bail forthwith?

“If the answer to the first question is in negative, should the trial against the two accused, be conducted in the Sessions Court taking into account the sentencing provision under Section 124L of Penal Code?,” he said.

The judge made the ruling after hearing submissions from defence lawyers Mohamed Hanif Khatri Abdulla and Zainur Zakaria and Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Masri Daud and Mohamad Abazafree Mohd Abbas.

The duo had on Oct 13, filed a motion under Section 35 of Courts of Judicature Act 1964, at the High Court seeking several orders from the High Court, among others, that the charge against them under section 124L of the Penal Code does not fall under SOSMA and therefore, wanted the court to release them on reasonable bail.

Khairuddin, 53, and Chang, 65, were charged with attempting to sabotage Malaysia’s banking and financial services under Section 124L of the Penal Code (Act 547) read with Section 34 of the same Code, which carries a jail term of up to 15 years upon conviction.

He allegedly committed the offence at five locations between June 28 and Aug 26, this year.

The locations are the office of the France Economic and Financial Crimes Division chief in Paris; Charing Cross Police station, London, United Kingdom; office of the Switzerland Attorney General in Bern; WaiChan Police station, Hongkong and Cantonment Police Headquarters, Singapore.

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The Federal Court decision put forth the matter is yet to reach the Apex Court level, to be deemed as a matter of constitutional dispute. Hence, the matter should be argued at High Court.

A synopsis of Article 149 which is part of basis for the first question:

Article 149: Legislation against subversion, action prejudicial to public order, etc.
149. (1) If an Act of Parliament recites that action has been taken or threatened by any substantial body of persons, whether inside or outside the Federation—

(a) to cause, or to cause a substantial number of citizens to fear, organized violence against persons or property; or
(b) to excite disaffection against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or any Government in the Federation; or
(c) to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or other classes of the population likely to cause violence; or
(d) to procure the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of anything by law established; or
(e) which is prejudicial to the maintenance or the functioning of any supply or service to the public or any class of the public in the Federation or any part thereof; or
(f) which is prejudicial to public order in, or the security of, the Federation or any part thereof,
any provision of that law designed to stop or prevent that action is valid notwithstanding that it is inconsistent with any of the provisions of Article 5, 9, 10 or 13, or would apart from this Article be outside the legislative power of Parliament; and Article 79 shall not apply to a Bill for such an Act or any amendment to such a Bill.
(2) A law containing such a recital as is mentioned in Clause (1) shall, if not sooner repealed, cease to have effect if resolutions are passed by both Houses of Parliament annulling such law, but without prejudice to anything previously done by virtue thereof or to the power of Parliament to make a new law under this Article.

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One of the laws enacted by the Malaysian Parliament to revoke the Constitutional right of a citizen was the Internal Security Act (1960). It has since been rescinded and replaced with SOSMA 2012.

Security Offices (Special measures) Act 2012, also known as SOSMA

Security Offices (Special measures) Act 2012, also known as SOSMA

This is a landmark case indeed. The acts of the Disaster Duo have been echoed by global media, which somewhat caused some degree of effect on the confidence of doing business in this country.

 

Published in: on November 3, 2015 at 19:34  Comments (1)  

The drama ends with the chicken roasted

Speaker of Dewan Rakyat Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia threw an ultimatum if Government pander on the chickenish sordid drama by DAP Strategist and Petaling Jaya MP Tony Pua challenging 1MDB Group Executive Director Arul Kanda for a live tv debate.

Pua is a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and it is believed that he would use some of the privileged information obtained as part of the investigation and process of scrutiny.

This is on top for matters which are privy to the ongoing investigation by the Parliamentary committee could be deemed subjudice to the case.

NST story:

Pandikar tells govt: Stop Arul-Pua debate or I’ll resign

BY NURADZIMMAH DAIM –

3 NOVEMBER 2015 @ 1:00 PM KUALA LUMPUR:

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia has issued an ultimatum to the government: stop the planned debate between Arul Kanda and Tony Pua or else he will resign.

“If the government still goes ahead with the debate, I will not get involved.. I will resign as Speaker,” he said in Parliament today after much prodding by several members who had questioned the conditions posed by the House for the debate.

The proposed debate between Arul, who is 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) president, and DAP lawmaker Pua, had generated a massive amount of publicity over the last week.

Pua, a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), had been vocal in his criticism of 1MDB’s affairs, setting the stage for the debate.

Pandikar however, questioned the need for such a debate. He felt that PAC’s probe into 1MDB should handled in a proper manner.

“What is the problem if PAC carries out its investigation and subsequently tables the report… can’t Malaysians wait until the investigation by PAC is done?

“Petaling Jaya Utara (Pua) is also in PAC, and Arul also will be called up by PAC. Why the rush? Will the debate get a conclusive answer?

“The answer is no. We also know that the investigation report by PAC on 1MDB will also be presented to the House Committee,” he said.

Pandikar had earlier told the House that parliament would not stop the debate between Arul and Pua, provided that Pua either resigns from PAC or excuses himself from PAC’s 1MDB-related proceedings.

He had also specified that Arul should not be involved in the investigation. “Standing Order 23(1)(e) states that members are not allowed to give statements without the consent of the House committee. So, the debate in this matter is against the Standing Order since the matter is still being investigated by PAC.

“The planned debate on TV will give space to discuss the matter and is premature as the (1MDB) invesigation is still ongoing. It will affect PAC and attract prejudice of the credibility of both parties (involved in the debate).

“Furthermore, the tendency to accuse a person’s character is not allowed by Standing Order 23(1)(o).”

Pandikar also reminded the House that the role of a PAC member is that of an investigator, not a prosecutor, referring to Pua.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/11/pandikar-tells-govt-stop-arul-pua-debate-or-ill-resign

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The concern the Speaker raised is valid and the process of investigation and scrutiny is actively ongoing and yet to be conclusive, let alone to be tabled to PAC.

However, DAP was quick to react by offering another MP to debate against Arul.

NST story:

If Pua can’t debate, we’ll replace him with someone else, says DAP

3 NOVEMBER 2015 @ 2:00 PM

BY MINDERJEET KAUR

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP will nominate one of its members to replace Tony Pua in the proposed debate against 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chief Arul Kanda.

The Opposition party’s chief whip Anthony Loke said, should Pua be disallowed from taking part in the debate by virtue of his position within the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the party would place another candidate for the debate.

Loke said they want the debate to go ahead as scheduled.

“As the chief whip, I do not agree that Pua should resign from the PAC to make way for the debate,” he told a press conference at the Parliament lobby today, just minutes after Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia announced the conditions for the Arul-Pua debate.

He said DAP feels Pua should remain as a PAC member to investigate and be part of the 1MDB probe proceedings.

Loke also questioned the new conditions imposed, which include requiring Pua to resign as a PAC member in order to take part in the debate.

“Is this a political strategy by Barisan Nasional? At first they say they do not oppose the debate. They pretend they are not afraid. Now the Speaker says it is not allowed under the Standing Orders,” he said.

Selanjutnya di : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/11/if-pua-cant-debate-well-replace-him-someone-else-says-dap?m=1

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The point is that DAP is not at all interested in the truth but to do as much as they can to demonise Prime Minister Najib and administration, as part of the strategy to deny the interest and aspiration of the majority and alleviate themselves as a minority to govern the nation.

Published in: on November 3, 2015 at 14:30  Comments (2)  

Subsidised-seats for future Malay votes

Chinese Chauvinist DAP had to give away token seats for Malay leaders in the Selangor DAP Committee because their members refused to elect them, despite their calls of being a truly ‘Malaysia for Malaysian’ party.

The Star story:

Published: Sunday November 1, 2015 MYT 9:18:00 PM
Updated: Sunday November 1, 2015 MYT 11:53:08 PM

Analyst: DAP’s move to rely on Malay appointments a worrying trend

BY DINA MURAD
PETALING JAYA: DAP’s trend of having to appoint Malay leaders who fail to be elected into its state and national committees is worrying, said a political analyst.

“It is indeed worrying. Relying on appointments itself would not be good to show that DAP is a multi-ethnic party,” said Assoc Prof Dr Sivamurugan Pandian of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)’s School of Social Sciences.

Three Malays were appointed into the Selangor DAP committee after no Malays won the elections.

Dr Sivamurugan, however, dismisses the notion that delegates were voting merely on ethnicity.

“We don’t exactly know how they’re voting as it is due to a multifaceted criteria. I don’t think it’s based on only one deciding factor,” he said Sunday.

He recommended that the party analyse different approaches to ensure that the delegates vote in a more diverse leadership which includes Malays in both state and national elections.

He pointed out that the state election trend was similar to that at the national level, where appointments were seen as an alternative to ensure that Malays were represented in the party’s central committee.
Dr Abdul Aziz Bari
“Maybe the delegates are still not in favour of accepting Malays as a whole to be elected. It could also be because the Malay candidates are considered young and the delegates have yet to see their loyalty in the party.

“Loyalty may be why the voting trend happened as such. It could be that the delegates want to give time for the new DAP members to show their loyalty, especially among the Malays. Maybe in the next election, we will be able to see if they are accepted,” Dr Sivamurugan said.

Dr Sivamurugan also said that delegates would possibly look at the contribution of its members and that it would be an important factor when voting.

“Maybe they see this as a trial period to ensure that leaders commit to the party,” he said.

At 5pm on Sunday, results for the Selangor DAP state committee were released with Gobind Singh Deo receiving the highest number of votes at 736.

While Ronnie Liu, Tony Pua, Hannah Yeoh , Ong Kian Ming and Teng Chang Khim were voted into the committee, no Malays who ran for the election won.

As a result, lawyer Dr Abdul Aziz Bari, Young Syefura Othman and Edry Faizal Eddy Yusof were appointed into the committee.

Abdul Aziz had recently joined DAP from his former party, PKR. Among the three, only Edry stood for elections.

The Selangor DAP convention was held to elect the new state committee.

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As the political analyst Dr Pandian puts it, it is very worrying to note that the grassroots and middle ground amongst DAP is not at all considering the Malays as part of their political struggle.

This is reflective of the great anti-Chinese distrust against the Malays, with the fans of hatred is being kept alive of late.

It is interesting to note that ‘subversive elements’ within DAP along with Gerakan and Socialist Party, fan the anti-Malay hatred sentiment before, during and after the 3rd GE on 10 May 1969, which resulted in the bloody racial riot of 13 May 1969.

Their second and third generation are those who filled the majority of the participants of BERSH 4.0 29-30 August 2015, since the Malay presence is just only token especially with PAS completely abstaining. In the three previous BERSIH rallies, PAS provided more than half the participants.

In all, the Non Malays particularly the Chinese around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor is very adamant that the ‘Vote of No Confidence’ to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak would come and Parliamentarians would boot him out.

In reality, the Chinese would not vote a Malay even is she stands on the ticket of the Chinese Chauvinist party. Teluk Intan by-election was a good test case. The Chinese would rather to abstain and let the Chinese of BN to win instead of giving it to the Malay even if she represented DAP.

Former Senator representing DAP in Dewan Negara Tunku Aziz and Rahmad Ishak of the Penang DAP Malays are living testimonies of the racism. favouritism, nepotism and discriminatory practices against the Malays in DAP.

Hence, in essence and practice these three Malays being appointed as stooges into the Selangor DAP Committee is merely an act of political puppet show.

Published in: on November 2, 2015 at 11:30  Leave a Comment  

The Rewcastle-Brown connection

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The two men who were charged for sabotaging the Malaysian banking and financial system posed for the lenses, in their jail ware.

They were charged on 12 October 2015, after both were detained under Special Ordinance (Security Measures) Act 2012, to faciliate investigations after the two made police reports in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Now, they are challenging the Attorney General:

The Star story:

Published: Monday October 19, 2015 MYT 8:12:00 PM
Updated: Monday October 19, 2015 MYT 8:17:10 PM

Khairuddin, Chang to initiate contempt proceedings against A-G

BY M. MAGESWARI
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chairman Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer Matthias Chang are set to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the Attorney-General for allegedly making a press statement explaining the charge against them.

The duo’s lead counsel Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla said his clients had filed an application on Oct 13 to seek clarification on whether their charge under Section 124L of the Penal Code fell within the ambit of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).

Khairuddin and Chang were charged at a magistrate’s court on Oct 12 for allegedly attempting to sabotage the country’s banking and financial systems.

They claim that Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali had conducted a press conference at 2.30pm on Oct 13, explaining the charge while the case was still pending.

“It is the complaint of the applicants that the contents (of the A-G’s press statement) were subjudice and amount to contempt of court,” Haniff Khatri said.

He added that Mohamed Apandi had commented on the case “in such a way that there was a real and substantial danger of prejudice to the determination of the application”.

Mohamed Apandi had stressed at a press conference last week that Khairuddin and Chang were not charged under Sosma but Section 124L of the Penal Code.

He further noted that Sosma covered all security offences and was not limited to terrorism and terrorists.

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AG Tan Sri Apandi’s Ali explanation of the arrest under SOSMA (2012).

The duo also incessantly lied about Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak would be arrested by US Federal Bureau of Investigation whenever abroad especially in the UK, US and Hong Kong. It was part in their sordid attempt to demonise the Malaysian leader, in the eyes of Malaysian public and for the benefit of global media.

By conduct and intention, is clear that the duo is deemed “Where as action has  been taken and further action is threatened by a substantial body both inside and outside Malaysia”.

Security Offices (Special measures) Act 2012, also known as SOSMA

Security Offices (Special measures) Act 2012, also known as SOSMA

The intent is rile up Malaysians to demonise and rise against and topple the administration of Prime Minister Najib. They abused their right as citizens to make the allegations by making the Police reports.

Their complaint is very consistent with the manipulated and fabricated stories which appeared in Sarawak Report.

Both were also in constant contact with Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown and also believed to be two of the ten implicated with former Petro Saudi Executive Xavier Justo, when the later was arrested by Thai Police. Justo is now serving three years jail term of extortion.

It is believed that the duo worked with Rewcastle-Brown to demonise Prime Minister Najib by raising a series of continuous controversies, which include manipulating stories and incessantly lied about 1MDB.

*Updated 2200hrs

 

Published in: on October 19, 2015 at 20:00  Comments (6)  

The Hijrah gravely needed for the likes of Pua

In wake of the recent statement by the Attorney General, the very morning of 1 Muharram 1437H 1MDB issued the call for Strategic Director Tony Pua to “Present the clear cut evidence” and “Walk the Talk”, or risk losing the position of adjudication.

Media statement by 1Malaysia Development Berhad

Issued on 14 October 2015
For immediate publication

Walk the Talk, YB Tony Pua

1MDB refers to a statement issued on 14 October 2015 by YB Tony Pua which, in typical “instant expert” style, is long on rhetoric but short on facts.

The facts are as presented by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), via a clear and unambiguous statement issued on 13 October 2015 (www.agc.gov.my). In summary, the AGC, having reviewed all relevant documentation contained in the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) investigation papers (including the application forms submitted by 1MDB and the relevant BNM letters issued), applied the relevant laws governing such matters and confirmed that “no offence had been committed” by 1MDB.

This confirmation by the AGC reinforces the statement by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on 22 September 2015 that 1MDB is not under investigation.

1MDB continues to work closely with National Audit Department to provide requisite information for its final report, which will be presented by year end to the bi-partisan Public Accounts Committee (PAC), of which YB Tony Pua is a member.

YB Tony Pua claims his “expose” will provide “clear cut evidence” of “criminal breach of trust, abetting misappropriation and embezzlement” to the investigating authorities. These are serious criminal accusations, so we urge YB Tony Pua to “walk the talk” and provide his “clear cut evidence” to the lawful authorities for further investigation. 1MDB has consistently maintained that if there is any evidence of wrongdoing, then action must be taken under the law.

However, if he cannot provide such evidence, then YB Tony Pua should stop making wild and unproven allegations, which are clearly politically motivated.

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Pua has been time and again abuse his position, role and function as a Parliamentarian Public Accounts Committee (PAC) member.

PAC is a select committee appoint by Parliamentarians, having the power to scrutinise the accounts of Government agencies and departments. It is supposed to be the highest forum of audit committee.

PAC is expected to be professional in their approach, in upholding the interest of the rakyat who voted Parliamentarians to represent them in the augur legislative chambers.

What Pua did was bastardising that position, role and authority for his sinister political agenda.

That is why Pua and his likes of demons should do the Hijrah and transform, in the name of the righteousness that they have been elected to do for the rakyat.

Then there is the other pressing various aggregated situation pertaining to 1MDB by various parties.

Yesterday Attorney General Tan Sri Apandi Ali put it sternly on record in a media conference that Bank Negara Malaysia erred in their statements with regards to matters pertaining to 1MDB, which include the approval of monies remittance in the past.

In the case of the arrest and charge of Khairuddin and Chang for “Attempting to sabotage the Malaysia’s banking and financial system”, Apandi also put that the ‘disaster duo’ were arrested and investigated under Security Ordinance (Special Measures) Act (2012). Later, the ‘disaster duo’ were charged under Article 124L of the Penal Code, not SOSMA (2012).

“SOSMA is a procedural law that provides the special measures to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of what is known as ‘Security Offences’. It is not limited to terrorism or terrorist alone”.

The former Federal Court Judge also added that SOSMA allowed persons to be arrested and investigated even they are not terrorists. Hence, the arrest of the ‘disaster duo’  is valid and legal.

Apandi was strong in highlighting the ‘Former Club’s first-thing-in-the media conference in Precinct 10, Putrajaya, which was designed to rile up the emotions of Malaysians.

They collective and in sundry issued strong but misleading statements to project that the Federal Government abused the law, for the purpose of ‘protecting Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak in the controversy issues arisen from 1MDB and its ongoing investigations’.

It is the right time for Pua and the ‘Former Club’ six and their staunchest supporters to do the Hijrah, for the betterment of the majority if not all Malaysians.

Published in: on October 14, 2015 at 11:45  Comments (2)  
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