Tuesday, 3 May 2016

I think you are wrong...


One must either be embarrassingly naive or simply not clever to think Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would develop a sudden hiccup if you revoke the services of his Royal Malaysian Police traffic outriders / escorts. 

You cannot be right with such childish acts because even the staunches of his critics agree that the decision reflects the level of political maturity or rather the lack of it. This could be a classic case of power abuse too but that's not the point yet. 

Has the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar explained the revocation of the traffic outriders? 

Those in the position of power, including the IGP, must remember to state the relevant legal provisions and Government regulations governing the services for a former Prime Minister of this nation. Let's stick to facts. 

I'm quite sure the IGP would not parrot the many statements by politicians, some repeatedly accusing Dr Mahathir of trying to topple a democratically elected Government. This 'trying to topple the Government' is nothing but a fictitious tale by birdbrained politicians who are fighting for their very own survival. There is nothing more to that. 

Opposition parties have been trying to topple the government since time in memorial. Is that a crime now? 

Dr Mahathir and other prominent leaders from a cross section of the society, plus the hundreds of thousands of Malaysians who have to-date signed the Citizen's Declaration are just demanding for a new Prime Minister.

What is wrong in urging for the current Prime Minister to make way for a new leader? This cannot be trumpeted as trying to topple the Government. It cannot possibly be, unless the Prime Minister is of the opinion that he is the Government of Malaysia. 

The whole world seems to know what Deklarasi Rakyat is, except for Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, his minions and a shrinking number of subservient media outlets. 

Please read HERE before opening your mouth and making a fool of yourself again. Maybe you don't mind being branded 'stupid' but we are tired of shallow propaganda and outright stupidity. 

I think you are wrong if you think Malaysians are so stupid that you can continue to fool them with carrots and sticks. Dedak cannot be for public consumption.  

Spreading lies by whatever scale and means cannot possibly transform into truth. Whatever the justifications are, intentionally spreading lies for political survival cannot be accepted especially when its the interests of the nation up against that of an individual. 

Don't confuse the people with such cheap, tactless propaganda because a majority of the thinking populace get more information and could do cross references online. They cannot possibly be fooled by those subservient journalists and broadcasters. The traditional media is no longer the mainstream media. 

The mainstream media now is the online media. You can continue to block and ban but you cannot possibly contain this new mainstream media within your mould.

The sole aim of the Citizen's Declaration / Deklarasi Rakyat is to seek the immediate removal of our scandalous Prime Minister who is famous for the wrong reasons. Malaysians who agree with the move have been inking the declaration. The numbers must have been causing sleepless nights for some.
How many of you are not aware why Najib Razak and his strategic investment marvel 1MDB are famous all over the world now? 

How many of you know the truth but choose to defend the elephant in the room solely due to your greed and personal interests? 

I think you are wrong if you think the people don't know about the elephant. Millions from all around the world are surprised, not jealous, as we lead towards being crowned for the biggest financial scandal in world history. 

I think you are wrong if you think we should be proud of the scandalous 1MDB. 

I think you are wrong if you think the people of Sarawak would swallow all hook, line and sinker and love you till dooms day (Kiamat) because you are splashing them with 'allocations' and projects. 

I think you are wrong if you think that the Sarawak state election is about you and a landslide victory an endorsement of your leadership. Don't be fooled by the crowd around you, Najib Razak. 

Is the Sarawak state election not a state affair of an 'equal partner in Malaysia' ? 

None of the peninsula based Barisan Nasional political parties are contesting in the Sarawak state elections.  Lets state facts as they are. 

The Sarawak state election is about Barisan Nasional under the leadership of Sarawak's new Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.  

From the state BN's point the outcome must reflect the continued unity in BN, slightly over two years after the smooth transition of power from Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud. 

Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib is currently the Governor of Sarawak and he retired after 33 years as the chief minister. During his tenure Tun Taib carried himself more like the Prime Minister of Sarawak, not another chief minister in Malaysia. 

There maybe shortcomings and mistakes but that is how it was as I have explored and experienced. Tun Taib carried Sarawak as an equal partner and that is Adenan's real challenge, to fill the shoes of his larger than life predecessor. 

As a man who is famous for having stood tall in times of political turbulences of yesteryear, in particular during the famous Ming Court saga, Adenan must be experienced enough to feel the pulse and understand the sentiments.

Many local leaders have repeatedly stated that the Sarawak state election is not about Najib Razak. A lot of people are surprised what the Umno president was doing campaigning in the election which was not even about him. 

The Sarawak state election is a democratic process for the people of Sarawak to elect their representatives to the Dewan Undangan Negeri or Council Negeri. An elected leader who commands majority support of the new 82-seat Council Negeri would then be duly appointed as the Chief Minister. 

The BN is widely expected to sail through this election with a clear 2/3 majority. Its just about the exact numbers now. Adenan would most likely be re-appointed as the legitimate chief minister. 

Winning or losing a couple of seats won't change the equation although someone desperate may be disappointed for lack of credit.

The election is about the people's continued endorsement of the Sarawak BN government to lead and administer Sarawak. All Sarawak BN components are local political parties. Lets get the facts right.

It must be emphasises that, despite the Team Adenan and presidential election styled campaigns, the election is very much about retaining the time tested Sarawak Barisan Nasional state government. 

I think you won't go wrong if you put your ears to the ground. 

It must be 'we' and not 'I'. Adenan should know this. I'm sure your personal library holds more wisdom than this simple fact about leadership. 

I think you should stand tall together with all vital components of the state BN coalition. That is your base. That is the heart of your political power. Standing together makes a team, not standing alone.

I think you are wrong if you think standing alone is leadership. 

Watch that fever CM
p/s 

1. I don't think the Umno president wants to 'sabotage' the state elections to clip Adenan's popularity and growing political clout, as a local daily reporter opined... although I agree that it is not very clever to appear  frequently in the heat of the Opposition's "1 Vote for Adenan = 1 Vote for Najib " campaigns. 




Friday, 22 April 2016

Dr Mahathir tells foreign governments to make 1MDB probe public ! So ?


UAE's English daily The National reported as below. 



Razak critic urges 1MDB findings be publicised

The National staff


April 20, 2016 Updated: April 21, 2016 03:56 PM

A leading critic of Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak said corruption had reached levels never seen before in the country and urged foreign governments linked to the controversy surrounding a state investment fund to make their findings public.

1MDB, whose advisory board is chaired by Mr Razak, is under investigation in at least five countries including Switzerland and the US over allegations of money laundering and embezzlement.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, at one time the country’s longest-serving prime minister, said the investigations into the 1MDB fund were not just a problem for Malaysia.

“Being diplomatic isn’t going to help Malaysia or anyone else," he said on the sidelines of the International Conference on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship organised by the Canadian University Dubai. “They must recognise action needs to be taken and do what is necessary."

Dr Mohamad, who was in his post between 1981 and 2003, said the scandal around the Malaysian fund threatened the Asian nation’s international reputation and hurt foreign direct investment.

“All inquiries should eventually be made public because inquiries that are kept secret are of no use to anyone," he said.

“Eventually things will have to be revealed."


Last week, Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) said neither itself nor its Aabar unit had any connection to a firm incorporated in the British Virgin Islands that was named in a report into the controversy surrounding the Malaysian fund.

In May 2015, Ipic had agreed to provide the Malaysian fund US$1 billion to meet some of its liabilities in exchange for assets while at the same time taking on interest payments on about $3.5bn in debt.

But the Abu Dhabi fund now says 1MDB is in default on the terms of the agreement. - The National 

I read the above news report more than once, just to allay my concerns that there were pleas and demands for foreign interference in the domestic affairs of Malaysia. 

In fact I read it more than twice, but there were none. The report is there for you to read and interpret but I'm a little amused by the thinly veiled statement from a morally bankrupt politician. 

A cheap statement from a scandal ridden politician who stands accused for a series of crimes in the court of public opinion, but it reveals desperation. 

For someone who has confessed to having received billions of ringgit in personal donations from a foreigner, the 'foreign interference' cry is laughable. 

Channelling billions of ringgit into your personal account from a foreign donor, who 'simply gave it and was not expecting anything in return', would make a good fairytale script. Thank you! We don't buy such bullshit. 















Now, are we Malaysians not concerned about international criminal investigations on 1MDB relating to suspected money laundering and embezzlement ? 

Billions of ringgit are missing and 1MDB's Arul Kanda Kandasamy says it could be fraud. What has 1MDB done to recover the lost billions if at all it was fraud? 

Dear Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib, it has been said again and again that you must be responsible for the failed, scandal ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad - 1MDB. There are no two ways about it. If it was indeed a scam, you allowed it. 

Even if you are convinced that you have been conned by Jho Low the Penang khia, you still have to stand up and explain. How he did do it? 

Don't run around because this is about a sovereign nation whose interests and livelihood are being compromised due to a host of reasons especially international humiliation for corruption and mounting foreign debts. 

This is not your family business. 

The escalating cost of living in both rural and urban areas are at unhealthy levels.  

"corruption had reached levels never seen before in the country and urged foreign governments linked to the controversy surrounding a state investment fund to make their findings public" - Dr Mahathir said in Dubai.

Dr Mahathir also urged foreign governments to make their investigations public. - "urged foreign governments linked to the controversy surrounding a state investment fund to make their findings public"

Asking investigators and investigating authorities to make their findings public is a crime? 

We cannot tolerate false, unfounded allegations that are part of a conspiracy to topple a democratically elected government. Remember that. Truth matters.

Remember that asking the resignation of a sitting prime minister is not a crime. Otherwise how did Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (now Tun) step aside to allow Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak to take over? 

We have a working moral compass in this country, I'm sure. 

The prime minister must come clean. Begin with the money in the kitty.  

Follow up by suing The Wall Street Journal for proof  to restore Malaysia's badly bruised image and reputation. 

You can follow in Nazir Razak's footsteps and step aside, if you are still able to do that. The window is almost shut. The choice is still yours.

Living in denial cannot go on forever. 

As Dr Mahathir puts it, eventually things will have to be revealed. 

Hope you would come to your senses fast and not be fooled by bootlickers who are hell bent on keeping you within the bubble, and continue destroying yourself in the pretext of fighting a political battle. 

Crime is no politics

“When people tell a lie about something, they have to make up a bunch of lies to go with the first one. ‘Mythomania’ is the word for it.” ― Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood

p/s 

1MDB bukan cerita rekaan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Kenyataan hutang dan penggadaian tanah serta maruah dek kerana 1MDB terpampang didepan mata. Bukankah kita celik? 

Orang lain kehadapan, kita terkangkang gali lubang. Hutang keliling pinggang. 



Dubai a perfect example of visionary leadership




Thursday, 21 April 2016

A brothel keeper's denial


On 2nd February 2016 we carried an article titled “A Record of Untrue Stories – the Case of Clare Rewcastle”. 
This is an article that we picked up from another website and then carried for our readers on Malaysia Today
The article contains a number of allegations about Ms Rewcastle, who complained to us after she read the article and informed us that the allegations are untrue. 
We did not write the article and were not involved in its writing and we do not have any relationship with its authors. We do not know who the authors are and do not endorse the article. We took the article down from our site after we received her complaint and we regret any distress caused. - The Keeper

p/s 

"There are worse forms of prostitution than whoring" - Ian Rankin 





Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Why is Abu Dhabi walking away from Malaysia's 1MDB ?

 


This is more than just a tight slap on the face for 1MDB. This is an insult to Malaysia and Malaysians.  

Maybe those in 1MDB, Arul Kanda Kandasamy included, are numb but Malaysians are not dumb. 

If you had any sense of shame you would know that this insult is far more damaging and humiliating than the occasional news of Malaysian drug mules and football bookies (including well connected ones) in foreign prisons.

Below is IPIC's statement to the London Stock Exchange and 1MDB's past promises.

1MDB Debt Settlement Arrangements

On 10 June 2015, IPIC GMTN Limited issued an announcement (RNS Number 7064P) relating to a binding term sheet dated 28 May 2015 (the Binding Term Sheet) and other ancillary documents entered into between International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), Aabar Investments PJS (Aabar), Minister of Finance, Inc., Malaysia (MOF) and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), in connection with:

1- the extension by the IPIC group of financial support to the 1MDB group at the request of both 1MDB and MOF;

2- the acknowledgement by 1MDB and MOF of the liabilities owed by the 1MDB group to the IPIC group; and

3- the conditional settlement, release and discharge of certain obligations and liabilities between the parties.

Status of the Binding Term Sheet

IPIC has performed all of its obligations to date under the Binding Term Sheet. 1MDB and MOF have failed to perform certain payment and other obligations owed by them to the IPIC group pursuant to the terms of the Binding Term Sheet, including the obligation to pay to IPIC U.S.$1,102,725,000 plus interest accruing under the terms of the Binding Term Sheet.

As a result, 1MDB and MOF are in default pursuant to the terms of the Binding Term Sheet and IPIC's and Aabar's obligations under the Binding Term Sheet have terminated.

1MDB and MOF continue to be bound by their respective obligations under the terms of the Binding Term Sheet, including their continued indemnification of IPIC and Aabar for any non-performance under the Binding Term Sheet and in relation to any claims which may be made against IPIC pursuant to the guarantees entered into by IPIC in respect of certain 1MDB group bond issuances.

Following such default, IPIC and Aabar have engaged with, and extended opportunities to, both 1MDB and MOF to remedy their defaults without success. IPIC and Aabar have now reserved all of their rights under the Binding Term Sheet and are considering their options in relation to this dispute, including referring the matter to the appropriate dispute resolution forum. - London Stock Exchange






Why is IPIC walking away from the world famous (albeit for the wrong reasons) strategic development company which is personally controlled by the Prime Minister cum Finance Minister of Malaysia  Datuk Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak? 

Shouldn't IPIC be proud to be associated with Najib Razak the famous Prime Minister of Malaysia who has received billions of ringgit in donations from the 'unknowns of Saudi Arabia' ? 

IPIC is wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government and they are walking away from the Malaysian Prime Minister controlled 1MDB, which is also wholly owned by the Malaysian Government. 

What does that tell you? 

The guys from Abu Dhabi no longer trust Najib Razak the Prime Minister of Malaysia, do they? 

1MDB can go to hell together with all those conniving criminals but who will end up paying all those debts, the approximately RM50 billion, chalked up by the world famous 1MDB that is wholly owned by the Malaysian Government? Its you and me, most probably via GST.

Maybe Najib is not aware yet of this latest insult from Abu Dhabi as he was busy officiating a new police lock-up system on Monday
Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them - Bibble.
p/s 

We shall wait for the Saudi Foreign Minister's words of wisdom. He must be aware of this latest lost of trust and confidence by Abu Dhabi too. I'm sure he is. 



Thursday, 14 April 2016

1MDB - The dysfunctional Malaysian Cabinet


Head of government[edit]

The Prime Minister of Malaysia (MalayPerdana Menteri Malaysia) is the indirectly elected head of government (executive) of Malaysia. He is officially appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the head of state, who in HM's judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of that House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat), the elected lower house of Parliament. He heads the Cabinet, whose members are appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong advice of the prime minister. The Prime Minister and his Cabinet shall be collectively responsible to Parliament. The Prime Minister's Department (sometimes referred to as the Prime Minister's Office) is the body and ministry in which the Prime Minister exercises its functions and powers.

Do the Prime Minister and the other members of Cabinet have to take an Oath?

Yes, the Prime Minister and other members of the Cabinet must swear an oath that they will faithfully discharge their duties to the best of their ability and bear true faith and allegiance to Malaysia and will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

Something is very wrong with the Malaysian Cabinet. There must be a serious rot in there because despite being the highest authority they have failed to protect the interests of the nation, over and above the interests of a certain politician and his bootlickers. 

The 1MDB scheme to scam Malaysia is an international scandal that has exposed many things to many people but the crux of it all is that members of the cabinet have collectively betrayed the people.

We are in a situation where instead of identifying who the rotten ones are, we are putting in gargantuan efforts to identify who is not rotten. Such is the state of affairs in our nation now.  

Finding a people's representative with his/her integrity intact now is like looking for needles in a haystack. Don't you think so? 

A big majority of those we trusted, elected and elevated to positions of power to serve Malaysia and Malaysians have proven to be nothing but self serving pretenders. A big majority have sold their soul to the devil.  

Who among members of the current cabinet are protecting the rights, interests and well being of the country and her people, without fear or favour, as enshrined in the Malaysian constitution?

How many are living up to their oath of office? 

The level of trust of the Government and its ministers is so low that more jokes than debates shoot off official announcements, loud thinking ministers and big mouthed politicians. 

We can't blame critics because we have become just that, a big joke. We are a bigger joke in the international arena for the only country in the world that has a sovereign debt fund. 

Our standard of governance and public administration used to be the envy of many developing nations in the past. Now we are known the world over for all the wrong reasons. 

Malaysia is now on the front lines of international news on a daily basis for massive Government-linked financial scandal, corruption, money laundering and abuse of power, compliments from Najib Razak and his 1MDB. 

What is happening to us? 

The latest poll among university students clearly outlines the picture. Varsity students' trust level in the Government is hovering around the 10% mark. Such polls speak volumes but it won't mean a thing on deaf ears.  

The sorry state of affairs in the country in the last 18 months or so, and our inability to address the rot reflects our predicament. We, as a nation, are in the doldrums. 

Quite a number of BN Members of Parliament, Ministers included, often bounce back with 'What can I do?' as their line of defence when queried of the systemic paralysis caused mainly by cash the King. 

"Even the Deputy PM is sacked. What do you expect us to so," an elderly MP from Perak questioned expressing fears he would be 'stripped naked' and humiliated with past misdeeds if he spoke out against Najib Razak's 1MDB. Such is the fear, either real or perceived. 

Human beings who don't consume dedak must be made to understand that choices are always there if your heart and mind is clear of the purpose and objective. Some were sheepish while discussing their rights and role as people's representatives. Many just laughed it off with the 'I have to cari makan too' look blinking across their face. 

Members of the cabinet with even an ounce of integrity in them should quit the cabinet and strive to put Malaysia back on the right track.

We cannot afford to ignore the elephant in the room just because a big majority of our elected representatives who run the Government are cowards whose integrity has been compromised. 

Their hands could be tied or it could also be that they are pretending to be tied up due to the overwhelming influence of 'Cash the King?    

Why are the members of the Malaysian Cabinet quiet like a church mouse when foreign investigators and authorities have confirmed that the Government owned 1MDB has been used to rob us of billions of ringgit. 

When well concealed crimes and misdeeds are exposed suddenly 1MDB says they may be a victim of fraud. At the rate this scandal unfolds the bunch of liars who have been taking us for a ride may soon require psychiatric help.  

Authorities half a world away are busy tracking our lost, of money and reputation. What are our authorities doing to redeem our lost pride and dignity? 

The Swiss attorney general is working vigorously with Singapore, Luxembourg, US, Hong Kong and a few other nations including the Arabs from the Middle East. 

Don't ask me about the Malaysian Attorney General and our level of cooperation in uncovering the 1MDB scandal and recovering the billions lost. 'I don't know' is now a famous excuse for all and sundry. Even Najib Razak doesn't know the papers he signed, says his learned lawyer. Is Najib Razak such an idiot? 

Hope Apandi Ali the Attorney General is keeping well and good. He may have his hands full in the not so distant future. 

I strongly urge that the entire Malaysian Cabinet is made to face a Royal Commission of Inquiry once the culprits behind the 1MDB scam and those involved in the cover up are identified and brought to book. 

Most if not the entire Malaysian cabinet members are complicit. Remaining silent and allowing the hoodwinking to continue is a crime. If it is not it must be classified as a serious crime. A crime as grave as treason. 

1MDB is wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia and billions of ringgit is reported missing from the company. The Prime Minister has personally signed dubious deals and agreements concerning 1MDB.  

The facts are crystal clear. Members of Cabinet are still standing (and sitting) together with a suspected criminal who also happens to be the Prime Minister.  

The facts have been laid bare. The choice is yours.  
Even the cat is leaving the cabinet.
You can't walk in later and say I don't know. There won't be any second chance as this is not partisan politics and/or a intra-party power struggle. 

This is about a crime against this nation. 

If you are not with the people, you must be against us. There is no grey area in this matter.

Malaysia doesn't deserve a bunch of dysfunctional leaders and a morally bankrupt leadership. 

This is the last train, the choice remains yours.

p/s 

There may be no permanent friends or enemies in politics but remember that treachery is no politics. 




Wednesday, 13 April 2016

1MDB - Where is the money ?


A scam by any other name is still a scam. A scum by any other name is still a scum, even if he happens to be the son of an illustrious former Prime Minister. 

Billions of ringgit in taxpayers money is certainly missing due to the scam of a scum and this has now been confirmed. 

Where is the money ? 
Who among the members of the current Malaysian Cabinet, do you believe, would pursue this matter of missing billions of ringgit? 

Not even one among the many Cabinet members dare speak out in the best interest of our nation and her people. Don't you wonder why the entire Cabinet appears to be deaf, dumb and blind? 

Would you vote for any of the current members of the Malaysian cabinet in the next elections? 

A coward by any other name is still a coward, even if you are a member of the Cabinet. 

p/s 

If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already - Bob Marley




Tuesday, 12 April 2016

1MDB - Dimana maruah Najib Razak ?

Jika Najib seorang yang bermaruah, dia sepatutnya meletak jawatan sebagai Perdana Menteri - Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin


KENYATAAN YB TAN SRI DATO’ HJ MUHYIDDIN HJ MOHD YASSIN BERHUBUNG LAPORAN PAC MENGENAI 1MDB

1. Saya telah tegaskan dari awal lagi bahawa penubuhan 1MDB adalah tidak perlu. Dengan struktur modal hanya RM1 juta dan hutang RM42 bilion, model perniagaan 1MDB tidak mapan dan akhirnya menjadi beban kepada negara. Saya juga telah menasihati Dato’ Seri Najib supaya beliau tidak menjadi Pengerusi Lembaga Penasihat 1MDB kerana ia tidak wajar. Saya menyatakan agak luar biasa sebuah syarikat mempunyai Lembaga Penasihat.

2. Saya juga pernah menzahirkan kebimbangan saya mengenai masalah aliran tunai syarikat yang amat teruk sehinggakan tidak mampu membayar hutang. Juga mengenai pelaburan yang mencurigakan tanpa dibuat due diligence sebelum perjanjian dimaterai.

3. Saya juga mempersoalkan pelan rasionalisasi 1MDB yang belum tentu dapat ditunaikan. Malah penjualan aset-aset 1MDB tidak menjamin boleh menyelesaikan hutang-piutangnya yang bukan semakin berkurang tetapi meningkat kepada RM50 bilion. Saya juga telah meminta seluruh ahli Lembaga Pengarah dipecat dan tindakan undang-undang diambil terhadap mereka. Baru kini mereka meletak jawatan.

4. Laporan PAC mengesahkan segala pandangan dan kebimbangan saya mengenai 1MDB. Najib nampaknya bersedia menerima laporan PAC, tetapi malangnya dia telah menghukum saya apabila saya menyuarakan hal yang sama di dalam kabinet. Hari ini penyokong-penyokong Najib mencanang bahawa nama Najib telah dibersihkan oleh PAC dan meminta rakyat terus bergerak ke hadapan dengan melupakan episod hitam penyelewengan 1MDB. Mana mungkin? Berapa kali dalam laporan PAC disebut Perdana Menteri, Menteri Kewangan dan Pengerusi Lembaga Penasihat 1MDB, iaitu Najib.

5. Laporan Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Wang Negara  (PAC) mengenai 1MDB tidak membebaskan Najib daripada dakwaan penyelewangan. Sebaliknya laporan PAC mendedahkan mengikut Artikel 117 Memorandum dan Artikel Penubuhan 1MDB, sebagai Pengerusi Lembaga Penasihat Najib terbabit secara langsung membuat keputusan-keputusan penting berkaitan komitmen kewangan syarikat, termasuk pelaburan. Justeru, tidak hairanlah sepertimana yang dilaporkan oleh PAC, pihak pengurusan 1MDB banyak membelakangkan arahan Lembaga Pengarah syarikat dalam melaksanakan usahasama dan pelaburan kerana kuasa tersebut terletak di tangan Perdana Menteri. 

6. Antaranya ialah keputusan Lembaga Pengarah meluluskan pemindahan sebanyak USD1 billion ke dalam akaun bank syarikat usahasama 1MDB Petrosaudi Ltd. Pihak pengurusan hanya memindahkan sebanyak USD300 juta ke dalam akaun bank 1MDB Petrosaudi Ltd, manakala baki sebanyak USD700 juta dimasukkan ke dalam akaun syarikat Good Star Limited milik Taek Jho Low, iaitu kenalan rapat Najib.

7. Sepertimana yang dilapor dalam hansard prosiding PAC, mantan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif 1MDB Datuk Shahrol Azral mengesahkan pemindahan wang berjumlah USD1 bilion untuk usahasama dengan PetroSaudi Ltd telah mendapat kelulusan bertulis daripada Perdana Menteri. Saya percaya pihak pengurusan 1MDB juga menerima arahan daripada Perdana Menteri dalam membuat keputusan-keputusan pelaburan berisiko tinggi yang tidak masuk akal. Antaranya ialah keputusan untuk melabur sejumlah USD2.318 bilion dalam Segregated Portfolio Company (SPC) melalui Bridge Global Absolute Return Fund SPC, iaitu sebuah syarikat yang baru sebulan ditubuhkan, tiada lesen sebagai pengurus dana dan tiada pengalaman untuk menguruskan dana yang besar. Begitu juga dengan dana berjumlah USD3 bilion yang sepatutnya digunakan untuk projek pembangunan TRX tetapi telah dipindahkan kepada 1MDB sebanyak USD 1 bilion, kepada 1MDB Energy Ltd sebanyak USD 28.85 juta, kepada Brazen Sky Ltd sebanyak USD 1.5 juta dan pelaburan di luar negara sebanyak USD1.58 billion.

8. Penyelewengan dalam 1MDB telah menyebabkan syarikat ini gagal menjana pendapatan yang mencukupi untuk membayar hutang. Malah 1MDB terpaksa meminjam wang untuk membayar hutang yang telah meningkat secara mendadak daripada RM5 bilion pada tahun 2009 kepada RM50 bilion pada tahun 2016. 1MDB memerlukan RM3 bilion setahun untuk membayar faedah ke atas hutang sahaja. Dengan kebanyakan aset 1MDB telah dijual dan pelaburan yang mencurigakan, berkemungkinan besar kerajaan terpaksa menanggung segala hutang syarikat. Saya amat bimbang beban onar 1MDB akhirnya akan terpaksa ditanggung oleh rakyat.

9. Antara skop laporan PAC ialah untuk menentukan samada wang hasil pelaburan 1MDB di Cayman Islands berjumlah USD2.318 bilion sudah dibawa balik ke Malaysia. Malangnya, PAC gagal menyatakan perkara ini dengan jelas. Tidak dapat juga dipastikan ke mana perginya wang USD700 juta dan USD330 juta yang dimasukkan ke dalam akaun Good Star Limited milik Jho Low; USD3.51 bilion yang dibayar kepada Aabar Investment PJS Limited; USD940  juta dalam bentuk 'unit' yang dikatakan disimpan dalam Bank BSI di Singapura; dan USD1.56 bilion yang dilabur dalam 1MDB Global Investments Ltd. Kesemuanya berjumlah USD7 billion (RM28 billion).

10. Terbaharu, International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) yang berpangkalan di Abu Dhabi menafikan syarikat tersebut atau unitnya Aabar Investment PJS telah menerima USD3.5 bilion daripada 1MDB menerusi Aabar BVI sepertimana yang dilapor kepada PAC. IPIC juga menafikan mereka ada sebarang kaitan dengan 1MDB. Ini suatu pendedahan yang amat memalukan. Ia suatu penipuan. Jika IPIC tidak menerima sebarang bayaran daripada 1MDB, ke mana perginya wang ini? Kegagalan untuk memastikan ke mana perginya wang ini mengukuhkan lagi pandangan saya sebelum ini bahawa 1MDB sejak dari awal lagi adalah satu skim untuk menipu. 

11. Jadi kepada menteri-menteri kabinet dan Najib sendiri yang menganggap penyelewengan 1MDB telah selesai dan namanya telah dibersihkan, seraya mengajak rakyat supaya bergerak ke hadapan, janganlah anda cuba bersandiwara atau mengalihkan isu. Rakyat tidak akan lupa puluhan bilion wang negara telah diseleweng. Orang yang mencuri ayam pun ditangkap dan didakwa. Masakan individu yang mencuri puluhan bilion wang negara terlepas begitu sahaja?

12. PAC telah memperakukan supaya bekas Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif 1MDB, Datuk Shahrol Azral, disiasat oleh pihak berkuasa. Saya menggesa supaya pihak berkuasa segera membuat siasatan dan Datuk Shahrol mestilah menyatakan perkara yang sebenar. Siasatan mengenai aliran keluar wang 1MDB yang masih belum terjawab juga perlu diteruskan.

13. Tanpa memperkecilkan laporan PAC, penyiasatan yang dijalankan ke atas 1MDB tidak konklusif. T maklumat-maklumat penting berkaitan pelaburan luar negara yang tidak dapat ditentukan kesahihannya. Apa lagi ia telah menyebabkan kerugian bernilai berbilion ringgit kepada IMDB seperti usahasama dengan Petrosaudi. Sebenarnya Najib bertanggungjawab sepenuhnya di atas penyelewengan 1MDB. Sebagai Pengerusi Lembaga Penasihat 1MDB yang berkuasa membuat keputusan berkaitan komitmen kewangan syarikat, dia tidak boleh mencuci tangan dengan meletakkan semua kesalahan ke atas Lembaga Pengarah dan pihak pengurusan syarikat.

14. Gesaan saya selama ini supaya Najib meletak jawatan sebagai Pengerusi Lembaga Penasihat 1MDB ternyata berasas. Mana pernah berlaku dalam sejarah negara kita seorang Perdana Menteri yang juga Menteri Kewangan mempunyai kuasa untuk membuat keputusan bagi sebuah syarikat awam. Hal ini telah diakui oleh PAC dalam laporannya yang membuat perakuan supaya Lembaga Penasihat bersama Artikel 117 M&A syarikat dimansuhkan.

15. Namun, pemansuhan Lembaga Penasihat 1MDB sahaja tidak memadai. Najib ialah orang yang terlibat secara langsung dalam penyelewengan 1MDB sehingga menyebabkan syarikat ini menanggung beban hutang yang besar dan kerajaan terdedah kepada risiko hutang RM20 bilion. Jangan pula nanti ada tindakan bail out oleh kerajaan. 

17. Penyelewengan 1MDB amat jelas. Jika Najib seorang yang bermaruah, dia sepatutnya meletak jawatan sebagai Perdana Menteri.

MUHYIDDIN YASSIN
12 APRIL 2016