Wednesday, 1 July 2015

1MDB - Justo - Thailand bullshit exposed by BERNAMA?

UPDATED with Bahasa Malaysia translation of the report from Bangkok 

"What status do Malaysian officials have in this case?" Thai police spokesperson asks.
Below is a National News Agency - BERNAMA - report from Bangkok today. 

Thailand Still Investigating Petrosaudi Blackmail Case

BANGKOK, July 1 (Bernama) -- Thailand Royal Police are still in the process of investigating the case of former PetroSaudi International executive Xavier Andre Justo although he has admitted to blackmailing and attempting to extort his former employer. 


Thailand Royal Police spokesman Pol Lt Gen Prawuth Thavornsiri said Justo had admitted to allegations about blackmailing and attempting to extort his former employer.
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"Yes, he did admit," he said when asked by Bernama whether Justo had confessed to all allegations of blackmail and extortion.

He said the Justo case would be prosecuted in Thailand as the alleged offences occurred in Thailand.

On the report about a request by Malaysian police to interview Justo, he said that so far there had not been any official request or contact on the matter.

Malaysia is not the complainant or involved in this, only Thailand and PetroSaudi were involved, he said after the Royal Thai Police weekly press conference here Wednesday.

Asked if Malaysian officials would be allowed to meet Justo, he said foreign officials from countries that were not involved in the case would not be allowed to see Justo.

"What status do Malaysian officials have in this case?" he asked.

"As this case is a matter of international relations we will not allow any visit until the investigation process is done," he said, stating that he was the only person authorised to speak about the case.

He said the case involved Switzerland (as Justo is a Swiss national), England where PetroSaudi is registered, and Thailand where the offences are alleged to have been committed.

Justo committed the offences in Thailand, and so he would be charged in Thailand under Thai laws, he said.

On a visit by Thailand deputy police chief Jakthip Chaijinda to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, he said the visit was to discuss human trafficking.

Justo was arrested in Koh Samui on June 22 based on a warrant of arrest which had been issued by the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court.

The charges were attempted blackmail or attempted extortion.

He is alleged to have demanded a payment as high as 2.5 million Swiss Francs (about RM10 million) from PetroSaudi in exchange for not disclosing the business information which he had stolen. - BERNAMA

Basically what  BERNAMA reported today, quoting the Royal Thailand Police spokesperson, is the direct opposite of what our politicians, their running dogs and even the Inspector General of Police have been telling us. 

Who has been bullshitting whom now? 

For a start, the Thai authorities are telling us now that the Swiss national was arrested for allegations of blackmailing and attempts to extort his former employer. 

The Thai authorities have also made it very clear that it is none of Malaysia's business. 

Dear Mr Prime Minister, what is wrong with you ????

Below are the screen shots of the Bernama report, just in case Bernama is asked to remove this 'telling' content. 


Versi Bahasa Malaysia di bawah - 

Thailand masih siasat kes peras ugut PetroSaudi

BANGKOK: Polis Diraja Thailand masih dalam proses siasatan kes bekas eksekutif PetroSaudi International Xavier Andre Justo walaupun dia telah mengaku melakukan peras ugut dan cuba memeras bekas majikannya.

Jurucakap Polis Diraja Thailand Pol Lt Jen Prawuth Thavornsiri berkata Justo telah mengaku terhadap dakwaan mengenai memeras ugut dan cuba melakukan pemerasan terhadap bekas majikannya.

"Ya, dia telah mengaku," katanya ketika ditanya oleh Bernama sama ada Justo telah mengaku terhadap semua dakwaan peras ugut dan pemerasan.

Beliau berkata kes Justo akan dibicarakan di Thailand kerana kesalahan yang dikatakan itu dilakukan di Thailand.

Mengenai laporan berhubung permohonan polis Malaysia untuk menemu bual Justo, beliau berkata setakat ini tiada permintaan rasmi atau pihak berkenaan telah berhubung mengenai perkara itu.

Malaysia bukan pengadu atau terlibat dalam hal ini, hanya Thailand dan PetroSaudi terlibat, katanya selepas sidang media mingguan Polis Diraja Thailand di sini Rabu.

Ketika ditanya jika pegawai-pegawai Malaysia akan dibenarkan untuk menemui Justo, beliau berkata, pegawai asing dari negara-negara yang tidak terlibat dalam kes itu tidak akan dibenarkan menemui Justo.

"Apakah status para pegawai Malaysia dalam kes ini?' dia bertanya.
"Oleh kerana kes ini adalah masalah hubungan antarabangsa, kami tidak akan membenarkan mana-mana lawatan sehingga proses siasatan selesai," katanya sambil menegaskan beliau adalah satu-satunya orang yang diberi kuasa untuk bercakap mengenai kes tersebut.

Beliau berkata kes itu melibatkan Switzerland (kerana Justo ialah warga Switzerland), England, tempat PetroSaudi berdaftar, dan Thailand, tempat kesalahan dikatakan dilakukan.

Justo melakukan kesalahan itu di Thailand, jadi dia akan didakwa di Thailand di bawah undang-undang Thailand, katanya.

Mengenai lawatan Timbalan Ketua Polis Thailand Jakthip Chaijinda ke Kuala Lumpur esok, beliau berkata lawatan itu untuk berbincang mengenai isu pemerdagangan manusia.

Justo ditangkap di Koh Samui pada 22 Jun berdasarkan waran tangkap yang dikeluarkan oleh Mahkamah Jenayah Selatan Bangkok.

Tuduhan ke atasnya ialah cuba memeras ugut atau cuba melakukan pemerasan.

Dia dikatakan telah menuntut bayaran sehingga 2.5 juta Swiss franc (kira-kira RM10 juta) daripada PetroSaudi sebagai ganjaran tidak mendedahkan maklumat perniagaan yang telah dicurinya.

Read more at:http://www.astroawani.com/berita-dunia/thailand-masih-siasat-kes-peras-ugut-petrosaudi-64529?cp



Monday, 29 June 2015

Erti Kepimpinan - The True Meaning of Leadership

ERTI KEPIMPINAN

Almarhum nenda saya selalu berpesan, sifat kepimpinan yang paling agung adalah integriti. Malang sekali, dalam dunia masa kini, sifat ini semakin sukar dijumpai.

Baginda juga berpesan bahawa seorang pemimpin yang pengecut merupakan manusia yang paling bahaya sekali, dan salah satu ujian dalam kepimpinan adalah untuk mengenalpasti sesuatu masalah sebelum ianya menjadi darurat. Baginda juga mendidik saya bahawa pemimpin yang hebat memperoleh kekuatan untuk mencapai visinya daripada semangat yang kental dan bukannya daripada jawatan atau kedudukannya.

Nasihat saya kepada semua pemimpin dalam setiap sektor kerajaan, NGO dan organisasi di Johor adalah supaya memberikan inspirasi dan memimpin segenap lapisan rakyat. Jangan cuba memanipulasi dan menguruskan orang. Inventori barangan boleh diuruskan, tetapi rakyat harus dipimpin melalui tauladan dan dengan berintegriti.

Ingatlah bahawa kunci kepimpinan yang cemerlang pada hari ini adalah dengan mempunyai pengaruh, bukannya dengan menunjukkan kuasa. Tiada maknanya jika anda mempunyai kuasa tetapi tidak mampu mempengaruhi rakyat secara positif. Sekiranya anda mempunyai kuasa tetapi tidak mampu mempengaruhi rakyat secara positif, itu petanda yang anda tidak layak menjadi seorang pemimpin.

Nampaknya apa yang saya katakan sering membuatkan ramai orang melenting. Oleh itu, saya hanya bercakap dalam konteks Negeri Johor yang dekat di hati saya.

Akhir kata, saya bersyukur kerana telah dibesarkan dan dididik oleh dua pemimpin yang unggul, iaitu Almarhum Sultan Iskandar dan DYMM Sultan Ibrahim. Ayahanda saya, Raja saya.

DYAM Brigadier Jeneral Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Tunku Mahkota Johor

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THE TRUE MEANING OF LEADERSHIP

My grandfather the late Sultan Iskandar used to say, the supreme quality of leadership is integrity. Unfortunately in today's world, there is not much of this quality to be found.

He also said that a cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men, and that one of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. He also taught me that great leaders musters the courage to fulfil his vision from passion, not position.

My advice to the leaders in every sector of government, NGOs and organizations in Johor is to lead and inspire the people. Do not try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed, but people must be lead by example and with integrity.

Remember that the key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. There is no point having authority if you cannot influence the people. If you have authority but command no influence, it is a sign that you are not worthy of being a leader.

It seems that things I say usually ruffle more than a few feathers, so I say in the context of Johor, which is close to my heart.

Last but not least, I am blessed to have been raised and taught by two great leaders, which is the late Sultan Iskandar, and Sultan Ibrahim. My father, my King.

HRH Brigadier General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, The Crown Prince of Johor

Note: This pertinent and timely message from the Crown Prince was posted on the JOHOR Southern Tiger's Facebook page.  

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Malaysian scandals from Australia

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Australian police investigators sprung into action almost immediately when news of an alleged high level corruption ring involving locals and a few prominent Malaysians broke. 

We must salute the Australian police for their admirable professionalism and urgency in striving to nail the crooks, no matter who they are. 

This latest Australian episode gives us an inside to not only the level of professionalism but also the Australian authorities' strict adherence to the maxim 'not leaving any stone unturned in seeking truth'. 

Questions have now been raised if the Australian police had in fact notified their Malaysian counterparts before the scam was exposed by The Age newspaper. This is another affirmation that the Australian authorities are always 'on the ball'. 

I'm certain the relevant authorities on our side would be responding to the queries to avoid any allegation of attempts to sweep things under the carpet

Sweeping under the carpet? 

We must also take cognisance that one of our former UTK policeman who has a noose hanging over his head here for the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu has been under the protection of Australian authorities since his arrest. 
It has been more than FIVE months since Sirul Azhar Umar was detained in Brisbane. In five months Sirul has met and spoke with countless Australian officers and some Malaysians.  

It was learned that the Australians have been moving the convicted murderer of Altantuya between a few detention centers and Australian intelligence units safe-houses for safety reasons, while regularly recording fresh inputs and statements. 

It seems an individual with the initial RB has been highlighted in some latest detailed statements. 

The investigators, it was learned, have also got hold of a few Statuory Declarations which were made in relation to the murder of Altantuya, including a sworn statement by a fugitive blogger that is said to have corroborated Sirul's statement. 

Legally, this is all hearsay.      

An exclusive video interview has also been recorded on Sirul's own request, says a Melbourne-based journalist who is currently pursuing the Australian culprits in the Mara-linked property scam.

Could we now expect the Australian media to come up with an expose of yet another long-running Malaysian scandal?
 - South-East Asia correspondent for Fairfax Media
We must put an immediate stop to all such humiliation. We have #Nothing2Hide 

Guess its high time for Kuala Lumpur to put its foot down and demand Canberra to deport Sirul Azhar on the next available flight to Kuala Lumpur. 

Otherwise every convicted killer and conman would be making his/her way to Australia. 

Can you do that Mr Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak or are you too busy with the 1MDB scandal?

c.c 
Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman

p/s Fairfax Media investigated the Mara-linked scam for about six months before the expose and Fairfax Media's investigative journalists have been working on Sirul's case from day one of his arrest... or even before that.  


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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Ali Baba


Ringkas tapi padat. Dah la berhutang, tak mampu nak bayar hutang lepas tu upah perompak untuk rompak rumah sendiri. Akhirnya papa kedana. 

Ini cerita yang dilakonkan seniman agong Tan Sri P.Ramlee lebih empat dekat yang lalu. Mungkin ketika itu ada yang curiga akan wujudnya manusia yang sanggup mengupah perompak untuk merompak 'rumah' sendiri.

Bagaimana keadaan-nya sekarang?  


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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Mangsa terbaru #Nothing2Hide di PWTC ?


Gambar di-atas diambil oleh seorang rakan yang berada diperkarangan PWTC selepas solat Terawih sekitar jam 10 malam tadi. 

Rakan saya terkejut dengan gambar yang dirakam menerusi telefon bimbit dan terus menghubungi saya. Beliau berkata 'Bro, memang betul lah PWTC sudah tidak selamat seperti yang dikatakan ketika dialog #Nothing2Hide tempohari'.

Bila saya tanya kenapa, beliau menyuruh saya melihat gambar yang dirakamkan dengan lebih teliti. 

Presiden Umno yang ke-lima boleh ghaib di Ibu Pejabat Umno itu sendiri, kata rakan tadi yang juga anak kepada seorang bekas pemimpin tertinggi Umno dari selatan tanahair.

Saya tergamam. Tidak pasti ianya disengajakan atau sememangnya mentol di potret Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad di perkarangan PWTC itu 'pandai' terpadam dengan sendirinya tetapi yang pasti pelbagai perkara pelik yang berlaku di-era anak Tun Abdul Razak menjadi presiden Umno. 

p/s Check mentol-mentol di potret Tun Abdul Razak itu elok-elok, jangan-jangan pandai terpadam jugak kerana tak tahan malu.


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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Seruan terakhir untuk UMNO


Di-atas adalah sedutan ucapan Timbalan Presiden Umno ketika merasmikan persidangan sayap Wanita, Pemuda dan Puteri - Perhimpunan Agung Umno 2014 yang lepas. 

Dalam bulan baik yang penuh barakah ini, cuba dengar balik ucapan penuh Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin untuk lebih memahami kerisauan yang dizahirkan. 

Tanpa perlu menuduh sesiapa atau cuba menegakkan benang yang basah, tolong dengar baik-baik SERUAN TERAKHIR UNTUK UMNO ini. 

p/s Tepuk dada tanya selera. 


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