Listen to the gentleman in the video. He is Michael Hershman an International Anti Corruption Conference (IACC) council member.
He was commenting on the USD 700 million (RM2.6 billion) in Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak's personal bank account. This was in September 2015 during the 16th IACC in Putrajaya.
- Don't cover up, don't obstruct justice because it doesn't work. Tell the truth.
- It is not going to go away. Delay is not going to make this issue go away. The truth will come out.
Transparency International chief Jose Ugaz who spoke at the opening of the conference too was openly critical of the suspected criminal.
- There are two questions that need to be answered: Who paid the money and why? Where did it go?
- One man could answer those questions. If that does not happen then only a fully independent investigation, free from political interference, can uncover the truth.
- Until that happens, no claim from the government on anti-corruption will be credible.
- "Most insidious of all is political corruption. The twisting and distorting of the law by governments plagued by cronyism and captured by special interests"
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." - Abraham Lincoln
Almost one and a half years have gone by since global anti-corruption movement leaders spoke out against the Umno president's infamous billions of ringgit in his personal bank account.
That one man who could answer those questions have not done so. In fact he is bolder in his lies and deception without regards to rule of law or morality. There is not even an iota of decency, dignity or trustworthiness left in him.
A fully independent investigation, free from political interference, to uncover the truth, as suggested by Jose Ugaz, is now timely.
Ordinary Malaysians would welcome such an open investigation led by prominent, independent international investigators who seek truth above everything else.
Probably Transparency International could take the lead to uncover the evasive truth surrounding the approximately USD700 million in the Malaysian Prime Minister's personal bank account.
We must start somewhere to try and recover the billions of ringgit siphoned from the government of Malaysia via multiple financial tricks and investment scams.
Why not start the ball rolling with the 700 million US dollars in Najib's Ambank account. After all he is the root cause of the biggest financial/corruption/kleptocracy scandal in the history of Malaysia.