Saturday, 4 July 2015

When it rains, it pours

They say when it rains it pours.......

Wall Street Journal: 

Sarawak Report:
SENSATIONAL FINDINGS! - Prime Minister Najib Razak's Personal Accounts Linked To 1MDB Money Trail MALAYSIA EXCLUSIVE!

Reuters:
Malaysia's prime minister denies embezzling 1MDB funds

Singapore Staraits Times:
Najib denies claims of $940m wired to his accounts

The PM himself then went into ballistic mode:

YAB PM NAJIB RAZAK :-
3 July 2015

"In recent months, various allegations – all unsubstantiated, and many simply outrageous – have been directed against me and my family.‎

These attacks began when I refused to implement Tun Mahathir’s personal demands. I refused, because I do not believe it is right for Malaysia to be ruled by proxy.

Tun then created a crisis when he recklessly claimed that RM42 billion was missing from 1MDB, when in fact these are audited debts backed by RM51 billion audited assets.

The latest allegation is that I have taken state-linked funds for personal gain. I believe Tun, working hand in glove with foreign nationals, including the now discredited political attack blog Sarawak Report, is behind this latest lie.

Let me be very clear: I have never taken funds for personal gain as alleged by my political opponents – whether from 1MDB, SRC International or other entities, as these companies have confirmed.

It is now clear that false allegations such as these are part of a concerted campaign of political sabotage to topple a democratically elected Prime Minister.

At no point have those making these allegations offered any evidence. All we have heard is that these allegations are based on leaked documents and unnamed investigators. Not once has the source of these documents ever been shown, neither have the documents themselves been provided for verification by lawful authorities.

As we now know, a number of the documents on which recent allegations have been based were reportedly doctored. The person who was leaking these documents is under investigation by authorities overseas for attempting to extort and blackmail his former employer. This says a lot about the reliability of the documents, and those who are using them to damage our government and our country.

Those who continue to mount these attacks should be prepared to face the consequences of their actions. These gutter tactics - in some cases criminal tactics - to overthrow the government will fail. Where appropriate, they will be met with the full force of the law.

It’s a shame that these false attacks motivated by self interest come at a time of unique opportunity for Malaysia – with our Chairmanship of ASEAN this year, and the prize of developed nation status around the corner. I will stay focused on the work of nation building for the people."

My Thots:

Sorry to say but attacking Dr Mahathir openly like that will not absolve the PM from the grave allegation(s) made by WSJ and SR. This kind of allegation(s) if proven true ...brings down Governments you know.

I think the PM instead of attacking Dr Mahathir should instead issue an outright denial which he has not done so yet, well, perhaps he did came close with this: 'Let me be very clear: I have never taken funds for personal gain as alleged by my political opponents – whether from 1MDB, SRC International or other entities, as these companies have confirmed' .....its not good enough though. 

Why?

Firstly no prove was shown to connect Dr. Mahathir with WSJ or SR.

Secondly no outright denial like NO I dont have any account at the said bank or this is my bank statement during that period in question. Saying "I have never taken funds for personal gain as alleged by my political opponents" does invite people to think like...sure or not the money did not go into your account? 


And the Deputy Prime Minister wrote this in his FB:

Kenyataan Media
YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin
Timbalan Perdana Menteri

Saya berasa amat bimbang dengan pendedahan terkini Wall Street Journal mengenai beberapa akaun peribadi milik YAB Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abd. Razak yang didakwa telah menerima sejumlah wang daripada beberapa buah entiti yang dikatakan mempunyai hubungan dengan 1MDB.

Tuduhan ini amatlah berat kerana ia boleh menjejaskan kredibiliti dan integriti Dato' Seri Najib sebagai Perdana Menteri dan Ketua Kerajaan. Isu ini juga telah menarik perhatian rakyat serta media antarabangsa dan pastinya menyentuh kepentingan awam.

Oleh itu, saya berpendirian bahawa pihak berkuasa penyiasatan seperti Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM), Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) dan Polis Di Raja Malaysia (PDRM) dengan kerjasama Jabatan Peguam Negara perlu bertindak segera untuk menyiasat segala tuduhan yang dibuat terhadap Dato' Seri Najib. Saya yakin siasatan mengenai perkara ini akan dijalankan secara terperinci, telus dan bebas demi mencari kebenaran.

Oleh kerana tuduhan ini adalah bersifat peribadi, maka adalah wajar bagi Dato' Seri Najib untuk memberikan penjelasan yang meyakinkan atau membuat penafian. Sehubungan itu, saya menyambut baik kenyataan Dato' Seri Najib yang telah menafikan tuduhan yang dilemparkan terhadap beliau. Sekiranya beliau yakin semua tuduhan itu adalah tidak benar dan fitnah semata-mata, maka adalah wajar beliau mengambil tindakan undang-undang ke atas pihak-pihak yang membuat tuduhan demi membersihkan nama beliau dan mengembalikan kredibiliti kerajaan.

Sementara siasatan terperinci dijalankan, saya menyeru semua pihak supaya bertenang. Saya pasti kebenaran akan muncul hasil siasatan yang dijalankan oleh pihak berkuasa.

Saya berdoa mudah-mudahan di bulan Ramadhan Al-Mubarak ini, Allah s.w.t akan memberikan kita segala tawfiq dan hidayah untuk menyelesaikan segala kemelut yang berlaku dan mengurniakan kesejahteraan yang berkekalan kepada rakyat dan negara kita.

TAN SRI DATO' HJ MUHYIDDIN HJ MOHD YASSIN
Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia

4 Julai 2015

It would have been more complete if the DPM advised the PM to take leave while investigations are being carried out by the authorities. But.....Lets see what happens next.

1 comment:

Jayne Saidin said...

Never dream that thing like this gonna befall upon us! If proven true ~ what a disgrace!

Please Mr PM ~ clear your name with dignity.