Wednesday, August 26, 2015

THE 2.6 BILLION DONATION?

1. Dato’ Sri Najib and his supporters should stop trying to convince Malaysians that the 2.6 billion Ringgit in his private account is a donation.

2. No one believes or can believe such a huge sum of money can be donated by anyone to Dato’ Sri Najib or to anyone for whatever reason.

3. Explaining that it was given because of Malaysia’s stand against the Islamic State is absurd as the Islamic State showed their brand of terrorism only in 2014 whereas the money came in in 2013 or before.

4. Saying that it is because of Malaysia’s moderation in Islam is equally absurd as Malaysia had never been extreme in its practice of Islam.

5. Why 700 million dollars? Surely it is too big for the needs of Malaysian elections, except if it is to bribe the Malaysian electorate. Why should anyone want to bribe the Malaysian electorate so Najib would win. Malaysians have supported the BN without the need to be paid huge bribes by anyone, least of all by foreigners.

6. The new DPM says he has seen the Arab who gave the money. Then let him give proof that this Arab has huge sums of money to give away to Malaysia and many other countries. Which countries. What is the source of this money. What business does he do? What is the name of the bank he uses. Show his account in the bank, the cheques he issued, particularly the 700 million USD. The recipient bank should be holding these cheques.

7. All these information could have been verified by the task force of four. But Najib dismantled the task force by sacking the A.G., sending the head of MACC on leave, and accusing Bank Negara of leaking Government secrets.

8. Now the MACC is said to be still investigating the 2.6 billion. It is an emasculated MACC. If Najib is serious about investigating his 2.6 billion Ringgit in Ambank, he should reconstitute the original tasks force. A new task force filled with his people has no credibility.

9. Banks have to maintain banking secrecy. But banks are also required to report suspected money laundering. Malaysian banks, Singapore banks, Swiss banks and American banks must not keep secret their business with money suspected of being stolen. What have they done?

10. When stolen money is put through banks, the objective is to make it legal, to launder it. Yet the money has disappeared from Ambank because because the account was closed.

11. When the account is closed, it cannot mean that the huge amount of money is taken out in cash. It must have been transferred to another bank. Yet we don’t hear of any bank anywhere reporting this money is with them. Two accounts are reported to be frozen in Singapore. Is that all. Surely the holder of the account should be investigated. But so far nothing is heard. Do the banks get to keep the money! If it is not reported to the authorities for action to be taken, then effectively the money has been laundered.

12. If this is so then why have banks to scrutinise large amounts of money deposited with it. They might as well not scrutinise if the suspiciously huge amount of money, the subject of much controversy is just retained by them.

13. The public has a right to know because the public does not believe that the 2.6 billion Ringgit was a gift personally to the PM of Malaysia for him to win elections. Malaysians would not like to believe their candidate for the highest office in the country is a nominee of some person from another country. What will be his obligation to his supporters. Will he serve Malaysians or some foreign country.

14. Stop thinking that Malaysians are stupid.



VERSI BM
DERMA 2.6 BILION

1. Dato’ Sri Najib dan penyokong-penyokongnya perlu berhenti untuk cuba meyakinkan rakyat Malaysia bahawa 2.6 bilion Ringgit dalam akaun peribadinya adalah derma.

2. Tiada siapa percaya atau boleh percaya bahawa wang sejumlah besar itu boleh diderma oleh sesiapa kepada Dato’ Sri Najib atau kepada sesiapa sahaja atas apa jua sebab.

3. Menjelaskan bahawa ia telah diberi kerana pendirian Malaysia terhadap Islamic State (IS) adalah tidak munasabah kerana Islamic State mulai menunjukkan jenama keganasan mereka itu hanya pada tahun 2014 manakala wang itu masuk pada tahun 2013 atau sebelum.

4. Berkata ia adalah kerana sikap kesederhanaan Malaysia dalam Islam adalah juga tidak masuk akal kerana Malaysia tidak pernah berpendirian melampau dalam amalan Islam.

5. Mengapa 700 juta dolar? Sesungguhnya ini adalah terlalu besar untuk keperluan pilihan raya di Malaysia, kecuali ia adalah untuk merasuah pengundi Malaysia. Mengapa ada orang yang mahu merasuahkan pengundi Malaysia supaya Najib boleh menang. Rakyat Malaysia telah menyokong BN tanpa perlu dibayar rasuah besar oleh sesiapa sahaja, lebih-lebih lagi oleh orang-orang asing.

6. TPM baru mengatakan dia telah berjumpa Arab yang memberikan wang itu. Jikalau begitu hendaklah ia buktikan bahawa Arab ini mempunyai sejumlah wang yang banyak untuk diberikan kepada Malaysia dan negara-negara lain. Apakah sumber wang ini? Apa perniagaan yang dia buat? Apakah nama bank yang dia gunakan? Tunjukkan akaunnya di bank, cek-cek yang beliau keluarkan, terutamanya USD700 juta itu. Bank penerima mesti masih memegang cek-cek itu.

7. Semua maklumat ini mungkin telah pun disahkan oleh pasukan petugas yang empat itu. Tetapi Najib telah membongkarkan pasukan petugas dengan memecat Peguam Negara, menghantar ketua SPRM bercuti, dan menuduh Bank Negara membocorkan rahsia Kerajaan.

8. Sekarang SPRM dikatakan masih menyiasat 2.6 bilion itu. Ia adalah suatu SPRM yang telah dilumpuhkan. Jika Najib serius untuk menyiasat RM2.6 bilion kepunyaannya dalam Ambank, beliau perlu melantik semula pasukan tugas yang asal. Satu pasukan petugas baru yang penuh dengan orang-orangnya tidak mempunyai kredibiliti.

9. Bank perlu mengekalkan kerahsiaan perbankan. Tetapi bank-bank juga dikehendaki melaporkan pengubahan wang haram yang disyaki. Bank-bank Malaysia, bank-bank Singapura, bank-bank Switzerland dan bank-bank Amerika tidak patut merahsiakan perniagaan mereka yang melibatkan wang yang disyaki dicuri. Apa yang telah dilakukan mereka?

10. Apabila wang yang dicuri dimasukkan melalui bank-bank, objektifnya adalah untuk menjadikan ia halal, untuk menyucinya (launder). Namun wang itu telah lesap dari Ambank kerana akaun itu ditutup.

11. Apabila akaun ditutup, ini tidak bermakna bahawa jumlah wang yang besar itu dibawa keluar secara tunai. Ia semestinya telah dipindahkan kepada bank lain. Namun kita tidak mendengar mana-mana bank yang melaporkan wang ini ada pada mereka. Dua akaun dilaporkan dibekukan di Singapura. Itu sahajakah? Sesungguhnya pemegang akaun perlu disiasat. Tetapi setakat ini tiada apa yang kedengaran. Adakah bank-bank boleh ambil wang ini! Jika ini tidak dilaporkan kepada pihak berkuasa untuk tindakan yang perlu diambil, sudah jelas wang ini telah dicuci (laundered).

12. Jika ini adalah demikiannya, maka mengapa bank perlu meneliti sejumlah wang yang banyak yang didepositkan dengannya. Lebih baik mereka langsung tidak meneliti jika jumlah besar yang mencurigakan itu, yang menjadikan subjek penuh kontroversi ini, disimpan sahaja oleh mereka.

13. Orang ramai mempunyai hak untuk tahu kerana orang ramai tidak percaya bahawa RM2.6 bilion adalah hadiah peribadi kepada PM Malaysia untuk beliau memenangi pilihan raya. Rakyat Malaysia tidak mahu mempercayai bahawa calon mereka untuk pejabat tertinggi di negara ini merupakan penama seseorang dari negara lain. Apakah yang akan menjadi kewajipan beliau kepada penyokong-penyokong? Adakah beliau akan berkhidmat untuk rakyat Malaysia atau untuk negara asing?

14. Berhentilah berfikir bahawa rakyat Malaysia bodoh.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

UPSIDE DOWN LAW


1. There is a blatant attempt by Najib and his supporters to make the illegitimate legitimate and vice-versa.

2. Thus Najib’s stoppage of the investigations on 1MDB and his own possession of RM2.6 billion is made to appear legal and right while the investigators who were acting completely in accordance with the laws of the country are accused of acting outside their terms of reference and therefore not legitimate. To support their comment they invented terms of reference of the task force.

3. On the other hand he and his supporters are trying to make out that a vote of non-confidence against him by Parliament is not proper and constitute an abuse of the democratic system and an illegal attempt to overthrow the elected Government. But everyone knows that a vote of non- confidence is absolutely legal.

4. Najib seems to have forgotten that the BN overthrew the elected Government of Perak by claiming it had majority support in the state assembly. It should have done so through a vote of non-confidence. But BN was not sure that it would have majority support if the State Assembly sat. So it made out its case before the ruler despite there being no provision in the constitution or laws of the country for a ruler to dismiss an elected Government.

5. A vote of non-confidence is necessary now because Najib has made BN members of Parliament beholden to him by giving them lucrative posts in the Government. Even those who had come to me complaining about Najib’s administration before, upon being given posts in his government, have now changed their stand. One of them who claimed to have documentary evidence of Najib’s misconduct, now gladly support him upon being made minister.

6. Other BN members of Parliament have also been turned around after a short closed door talk and appeals to greed. Sharir now claims it is proper to receive money from the President. It is really improper. All donations in the past were made to the party’s fund operated by the trustees. Support for the President is only in so far as he implements party policies. It is not personal to him. He has openly said that since they received money from him they should support him. This is bribery. Is the President bribing UMNO leaders in order to gain their support? Apparently this is what he is doing. He has corrupted UMNO and those who accepted money from him support corruption in the party. Really Najib has made UMNO, the party that won independence for Malaysia, into a rotten and corrupt party. People are disgusted with UMNO now.

7. Now the possible BN supporters of a non-confidence vote are being named publicly to “gempaq” (intimidate) them. They are being accused of working with the opposition. This is a warning to other BN members not to support the non-confidence vote. It may be necessary once again to give BN MPs a holiday in Taiwan.

8. The opposition should really want Najib to continue leading the BN as this would ensure them victory in the coming election. But the prospect of having a PM who uses money to win support and who overturns the law upside down cannot be appealing to the opposition for much longer. So rumours of their non-confidence motion may be true.

9. But from reports and comments in the alternative media the opposition and most Malaysians are truly worried and angry over Najib’s abuses of power. He would not be beyond rigging elections to ensure winning the next elections.

10. But the Opposition just do not have the numbers. If the demands for Najib to step down by UMNO rank and file is assessed, there would be quite a number of the party’s MPs who would also like to see Najib removed. They do not believe the nonsensical explanations about the disappearance of 1MDB money or the RM2.6 billion in Najib’s private account. These MPs could vote with the opposition in a non-confidence

11. It is of course not something the BN MPs like to do. They would not like to becoming instrumental in bringing down a BN Government. If the opposition is really keen to be rid of Najib, they can only di so if only Najib goes but the BN Government stays, led by another leader.

12. The Opposition would have to find a formula which would see a BN without Najib still forming the Government if it wants BN MPs’ support. Under previous BN Governments, the opposition had always won seats in Parliament and had beaten the BN in many States. Najib’s lack of respect for the law and constitution and his willingness to buy politicians and civil servants may mean the end of Parliamentary Democracy in Malaysia. It can mean no opposition just as in UMNO opposition to him has been snuffed out.

Monday, August 17, 2015

MALAYSIA 2

1. What is happening in Malaysia today is unprecedented. The rule of law has been turned upside down and the people seem powerless to do anything to put it upright again.

2. This is because the very leader entrusted with upholding the law has become the subject of the due process of the law. It is alleged that he has broken the law. As no one is above the law, it follows that he must be investigated to determine if indeed he had broken the law.

3. Although this is unprecedented in Malaysia, this had happened in many other countries, including in the developed West.

4. Recall the case of President Nixon of the United States of America. He had used Government officials to spy on his political rival. This was considered as abuse of power in the U.S.

5. Eventually he was impeached and was forced to resign as President of the U.S. The Vice President took over and in due course elections were held. The Vice-President won. End of problem.

6. In other countries more violent methods are used to remove an unpopular president, whether elected or imposed by the military or other politically powerful groups.

7. Now Malaysia would not want to see violence used. So the instruments or the institutions of Governments were expected to investigate and determine whether the allegations against the P.M. are true or not.

8. The institution that is normally expected to do this is mainly the police. Other institutions with the capacity to investigate are also expected to do this. In cases involving money, the Central Bank are expected to investigate and report.
9. Then there are special bodies created to oversee how Government money is managed. These are the Auditor-General and the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament. Additionally there is the Anti-Corruption Commission.

10. They are however limited to investigations and preparation of reports. They themselves have no power to prosecute. For this, the Attorney-General must decide and initiate legal proceedings. If the A.G. decides there is no case to answer, even the most blatant crime will not be tried in the court.

11. The only other process for the removal of a PM is a vote of no-confidence in Parliament. It needs a simple majority. With the fall of the PM, the whole Government would fall. But by majority decision in Parliament, a new Government may be set up. It may be the same party or a different party. Alternatively an election can be held.

12. These are the avenues of legal redress provided in the Malaysian Constitution and laws.

13. Due to the serious nature of the allegations against the highest leader of the Government, a task force of four, consisting of the Attorney General, the Inspector General of Police, the Governor of the Central Bank and the head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission was formed to collect all relevant evidence for the Attorney General to decide on the action to be taken.

14. All these agencies and institutions were in the midst of their investigations when the PM struck. He first sacked the A.G. and appointed his man to the post. Then he literally disbanded the Public Accounts Committee by appointing the Chairman and three other members as Deputy Ministers and to other posts. Members of the MACC who were continuing to investigate the case were harassed by the police who accused them of leaking secrets. Two were transferred to the PMO.

15. Rumors were rife that the Governor of the Central Bank was being investigated for corruption. Although she remains as Governor, the staff of the Central Bank were harassed and accused of leaking information to the press.

16. The Edge, the paper that had exposed the 1MDB scandal was closed. The owner of The Malaysian Reserve paper was told to sell it back to the previous owner.

17. Najib also sacked the Deputy Prime Minister and one of the ministers who had been vocal in questioning the financial records of 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion found in Najib’s personal bank account.

18. With these actions, Najib has effectively stopped investigations on the disappearance of billions of Ringgit invested by 1MDB and the appearance of 2.6 billion in Najib’s account. Now no legal action can be taken against Najib as the allegations cannot be proven. But his very actions prove that there is substance in the allegations made against him.

19. Public opinion therefore remains strong in wanting Najib to resign as PM. Consequently there is talk about moving a vote of no-confidence against him in Parliament.

20. This is very difficult as almost all the UMNO members seem beholden to him. And the opposition does not have enough members to pass the motion.

21. So there is a stalemate. But the economy is reacting in its own way. The Ringgit has depreciated to below its old fixed rate of RM3.80 to the USD. It is now at 4 Ringgit plus and is likely to drop further. The effect is to make the country poor. Paying debts by 1MDB in USD would cost more. Already 1MDB is unable even to service its debts.

22. The stock market has all but collapsed. Investors, especially foreign investors are taking out their money to safer places abroad.

23. The Government is short of funds. It has to cut budget allocations to all ministries. The introduction of the GST has only resulted in increasing the cost of living making the depreciation of the Ringgit more acute.

24. Najib may be able to buy his way through in the next election but he will not be able to acquire funds to sustain his purchase of popularity. The Government he leads will not be able to borrow. The country’s economy will collapse. And the people will suffer. This is the grim picture that lies in store for Malaysians because Najib has basically stolen the Government.



Versi BM
MALAYSIA 2

1) Apa yang berlaku di Malaysia pada hari ini tidak pernah berlaku sebelumnya. Kedaulatan undang-undang telah diperkotak katik sehingga rakyat seolah-olah tidak berkuasa untuk menegakkannya semula.

2) Ini kerana pemimpin yang diamanahkan untuk menegakkan undang-undang telah menjadi subjek kepada proses perundangan. Beliau telah didakwa sebagai orang yang melanggar undang-undang. Oleh kerana tiada sesiapa pun yang mengatasi undang-undang, seharusnya beliau perlu disiasat bagi menentukan sama ada benar beliau telah melanggar undang-undang atau sebaliknya.

3) Walaupun ini tidak pernah berlaku di Malaysia, perkara ini telah berlaku di kebanyakan negara, termasuk di negara Barat yg maju.

4) Mengimbas kembali kes Presiden Nixon dari Amerika Syarikat. Beliau telah mempergunakan pegawai kerajaan untuk mengintip pesaing politiknya. Ini telah dianggap sebagai salah guna kuasa di Amerika Syarikat.

5) Disebabkan itu beliau telah dicabar dan terpaksa meletakkan jawatan sebagai Presiden Amerika Syarikat. Naib Presiden mengambil alih dan pilihanraya diadakan. Naib Presiden memenangi jawatan tersebut. Masalah selesai.

6) Di negara lain, cara lebih ganas telah digunakan bagi menggulingkan seorang Presiden yang tidak popular, sama ada dipilih atau dikuasi tentera atau kumpulan politik berpengaruh.

7) Sekarang ini di Malaysia menolak cara ganas. Jadi, badan kerajaan dijangka akan melakukan penyiasatan dan mengenalpasti sama ada tuduhan terhadap PM benar atau tidak.

8) Institusi yang biasanya terlibat dengan hal seperti ini ialah pihak Polis. Institusi lain yang mempunyai kapasiti untuk menyiasat hal ini juga dijangka akan turut serta. Bagi kes yang melibatkan wang, Bank Negara dijangka akan melakukan penyiasatan dan laporan.

9) Kemudian suatu badan khas diwujudkan untuk mengawasi bagaimana wang Kerajaan diuruskan. Kesemua ini ialah Ketua Audit Negara, Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Wang Negara (PAC). Sebagai tambahan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah dilibatkan.

10) Bagaimanapun mereka ini terhad kepada penyiasatan dan penyediaan laporan. Mereka tidak mempunyai kuasa untuk mendakwa. Oleh itu, Peguam Negara perlu membuat keputusan dan mengambil tindakan undang-undang. Jika Peguam Negara memutuskan tiada kes yang perlu diselesaikan, perlakuan jenayah terang-terangan sekalipun tidak akan dibicarakan di mahkamah.

11) Satu-satunya proses lain untuk memecat PM adalah melalui undi tidak percaya di Parlimen. Ini memerlukan majoriti mudah. Dengan kejatuhan PM, seluruh Kerajaan akan jatuh. Tetapi dengan keputusan majoriti di Parlimen, kerajaan baharu boleh ditubuhkan. Boleh jadi dari parti yang sama atau parti yang berbeza-beza. Sebagai alternatif pilihanraya boleh diadakan.

12) Inilah saluran undang-undang yang termaktub di dalam Perlembagaan dan Undang-Undang Malaysia.

13) Disebabkan tuduhan serius terhadap pemimpin tertinggi kerajaan, suatu petugas khas yang terdiri daripada Peguam Negara, Ketua Polis Negara, Gabenor Bank Negara dan Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM telah dlantik dan ditubuhkan bagi mengumpul semua bukti yang relevan untuk Peguam Negara membuat keputusan terhadap tindakan yang akan diambil.

14) Kesemua agensi ini sedang berada pada pertengahan proses penyiasatan sehinggalah PM campur tangan. Pertama beliau memecat Peguam Negara dan melantik seorang lelaki untuk mengisi jawatan itu. Kemudian beliau membubarkan PAC dengan melantik Pengerusi dan tiga orang ahli PAC yang lain sebagai Timbalan Menteri dan jawatan lain. Pegawai SPRM yang berterusan menyiasat kes ini telah diganggu oleh pihak polis dan menuduh mereka membocorkan rahsia. Kedua-duanya dipindahkan ke JPM.

15) Khabar angin telah bertiup kencang dengan mengatakan bahawa Gabenor Bank Negara sedang disiasat kerana tuduhan rasuah. Walaupun beliau masih kekal sebagai Gabenor, kakitangan Bank Negara telah diganggu dan dituduh membocorkan maklumat kepada wartawan.

16) The Edge, akhbar yang telah mendedahkan skandal 1MDB ditutup. Akhbar The Malaysia Reserve disuruh untuk menjualnya semula kepada pemilik sebelumnya.

17) Najib juga telah memecat Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan salah satu daripada Menteri yang begitu lantang mempersoalkan rekod kewangan 1MDB dan wang RM 2.6 bilion di dalam akaun peribadi Najib.

18) Melalui tindakan ini, Najib telah berjaya menghentikan siasatan berhubung kehilangan berbilion Ringgit yang dilaburkan 1MDB dan kemunculan RM 2.6 bilion di dalam akaunnya. Kini tiada tindakan undang-undang boleh diambil terhadap Najib kerana dakwaan tidak dapat dibuktikan. Tetapi tindakan beliau sedemikian telah membuktikan bahawa terdapat perkaitan dalam dakwaan terhadap beliau.

19) Bagaimanapun, pendapat umum masih tetap mahukan Najib meletakkan jawatan sebagai PM. Dari itu timbul pula cakap-cakap tentang undi tidak percaya terhadap beliau di Parlimen.

20) Keadaan ini amat sukar kerana hampir semua ahli UMNO seolah-olah terhutang budi kepada beliau. Dan pihak pembangkang tidak mempunyai jumlah ahli yang cukup untuk meluluskan usul tersebut.

21) Semua ini menemui jalan buntu. Tetapi ekonomi telah bertindak balas dengan cara sendiri. Ringgit menyusut kepada nilai RM3.80 berbanding USD. Kini di paras 4 Ringgit lebih dan dijangka jatuh lagi. Kesannya menjadikan negara miskin. Membayar hutang 1MDB dalam matawang USD menaikkan lagi kos. 1MDB tidak mampu walau untuk membayar hutangnya sendiri.

22) Pasaran saham kian jatuh. Para pelabur, terutamanya pelabur asing mengambil keluar wang mereka ke tempat yang lebih selamat di luar negara.

23) Kerajaan kekurangan dana. Kerajaan perlu memotong peruntukan bajet di semua kementerian. Pengenalan GST hanya menyebabkan kos sara hidup meningkat dan menjadikan nilai Ringgit semakin kritikal.

24) Najib mungkin boleh membeli jalan kemenangannya melalui pilihanraya akan datang tetapi dia tidak mampu memperoleh dana bagi membeli dan mengekalkan popularitinya. Kerajaan yang dipimpin beliau tidak mampu meminjam. Ekonomi negara akan runtuh. Rakyat akan menderita. Inilah gambaran suram yang menipu rakyat kerana Najib pada dasarnya telah mengkhianati amanah Kerajaan.



Malaysia

Monday, August 10, 2015

Malaysia


1. I used to enjoy being asked about Malaysia when I am abroad. But not now.

2. The foreigners and Malaysians living abroad ask, “What is happening
to Malaysia?”

3. “It seems to be like one of those African or Arab countries.”

4. “It is totally corrupt. The currency has depreciated”.
Etc. Etc.

5. I cannot answer truthfully. I cannot lie either. It is embarrassing. And all this is because of the 1MDB and Najib.

6. I began to feel there was something wrong with the 1MDB when The Edge published that it had bought power plants above market price and borrowed money paying commissions of 10% and interest rate of 5.9%.

7. I waited for the Government to deny that what was published by The Edge was correct. The Government did not. Then I know there was something very wrong.

8. Subsequently came the stories about a JV with Petrosaudi. It was too quick. Obviously no due diligence was done. Yet 1MDB paid 1 billion U.S. (3.8billion Ringgit) for its 40% share.

9. Then 1MDB paid another US 700 million to settle debts incurred by Petro-Saudi to Petro Saudi International. Why should 1MDB pay. The JV should pay.

10. But within 6 months of setting up the JV, it was dissolved. Had a good due diligence been done, this JV would not have been set up. Clearly it was not a viable proposition!

11. The 1.7 billion US should now be returned to 1MDB. But No! It was converted into a loan (Murabahah) to Petrosaudi. This is extremely unusual. If you could not work with Petrosaudi as a JV partner how could you give it such a huge loan.

12. Then the money seems to have disappeared. It was previously reported to be deposited in banks in Hong Kong and Seychelles, invested in something or other and was supposed to end up in the Cayman Islands.

13. Concerned Malaysians demanded that the money be returned to Malaysia. An announcement was made that a portion had been returned to Malaysia but was used to pay debts and other expenses. Malaysia wanted more information especially as a 2 billion Ringgit interest on loans could not be paid. 1MDB just had no money. So where is the money from the Caymans. Why should Ananda Krishnan offer 2 billion Ringgit to help pay the interest. Government had to provide a stand-by loan of RM900 million.

14. Things did not look right. Then 1MDB announced that the rest of the money from Cayman Islands had been received in cash. Arul, the CEO, claimed he saw the money. The PM said the money was deposited in a Singapore Bank. It was not brought back to Malaysia because Bank Negara would ask too many questions.

15. That seems to be an admission that something was not right with the money.

16. But Singapore is a financial centre. As such it must be even more careful that money brought in and deposited in its banks should be investigated, especially if the sum is large, running into billions.

17. And sure enough the Monetary Authority of Singapore stated publicly that no 1MDB Malaysian money came into the country. The Swiss Bank which was named as the bank where the money was deposited denied 1MDB had deposited money with it.

18. So where were the billions of Ringgits or Dollars that 1MDB claimed it had brought back from the Caymans. Arul Kandasamy had openly claimed he saw the money.

19. Now the PM declared that it was not money. It was units. The bank where it was deposited was not named.

20. What units were these. Not units in Unit Trust Funds certainly. No explanation is forth coming. The billions of dollars have again disappeared.

21. Then the Wall Street Journal reported that Dato Sri Najib has USD700 million in his account in the Arab Malaysian Bank in Kuala Lumpur. That is about 2.6 billion Ringgit. How did this huge sum of money get into Najib’s Private Account. Where did the money come from!! How can the PM of Malaysia whose pay is only RM20,000 per month have so much money in his private account?

22. Unable to deny the Wall Street Journal report which included the account number and other details, Najib claimed that it was a donation.

23. Who in the world would donate USD700 million to the Malaysian Prime Minister? Even Obama could not raise this amount for his Presidential bid. It was suggested it was an Arab.

24. Arabs are generous, but not that generous. I could not raise even a single dollar from them for the Malaysian International Islamic University or for the Oxford Islamic Centre. This claim that Arabs donated billions is what people describe as hogwash or bullshit. Certainly I don’t believe it and neither can the majority of Malaysians if we go by the comments on the social media. The world had a good laugh.

25. When asked, the PM said wait for the report on 1MDB by the Auditor–General and the Public Accounts Committee.

26. To the UMNO divisional leaders and assorted bedfellows the PM in close-door meetings, claimed the billions were for the elections.

27. The 2 billion Ringgit plus for elections is absurd. I needed less than 10 million for each of the five elections I presided over and I won them all with more than 2/3 majority. Why do you need 2.6 billion plus or 2600 million Ringgit. Is it to bribe politicians and civil servants, or to rig the elections. That would not be right , much less legal.

28. Whatever, to me 2 billion plus for elections in Malaysia by any party is wrong even if no limit is put on election expenses.

29. Then there is this lavish life-style which no Malaysian Prime Minister would be able to afford on the RM20,000 per month he receives. Engagement and weddings lavishness far surpassed those of the Rulers even. Several ceremonies were held in Malaysia and also in Kazakhstan. Guests were loaded with gifts from the host. Clearly millions, tens of millions were spent, far beyond what a Malaysian PM can afford.

30. Then there is the son’s investment of hundreds of millions in producing the film The Wolf of Wall Street. It is so pornographic that it cannot be shown in Malaysia. Where did the money come from!

31. The shopping in London, Paris and elsewhere is known to be enormous.

32. Clearly the PM and his wife have more money than the salaries and allowances paid to the PM.

33. After the Wall Street Journal reported on Najib’s 2.6 billion Ringgit in his private account, it was closed. You cannot take all that money to keep with you. It had to be transferred. Apparently it was transferred to a Singapore bank. Then the Singapore authorities froze it.

34. Public clamour about the origin of the money in Najib’s account was so loud that a task force comprising the head of four government institutions was set up. The Attorney General headed this task force and the members were the IGP, the Head of Bank Negara and the Head of MACC, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

35. Najib was clearly uncomfortable with the investigations carried out by the task force. The members seemed to be too independent. Najib could not control them. The task force was apparently determined to seek the truth about the 1MDB and the 2.6 billion Ringgit in Najib’s account. Najib’s claim that it was a donation was not convincing.

36. Then Najib decided to take action to stop all the investigations on 1MDB and his private account.

37. First he announced that people should stop talking about 1MDB. It was not just a hint but an open statement that such talk would be regarded as undermining democracy and an attempt to overthrow an elected leader. This would attract police attention and investigation.

38. Immediately following that the A.G. was sacked. In Malaysia’s legal system the A.G. determines whether a case would be heard in a court or not. The A.G. who seemed to be heading the task force would be in a position to take to the courts if there was evidence of criminality in Najib’s possession of the billions in his account.

39. The A.G’s removal means that he could no longer make any decision over the unprecedented wealth of Najib. A judge was made A.G. and clearly he is not interested in the task force and its investigations. He seemed determined to clear Najib.

40. Then the DPM was dismissed and replaced by the Minister of Home Affairs who unlike Muhyiddin, had never questioned Najib about 1MDB.

41. In the cabinet reshuffle four members of the Public Accounts Committee including its chairman were made deputy ministers. Effectively, the PAC was paralysed and the work of investigating 1MDB stopped.

42. Then the chief and deputy chief of MACC, a member of the task force of four were asked to go on leave. When some members of the staff of MACC continued their investigations and wanted to query Najib on the source of the money in his account, they were harassed by the police who accused them of leaking information. Then they were transferred to the PM’s department. That shut them up.

43. The Governor of the Central Bank, a member of the four-strong Task Force is now rumoured to be investigated for corruption.

44. With the PAC, and the Task Force paralysed and the A.G. sacked, investigation work on the 1MDB and the 2.6 billion in Najib’s private account grounds to a complete halt.

45. Najib is now safe from being charged with illegally amassing funds. His claim that it is to be used for the coming elections is half-true. He had always said that cash is king. With the huge funds at his disposal he would be in a position to bribe his way to victory. He may also use the money to rig the election.

46. What Najib is doing is unprecedented in Malaysia. The people are at a loss as to what to do. The prospect of Najib continuing to rule this country is utterly depressing. The Malaysia where elections can even see opposition parties winning whole states will be no more.

47. Democracy is dead. It is dead because an elected leader chooses to subvert the institutions of Government and make them his instruments for sustaining himself. There is no more democracy for anyone to undermine. Certainly talking about 1MDB will not undermine something that no longer exist. If anyone should be questioned by the police, it is Najib.


VERSI BM:
MALAYSIA

1. Saya selalu berasa gembira apabila ditanya mengenai Malaysia semasa saya berada di luar negera. Tetapi bukan lagi sekarang.

2. Warga asing dan rakyat Malaysia yang tinggal di luar negara bertanya, “Apa yang berlaku kepada Malaysia? ”

3. “Ia seolah-olah telah menjadi seperti salah satu daripada negara-negara Afrika atau Arab.”

4. “Ia benar-benar korup. Nilai wangnya telah susut”, dan lain-lain lagi.

5. Saya tidak dapat menjawab dengan sebenarnya. Saya juga tidak boleh berbohong. Ini adalah memalukan. Dan semua ini adalah kerana 1MDB dan Najib.

6. Saya mula merasai ada sesuatu yang tidak betul dengan 1MDB ketika The Edge terbitkan bahawa ia telah membeli loji-loji jana kuasa dengan harta atas paras harga pasaran dan meminjam wang dengan membayar komisen sebanyak 10% dan kadar faedah sebanyak 5.9%.

7. Saya menunggu Kerajaan untuk menafikan bahawa apa yang disiarkan oleh The Edge itu betul. Kerajaan tidak. Ketika itu saya tahu bahawa ada sesuatu yang tidak betul.

8. Kemudiannya timbul pula cerita tentang JV dengan PetroSaudi. Ianya terlalu pantas. Jelas ketelitian sewajarnya (due diligence) tidak dilakukan. Namun 1MDB membayar 1 billion Dollar Amerika Syarikat (3.8 billion Ringgit) bagi saham 40% itu.

9. Kemudiannya 1MDB membayar sejumlah AS 700 juta lagi untuk menyelesaikan hutang yang ditanggung oleh Petro-Arab kepada Petro Saudi International. Mengapa harus 1MDB membayarnya. JV yang patut membayarnya.

10. Tetapi dalam jangka masa 6 bulan ditubuhkan usaha sama itu, ia telah dibubarkan. Jika sekiranya suatu ketelitian sewajar yang baik telah dilakukan, JV ini tidak akan diwujudkan. Jelas sekali ia bukan suatu cadangan yang berdaya maju!

11. 1.7 bilion AS kini patut dikembalikan kepada 1MDB. Tetapi Tidak! Ianya telah ditukar kepada pinjaman (Murabahah) kepada PetroSaudi. Ini adalah amat luar biasa. Jika anda tidak boleh bekerja dengan PetroSaudi sebagai rakan JV bagaimana pula anda boleh memberinya satu pinjaman yang begitu besar.

12. Selepas itu wang ini nampaknya telah lesap. Sebelum ini dilaporkan ianya disimpan di bank-bank di Hong Kong dan Seychelles, dilabur dalam sesuatu atau lain-lainnya dan sepatut kesudahannya di Kepulauan Cayman.

13. Rakyat Malaysia yang prihatin menuntut supaya wang itu dikembalikan ke Malaysia. Satu pengumuman telah dibuat bahawa sebahagiannya telah dikembalikan ke Malaysia tetapi telah digunakan untuk membayar hutang dan perbelanjaan lain. Malaysia mahu maklumat lanjut terutama sekali apabila faedah RM2 billion atas pinjaman tidak dapat dibayar. 1MDB memang tidak mempunyai wang. Jadi dimanakah wang dari Caymans itu. Mengapa Ananda Krishnan harus menawarkan RM2 billion untuk membantu bayar faedah. Kerajaan terpaksa mengadakan pinjaman stand-by sebanyak RM900 juta.

14. Hal tidak kelihatan betul. Kemudian 1MDB mengumumkan bahawa keseluruhan baki daripada wang dari Kepulauan Cayman telah diterima dalam bentuk wang tunai. Arul, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif, mendakwa dia melihat wang itu. PM berkata wang itu yang disimpan di suatu bank Singapura. Ia tidak dibawa balik ke Malaysia kerana Bank Negara akan bertanya terlalu banyak soalan.

15. Itu semacam satu pengakuan bahawa ada sesuatu yang tidak kena dengan wang itu.

16. Tetapi Singapura ialah pusat kewangan. Oleh itu pasti ia lebih berhati-hati agar wang yang dibawa dan disimpan di bank-banknya disiasat, terutamanya jika melibatkan jumlah wang yang besar, berjumlah berbilion-bilion.

17. Dan sebagai dijangka Pihak Berkuasa Kewangan Singapura dengan terbuka menyatakan bahawa tidak ada 1MDB wang Malaysia masuk ke negara itu. Swiss Bank yang dinamakan sebagai bank di mana wang itu didepositkan menafikan 1MDB telah mendepositkan wang dengannya.

18. Jadi di mana adanya berbilion-bilion Ringgit atau Dolar yang 1MDB mendakwa ia telah membawa kembali dari Caymans. Arul Kandasamy dengan secara terbuka mendakwa dia melihat wang itu.

19. Kini PM mengisytiharkan bahawa ia bukan wang. Ia adalah unit. Bank di mana unit ini disimpan tidak dinamakan.

20. Unit apakah ini? Sudah pasti bukan unit dalam Unit Dana Amanah. Tiada penjelasan dikemukakan. Sekali lagi berbillion-bilion dolar lesap.

21. Kemudian Wall Street Journal melaporkan bahawa Dato Sri Najib mempunyai USD700 juta di dalam akaunnya di Arab Bank Malaysia di Kuala Lumpur. Itu kira-kira 2.6 bilion Ringgit. Bagaimanakah wang sejumlah besar ini masuk ke dalam Akaun Peribadi Najib. Dari mana wang ini datang !! Bagaimana boleh PM Malaysia yang gajinya hanya RM20,000 sebulan mempunyai begitu banyak wang di dalam akaun peribadinya?

22. Tidak dapat menafikan laporan Wall Street Journal yang mengandungi juga nombor akaun dan butiran-butiran lain, Najib mendakwa ia adalah sumbangan.

23. Siapa di dunia akan mendermakan USD700 juta kepada Perdana Menteri Malaysia? Obama sendiri pun tidak dapat mengumpul wang sejumlah ini untuk kempen menjadi presidennya. Telah dinyatakan bahawa penderma itu adalah seorang Arab.

24. Arab adalah murah hati, tetapi tidak semurah hati sebegini. Saya tidak dapat mengutip sedolar pun daripada mereka untuk Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia atau untuk Pusat Islam Oxford. Dakwaan bahawa orang-orang Arab menderma berbilion boleh disifat sebagai sangat mengarut (hogwash and bullshit). Sudah semestinya saya tidak mempercayainya dan juga majoriti rakyat Malaysia, jika dilihat dari komen-komen dalam media sosial. Dunia ketawa kuat.

25. Apabila ditanya, PM berkata tunggulah laporan mengenai 1MDB oleh Ketua Audit Negara dan Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Awam.

26. Kepada pemimpin bahagian UMNO dan pelbagai kuncu-kuncu, PM, dalam mesyuarat tertutup, mendakwa berbilion-bilion ini adalah untuk pilihan raya.

27. RM2 bilion untuk pilihan raya adalah tidak munasabah. Saya memerlukan kurang daripada 10 juta untuk setiap satu daripada lima pilihan raya yang saya mempengerusikan dan saya memenangi semua dengan lebih daripada 2/3 majoriti. Mengapa anda perlu 2.6 bilion lebih atau 2600 juta Ringgit. Adakah ia untuk merasuah ahli-ahli politik dan kakitangan awam, atau untuk memanupulasi pilihan raya. Ini tidak betul, apatah lagi dari segi undang-undang.

28. Apa pun, bagi saya 2 bilion lebih untuk pilihan raya di Malaysia oleh mana-mana pihak adalah salah walaupun tiada had diletakkan ke atas perbelanjaan pilihan raya.

29. Kemudiannya, terdapat gaya hidup mewah yang tidak ada Perdana Menteri Malaysia mampu dengan RM20,000 yang diterima setiap bulan. Kemewahan pertunangan dan perkahwinan jauh melebihi Raja-Raja. Beberapa majlis telah diadakan di Malaysia dan juga di Kazakhstan. Para tetamu dimuatkan dengan hadiah dari tuan rumah. Jelas berjuta-juta, berpuluh juta telah dibelanjakan, lebih daripada apa yang PM Malaysia mampu.

30. Kemudiannya, terdapat pelaburan anak yang beratus-ratus juta dalam menghasilkan filem The Wolf of Wall Street. Ianya begitu lucah sehingga tidak boleh ditayangkan di Malaysia. Dari mana wang itu datang !

31. Membeli-belah di London, Paris dan di tempat-tempat lain diketahui sebagai sangat besar.

32. Sangat jelas PM dan isteri mempunyai lebih banyak wang daripada gaji dan elaun yang dibayar kepada PM.

33. Selepas Wall Street Journal melaporkan 2.6 bilion Ringgit kepunyaan Najib di dalam akaun peribadinya, ia ditutup. Anda tidak boleh mengambil semua wang itu untuk disimpan dengan anda. Ia perlu dipindahkan. Rupa-rupanya ia telah dipindahkan ke bank di Singapura. Kemudian pihak berkuasa Singapura membekunya.

34. Suara desakan ramai tentang asal-usul wang dalam akaun Najib adalah begitu kuat sehingga satu pasukan petugas yang terdiri daripada ketua empat institusi Kerajaan telah ditubuhkan. Peguam Negara mengetuai pasukan petugas ini dan ahli-ahlinya ialah Ketua Polis Negara, Ketua Bank Negara dan Ketua SPRM, Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia.

35. Najib jelas tidak selesa dengan siasatan yang dijalankan oleh pasukan petugas. Ahli-ahli nampaknya terlalu bebas. Najib tidak boleh mengawal mereka. Pasukan petugas nampaknya bertekad untuk mencari kebenaran tentang 1MDB dan 2.6 bilion ringgit dalam akaun Najib. Dakwaan Najib bahawa ia adalah derma tidak meyakinkan.

36. Najib kemudian memutus untuk mengambil tindakan menghentikan semua siasatan ke atas 1MDB dan akaun peribadinya.

37. Pertama, beliau mengumumkan bahawa rakyat harus berhenti bercakap mengenai 1MDB. Ia bukan hanya satu bayangan tetapi kenyataan terbuka bahawa percakapan mengenainya akan dianggap sebagai usaha melemahkan demokrasi dan satu percubaan untuk menggulingkan seorang pemimpin yang dipilih. Ini akan menarik perhatian polis dan penyiasatan.

38. Selepas ini sahaja Peguam Negara dipecat. Dalam sistem undang-undang Malaysia Peguam Negara menentukan sama ada sesuatu kes itu akan didengar di mahkamah atau tidak. Peguam Negara, yang kelihatan menarajui pasukan petugas itu, berada dalam kedudukan untuk membawa ke mahkamah jika terdapat bukti jenayah dalam Najib memiliki berbilion-bilion dalam akaunnya.

39. Penyingkiran Peguam Negara bermakna bahawa dia tidak lagi boleh membuat apa-apa keputusan atas kekayaan Najib yang luar kebiasaan ini. Seorang hakim telah lantik Peguam Negara dan jelas dia tidak berminat dengan pasukan petugas dan siasatannya. Beliau nampaknya lebih berazam untuk membersihkan Najib.

40. Kemudian TPM telah disingkir dan digantikan oleh Menteri Dalam Negeri yang, tidak seperti Muhyiddin, tidak pernah mempersoalkan Najib mengenai 1MDB.

41. Dalam rombakan kabinet empat anggota Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Awam termasuk pengerusinya dilantik timbalan menteri. Pada hakikatnya, Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Awam telah lumpuh dan kerja-kerja menyiasat 1MDB dihentikan.

42. Kemudian ketua dan timbalan ketua SPRM, seorang ahli pasukan daripada empat ahli pasukan petugas diminta pergi bercuti. Apabila beberapa anggota kakitangan SPRM meneruskan siasatan mereka dan mahu menyoal Najib mengenai sumber wang dalam akaunnya mereka telah diganggu oleh pihak polis yang menuduh mereka bocor maklumat. Kemudian mereka telah dipindahkan kepada Jabatan Perdana Menteri. Itu menutup mulut mereka.

43. Gabenor Bank Negara, seorang ahli Empat-Petugas kini dikhabarkan akan disiasat kerana rasuah.

44. Dengan Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Awam dan Pasukan Petugas lumpuh dan Peguam Negara dipecat, kerja siasatan ke atas 1MDB dan 2.6 bilion dalam akaun peribadi Najib terhenti sama sekali.

45. Najib kini selamat daripada tuduhan mengumpul dana secara haram. Dakwaannya bahawa ia adalah untuk digunakan untuk pilihan raya akan datang adalah separuh benar. Dia selalu berkata bahawa wang tunai adalah raja. Dengan dana yang besar dalam kawalannya, dia berada dalam kedudukan untuk memberi rasuah untuk mencapai kemenangan. Beliau juga boleh menggunakan wang itu untuk manipulasi pilihan raya.

46. ​​Apa yang Najib lakukan adalah belum pernah terjadi sebelum ini (unprecedented) di Malaysia. Orang ramai buntu tentang apa yang perlu dilakukan. Prospek Najib terus memerintah negara ini adalah benar-benar menyedihkan. Malaysia, di mana pilihan raya boleh juga melihat parti-parti pembangkang memenangi negeri-negeri seluruhnya itu tidak ada lagi.

47. Demokrasi sudah mati. Ia mati kerana seorang pemimpin yang dipilih memilih untuk subvert institusi-institusi Kerajaan dan menjadikan mereka alat bagi mengekalkan dirinya. Tidak ada lagi demokrasi untuk sesiapa melemahkan. Sudah tentu bercakap tentang 1MDB tidak akan menjejaskan sesuatu yang tidak lagi wujud. Jika sesiapa perlu dipersoalkan oleh pihak polis, ia adalah Najib.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Akaun Peribadi

1. Dalam usaha menghalalkan tuduhan terhadap Najib kerana memasukkan dalam akaun peribadinya wang sebanyak RM2.6 billion yang kononnya adalah untuk pilihanraya ke-13, saya dituduh berbuat perkara yang sama. Tuduhan ini tidak berasas, semata-mata fitnah.

2. Di waktu saya jadi Presiden UMNO, Ibu Pejabat mempunyai tiga trustees, iaitu pemegang amanah. Saya adalah antara pemegang amanah ini. Pemegang amanah memiliki akaun dalam bank. Semua derma, terutama semasa pilihanraya dimasukkan dalam akaun ini. Dua dari mana-mana tiga pemegang amanah diberi kuasa untuk mengurus akaun Ibu Pejabat dan menandatangani cek apabila mengeluarkan wang.

3. Pemegang amanah ini juga dinamakan sebagai pemilik saham-saham dan hartanah milik UMNO.

4. Di waktu saya letak jawatan sebagai Presiden UMNO, saya telah arah wang tunai dalam bank dan saham-saham serta surat milik hartanah diserah kepada Dato Abdullah Badawi. Pegawai yang menyerah ialah Nor Mohamad Yacob dan Noordin Bachik.

5. Jumlah wang tunai yang diserah melebihi 200 juta Ringgit. Jumlah nilai saham dan hartanah melebihi 1.2 billion Ringgit.

6. Tidak ada satu sen pun dari wang derma untuk pilihanraya yang dimasuk dalam akaun saya. Saya sedia semua akaun peribadi saya selama 22 tahun diperiksa oleh orang yang tidak ada kepentingan bagi mengesahkan pengakuan saya ini atau sebaliknya.

7. Pada pilihanraya 1964 dan 1969, wang tunai berjumlah 20,000 Ringgit dari Ibu Pejabat diserah kepada saya untuk diagih kepada kawasan parlimen 40% dan kawasan DUN 30% tiap satu. Kerana saya tidak sanggup simpan wang tunai sebanyak RM20,000 ini, saya masukkannya dalam akaun saya, dan saya keluarkan cek kepada jawatankuasa pilihanraya Dewan Rakyat dan Dewan Undangan Negeri mengikut agihan yang ditentukan oleh Ibu Pejabat. Wang ini bukan dari penderma tetapi ini adalah wang UMNO yang memang pun diberi kepada bahagian untuk kegunaan calon.

8. Di waktu saya disingkir dari parti pada 1970, Jabatan Hasil Dalam Negeri telah geledah rumah dan klinik saya. Mereka jumpa cek stub yang telah dikeluarkan oleh saya dan mereka mendakwa bahawa saya tidak lapur pendapatan saya sepenuhnya.

9. Mereka mendenda saya sebanyak RM300,000 dengan amaran jika saya bantah dan pergi ke mahkamah saya akan dikenakan denda tiga kali ganda.

10. Saya tidak pergi ke mahkamah. Sebaliknya saya merayu bahawa duit yang dimasukkan dalam akaun saya ialah dari parti. Tetapi Ibu Pejabat UMNO tidak mengaku wang itu dari UMNO.

11. Akhirnya saya dikenakan denda sebanyak RM130,000. Diwaktu denda ini dikenakan saya sudah dilantik Menteri dalam Kerajaan. Saya membayar secara beransur-ansur dan selesai bayaran semasa saya menjadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri.

12. Ada sedikit perbezaan antara wang tunai sebanyak RM20,000 yang saya terima dan cek sebanyak USD 700 juta bersamaan RM2.6 billion yang dikatakan dimasuk ke dalam akaun peribadi Datuk Sri Najib.

13. Jikalau disemak perbelanjaan pilihanraya lima kali yang diadakan semasa saya Presiden UMNO, tidak ada banyak wang yang diguna, terutama peruntukan dari Ibu Pejabat. Namun BN tidak pernah menang kurang dari 2/3 kerusi di parlimen.

14. Jika sekarang UMNO perlu 2½ billion Ringgit untuk pilihanraya, ia tetap melanggar aturan peraturan dan undang-undang pilihanraya. Akaun perbelanjaan pilihanraya tiap seorang calon pilihanraya perlu dilapor kepada pihak berkuasa. Adalah salah jika ia melebihi jumlah tertentu. Saya pohon maaf jika peraturan ini sudah digugur. Ia diadakan untuk mengelak dari rasuah berlaku.

15. Saya tidak hendak soal dari mana datang USD 700 juta ini. Saya akan tunggu sehingga Auditor-General dan PAC buat lapuran terakhir, walaupun saya tidak lagi dapat terima bulat-bulat segala kenyataan yang akan diperbuat.

16. Saya tidak ingin sentuh 1MDB walaupun saya sebagai rakyat yang membayar cukai berhak untuk menyoal kewangan negara. Tetapi seperti yang saya jelaskan saya terpaksa bayar cukai pendapatan dan denda ke atas wang yang terdapat dalam akaun saya.

17. Soal yang saya ingin tanya ialah apakah Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri telah bertindak dengan kuasa yang diberi kepadanya ke atas wang sebanyak RM2.6 billion yang terdapat dalam akaun peribadi Datuk Sri Najib.



ENGLISH VERSION

PERSONAL ACCOUNT

1. In order to justify the charges against Najib for putting in his personal account the sum of RM2.6 billion ostensibly for the 13th General Elections, I was accused of doing the same thing. These are unfounded allegations, simply slander.

2. At the time I became president of UMNO, Headquarters has three trustees. I was one of the trustees. The trustee has a bank account. All donations, especially during the elections are deposited in this account. Two of any of the three trustees are empowered to take care of the headquarter’s account and sign cheques when withdrawing money.

3. The trustees were also named as the owners of shares and property belonging to the party.

4. At the time I resigned as president of UMNO, I had directed that the cash in bank and shares and title deeds to properties be handed over to Dato Abdullah Badawi. The officers who surrendered them were Nor Mohamad Yacob and Noordin Bachik.

5. The amount of cash handed over was more than 200 million Ringgit. The value of shares and property exceeded 1.2 billion Ringgit.

6. Not even a cent of donated funds for election was deposited in my account. I am prepared that all my personal accounts during the 22 years be examined by people who have no personal interest to confirm my declaration, or otherwise.

7. During the elections in 1964 and 1969, cash totalling RM20,000 from Headquarters was handed to me for distribution, 40% to parliamentary constituency and 30% to state assembly constituency each. As I was not willing to hold this sum of RM20,000 in cash, I put it in my account, and I issued a cheque to the Election Committee of Parliament and the State Assembly for distribution as determined by the Head Office. This money is not from donors but this is UMNO’s money that is usually given to constituencies for use by candidates.

8. At the time I was expelled from the party in 1970, the Department of internal Revenue had searched my home and clinic. They found the cheque stub that was issued by me and they claimed that I did not disclosed reported income in full.

9. They fined me a total of RM300,000 with a warning that if I disagree and go to court I will be fined three fold.

10. I did not go to court. Instead I appealed that the money which was deposited in my account was from the Party. But UMNO Headquarters did not confirmed that the money was from the Party.

11. Finally, I was imposed a fine of RM130,000. During the time the fine was imposed I was already appointed a minister in the Government. I paid gradually and I finished paying when I was the Deputy Prime Minister.

12. There is a little difference between a cash of RM20,000 that I received and a cheque of USD700 million, equivalent to RM2.6 billion, said to be deposited into personal account of Datuk Sri Najib.

13. If the spendings during the five times election were held when I was President of UMNO were to be examined there was not much money used, particularly provisions from Headquarters. But BN never win less than 2/3 of the seats in Parliament.

14. If the present UMNO needs 2½ billion Ringgit for the election, this definitely violates rules and regulations of the electoral law. Expenses account for each election candidate should be reported to the authorities. It is wrong if it exceeds a certain amount. I apologized if this rule has been dropped. It was done to avoid occurence of corruption.

15. I do not want to question from where the USD700 million came. I will wait until the Auditor-General and the PAC make the final reports, even though I can no longer accept in total the announcements that will be made.

16. I do not want to touch on 1MDB even as a citizen paying taxes I am entitled to question the country’s finances. But like I had explained, I had to pay income tax and penalties on the money found in my account.

17. The question that I would like to ask is whether the Inland Revenue Board has acted, with the authority granted to it, on the sum of RM2.6 billion deposited in the personal account of Datuk Sri Najib.

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Posted by Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad on Sunday, March 13, 2016