Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Classic Speech by Dr M - July 2016

Exposing not only Najib, but also exposing history and his legacy as a Prime Minister of Malaysia. His relations with Tun Abdul Razak, Pak Lah, in vivid details.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mahathir On The FBI Reports on 1MDB

Dr M moots rally against Najib in view of damning claims

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested that Malaysians hold a peaceful rally to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

"Malaysians are timid. In other countries, millions take to the streets. Malaysians are very nice, we don't normally hold such (protests)."

Bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad menyarankan kepada rakyat agar mengadakan perhimpunan aman mendesak, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Najib meletak jawatan.

Why is the US intervening now?

The Department of Justice alleges $3.5bn (£2.6bn) was misappropriated from 1MDB.
"The Malaysian people were defrauded on an enormous scale," Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said at a news conference.

Mr Najib is not named in the suit. But it refers to "Malaysian Official 1", described as "a high-ranking official in the Malaysian government who also held a position of authority with 1MDB".​

The move reflects an intention by the US to open new fronts in its fight against illicit finance.

It also sets up a rare confrontations between the US and Malaysia, which is considered an important partner in the fight against terrorism.

What do people involved say?

1MDB responded to the US papers by saying it had not benefited from the various transactions described in the suit.

The fund has repeatedly asserted that it has never given money to the prime minister and called the claims "unsubstantiated".

Mr Najib has also consistently denied taking money from 1MDB or any public funds.
His office said Malaysia had "led the way in investigations into 1MDB" and would "fully co-operate with any lawful investigation".

Is anyone else involved?

Mr Najib has accused his fiercest critic, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, of using the scandal as a means of "political sabotage".

He claims Mr Mahathir worked "hand in glove" with foreigners as part of a campaign "to topple a democratically elected prime minister."

The BBC put Mr Najib's allegations to Mr Mahathir, who dismissed the claims. Instead, he called on the prime minister to show proof that he didn't pocket state funds.

Opposition leaders have now repeated their call for Mr Najib to stand down.

Over the last year, Mr Najib has also sacked his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin and replaced the former attorney-general over critical comments they made about the scandal.

Malaysian plainclothes police carry a computer from the 1MDB (1 Malaysia Development Berhad) office after a raid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8 July 2015

There have been multiple domestic official investigations into the 1MDB fund, including a special task force headed by the attorney general. The team raided the office of 1MDB in 2015 and took away some documents.

But the replacement attorney general cleared Mr Najib of wrongdoing in January.
Multiple foreign authorities have also been investigating the company.

In May, Singapore ordered Swiss bank BSI to shut down in the city-state for breaking its money-laundering laws in its dealings with 1MDB.

Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings related to 1MDB on "suspected corruption of public foreign officials, dishonest management of public interests and money laundering".

What do Malaysians think about it?

The 1MDB controversy has frustrated many Malaysians who are struggling with the rising cost of living and what is perceived to be ingrained corruption in its political system.

Last year tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets calling for the resignation of the PM.
However, thousands of ethnic Malays have also rallied in support of the government.

The reaction on Thursday to the US move has been muted in both Malaysia's mainstream newspapers and social media.

Malaysia's government has cracked down on reporting of the 1MDB scandal, blocking access to certain online news portals and targeting media groups and journalists.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Why Najib is a Dictator - Dr M

1. DOJ (Dept of Justice) mengumumkan bahawa mereka akan membeku lebih dari 1 Billion USD (4 Billion ringgit) aset di US seperti rumah-rumah mewah dan hak cipta filem Wolf of Wall Street.

2. Perbelanjaan wang 1MDB ini juga termasuk pembayaran hutang judi di Las Vegas, pembelian kapal layar mewah dan pembelian jet peribadi jenama bombardier yang berharga lebih dari USD 35 juta (RM 120 juta).

3. Diumumkan antara individu yang terlibat dalam tindakan ini (empunya aset) adalah Riza Aziz (anak tiri Perdana Menteri) dan Taek Jho Low.

4. DOJ menyatakan bahawa aset 1 Billion USD (RM 4 Billion) ini merupakan sebahagian dari 3.5 Billion USD (RM 14 Billion) nilai jumlah wang yang dipercayai dicuri dari 1MDB.

5. 'Malaysian Official 1' merupakan antara penjawat awam yang juga dikatakan terlibat dalam skandal ini, walaupun namanya tidak disebut akan tetapi diterangkan bahawa Riza Aziz merupakan anak tiri kepada 'Malaysian Official 1'.

6. Lebih dari 100 Juta USD (RM 400 juta) wang 1MDB digunakan untuk membiayai filem 'Wolf Of Wall Street' sebuah filem yang mengisahkan cerita beberapa individu yang menipu dan mencuri duit orang ramai.
7. Filem 'Wolf of Wall Street' terbitan syarikat Red Granite Films yang dipunyai Riza Aziz.

8. DOJ menyatakan tidak satu sen pun dari sebarang keuntungan filem berkenaan ataupun dalam mana-mana aset dapat dirasai oleh rakyat Malaysia dan mereka becadang untuk memulangkan kembali semua kekayaan ini kepada Malaysia setelah selesai penyiasatan.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mahathir is Going to Unite the Oppositions - the Only Way To Kick Najib Out

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced that he is partnering with Opposition leaders to form a new coalition.

“I will be the first among equals, I guess, among the leadership”, he said.
In a statement Thursday, Abdul Rahman said the new coalition will only weaken the opposition further and strengthen the chances of Barisan winning big in the next general election.
Meanwhile, Communications and Multimedia Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak said many new parties and new coalitions have been formed since 1951.
He said the meeting also agreed that parties will only field one candidate among them and all the rest would throw their support, pointing out that everyone realised the importance of co-operation in order to win against Barisan. “We discussed many things with him (Mahathir) and we agreed to move towards cooperation to have a coalition with all the opposition parties in Malaysia”, Chua Tian Chang, vice-president of the opposition People’s Justice Party, told AFP.
He also labeled the new political party which is yet to be named as having a “dangerous liaison” based on their “acute frustration and failure” to capture the imagination of Malaysians.
At the press conference, Mahathir repeatedly accused Prime Minister Najib Razak of “causing damage” to the country and called for the release of the Auditor-General’s Report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Zahid was commenting on Dr Mahathir’s announcement yesterday on the formation of a new political party and Opposition coalition.
On the status of Pakatan Harapan after the setting up of the new coalition, he said it would be up to PKR, DAP and Amanah to determine whether to continue with that pact.
Najib has denied any wrongdoing and Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali cleared Najib in January of any corruption or criminal offences. He said that $681 million, deposited into Najib’s personal account in March 2013 before a general election, was a gift from a member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family and most of it was returned.
Despite the challenges to his legitimacy, Mr Najib has managed to consolidate his political position within Umno.
Analysts interviewed by TODAY noted that the new party may not immediately alter the balance of power in Malaysian politics.

Meanwhile, jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has described the move by Dr Mahathir Mohamad to form a new party as a positive step.

"We are waiting for (former deputy prime minister) Muhyiddin (Yassin) to decide because Muhyiddin is making the decisions.

"We look forward to engaging with them. I think it's a positive thing," Anwar said when met at the court complex this afternoon after two of his cases came up for decision.

Anwar also stressed on the importance of a united opposition, and lauded PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man’s call for a ceasefire.

The opposition, he said, must stay united and soldier on for the time being.

"We must consolidate and work. It is time we must consolidate," he added.

Welcoming Tuan Ibrahim's call for a ceasefire among opposition parties and to find a common feature and work on it, Anwar said this was a positive statement from the PAS leader.

"I think we look forward to engaging with them," he said.

Earlier in court, there were scores of PKR and Pakatan Harapan supporters, and among them include PKR vice-presidents Nurul Izzah Anwar, Tian Chua and Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin and Amanah secretary-general Mohd Anuar Tahir.

Anwar had previously penned a scathing letter, warning PKR leaders on the dangers of working with former prime minister Mahathir.

Mahathir had in 1998 sacked Anwar as deputy prime minister.

PAS left the opposition Pakatan Rakyat pact last year. Now the new opposition coalition, called Pakatan Harapan, consists of the newly-formed Parti Amanah Negara, DAP and PKR.

Meanwhile, Umno-BN is not shaken by news that political titan Dr Mahathir Mohamad is setting up a new opposition party, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

Speaking to reporters in Mongolia, where he is attending a regional summit, Zahid said Umno-BN would go all out to stay in government, and would employ Mahathir's own tactics against him.

"The person who wants to form a new party was once a leader who took action against his political rivals, so based on what we were taught, we will do the same.

"If that person is on the other side, then we will do as he once did before to his political enemies," Zahid was quoted as saying by Bernama.

He said this when asked if the government was afraid of the new party Mahathir intends to form.

MIC president Dr S Subramaniam believes Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s actions would lead to his contributions and achievements being erased from the nation’s history.

However, this courted a single line rebuke from the former premier’s daughter, Marina.

“And history will remember MIC's (contributions and achievements), I'm sure...,” she tweeted.

Since the 2008 general election, MIC like its BN Chinese counterpart MCA has been struggling to remain relevant in the Malaysian political landscape.

The party and its leaders have also been the subject of numerous allegations.

In response to Marina's remarks, MIC Youth chief C Sivarraajh said the Indian party and other component parties were defeated in 2008 and struggle to remain relevant because of the racist policies Mahathir introduced when he was in power.

Sivarraajh said Mahathir's policies are to blame for Malaysia's current state, and not former premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi or Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

"We are feeling the aftermath of the 30-year Mahathir administration's policies.

"Just because he is fighting the government and Najib, Mahathir can't be considered 'Gandhi' or a leader who is not racist.

"If you want to know how racist Mahathir is since his childhood, read (Mahathir's memoir) 'Doctor In The House'. History will tell about your father's racist policies," he said in a statement today.

Earlier, Subramaniam (photo) was responding to Mahathir’s announcement of a new political party and grand coalition, which the MIC president described as a saddening development.

“He was the former prime minister and president of Umno for a long period. He was also recognised and respected internationally as an exceptional leader.

“However, with such a move (to form a new party), I am of the opinion that it would reduce his standing in the eyes of the people,” he said in a media statement.

Instead of playing the role of an adviser to the nation, Subramaniam said Mahathir is going against the party he struggled for in the past, causing an upheaval to the political system.

Since last year, the 91-year-old former premier has waged a public campaign to oust Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, whom he has accused of numerous misdeeds.

Mahathir has since joined hands with opposition and civil society leaders, who were once critical of his leadership.

Najib has denied the allegations against him, and accused Mahathir and those aligned to him of attempting to engineer his downfall.