In case anyone did not notice, we wrote in our posting yesterday:
Only Allah knows the ultimate truth but for us mere mortal, the truth lies with the authority. The statement by AG Tan Sri Gani Patail to "semak" [read here] led some to suspect the existence of documentary evidences.We are no prophet and God has not spoken directly to us.
However, the authority has. It is NEITHER Sarawak Report, WSJ, The Edge, or other satellite media, NOR Tony Pua and Rafizi. The taskforce on the investigation of the Ambank accounts just gave a statement an hour or two ago, below:
KENYATAAN MEDIAThere are 6 accounts frozen and 17 accounts from two banks investigated.
SIASATAN PASUKAN PETUGAS KHAS BERKENAAN DAKWAAN DANA DISALURKAN KE AKAUN PERDANA MENTERI
Susulan kepada kenyataan media bertarikh 4 Julai 2015, Pasukan Petugas Khas ingin memaklumkan kemajuan tindakan-tindakan yang telah diambil oleh Pasukan ini sehingga kini.
Perintah pembekuan enam akaun bank pihak-pihak yang dipercayai terlibat dalam kes ini telah pun dikeluarkan pada 6 Julai 2015.
Selain itu, Pasukan Petugas Khas telah mengambil dokumen-dokumen berkaitan 17 akaun dari dua buah bank bagi membantu siasatan.
Pasukan Petugas Khas juga telah mengambil dokumen-dokumen melibatkan isu ketidakpatuhan peraturan-peraturan dan kaedah Bank Negara Malaysia oleh bank terbabit.
Siasatan masih berjalan. Justeru, Pasukan Petugas Khas menyeru kepada semua pihak agar memberi kerjasama sepenuhnya bagi melengkapkan siasatan.
Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail
Peguam Negara Malaysia
Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz
Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia
Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar
Ketua Polis Negara Malaysia
Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed
Ketua Pesuruhjaya, Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia
7 Julai 2015
There will be those likely to speculate the three accounts mentioned by Wall Street Journal exist. It is most likely but it is not mentioned, thus not confirmed.
Some commentators said Dato Najib could authorise the Banks to issue a statement on his personal accounts and reveal the full content of his banks statement. If it is his accounts, it could be done. But if the accounts do not exist and not his, it cannot be done.
Down there, the public feels Ambank could make a denial statement on the non-existent of such accounts. That is speculations that only leads to perception. No way of stopping what people think. It is easier to get factual.
As of today, there have been no statement other than this from Bank Negara Malaysia. None from Ambank. Yesterday, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said BAFIA does not allow BNM and Ambank to comment on clients' accounts.
Thus far, The Star's claim that there will be a lawsuit by Dato Najib on Wall Street Journal have not happened.
It is not as easy as buying murtabak.
Update 10:30 PM
Just checked our smartphone to find the following message sent during the break of fast:
Subsequently, we received the following at 10:00 PM.
Sarawak Report was showing the following on their website:
With the swings in information streaming in, the suggestion would be to not be too quick wiyh conclusion.
Sit back and watch the events unfold. Heard more interesting to come after Raya.
Could the announcement today be about giving allowance for Ambank to bypass BAFIA to make statement on the alleged Najib's account?
Whether one believe the WSJ document or not, the story is still incomplete. How could such transaction occur and money got deposited? Why 2 years later for BNM; sleeping on the job?
It is the beginning of malam tujuh likur or holiest last 10 nights of Ramadhan. For Muslims, lets not put that to waste.