Yesterday's genuine cautionary posting received 5 comments.
As veteran in this game, the first instinct about the comments is that it is mostly from typical cybertroopers. The description to the comments are diversionary, conspiracy, commentary, cynical, and insulting, respectively.
In normal circumstances, only few would have been released because it is negative and does not add anything to public discourse on the matter. However, it is allowed released for comment here.
Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. The court is still digesting DOJ's filing. Judges are aware that DOJ could be lying or withholding information or fabricating evidence or fixing people up. The American public are also accusing Loretta Lynch of going easy on Hillary Clinton. The plaintiff side has yet be heard. Court has yet to begin.
As Dato Irmohizam rightly pointed out, DOJ have been quiet without any development since July 20th. It is coming to 2 months. Maybe something is not coming out right.
The latest WSJ report presented fact different from DOJ filing. Pakatoon and ANC should believe WSJ. If there is amendment in their court application, it could mean the DOJ filing was based on media allegations.
The link to the WSJ report is here but one has to be a subscriber. Luckily, Facebooker Lim Sian See commented and gave useful links.
For the first time ever, WSJ today finally admitted that at least USD200 million into Najib's accounts came from Saudi Arabia sources and at least USD80 million is directly traced to the Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia.And Tun Dr Mahathir refused to believe Saudi Arabia would ever donate to Najib because when he was PM, he claimed (or actually he lied) that Arab never donated to any of his efforts. Maybe they do not trust him.
WSJ also said that USD20 million into Najib's account came from the USD24 million transferred to Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, governor of Riyadh and 7th son of King Abdullah.
I have no idea why the Governor of Riyadh and Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance would help Najib with this money.
Will he turn around to say WSJ is now a liar?
WSJ also alleged that from Aabar BVI, about US$637 million went to a company called Blackstone Asia Real Estate Partners in the British Virgin Islands, where it was POOLED with other funds and then a total of USD$170 million to Mr. Najib’s bank accounts in multiple transactions during 2012, bank transfer documents show.
ABC had previously reported that these transfers from BlackStone were backed by a 2011 letter from one Prince Saud AbdulAziz Majid Al Saud from Saudi Arabia who appears to be the then Governor of Madinah Province.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-29/najib-razak-bank-accounts-triggered-money-laundering-alert/7280244#letterSheikh Mansour is a brother to the ruler of Abu Dhabi. To repeat the poser this blog made before: Could Khadem be merely carrying out instruction of the ruler?
These Aabar BVI funds allegedly came from USD1.4 billion collateral for the USD3.5 billion 1MDB bonds guaranteed by IPIC. This guarantee was never disputed but IPIC had recently denied receiving these collateral - meaning they had guaranteed the USD3.5 billion bonds for fun.
Khadem al Qubasi the shareholder of Aabar BVI's boss is also Sheikh Mansour and is also the chairman of IPIC's Chairman.
It is still not clear why IPIC, Sheikh Mansour and Saudi's Price Saud would help Najib with this USD170 million transfer though.
The final transfer alleged by WSJ is the USD681 million from Tanore just before GE13 - where USD620 million was returned (leaving RM50 million after exchange rates differences) .
This money came from funds guaranteed by Aabar BVI which came from the USD3 billion 1MDB bonds raised in 2013 after the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan came to Malaysia to sign a JV with 1MDB.
Recall that our AG had said all the transfers including the USD681 million were backed by a letter from various Saudi royalty and that MACC had interviewed all the witnesses.
For the last transfer, it is also not clear why Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed and Khadem's Aabar BVI would assist Najib with this transfer.Mahathir also refused to believe.
The pentaksub just swallowed hook, line and sinker what the old man said. Cautionary feedback given last year was frowned upon by his boys.
All questions must be asked and answer seeked before chimply topple a legitimately and constitutionally elected Prime Minister. Many fabricated slander were made against Najib in the past and the allegations were later found to be unsubstantiated, heresay or fabricated, and credibility of source questionable.
So there must be extra caution and indisputable confirmation needed before calling for Najib's removal.
A point to note that at the point of transfers, the money does not legally belong to 1MDB anymore but to various entities related to the foreign govts and officials.
What is for certain however is that all 1MDB's money in dispute is now tied with IPIC and Aabar's arbitration and if 1MDB wins then not a single ringgit is unaccounted for and 1MDB can finally complete its rationalization.
In this article, WSJ also said that much of these money was returned and what remains was majority spent on political purposes.
WSJ also said that "millions" were spent by Najib for personal purposes but can only name USD100k in Hawaii and USD500k in Europe for jewelry (just before daughter wedding).Basically, WSJ admitted that at least USD200 million came from Saudi sources and at least USD80 million came directly from MOF Saudi Arabia.
Today's revelation of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance adds yet another level of intrigue and mystery as this means that the USA's DOJ and WSJ have now accused the governments and high officials and royalties for three different Muslim-majority nations of conspiring to help Najib with funds.
I suspect the real story is more interesting and more complicated than this.
Transformers - more than meets the eye!
So what investigation done by DOJ or likely to be, FBI to have come to these few inconsistent facts in their filing? Don't tell us DOJ and the rest of the team literally took from Sarawak Report or complainant related to SR then hope case close with plaintiff not reply.
It could also mean DOJ's counterpart in Malaysia, the Attorney General Chamber did not lie, dude. So where did DOJ got some of the allegedly defective investigative finding?
The FBI counterpart in Malaysia is Polis Di Raja Malaysia. They are still in the midst of investigation and do not make much noise or do wayang in the media. So, Lata Mangeshkar ... did someone in CID leaked wrong or incomplete investigation material to FBI?
Only another agency openly admitted cooperation with FBI. Already Malaysians are taken in because FBI was mentioned. Sometimes Malaysians still have colonised psyche. Anything orang putih is deemed the truth, right, and better. Macam mana Malaysia mahu maju jika minda masih terjajah?
Never mind, let's not get into that another agency. They need public support for their current effort. It is heard that there is more to come next week till end of year. Even more GLC will likely be raided. Some was written extensively in this blog.
Repeating the same caution as yesterday:
... my fellow Malaysians, it is not about defending Najib blindly or ruling Najib is guilty or innocent. It is not about disbelieving everything presented.It is not nice try. It is genuine precaution against being presumptous and being tricked by politically motivated propaganda.
All taken into consideration but we are no Ibrahim Ali who said he believe it because Mahathir said so and Ku Li was told by Ananda Krishnan. More so, Ananda has sabotaged other Malaysian businessmen in the past with ill-intent.
Any person of certain level of intellect should not swallow everything put on the plate. It must be analysed to see whether it makes sense, double checked it's validity, and ascertain it's technical feasibility.
Information from sources should be scrutinised too. Is the source reliable, consistent and credible? Do they have a good track record of being right?
If the person had before fear of meeting people / media and only now in a state of panic to go about town telling and revealing, his integrity is questionable! ...
Also, it is a caution to be judicious with the Geng Loceng ... The real hands behind them are liars, manipulators, power hungry and greedy!