Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Rejoining UMNO means Zahid outsmarted Mahathir

It means Tun Dr Mahathir only won the GE14 battle, but lost the war against UMNO again.

His lost to Dato Seri Najib in UMNO was not a mere battle, but was war, which ended him quiting UMNO and avenge by working with the enemy.

If GE14 was the endgame war, there is no more attempt to manouver out of the agreed power transition. He will secede the PMship to Dato Seri Anwar in May 2020 and him and his family seek asylum abroad.

Talk of a new coalition government - backdoor or otherwise - to takeover as PH collapse means Dato Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has outsmarted him.

Mahathir lost another political battle and still lost his political war against UMNO. He is slipping in his late age.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Najib collaborate with Anwar? Nah... unlikely!

The moment the Azilah's legally ridiculous Statutory Declaration surfaced recently, after being kept a secret upon being signed in October, Raja Petra made a suggestion that Dato Najib could collaborate with Dato Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim to topple Tun Dr Mahathir.

Whether RPK is making a forecast or genuinely suggesting or it is a bait, it is not the subject of this posting. He and moi are writers thus free to write.

This posting is merely an attempt to make sense of the latest episode involving Dato Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Dato Seri Hishamuddin Hussein Onn, and Dato Lokman Noor Adam with regard to UMNO's Disciplinary Council show cause letter to Hisham. Relevant or not, it could be linked to Mahathir's current trip to Japan, Jawi-Dong Zong commotion in Kajang, and possibly the Chin Peng ashes-CPM-no Republic protests.

RPK's "suggestion" for Najib to collaborate with Anwar may have came about from speculation that Mahathir foresee his plan to block Anwar will fail should them both collaborate.

It is unlikely to happen for many reasons as it will be touched one by one as one reads along. Sorry no easy and quick soundbytes. One has to read to know.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Hamid implied Gani Patail to be investigated?

The game behind the latest review in the murder case of Mongolian call girl, Altantuya Shaaribu in 2006 is quite obvious. Hype the SD by the murderer, Azilah Hadri to be shocking enough that the public perception justify for a re-investigation of the murder.

The loud segment of the public will insist on a re-investigation and even the prejudiced lots will judge Dato Najib and Datin Rosmah as already guilty of murder.

This is despite most of them not knowing what went on 13 years ago, never having read the Federal judgement that sentence the two UTK personnel, not aware of Ram Karpal's civil lawsuit for vicarous liability tanking in court, and the case has reached its finality. 

The public, being deceived with misinformation, may not realised that C4 was never mentioned in the three courts ever.

By taking the SD overly serious, it will open up a Pandora box for all cases that have reached its finality to be reviewed by merely having any desperate prison inmate make an SD.

Syabas PH!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Azilah's SD admit he committed murder

Former Prime Minister Dato Najib Tun Abdul Razak made a mubahalah (sumpah laknat), solemn oath in the name of God to seek divine justice on the latest allegation made against him for giving a murder order that took place 13 years ago.

The former Inspector, Azilah Hadri made a 17-page Statutory Declaration in prison and certified by a prison secretary acting as Commissioner of Oath to lay blame on Dato Najib for giving the order to kill.

* Razak Baginda who was accused for giving the murder instruction at the initial part of the murder trial, but the SD claimed him as accomplice.

The first impression to those close to Najib is that it is impossible. He could not even fire the many freeloaders and non-performers working for him. Let alone gave an order to take a human life!

If he is that mean, it does not make sense to give such an order himself. He would have another layer between him and the assassin. Smarter still, carry the order abroad.

Talk is the contract on the mistaken murder of Hussein Najadi was RM15,000. It is ridiculous for Azilah to do so for mere RM300.

The SD by Azilah actually hasten his trip to the gallow. He confessed to the murder and concurrently, committed perjury.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Imran's absence a snub in the face for Mahathir

Contrary to the earlier posting, Did Iran pullout of Mahathir-led Islamic coalition, ex-Saudi?, they did not pullout of the Kuala Lumpur Summit.

Despite being mentioned by Co-Secretary General, Tan Sri Shamsuddin Osman, the Iran leader was not invited as a keynote speaker in the schedule behind the invitation card.

Sources claimed President Hassan Rouhani was not specifically invited. He came and arrived yesterday as part of general invitation to Iran.

It was Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, who is supposed to be the first of the Islamic leader to speak at 10:40 AM, that did not turned up. It is certainly an embarassment for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir.

The idea of the KL Summit may have came about from the meeting between Mahathir and Imran on the sideline at United Nation and in several other encounters, including the opening of Proton's plant in Pakistan.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Najib's testimony at SRC trial (Part 3: Q216 to Q317)

Part 2 ended with questions regarding money remitted into Account 694 amounting to approximately USD100 million from Prince Faisal bin Turki and Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia in 2011, and USD270 million from Prince Faisal bin Turki and Blackstone Real Estate Partner Asia Ltd. .

In both the trasnfer, Jho Low had confirmed the transfer to Joanna Yu of AMMB and late Dato Adlin Alias informed Dato Najib of the transfer. Najib told the court the alleged donation is generally meant for CSR.

Part 3 continues with transfer into Account 694 from Tanore Finance Corp ammounting to approximately USD681 million in 2013. Najib claim to be aware of the money when MACC recorded his statement and his lawyers secured the documents. However, requested the money be returned back as it is too much.

Najib had entrusted the management and monitoring of the accounts to late Dato Adlin Alias. He claimed not in the know on most aspect of the accounts. He was only told of the closure of accounts 694 and thought balance money transfered to the three new accounts. The accounts had incidents of overdrawn and by 2014, Blackrock and Vista transfered equivalent of RM49 million into the account.

BNM was informed of these transfers and Tan Sri Zeti should be in the know. The rest of the testimony delved in the spending of the money and collusion between Jho Low, Yoanna Yu and Ung Su Ling. He believed Adlin was also cheated by Jho Low and company.

Continued from Part 1, and Part 2, more in the final Part 3 as below:

Monday, December 16, 2019

Najib's testimony at SRC trial (Part 2: Q102 to Q215)

In Part 1, Dato Najib started by providing background information on his personal background and his responsibilities as Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

During cross-examination, Attorney General, Tan Sri Tommy Thomas tried to dispute his credibility but felt short as it would have put the PH government on stand for poor management of the economy. Najib went on to provide background information on the establishment of TIA-1MDB, Jho Low and his roles, and establishment, role and fund raising exercise of SRC.

Then it went into the issues of financing from KWAP, RM1.5 billion AABAR-SRC JV, and questionable transfer of RM300 million to a investment fund in Hong Kong. Finally, he touched on the takeover of SRC from 1MDB by MOF Inc.

Still in Malay to the chagrin of Tommy, the testimony continues with Part 2 on the explanation regarding SRC second guarantee from MOF, extra RM2 billion loan from KWAP, and Advisor Emaritus status. Najib revealed documents bearing his faked signatures, Nik Faisal, Jho Low, Dato Husni Hanadzlah, Joanna Yu, and AMMB account 694.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Najib's testimony at SRC trial (Part 1: Q1 to Q101)

Dato Najib began his defense reading a 243 page written testimony with 317 questions from December 3rd till Monday last week, December 9th.

Attorney General, Tan Sri Tommy Thomas began cross examining Najib on Tuesday December 10th till Wednesday December 11th last week where he subsequently seek postphonement to enable him to study the testimony. Actually, he was unable to understand Najib's testimony in Malay. That resulted in him fumbling aimlessly with his questions and it looked inconsistent and comedic.

He will resume cross examination on Wednesday December 18th. In the meanwhile, this blogger manage to get a transcript of the written testimony and sharing it in three parts.

While Tommy concoct his questions from the same materials, readers can analyse the answers already given and not rely on abridged versions from media propaganda and pro-government social media spinning.

Sorry to any Tommy clones out there. It is in Bahasa Melayu. Part 1 below:

Saturday, December 14, 2019

AG manouvered for LTTE suspect out on bail

Family of 12 LTTE suspects with DAP MPs plea for bail in Parliament

The opposition media had a field day making questions of Attorney General, Tan Sri Tommy Thomas during the cross-examination of Dato Najib at the SRC trial the butt of their jokes.

Najib insisted to deliver his testimony in the National language, Malay and Tommy, known to be inadequate in his Malay, struggled to form questions from Najib's 233 pages testimony.

Tommy asked why Najib did not intervene to resolve problems within the MOF company, SRC and was snapped back for not knowing the law that it is the responsibility of the Board of Directors. Tommy admitted not yet establish the solvency status of SRC, but insisted on Najib to admit it is bankrupt.

The biggest laugh was his question on which side Najib took in the fight for UMNO Presidency between Tun Dr Mahathir vs Tengku Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah in 1986.

Tommy had to throw the towel to ask judge Dato Nazlan Ghazali for 6 days postphonement to study the testimony. The stand-up comedy session will resume Wednesday.

But, his decision yesterday to not appeal against the same Nazlan's decision to allow bail to Gadek assemblyman Saminathan for terrorism-related SOSMA offenses is a serious matter.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Scam exposé silenced Pak Wan "kereta terbang"

The flying car project received criticism at the AMANAH AGM over the weekend.

There was no response from Entrepreneur and Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof or Pak Wan as he is called in PPBM.

Pak Wan has been rather quiet lately on the flying car project. He is usually vocal and unafraid to express himself.

In Cabinet, he is dubbed by an Amanah aide as the Menteri Hal Ehwal Menteri (Minister in charge of other Minister) for spending at least half an hour to criticise other Ministers.

His decisiveness as a businessman may have made him unafraid to state the government position on controversial and delicate matters such as the Lynas plant in Pahang.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Did Iran pullout of Mahathir-led Islamic coalition, ex-Saudi?

Last year, Tun Dr Mahathir was included in a compilation effort of 500 influential Islamic leaders.

On December 18th, Kuala Lumpur will play host to a summit meeting of Islamic countries.

The teaser to the event came out on December 6th issue of NST, obviously the now Tun Dr Mahathir and his PPBM party official media.

It is dubbed as the new marker for Islamic cooperation. Interesting...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

DAP as a party is finished - Matthias Chang

Certain segments of Malay activists held the view that DAP and MCA play opposite roles, but are in cahoot to take care of Chinese interest.

Well, why not? Why are the Malay political parties not doing so? Why should their political rivalry compromised on Malay and Islam's interest? How could they allow themselves to get influenced by non-Malays and non-Muslims agenda?


Be that as it may. The episode between DAP and MCA on Tunku Abdul Rahman University College may not necessarily point to that cooperation.

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College is MCA's contribution to Chinese education irrespective of political leaning. However, DAP has become more "Malay" to politicise funding to TAR UC in their quest to seize control.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Withdrawal of Rafizi's case: Malfeasance against AG?

The incorrigible retired army brig general, Dato Arshad Raji spoke in support of Tan Sri Tommy Thomas's decision to withdrew the appeal against Rafizi Ramli's BAFIA case.

When it takes the joke of opposition social media to speak for Tommy, it means he is in the wrong. His excuse that he of not being told is not good enough.

More so, it is revealed that he was to withdraw the appeal and reprimand the officer upon being told by EC Chairman.

Art Harun has since denied. Yeah,  sure...

Tommy is being openly questioned. Given time, he could be facing the brunt of the law.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

More than just a by-election in Kimanis

Who would have guess that Dato Seri Anifah Aman, the younger of the influential and powerful Aman brothers controlling Sabah politics, would lose his Kimanis seat?

Dubbed as the best Foreign Minister post-Tun Ghazali Shafie, had he not come from Sabah, Anifah would have been a potential PM.

With more than 5,000 majority for GE13, his majority was reduced to a mere 500 majority at the last GE14 and the seat taken away on mere legal technicality.

Prior to GE14, something strange was already happening.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Will on high gear spinning MSM report fake cheque in Zahid's case?

Doubtful NST would. If they do, it will be in the 4th or 5th page with font size 5.

Remember last Monday posting about mainstream media on desperate high gear spinning on the court proceeding involving Dato Najib and Dato Ahmad Zahid Hamidi?

Well, they are at it again on Zahid's case.

When it was revealed in court that his family went on RM1.3 million shopping on overseas over 2 years, all the mainstream and online media giving it a headline, NST particularly.

A PPBM yoko and claiming to be its Cybertrooper Chief even gave a list of the places.

However, in court yesterday's, it was revealed that the credit card payment for the shopping was made using cheque not signed by Zahid, but stamped signatory.

Will MSM give coverage, no less than an equal frontpage coverage?

Monday, December 02, 2019

Will Anwar dare to expel Azmin?

Beyond lovers' quarrel ...

Over tea yesterday, news broke of PKR youth leader seek no confidence vote against Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The basis was abuse of power by disciplinary board to take the extreme action of sacking senior MPP leader Zakaria Abdul Hamid, aligned to Dato Seri Azmin Ali on only suspicion of graft. MACC did the unusual to formally inform PKR leadership of graft investigation on the MPP leaders.

Subsequently, the central commitee made a decision to reinstate Zakaria and another youth leader with two third members voted in support of Azmin.

Following the decision, Azmin demanded apology from Anwar which he refused. Azmin has upped his move to plan for a parallel congress on the same day as PKR is holding its annual congress from 5th to 8th December, almost same time as UMNO Annual General Assembly from 4th to 7th.

Its a slight change to the original plan to boycot the congress.

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