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GHB sanggah Hadi, nafi berwalikan DAP

July 26, 2015

OLEH JAMILAH KAMARUDIN

Published: 25 July 2015 9:25 PM

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Interim GHB Pulau Pinang Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa berkata, Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang tidak sepatutnya menyalahkan DAP kerana punca utama kemelut terjadi adalah disebabkan kelemahannya sendiri memimpin PAS. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 25 Julai, 2015.Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Interim GHB Pulau Pinang Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa berkata, Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang tidak sepatutnya menyalahkan DAP kerana punca utama kemelut terjadi adalah disebabkan kelemahannya sendiri memimpin PAS. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 25 Julai, 2015.

Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB) menafikan pertubuhan itu menjadikan DAP sebagai ‘wali’, seperti didakwa Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, kata Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Interim GHB Pulau Pinang itu berkata, Hadi tidak sepatutnya menyalahkan DAP kerana punca utama kemelut terjadi adalah disebabkan kelemahannya sendiri memimpin PAS.

“Saya tak tahu dalam konteks apa dia cakap. Ini sebenarnya masalah (dalaman) PAS dan kelemahan dia sendiri dengan PAS.

“Tetapi nak alihkan isu dan salahkan DAP,” katanya ketika dihubungi The Malaysian Insider.

Ahli Parlimen Parit Buntar itu berkata, penubuhan GHB sebaliknya berkaitan isu kebangkitan rakyat akibat masalah yang dilalui dalam PAS sendiri.

“Ini soal kebangkitan rakyat, kerana PAS yang bermasalah. Tidak ada kaitan dengan DAP,” katanya.

Hadi dalam kenyataannya 23 Julai lalu mengingatkan ahli GHB agar tidak menjadikan DAP sebagai wali atau ketua.

Dalam kenyataannya yang bertajuk ‘Kepada sesiapa yang berkenaan PAS sahaja’, Hadi berkata hanya ahli parti yang sedar mengenai perjuangan Islam bersama fadilatnya dapat membezakan antara kawan dan wali.

“(Mereka) boleh berkawan dengan kalangan DAP dan sepertinya, tetapi tidak boleh berwalikan DAP kerana tidak beriman dan budiman.

“Mereka yang tidak ada kefahaman dan kemanisan (perjuangan Islam) tersebut, sanggup hidup dan mati bersama kalangan DAP dan yang sewaktu dengannya, kerana tidak membezakan di antara kawan dan wali,” katanya.

Setiausaha GHB, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad ketika dihubungi berkata, hubungan dengan DAP adalah sebagai rakan pembangkang yang bercita-cita untuk meneruskan kembali tahaluf siyasi yang terkubur dan bakal menumbangkan Umno-Barisan Nasional (BN).

“Tidak ada siapa dari ahli kami Harapan Baru yang ‘berwalikan’ DAP.

“Dulu, yang kerap membuat tuduhan PAS diperkudakan dan menggadaikan prinsip perjuangan demi mencapai kemenangan politik, ialah Umno.

“Kini nampaknya giliran PAS pula membuat tuduhan terhadap kami,” katanya.

Bekas ahli jawatankuasa PAS Pusat itu berkata, lebih baik jika PAS bersama dengan GHB menumbangkan Umno daripada terus bercakaran sesama sendiri.

“Adalah lebih baik kalau kita sama-sama ‘berlumba-lumba’ menumbangkan Umno bagi menamatkan kebobrokan tadbir urus parti pemerintah yang sarat dengan kemungkaran rasuah, salah guna kuasa, kerakusan, pembolotan, pembaziran, ketidakadilan dan kezaliman, daripada mengulangi fitnah Umno,” katanya.

Hadi dalam kenyataan sama berkata, sesiapa yang tidak istiqamah atas akidah, dasar dan matlamat, pasti akan berundur, melompat, terlompat atau dilempar keluar jemaah.

“Sesiapa yang hanya ingin berlakon, Allah maha mengetahui dia hanya pelakon dan dikeluarkan tanpa diduga dan disangka, bersama pelakon tambahannya,” katanya. – 25 Julai, 2015.

Harapan Baru Menyokong Rally Kebebasan Media – Kenyataan Akhbar Pengerusi HB

July 26, 2015

Harapan Baru Menyokong Rally Kebebasan Media

Harapan Baru memandang serius perkembangan mutakhir politik negara serta mengecam tindakan menjerut kebebasan media oleh pihak kerajaan Umno-BN.

Keputusan Kementerian Dalam Negeri menggantung permit penerbitan akhbar The Edge Weekly dan The Edge Financial Daily selama tiga bulan berkuatkuasa 27 Julai ini dan terdahulu menyekat laman ‘Sarawak Report’ adalah tindakan terdesak sebuah kerajaan yang tidak mampu menangani penerangan dan pendedahan pihak media bersabitan dengan pelbagai dakwaan skandal tentamg urusniaga syarikat milik kerajaan 1MDB.

Harapan Baru berpendirian bahawa peruntukan perundangan sedia ada suduh cukup untuk menyelesaikan sebarang pertikaian dalam laporan media, tanpa perlu menggunakan undang-undang drakornian Akta Cetak dan Penerbitan 1984 yang menyekat dan menindas media.

Kalau pun ada pertikaian tentang aspek etika tentang cara The Edge Media Group mendapatkan maklumat sehari dua ini, ia tidak boleh dijadikan sebab penggantungan tersebut.

Pendedahan kedua-dua media ini telah banyak menerangkan dan mendedahkan pelbagai salah-laku urusniaga 1MDB. Kerajaan wajar menjawab atau menafikan segala dakwaan dengan bukti yang kukuh serta konkrit dan bukan dengan langkah menghukum mereka dengan penggantungan.

Bagaimanakah kebenaran dan pencerahan boleh menjejaskan ketenteraman awam? Bukankah ketenteraman dan kepentingan awam akhirnya akan terjejas dengan berleluasanya skandal dan salah-laku pengurusan 1MDB?

Apakah kerajaan terus-terusan ingin menutup salah-laku 1-MDB termasuk terkini dakwaan skandal RM 2.6 bilion dalam akaun PM dan RM2 juta dalam akaun isterinya? Bukankah ini akan mengukuhkan lagi persepsi buruk terhadap kerajaan?

Justeru Harapan Baru akan bersama-sama dalam rally solidariti dan semua tindakan bagi menyatakan l
Kebersamaan kami menentang tekanan terbaru kerajaan ini melalui Akta Penerbitan dan Mesin Cetak 1984 (PPPA) untuk menyekat kebebasan media serta menuntut penghapusan Akta zalim PPPA.

Hj Mohammad Sabu
Pengerusi Gerakan Harapan Baru.
26 Julai 2015.

The Edge: Laporan kami dedah penipuan pada rakyat

July 21, 2015

MKini

Laporan terbaru The Edge Financial Daily berkaitan 1MDB hari ini menafikan dakwaan bahawa ia sebahagian daripada konspirasi politik, dan sebaliknya menceritakan dakwaan rancangan oleh hartawan Jho Low dan PetroSaudi International (PSI) untuk mencuri berbilion ringgit dari Malaysia.

“Kami mempunyai tanggungjawab untuk mencari dan melaporkan kebenaran. Laporan kami mengenai 1MDB telah mendedahkan bagaimana sekumpulan individu – rakyat Malaysia dan orang asing – merancang penipuan berbilion ringgit terhadap rakyat Malaysia.

“Bagaimana boleh tugas yang telah kita lakukan dianggap sebagai konspirasi politik?” soal The Edge dalam nota penerbit bersama dengan laporan itu.

Akhbar perniagaan itu dalam pendedahan empat muka surat mendakwa Jho Low, atau nama sebenarnya Low Taek Jho, telah bekerja dengan PSI untuk menyalurkan sekurang-kurangnya AS$ 1.83 blion dalam bentuk wang tunai daripada 1MDB, melalui syarikat usaha sama 1MDB-PetroSaudi Limited.

Harapan Baru mulls 1MDB ‘disaster’ fund : ‘Kampung Report’ mobilises the Rakyat to Enligthen the Rakyat.

July 21, 2015

By Zikri Kamarulzaman (MKini)

Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB) has welcomed former PAS vice president Husam Musa’s suggestion for the movement to take up efforts to distribute hard copy materials regarding 1MDB scandal to rural areas.Speaking to Malaysiakini, GHB secretary Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (photo) described it as a disaster fund, that will involve people from all walks of life.“It is a disaster fund, (1MDB is) a disaster which affects the people. It’s not so much about the money, but the mobilisation of resources […] cutting across all social barriers to get the message about 1MDB across.”Those with money can help (finance operations), those with energy can help distribute and disseminate (the material), those who can generate ideas can contribute ideas, and those who are good with printing can help too,” he said.

Husam in a statement today proposed the setting up of a “Kampung Report” to fill the void left after the government blocked access to whistleblower site Sarawak Report.

Husam urged GHB to set up a fund to enable the Kampung Report to print hard copy materials to be distributed in rural areas without internet access.

This he said, will ensure that information about 1MDB’s ‘sins’ reaches all Malaysians.

In line with movement’s struggle

Dzulkefly said GHB has reacted positively to the idea when Husam (photo) told them about it, but have yet to agree on a name.

He added that the idea to enlighten people about the 1MDB is in line with the movement’s struggle.

“The reason we exist is to take up issues concerning the people, and 1MDB is one of the most burning issues affecting the rakyat currently.

“(So) there is a need for GHB, which is an NGO for the time being to get this message about 1MDB across,” Dzulkefly said.

GHB is led by progressive PAS leaders, who were booted out from the Islamist party’s central leadership last month.

They are mulling the formation of a new more inclusive Islamist party, to take over PAS’ role in a new opposition pact with PKR and DAP.

Harapan Baru (Harapan) isytihar tubuh parti Islam baru – Kalau anda terlepas berita ini…

July 14, 2015

Harapan Baru isytihar tubuh parti Islam baru (MKini)

Kumpulan profesional yang kalah dalam pemilihan PAS bulan lepas mengumumkan penubuhan sebuah kumpulan dinamakan “Gerakan Harapan Baru” untuk mengasaskan penubuhan satu parti politik baru berteraskan Islam.Penubuhan Gerakan Harapan Baru ini turut bertujuan untuk memperjuang usaha penubuhan gabungan pembangkang “Pakatan Rakyat 2.0”.

“Gerakan Harapan Baru atau singkatannya Harapan Baru bertujuan menggerakkan semula kerjasama parti-parti politik, NGO dan rakyat.

“Harapan Baru akan mendukung Islam yang syumul dengan pendekatan yang inklusif, progresif dan peduli kepada rakyat.

“Kami komited untuk membawa tawaran Islam yang sebenar-benarnya Rahmat untuk Semua” dalam memberi pembelaan dan keadilan kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia.

“Kami mendokong nilai-nilai demokratik dalam sebuah negara demokrasi yang subur dan berfungsi serta menghormati kedudukan semua kaum, agama dan budaya,” kata Mat Sabu, pengerusi Gerakan Harapan Baru dalam satu sidang media hari ini.

Antara mereka yang menghadiri sidang media hari ini termasuklah bekas naib presiden PAS Ahmad Awang,  bekas menteri besar Selangor Tan Sri Muhammad Mohd Taib dan bekas ketua pemuda PASSuhaizan Kait.

Selain itu, dua anak bekas presiden turut terlibat dalam gerakan itu, iaitu Faiz Fadzil,anak Datuk Fadzil Noor dan Mujahid Yusof, anak Datuk Dr Yusof Rawa.

Turut hadir timbalan ketua muslimat PAS Siti Mariah Mahmud, bekas naib presiden, Salahuddin Ayub dan bekas anggota jawatankuasa pusat Dzulkefly Ahmad dan Khalid Samad.

Mereka semua akan turut bertindak sebagai penaja parti baru itu.

Ditanya sama ada Harapan Baru akan didaftar bawah Jabatan Pendaftaran Pertubuhan Malaysia (ROS), pemimpin PAS yang mesra dipanggil Mat Sabu tidak menjawab soalan itu,  sebaliknya hanya berkata semua masih dalam proses.

Bekas yang telah bergelumang dalam PAS lebih 30 tahun berkata, semua ahli jawatankuasa penaja kumpulan itu masih ahli PAS.

Manakala ahli jawatankuasa penaja Asmuni Awi turut berkata kepada Malaysiakini bahawa Harapan Baru bukan sebuah NGO sebaliknya hanya sebagai wadah kepada kumpulan profesional PAS memperjuangkan penubuhan parti baru.

Sementara itu, Mat Sabu berkata Harapan Baru mendapat sokongan pelbagai NGO termasuk Pertubuhan Ummah Sejahtera Malaysia (PasMa), Pertubuhan Ikram Malaysia (Ikram) dan Pertubuhan Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim).

Ditanya pandangannya Harapan Baru berhubung isu hudud, Mat Sabu berkata:

“Undang-undang Islam itu adalah sebahagian daripada syariat Islam dan kumpulan ini akan meletakkan perjuangannya melalui demokrasi berparlimen dan konsultasi.”

Mengenai keahlian parti baru yang bakal ditubuhkan itu, Mat Sabu sekali lagi tidak ingin menjawab dengan hanya berkata semua masih dalam perbincangan.

Namun, ahli jawatankuasa penaja Dzulkefly Ahmad berkata keahlian parti mempunyai dua kategori iaitu ahli penuh dan ahli bersekutu yang terbuka kepada semua kaum, termasuk Islam dan bukan Islam.

“Keahlian bersekutu juga terbuka kepada Islam dan juga bukan Islam. Mereka ini tidak daftar sebagai ahli penuh kerana beberapa hal tertentu seperti mereka mahu mendukung perjuangan parti tetapi tidak mahu memberi komitmen untuk mengundi atau memegang jawatan,” katanya.

M’sia: Will it be Darker or Brighter Days Going Beyond?….Fissures appear in Umno as crisis deepens -Bridget Welsh[MKini]………

July 10, 2015

Fissures appear in Umno as crisis deepens [MKini]

COMMENT As Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Razak faces explosive allegations of embezzlement, corruption and electoral manipulation that go to the very core of his leadership and the legitimacy of his government, the country is plunged into yet another crisis.Sadly crises have become common developments of the Najib government, whose responses to 1MDB even before the revelations by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) brought to the fore questions of economic mismanagement which has undermined the reputation of the Malaysia’s financial institutions.

For many, the issue at hand is what Najib will do – he has already done serious damage to the country and unfortunately every day he stays in office, his leadership negatively affects the country’s reputation. Not only is Malaysia’s international credibility is on the line, its currency, access to foreign capital and future economic prosperity are at risk.

Unlike his father, Malaysia’s second premier Abdul Razak Hussien, Najib has apparently chosen to put himself first rather than the country. During his tenure, Najib has distinguished himself from Dr Mahathir Mohamad in his effectiveness in using the country’s political institutions to strengthen his personal position. He has indeed taken the office of the prime minister to a new low.

Najib deserves a fair and impartial investigation of the allegations made by WSJ. This can be done if he opts to go on leave during the investigation period and appoints respected impartial individuals to lead the investigation. Neither of these have been done so far, as the approach has been to issue denials, thus raising suspicions of a potential cover-up, and this sends conflicting signals about the investigation.

In a ‘fox guarding the hen house dynamic,’ members of the task force assigned to investigate are neither impartial nor distant from developments. In some cases, their job was to review these bank transactions and as such should also be subject to an independent investigation in their failure to act before the WSJ report. The lack on impartiality of the task force does not build credibility, especially in international markets.

Najib’s decision to hold onto power and stay in office compromises any investigation due to the inherent conflict of interests involved and this assures that any departure will be an even harder landing for himself, his family, his political party, Umno, and worst of all, the country.

A divided Umno

Najib’s decision to stay put as PM also indicates that other leaders will now have prominent roles in shaping the course of history. Increasingly Najib will have less control over what happens to his political future.

The main determinant of developments ahead will be Umno itself. Meetings have already been held with division chiefs who wield considerable power within Umno, with the numbers split into three camps – those in Najib’s camp influenced by personal loyalty and his generous patronage; those opposed to Najib cheered on by Mahathir but hesitant for an open challenge due largely to the largesse and levers of power they face; and those in the middle, waiting to be sure to land on the ‘safe side’ as this is the side that protects their political and economic survival.

Najib currently does not command a confident majority of the divisions, but relies heavily on those in the middle to stay in office. Over the next few weeks, this middle group will determine Umno and Najib’s future; they will determine whether the party’s and country’s interests are more important than any one individual’s interests.

At issue is whether the funds were used for the interests of the party or for ‘personal gain’. The alleged amounts in Najib’s bank account have created shockwaves, as Umno leaders know that even in the massive election giveaways in GE 2013, this sort of money did not all go down the patronage network.

As Najib has been a public figure since entering politics at the age of 23, his immediate family’s opulent lifestyle – best embodied by reports of his wife’s jewelry and shopping expeditions – has long been subject of criticism and questioned.

Sharp contrasts have been made between Najib’s wealth and his father’s in recent past. Key will be whether Umno decides that Najib as prime minister, the country’s leader, crossed the line of acceptability in the reported alleged embezzlement. Umno does not appear to have a moral compass, but it is said that even among alleged thieves there is a sense of honour.

The evaluations and investigation will be crucial in shaping perceptions, with potential efforts at discrediting the charges, ‘containment’ and ‘cover-up’, further reducing Najib’s ground and eroding Umno’s national standing.

A Pandora’s box has been opened that could put Umno under even more scrutiny, with pre-election deals closely examined and future deals canceled altogether, affecting the financial bottom-line of Umno’s now wealthy businessmen. The reality is that Umno is seen as already infected with the cancer of corruption, but the decision will be whether to opt for needed surgery for the party’s survival.

The young and old

The important individuals swaying these division chiefs will be senior leaders within Umno – those who have national standing and the groomed new generations of leaders in the party. The backroom meetings have been ongoing and will continue with the clamour of grassroots, as public denials of wrongdoing are not as easily dismissed in discussions behind closed doors.

Most attention has centred on Mahathir, who has been demonised by the very people he groomed and mentored in politics for his relentless attacks on Najib. Yet there are others who have influence and they recognise the seriousness of these issues for Malaysia’s standing beyond self-interest.

These individuals include former deputy prime minister Musa Hitam, former Back Benchers Club chairperson Shahrir Samad, and the longest serving parliamentarian Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, among other statesman leaders. One of the most important of these senior leaders is Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who continues to wield considerable support among many current division chiefs within the party. These senior leaders now have the choice whether to lead and to move the country out of the crisis it is facing.

A third group inside Umno are the younger leaders. Umno Youth is sharply divided over Najib’s leadership, reflecting the pattern within Umno itself. A recent resignation in Johor connected to the ‘Nothing2Hide’ forum is illustrative.

Those in the cabinet representing the youth appear to remain loyal to Najib and in this loyalty are showing their political stripes, but the explosive revelations have widened differences inside this key party organ.

It is after all Umno’s younger leaders that have the most to lose if Najib’s leadership continues its declining trajectory, as their political (and economic) futures will be damaged. Some believe that Najib can weather this crisis, having faith in the ‘dodge and deny’ dynamic, but others realise that the majority of Malaysians see the crisis for what it is – one of the most damaging political events for Umno in the country’s history.

Internationally, Najib’s credibility has been seriously damaged and domestically, he has the lowest public support recorded in polling of any premier. Umno leaders are rightly asking themselves, do they want the person who represents their party to be a potential electoral liability.

The situation today is not just about Najib – it is about Umno, its future as the ruling party and self-touted role in protecting the nation. Umno stakeholders can take the country blindly down a path towards greater uncertainty and decline, one filled with increasing international disdain and disappointment with a weakening economy and major trust deficit from its people, or it can be on the right side of history.

Opportunity for opposition

Out of every crisis there is opportunity. Claims of the opposition in a ‘mess’ reflect the frustrations the electorate about the lack of a viable political alternative and the reality that the opposition has not lived up to public expectations.

Today, former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim remains in jail and the fight within the opposition has been about who to replace him rather than to push forward the principles of reform that won support for the opposition in the first place. Power and personality struggles have paralysed effective opposition leadership.

The 1MDB crisis provides an opportunity for the opposition to regroup. The responses to the scandal reveal those who are genuinely interested in reform. To date, the defence of Najib by PAS’s appointed ‘spiritual leader’ Haron Din showed a lack of moral principles, and an effective endorsement of corruption and embezzlement.

The response by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang was even worse, as his ‘call for witnesses’ revealed a complete lack of understanding of banking and modern electronic transactions – another indictment of how inappropriate these leaders are for moving Malaysia forward. By not standing up decisively on the right side of history, they have blatantly revealed that they cannot be part of an alternative leadership.

Members within PAS are increasingly recognising how much of a mistake they made in electing leaders who are more grounded in practices of Umno rather than the moral principles PAS was originally based on.

Beyond serving to weed out those who were not with the reform agenda, the scandal serves as common ground to reaffirm principles of institutional integrity, anti-corruption, public accountability and good governance. The scandal comes at a time of a weakening currency, rising inflation from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and arbitrary reduction of subsidies – in short when ordinary people are hurting.

Despite many citizens not understanding the details of the 1MDB scandal itself, Malaysians are increasingly negative about contemporary conditions, especially those with lower incomes, and recognise that the government is not doing enough to improve their lives. They want optimism and hope. They want leaders they can be proud of and trust.

The test now will be whether the opposition will focus on shared interests for the nation or continue to disappoint. So far, the opposition has engaged in the latter, with a lack of unity and unable to focus on the core issues involved. The pattern has been to go-it-alone, with PKR questioning the results of the 13th general election (as it has done in the past) and others focusing on the 1MDB money trail.

The dominant mode has been to attack, to score points for personal or individual party gain. There appears to be little collaboration and focus on what Malaysia needs – a clear path toward greater reform, political stability and economic confidence.

Perhaps darker days ahead

This crisis will reveal the capability, character and mettle of opposition and Umno leaders alike. New alliances are likely to form as well. In this mix, old responses of using ‘divide and rule’ (aka an Umno alliance with ulama PAS), demonising ‘chauvinist’ parties, fueling ethnic and racial tensions are also possible.

The defensive destructive political repertoires of the past will cast a shadow on the promise of the future. In this evolving dynamic, leaders will consistently be tested about whether they are on the right side of history.

Frustration and cynicism has set in among many in Malaysia. Cries that there is nothing that can be done reflect the deepening sense of a lack of political efficacy post-GE 2013.

This current scandal will mark a turning point for the public as well, one in which demands for reform will be pitted against calls for complacency, democracy over denial, good governance over greed. At issue will be Malaysia’s future.

The government’s defensive response to the WSJ reports by using threats and fear has not worked. Malaysians are no longer afraid of speaking out, of calling a spade for what it is. A younger generation’s view of politics is being shaped and one can be sure they want leaders in office who represent their ideals and dreams.

Ordinary Malaysians in their judgements and assessments hold history in their hands. More than any group, the Malaysian public will serve as the country’s moral compass, by calling for truth and accountability, by asking for the dignity of the country to be restored and by reminding its leaders across the political divide that individuals in office represent and serve them, not themselves.

The current scandal may indeed appear to be one of Malaysia’s darkest times, and it cannot be ignored that there is the potential for even darker days ahead in the evolution of this crisis. But there are choices that can be made at multiple levels that can put the country on the right side of history.


BRIDGET WELSH is Senior Research Associate of the Center for Democratic Studies at National Taiwan University, an Associate Fellow of The Habibie Center and a University Fellow at Charles Darwin University.

PM Najib, your time is up sir, Game Over!

July 6, 2015
Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Secretary of G-18 for Gerakan Harapan Baru [GHB]

1. Granted, that the damning expose by both Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Sarawak Report of the transfer of some US$700 million to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal account heralded Najib’s Waterloo, is a fait accompli and foregone.

2. Perusing the sensational exposition, one couldn’t help thinking that it is neither concocted nor a decoy personally contrived by Najib to divert media attention. Purporting it as a political sabotage, by political nemesis, doesn’t reduce its grave consequences on Najib.

3. Going by its incriminating details conducted by investigators for the Malaysian authorities as reported, Najib has truly met his Waterloo. Yes, he has finally been nuked by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a perceived monster or more appropriately a “trojan horse” he personally helped to create to “embezzle funds” for his “do-or-die” election mission of the 13th general election in 2013.

4. What a way to end an otherwise “promising legacy” of Najibnomics, are both extremely perplexing, much as it is most disgraceful and devastating to his entire political career.5. Going by the expose, what else needs investigating? The beneficiary’s account in an AmBank in Kuala Lumpur (for high networth individuals), belongs to Najib Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Period. There has not been any outright denial on that exposition.

6. All doubts about its accuracy, amount and dates of transactions, could also simply be verified, by a single phone call by the investigating authority to the AmBank branch concerned.

7. Do not spend a single ringgit more of the public fund to institute any form of a Commission of Investigation, much less a Royal one, after billions have already been plundered. The case isn’t deserving at all to warrant such action.

8. By far, the largest amount deposited of US$620 million and US$61 million were in March 2013, in the heat of the general election campaign. The cash came from a company registered in the British Virgin Islands via a Swiss bank owned by an Abu Dhabi state fund. The rest is history. All other details are already amply available. It is now for the Attorney-General to act without further ado.

Continue reading here…….

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/opinion/dzulkefly-ahmad/article/najib-your-time-is-up-sir-game-over#sthash.SDnx0tym.dpuf

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