Setiausaha Agung PKR, Rafizi Ramli hari ini bertindak nekad dengan mendedahkan dokumen yang menurutnya tertakluk di bawah Akta Rahsia Rasmi (OSA) yang membuktikan kaitan 1MDB dengan Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT).
Dakwanya, kaitan itu mungkin menjejaskan keupayaan LTAT untuk membayar pampasan atau gratuiti kepada veteran tentera yang telah bersara.
Rafizi yang juga ahli parlimen Pandan berkata, walaupun sedar risiko undang-undang akibat mendedahkan dokumen rahsia kerajaan, termasuk hukuman penjara dua tahun mandatori.
Namun, pada sidang media di lobi parlimen hari ini, katanya ia terpaksa dibuat kerana LTAT tidak berterus terang menjawab dakwaannya.
Malaysiakini tidak dapat melaporkan kandungan dokumen berkenaan kerana kekangan undang-undang.
Rafizi sebelum ini membangkitkan isu pesara tentera yang didakwa masih belum dibayar caruman mereka sejak tahun 2014.
Menurutnya, beliau menerima aduan daripada pesara tentera yang memaklumkan bahawa mereka masih belum menerima bayaran pampasan itu walapun selepas enam bulan bersara.
Beliau percaya sehingga 12,000 bekas kakitangan tentera turut terjejas dan menuntut Ketua Eksekutif LTAT Tan Sri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin meletakkan jawatan daripada lembaga itu kerana didakwa mempunyai konflik kepentingan.
Lodin juga memegang jawatan sebagai pengerusi 1MDB. - mk
Rafizi exposes classified document on LTAT
It's a story of intrigue, corruption and multiple murders, stretching from the streets of Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, to Switzerland, France and the US as well as
Hong Kong and Singapore, all the way to Australia's doorstep...
DAP MP reveals SD against Najib...
A DAP lawmaker has posted an unsigned statutory declaration on Facebook, which is believed to have been purportedly circulated to MPs.
The document stated loss of confidence in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and to back Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah to take over the leadership reins.
Contacted by Malaysiakini, Liew Chin Tong (pix,below) however refused to divulge details.
However, he said there is no need for Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman to claim that Tengku Razaleigh did not do this.
"This really happened. Ku Li (Tengku Razaleigh) is now being neutralised. I will see what is said after this and I will reveal more," he added.
Even his Facebook posting came with the caption, "For Tajuddin's attention".
Earlier, Tajuddin dismissed Dr Mahathir Mohamad's claim that it was Tengku Razaleigh who suggested removing the prime minister via a no-confidence vote and circulated the declaration among MPs.
"I didn't see anything being circulated. Not at all. Even my friends and colleagues, other MPs from Umno and BN didn’t talk about this.
"I should know if there was, but there wasn't. These are all stories created by Mahathir," he said.
Last week, Tengku Razaleigh had inked a declaration supporting the prime minister.
The three-page document on Liew's Facebook cited the Perak crisis which the Federal Court ruled in favour of the BN government.
The court ruling, it said, outlined that a prime minister who no longer enjoys the confidence of the majority should quit, unless the Agong requests the Parliament to be dissolved.
"As a responsible member of Parliament, I want to state that I no longer have confidence on the prime minister and his cabinet. Najib and the whole cabinet should resign.
"We need a leader who is well respected and accepted by the majority of parliamentarians. I then request (the House) to give full trust to Gua Musang MP Razaleigh as the prime minister," read the document. - mk
Ahli Parlimen dedah SD guling Najib, sokong Razaleigh
Rosmah said to ask US to call off FBI probe...
Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, has repeatedly called US Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun and others in the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur in a vain attempt to get the United States Attorney Preet Baharara for the Southern District of New York to call off his investigation into financial dealings involving the scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund, sources say.
The story of Rosmah’s attempts to rein in the US investigation is circulating widely in Kuala Lumpur’s small diplomatic circles. They say that despite the fact that other investigations are ongoing in Switzerland, Singapore, the United Kingdom and France on another case, they think the Americans most likely to bring charges if there has been wrongdoing.
Yun is said to have told Rosmah that Bharara operates independently of the State Department and the Foreign Service, and that not even President Obama would be able to influence the investigation if he wanted to.
Attempts to verify the story through the US Embassy went unanswered.
“She has been told, ‘If you have done nothing wrong, don’t worry about it,’” a source said. “’The United States is a country of laws. ‘”
That news comes as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation issued a press release saying its Four Corners investigative team tonight (March 28) is to broadcast new details of deposits between 2011 and 2014 from “mysterious individuals and companies”, both in Malaysia and overseas, via wire transfers and in cash, to his personal accounts. That, the news organization said, is in addition to the mysterious US$681 million (RM2.6 billion) that ended up in Najib’s accounts in 2013.
Nonetheless, despite a torrent of international news reports that would classify the 1MDB scandal among the world’s biggest, the Malaysian government has managed to keep the scandal in check domestically even though Swiss authorities have said as much as US$4 billion in 1MDB funds may have been misused. Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali, appointed by Najib after the previous attorney general was fired because he was said to be on track to indict Najib, “cleared” the prime minister in a January press conference that convinced almost nobody.
Najib and his family “aren’t scared of anything in Malaysia,” said a longtime observer of local politics. “But they are scared of this guy Preet Bharara.” Indeed, the Pakistani-born law enforcement official’s district has been called by angry defense attorneys “the southern district of the world” given that he has prosecuted nearly 100 Wall Street executives and has sent agents to as many as 25 other countries to investigate suspects of arms and narcotics trafficking and terrorists, bringing them to Manhattan to face charges. It is his office that nailed the rogue Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, where he had been hiding in Thailand, and brought him to justice in the United States.
Opposition figures have been questioning 1MDB’s massive debt since 2010. However, the scandal blew wide open in 2014 when reports circulated that the state-backed investment fund faced as much as RM42 billion (US$10.7 billion at current exchange rates) of unfunded liability. A cascade of scandals has ensued, ensnaring, among others, Tim Leissner, the former wunderkind Singapore-based chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Southeast Asia operations who has since taken leave and moved to Los Angeles.
It was Leissner who engineered three bond sales in 2012 and 2013 that totaled US$6.5 billion and yielded fees, commissions and expenses for Goldman of almost US$6 billion—9.1 percent of the funds raised, almost twice the normal cuts for investment banks.
US Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have been operating in Kuala Lumpur over the matter, asking officials for details of Leissner’s dealings and other matters. In addition, the US attorney’s office is said to be looking into money-laundering charges involving the purchase of opulent New York and California properties purchased on the Najib family’s behalf by agents believed to be connected to Jho Taek Low, the flamboyant young Penang-born financier that helped Najib set up 1MDB in the first place. The investigation is also said to encompass the funding of the Hollywood blockbuster Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo di Caprio and produced by Red Granite Productions, partly owned by Rosmah’s son Riza Aziz. Jho Low, as he is known, is also said to be a target of the investigation. He has been spending much ofhis time in Taiwan or aboard his gigantic yacht, the 91-meter Equanimity.
Najib has operated a marathon campaign to keep office, neutralizing investigations, firing his own deputy prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, and the attorney general as well as other law enforcement officials.
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