31 March 2022

La hangpa tau pasai apa penyamun dok menang...

Welcome Malaysia-Singapore Border Crossers...

Kalu rejamnya ke dalam tasik 100 kali pun 
dia tetap akan kata penyamun tak curi apa2...
Tular video pensyarah universiti awam dipercayai memarahi pelajarnya kerana 
tidak mampu memiliki komputer riba. Sifatkan golongan B40 tak pentingkan pelajaran...

Bayangkan kalu Professor tu dari PH atau DAP,
dah penuh Padang Merbok depa kutuk 40 hari 40 malam...

Menteri Besar Perak, Saarani Mohamad memohon maaf kepada Pulau Pinang selepas membuat keputusan untuk tidak menjual air mentah kepada negeri lain termasuk negeri itu. Beliau berkata, berdasarkan kajian yang dijalankan, Perak lebih memerlukan air untuk jangka masa panjang, iaitu sehingga 2050. 

“Kita nak minta maaf kepada Pulau Pinang. Bukan kita tak simpati dengan dia. Cuma kami kena ‘secure’ untuk orang Perak sendiri. “Jadi saya sudah beri keputusan. Bukan kami tak memahami, cuma kami tak cukup air,” katanya kepada FMT di sini.

Kepada Menteri Besar Perak, lain kali bila hang mai ke Pulau Pinang pastikan hang bawa ayaq sendiri untuk mandi dan cuci juboq...

PKR - Can Rafizi Make A Difference?

Did he or did he not?...

Remember Psy? Yes, the South Korean rapper famous for his “Gangnam Style”. Some pro-BN people with big money managed to get him to perform live in Penang in 2013. Remember? It was a free open-air concert. Whether the South Korean knew it or not, it was a BN election campaign. After all, GE13 was around the corner then.

Among those present was Datuk Seri Najib Razak himself, at that time prime minister and chairman of Barisan Nasional. Najib took the microphone and asked the crowd (huge and predominantly Chinese) whether they were ready for Psy. They answered with a booming “YES”.

And Najib went on to ask if they were ready for BN. In fact, he asked thrice. And each time the crowd answered loud and clear “NO”. Surely we can recall that, right? If not, go to YouTube. It’s there for all to see. That roaring “NO” somehow told the story on how the people of Penang, the Chinese in particular, felt about BN then.

Then there was the big dinner in Port Klang. I can’t say for sure if it was held before or after the Penang embarrassment for Najib and BN. But it took place all the same. Anyway, I was told the dinner was attended by hundreds if not thousands from the Chinese community.

Najib was obviously pleased with the turnout. So pleased was he that after the dinner he called for a meeting at his residence with members of his many thinktanks although it was already late at night, to discuss the “latest development”, so to speak. One of the members who attended the meeting told me the then PM was “beaming”, smiling broadly telling his team that the Chinese were “back with us”.

Well, the BN won GE13 and remained government at federal level. But the results showed its performance was nothing to be proud of. No two-thirds majority. The Chinese who Najib thought had returned to support BN had not done so.

Fast forward to recent days when he was campaigning for BN earlier this month just days before the Johor state election. Najib was given rousing welcome in the many places he went. The people in Johor, including the Chinese, seemed excited to meet him, fist bumps and selfies aplenty.

And we know how the state election results went. Was the big BN win because of his campaigning? Was he the pull factor despite the guilty verdict (which he is currently appealing) by the courts for the SRC International charges? Whatever it was, Najib was clearly “encouraged” by what took place in Johor.

Off he went to Penang a few days ago to speak at an “international business summit”. And he claimed to have seen “Bossku” banners greeting him and a group of his Chinese supporters even turned up at the Penang airport to welcome him. And during his speech at the “summit”, he spoke on the “many things he did for the good of the Chinese” and how the Chinese “had experienced the economy drying up after GE14” which he lost.

One needs not be a political expert to know that boosted by his Johor experience Najib was now wooing Chinese support. Nothing wrong with that, I would say. But the thing is, he somehow felt it was right to deny he had back in 2013 (when he thought the Chinese were with him) said “Apa lagi Cina mau?”

To many Malaysians, those words implied that the Chinese were greedy and ungrateful for not supporting BN despite being accorded “good treatment, help and assistance” by the coalition which Najib led. Needless to say, “Apa lagi Cina mau” had hurt the feelings of the Chinese, to say the very least.

So Najib has denied ever saying those words. Strangely. I must agree with DAP’s Lim Lip Eng that Najib’s denial is a decade too late. Strangely, he had not distanced himself as soon as the report made the front page of  Utusan Malaysia.

In fact, as soon as the “Apa lagi cina mau” headline appeared, opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim called Najib as Umno chief to take responsibility because Utusan was an Umno paper and “followed his instruction”.

Anyway, did Najib say “Apa lagi Cina mau?” Hard to tell. If he had said, it must have been at the Umno HQ when the results of GE13 had come in. As said earlier, BN registered an “unconvincing” performance despite winning GE13. One of the members called to the meeting told me Najib was “beaming”, smiling broadly telling his team the Chinese were “back with us”.

Could it be those words were uttered (I repeat, if indeed he had said it. I am putting it this way now that he has denied saying it) at the spur of the moment when he was overwhelmed by frustration, anger maybe, considering the dismay BN performance?

And the newspaper which carried the remarks on its headline, as rightly pointed out by Anwar, was Umno-owed. Hence, it was Umno-friendly and Umno mouthpiece. The paper, I feel, was prompted to ask “Apa lagi Cina mau” probably when Najib attributed the “poor” BN performance to a “Chinese tsunami”. Yes. “Chinese tsunami”, Najib did say. This cannot be denied!

The “Apa lagi Cina mau” storyline was extensively used by Utusan in commentaries and write-ups in support of those very words. Strangely, Najib did not reprimand Utusan. Until now we have not heard of Utusan editors taken to task over the years (what more “punished” for anything which could have linked him, president of the party which owned Utusan and the prime minister of Malaysia to the controversial headline).

Would the paper dare to do anything like that in the first place? Najib met the media on election night. That would mean the TV cameras were there at Umno HQ. Everything he said was carried on national television live or delayed telecast for the many TV bulletins.

To settle this issue once and for all, it would be good to preview the visuals of Najib meeting the media session on election night 5 May 2013 or early morning of 6 May 2013. Someone needs to dig deep into the archives of RTM and TV3 to retrieve the visuals. National archives even. There lies the truth. What was said and what was not, assuming the “evidence” is still there.- Mohsin Abdullah,mySinchew


29 March 2022

Dah tahu depa tu penyamun...

The latest information to come out on the MySejahtera scandal is that the company with which the government is negotiating to continue the services of the app, MySJ, agreed to pay RM338.6 million for the rights to the intellectual property associated with the app in October 2020. The intellectual property and software licensing scheme will last for some five years.

According to the report in Code Blue, the app developer is Entomo Malaysia Sdn Bhd (formerly KPISoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd). The information comes from court documents whereby P2 Asset Management Sdn Bhd, a MySJ shareholder, in an action dated Nov 24 last year is suing Entomo, Revolusi Asia Sdn Bhd (another MySJ shareholder) and MySJ for alleged breach of a share sale agreement.

So the government has no plans to sell the MySejahtera app to the private sector, according to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. The latest development predates his statement, but obviously something is terribly wrong.

While Khairy has taken the political stance to refute opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s statement that a sale was made, the fact remains that a contract is being directly negotiated for the continued provision of services for the app.

Now, we know why the government is not selling the MySejahtera app - it does not own the intellectual rights to be able to sell it anyway but MySJ is buying it and the government is apparently paying it to buy it from the original developer, now called Entomo, plus of course the usual margin. This is a classic case of middlemen patronage business and politics. - P.Gunasegaram,mk


With effect from 1st April 2021 onwards Putrajaya must retrospectively pay MySJ Sdn Bhd for the MySejahtera app usage, until and unless Putrajaya decides to use a similar software from another vendor. The opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim wants the government to explain the sale of MySejahtera apps to a private company.

Khairy said he decided to regularise the MySejahtera application and the need for a contract to be signed jointly between the government and the company managing the platform.The government is negotiating with license holder MySJ Sdn Bhd on the subscription terms of the MySejahtera application.

Of all the personal databases compiled via apps in Malaysia encompassing a variety of purposes, like mobile phone access, etc, the MySejahtera database is arguably the most complete representation of the nation's demographics. 

Imagine the treasure trove of private information contained therein which can be exploited and profited by a private company. 

Khairy have meanwhile clarified that the database will still be in the hands of MOH, but can we trust him on this assurance when disclosure on MySJ Sdn Bhd only became evident after four months! - Sharifuddin Abdul Latiff

Man once locked up for MySejahtera 
tweet enraged by latest news on app...

In June 2021, a man’s home was raided, he was arrested and spent a night in the lock-up for a tweet about MySejahtera funding.The arrest under the Emergency Ordinance, which was then in place, was for causing public unrest.

The tweet, which landed him in hot water, was one which stated that the RM70 million budget was not for MySejahtera but to pay for a contractor managing the vaccine rollout.

As MySejahtera funding and ownership issues relating to it hit headlines again, the man read the news enraged.

“I am angry because I spent a day in lockup last year and lost my handphone, modem and router (which were held) for months, because I questioned something which the news now shows is true,” he said in a Tweet yesterday.

The 37-year-old, who works in the IT industry, was never identified by police in its statement on his arrest or in any subsequent news reports. He was only identified by his Twitter handle at the time - Abah@ChairmanGLC.

Declining to be identified again, when speaking to Malaysiakini today, he said the recent news made him consider taking legal action against the authorities.

“I want to (take legal action). But I don’t have the time and energy to do it,” he said.

The news last weekend, however, did not touch on the developments for the vaccine rollout or what the contractor tasked to do so, as per the tweet that landed the man in trouble.

Instead, it was about how MySejahtera was developed without a proper contract in place, and how the government is only now negotiating to procure the application.

This was based on the Public Accounts Committee proceedings last week. Even so, the man believes it vindicates him.  

“The weekend news was that RM70 million wasn’t used for the development of MySejahtera and its portal. Which was what I tweeted in the first place,” he said.

'If we don't speak up for us, who will?'

To date, the case has been classified as “no further action” by the Attorney-General’s Chambers, while the items seized have been returned. But he can no longer use the phone, he said, because the authorities had done something to the operating system in the course of their investigation, rendering it unusable.

His Twitter account was also suspended and the contents, which were largely critical of the government, have been wiped. Since his release, he has returned to Twitter, with a similar handle, and continues to tweet critically about government policies.

“At first, I was afraid (to go back to tweeting), but if we don’t speak up because we are scared, then who can do so on our behalf?

“When I was arrested under the Emergency Ordinance, there were others hauled up for the same matter but I was the only one who was locked up.

“I knew then that I had hit a nerve and there was some truth to what I said,” he said.

Among those who were investigated last June over comments about MySejahtera was Galen Centre for Health and Policy chief executive Azrul Mohd Khalib. The think tank’s chief was questioned by police over a November 2020 tweet expressing concern over the protection of data obtained and managed through MySejahtera.

The case is still pending and his seized handphone is still in police possession, Azrul shared in a Twitter exchange with the man yesterday. He also said he has not heard from the authorities over the matter since last year and is not keen to follow up.

‘Sue them!’

About 24 hours since the man tweeted about his anger, his post has been retweeted more than 2,000 times and liked more than 5,000 times. It is gaining similar traction as the post which landed him in the police lock-up.

Largely, netizens responding to him urged him to take the authorities to court while others asked if he needed funds to take legal action.

Clamouring for “justice”, one person said: “Sue them! Sue them for defamation, to make this case an example, and because of your distress and disrupting your work and daily life.”

News that MySejahtera was developed by a private party without a proper contract with the government has raised concern over data protection.

Yesterday, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin assured that only the Health Ministry has access to the data obtained through MySejahtera.

As part of Covid-19 control measures, Malaysians must check in at premises visited using the MySejahtera app.

However, many have questioned the need for this since the data has not been used for contact tracing in individual cases. - Aidila Razak,mk


28 March 2022

Sepasang kepala lanun negara...

Cakap berdegar-degar, tumit di keting...

Umat Menyamun Number One

Corruption : Are We Past The Rubicon?...

How fearful are Najib and Rosmah, of having to spend time behind bars? Do you not think that they have thought over and over again, what their life in jail would be like? Do you not think that at night, they have sleepless nights, and are awakened from sleep by nightmares of cell doors being slammed shut behind them as they finally begin to serve their sentences? 

They are now past being embarrassed or ashamed that Najib is already a convicted felon, and Rosmah is in court facing jail time if she is found guilty as charged. For both of them, what now matters is staying out of jail. 

The day of judgement for other corrupt politicians and those who take bribes while in public office, is nigh. If Najib and Rosmah cannot escape punishment, what more, lesser mortals?

But we are far from having political corruption and bribery under control! The check and balances in place are far from being adequate. While the Judiciary are now independent of political interference and seems to be untainted,  questions are still being asked about the independence and commitment of other law enforcement agencies to combat corruption - especially PDRM and MACC.

The stench of corruption is still overpowering and still threatens our present and our future. There are still rats in the sewer. Some of those involved in corruption are still in power and have influence. We must not stop the anti corruption fight. We must continue with more vim and vigor. The Convicted Felon, the Mother of all corrupted Politicians, will soon start his sentence and that tells us that in the fight against corruption, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter.

We have got the Judiciary we deserved. Independent, virtuous and committed to their task of bringing those who are corrupt to justice, but surely the wheels of Justice should turn with more speed? 

We, the rakyat, are ready to dump the thieves, the robbers and those treasonous corrupted leaders who abuse their term in public office, but the Opposition parties must show their sincerity to deliver for the rakyat and the rakyat only. Unfortunately, they are giving the impression that they too are greedy for power and are susceptible to being corrupted too. There need to be more house cleaning within the political parties first before GE 15.

But we are moving in the right direction. FORWARD! The difficult decisions have been made by the Pakatan Harapan government after they took government at PRU14. The former prime minister of Malaysia have had to answer for the things he did while holding the highest public office in the land, and he has been found guilty. His wife is now being tried for  her Kleptocratic greed. And the Umno Court Clusters are already in the dock answering for their abuse of political and public office. Judgement day awaits all of them dalam masa terdekat!  

There is hope for Malaysia. There is hope that our nation and the future will be ours again. For Malaysians like me who choose to live abroad and now wants to come home, we know that we may need to wait a bit more before we can do so, but we are more than hopeful that we can and will be back in our beloved Tanah Air sooner, rather than later. Take heart, my friends, and let us all work towards a shared purpose - to make our nation the one we want and deserved. A nation for every Malaysians that wants to call it home. - Hussein Abdul Hamid

Malaysians have matured, 
but not its political parties...

We often look to the US and its two-party system as some sort of a model for democracy. There is the Democrat party and the Republican party. One party acts as government and the other as opposition, depending on the flavour of the day, for the check and balance to happen.

In Malaysia, as we see how the recent Sarawak, Melaka and Johor state elections have been, BN has been making almost clean sweeps in winning both states, resulting in many people criticising the opposition for not being united.

It’s not just disunity within the Pakatan Harapan coalition, but there is now a third coalition in the form of Perikatan Nasional.

Since 2008, the opposition has tried their best to come together to become a force to challenge BN. It started as Pakatan Rakyat and evolved into Harapan.

Many times, it would seem like parties with totally opposite ideals are just coming together, such as the DAP and PAS. But that was seen as something necessary.

In my opinion, this type of two coalition politics can definitely work if, like in the case of our beloved country, there is a common enemy that one side would like to defeat.

BN seen as the enemy

Obviously, we are looking at how BN has always been seen as the enemy that everyone else needs to destroy. This was put in motion in 2008 and 2013, with it becoming a success in 2018. Also proven, a model like this works in the short term but not necessarily for the long term. I mean, come on. Twenty-two months is pretty short for a government to stay in power.

So when the recent three state elections came about, why was it that this same model was seen as the strategy to go with? Obviously, it isn't something feasible anymore. And with the next general election just around the corner, there are concerns.

As many people are seeing how Malaysian politics is falling into a slump, I would express my disagreement. Instead, I would say that the country is maturing. We are progressively moving towards politics where people no longer feel the need to fight a so-called ‘enemy’ anymore.

Sure, we want to weed out the dirty and corrupt politicians and all, but, if a political party can be sure that they are worthy contenders, they will get the votes.

Nothing new

BN has proven that most recently in the Johor state election. It had nothing to do with the opposition being disunited. Instead, it had everything to do with the opposition parties having nothing new to offer the voters. It was mainly the same old strategy of saying that BN is dirty and if you don’t want things to get worse, then don’t vote for them. That is so 2018 (and 2013 as well as 2008!)!

The opposition needs to start realising that they cannot model themselves after BN whereby you get a whole bunch of component parties to form a super coalition anymore. The only reason BN is still winning is that the opposition is still playing that same game.

It’s obvious that Malaysia is now moving towards a multi-party system and the best way for the opposition to make an impact is to embrace that. The opposition consists of many parties that have many different agendas and manifestos. It is almost impossible for all of them to come together before an election and agree to a common manifesto.

Internal bickering

It will just result in a lot of internal bickering. We know this because we've seen how this doesn’t work already. The best bet is for all of them to just head into elections with their own different manifestos.

But it is important that these manifestos and agendas are clear and issue-driven instead of just harping on anger, revenge and fear. They need to show the people that they have solutions for improving the country and making life better for everyone. That’s what the people want now.

They aren’t interested in the old narrative of bringing down the old blood who have dominated. Just show the people good and efficient governance that benefits them.

It’s time we move towards the way of New Zealand and many other European countries where governments are decided upon negotiations of winning parties after an election.

Minority government

Basically, a minority government could be the way forward where a group of political parties who have won seats come together and decide on a mutual agreement to form a workable government after the election has happened.

This is something that I have written about numerous times before after seeing how it has been proven to work more often than not. For example, the state assembly in Perak decided on a Confidence and Supply Agreement (CSA) in 2020 when the state government was shaky.

It was a mature decision and for the most part, the agreement has been observed. It was probably the first CSA of its kind in Malaysia.Back then, I wrote that what Perak did could be a model for how the Federal could work too. In a way, it probably did work when Umno’s Ismail Sabri became prime minister.

He met with opposition leaders and they agreed on maintaining a stable government during the Covid-19 crisis. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed and we have been going on based on that agreement so far. The important thing is that everyone must keep to their word for this to be successful.

So back to what I was trying to say regarding a minority government coming to the next general election. Heck, even political commentator Wong Chin Huat recently wrote about it.

Form an alliance

The opposition needs to realise that they are not a unit, but they can be. They can’t be a unit going into an election but they can be after an election. They can come together and form an alliance by compromising on their manifestos.

They need to discuss and negotiate like mature adults and always keep the interest of the people in mind. I know there will be many critics who will say that our politicians are far from mature. But just hold on now. It has been proven that minority governments and CSAs can work in Malaysia.

It worked for Perak. In a sense, it worked on a federal level too when the MOU was signed between Ismail’s government and the opposition. Of course, there will be glitches along the way, but that can be figured out as we go along.

I think this will work very well because it would mean no one side has too much power. But it would only work if the current opposition parties move towards accepting this instead of moving like they have been in all of the elections before this.

Malaysians have spoken during these recent past state elections. Whether it’s by not turning up to vote (seeing how low the voter turnout has been), or even by voting for Barisan Nasional. So it’s time to move with the times. The Malaysian people have matured and it’s time for the politicians to do so as well. - Zan Azlee


26 March 2022

Kalong berlian pink untuk bini MP Pekan...

Rosmah Mansor beli kalung berlian pink bernilai RM97.2 juta buatan Lorraine Schwartz
Menurut Schwartz, Rosmah telah meminta berlian 18 karat, namun dia hanya mempunyai berlian merah jambu 22 karat dan urus niaga akhirnya dicapai untuk pembelian batu permata bersaiz lebih besar. Tahun seterusnya, 2014, Rosmah dilaporkan turut membeli barang kemas tambahan bernilai AS$1.3 juta (RM5.5 juta).

Hangpa ingat dak dulu macam mana Najib dan Rosmah kelentong pasai berlian pink bernilai RM97.2 juta ni?... 👇👇👇

Najib lied again? The evidence provided by Schwartz contradicted former PM Najib Abdul Razak's claim in 2018 that the diamond was a gift from United Arab Emirates’ Sheikh Mansour Zayed...

Kaki kelentong No 1...

Jury shown invoice of US$23 million 
diamond necklace created for Rosmah...

The jury in the trial of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker Roger Ng finally got a look at hard proof of the treasures bought with money allegedly looted in the multibillion-dollar 1MDB corruption scandal.

But the jurors did not get to see the actual US$23 million necklace with a pink diamond big enough to be a paperweight that was created by prestigious New York jeweller Lorraine Schwartz for Rosmah Mansor, the wife of the former prime minister Najib Razak. They were not even shown a photo of the necklace. They saw an invoice.

And so it went on Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court, where prosecutors were winding down their case and showing jurors how billions of dollars diverted from three US$6.5 billion 1MDB bond transactions by fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, were used to buy luxury items.

Low is also accused of diverting funds from 1MDB to Najib’s stepson, Riza Aziz, who was a friend of the financier, to help produce “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Continue reading...

Remember Najib’s claim he had returned $620 million? – U.S. exposed how Rosmah bought RM97 million pink diamond necklace...

Najib Razak, the disgraced former Malaysian prime minister sent to 12 years in prison for corruption, is a known serial liar. There are tonnes of lies he had spewed over the years. When he was still in power, he lied that he did not know partner-in-crime Jho Low, not to mention repetitively said he did not steal any money – even after US$681 million (RM2.6 billion) was found in his bank accounts.

He has many favourite lies. One of them was that the money which he had stolen was donations from Arab royal family. Don’t laugh – at least 4 million Malaysian Malays were so impressed with his story that they voted for Najib Razak in the 2018 General Election. Another favourite lie was that he had returned US$620 million to the senders.

There are basically three phases of “LIES” that Najib has mastered over the years in his political career. First – “deny” all the allegations. Second, when you cannot deny anymore, “divert” the attention elsewhere. Third, “blame” everyone except himself and his families. Repeat the process again until people get confused and sick and tired of his lies.

So, when he was first linked to the 1MDB scandal, he kept denying that he knew Jho Low or had siphoned money from the US$6.5 billion in bonds that Goldman Sachs helped to raise between 2009 and 2014. When that failed, he diverted the attention to Saudi, knowing very well the Malay Muslims will believe anything he said whenever the “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque”s card is flashed.

At one time (July 2015), in another cheap diversion tactic, Najib threatened to sue the Wall Street Journal for exposing the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. Four months later, the shameless (former) prime minister chicken out with a laughable excuse – he was not a well known personality in that country (America) in order to obtain higher damages.

After his government was stunningly toppled in the May 2018 General Election, he started blaming everyone after he was arrested and charged. He blamed the judiciary system and the social media for being unfair to him. He blamed the newly elected Pakatan Harapan government for being vengeful. Hilariously, he has even blamed Jho Low for scamming him.

However, for the last 3 years, thanks to the trials that have been progressing at a snail’s pace, Mr Najib has yet to face the 1MDB Trial. When he was sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined RM210 million in July 2020 for abuse of power, money laundering and breach of trust (CBT), it only involved RM42 million stolen from SRC International Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of 1MDB).

Instead, the explosive 1MDB scandal saw its first trial involving ex-Goldman banker Roger Ng Chong Hwa in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York. The trial of Mr Ng, a Malaysian, has opened a can of worms which is damaging to the former Malaysian premier at a critical time when he embarks on a journey to make a comeback as prime minister again.
For example, the despicable man can no longer claim that the US$681 million was donations from Saudi royal family. In the trial against Ng, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has testified in the court that not only Jho Low had stolen US$1.42 billion (RM6 billion), Najib Razak similarly stole US$756 million (RM3.2 billion) while his stepson, Riza Aziz, pocketed US$238 million (RM1 billion).

Not only the testimony from FBI forensic accountant Eric Van Dorn is the first time the U.S. authorities have detailed how those involved in the 1MDB deals were paid and how much they received, it has confirmed for the third time – after previous confirmation from the U.S. DOJ and U.S. Securities Commission – that there was no Saudi donations whatsoever, as claimed by Najib.

Now, for the first time since Najib hoodwinked 4-million gullible Malays, the American jury finally got a look at “hard proof” of the treasure bought with the so-called US$620 million that Najib claimed to have had returned. Part of the stolen money was used to buy a 22-carat pink diamond necklace worth a staggering US$23 million (RM97 million) for Najib’s wife – Rosmah Mansor.

But how could that happen when Najib had returned the donation money? Here’s where Najib should be given a trophy for his lies. It was only half-truth when he said US$620 million had been returned. What he didn’t tell his stupid supporters was that he did not return the money to the Saudi royal family (because there is none), but had transferred it to Tanore Finance Corp. account in Singapore.

Tanore Finance had been just a staging account set up by Jho Low and Najib Razak to be diverted again to fund their lavish lifestyle. The account had nothing to do with Saudi government or the kingdom’s royal family. In fact, a month after the US$620 million was returned to the Tanore, the money was used to purchase a 22-K pink diamond necklace for Rosmah.

According to U.S.-DOJ investigations as early as 2017, Jho Low had arranged for jewellery designer Lorraine Schwartz (also known as “Jewish Queen of Oscar Bling”) for the pink diamond – with a heart-shaped gem – on June 2, 2013. In August the same year, Najib conveniently returned US$620 million to Tanore Finance, after receiving US$681 million from the same account in March 2013.

Apparently, Rosmah wanted an 18-carat diamond, but Schwartz said she only had a 22-carat pink diamond. Schwartz subsequently travelled to Monaco on July 5, 2013 and met Jho Low aboard the Topaz, one of the largest private yachts in the world built at a cost of €400 million. Jho Low had chartered the 147-meter yacht for 7 days at a cost of €3.5 million.

Aboard the Topaz, Schwartz showed the pink diamond to a group of people – Jho Low, Rosmah, and one of her friends. The group happily discussed the design of the necklace to hold the 22-carat pink diamond. On Sept 28, 2013, Schwartz met again with Jho Low and Rosmah in a hotel suite in the Mandarin Time Warner in New York in order to show them the layout of the necklace design.

The 22-carat pink diamond, described as “22.17-carat Natural Fancy Intense Pink VS2 clarity (GIA#2115637296) Cut-Cornered Square Modified Brilliant Cut diamond,” was invoiced on 3 July, 2013 for a jaw-dropping US$23,000,000. The second invoice, dated July 31, 2013, was for US$4,300,000 for the accompanying necklace. Hence, the total cost was US27,300,000.

Schwartz was asked to invoice Blackrock Commodities (Global) Limited (“Blackrock”). On Sept 9, 2013, just days after Najib proudly told all and sundry that he had returned US$620 million to its original donor (Tanore Finance), US$58,849,050 was wired from the same Tanore Account to another account at Falcon Bank in Singapore held in the name of Midhurst Trading Limited (“Midhurst Trading Account”).

The following day (Sept 10, 2013), Midhurst transferred US$32,760,000 to an account at DBS Bank Ltd. in Singapore held by Blackrock (referred to as “Blackrock Account” by DOJ). On the same day, Blackrock made two separate wire transfers to a bank account at Bank of America in New York held by Lorraine Schwartz Inc. in payment for the 22-carat pink diamond necklace.

Investigations done by US-DOJ also revealed that “Blackrock Account” was used to do nothing but to pay for jewellery purchases for Jho Low and their associates, including Auntie Rosie. In fact, between April 2013 and September 2014, the account was used to purchase a total of approximately US$200 million (RM840 million) in jewellery, again, using funds traceable to the 2013 bonds and the 2014 Deutsche Bank loans.

Besides the 22-carat pink diamond necklace, Rosmah had also purchased 27 other jewelleries from the same “Jewish Queen of Oscar Bling”. The 27 pieces of jewelleries, all 18K – white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, black gold – of bangles or necklaces, were priced from US$40,172 to US$240,000 a pop and were purchased during dinner between Rosmah and Schwartz at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.

Known as a “PONZI” scheme, the details of how the pink diamond necklace was purchased with money stolen from 1MDB had already been exposed in 2017, when the U.S. Justice Department released its investigation papers – documents as thick as 251-page – that linked then-PM Najib Razak as the “MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1” and Rosmah as the “wife of MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1”.

Najib didn’t return the US$620 million to his self-proclaimed Saudi royal family because the money was unused (as he famously claims). He returned it because he needed to siphon it elsewhere, as instructed by Jho Low whenever Rosmah wanted to buy more “bling-bling”. The money was siphoned from the three bond sales for 1MDB (code-named Project Magnolia, Maximus and Catalyze).

Under “Project Maximus”, the second bonds issued by 1MDB in 2012, known as Aabar BVI phase, Najib received US$30 million. But the juiciest kickbacks came from the “Project Catalyze” (Tanore phase) in 2013 when the disgraced Malaysian leader received a further US$681 million misappropriated from 1MDB. Now, the jigsaw puzzle is almost solved.

The U.S. authorities (DOJ, SEC and FBI) have been very consistent in their investigation since then-U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced that the Justice Department filed lawsuits to seize assets on July 20, 2016. But the same cannot be said about Najib and Rosmah, who have displayed flip-flop, inconsistency and contradiction in their half-baked fairy tales.
From insisting that the RM2.7 billion in his bank accounts was a donation from the Saudi royal family, to saying he was “assuming” the money was donations, and to blaming Jho Low for scamming him, Najib is as guilty as hell. Now, Rosmah cried that it was a UAE price (Sheikh Mansour Zayed) who had wanted to give a pink diamond necklace to her. Do they dare sue the Government of the United States?

Like it or not, both Najib and his lovely wife Rosmah are in trouble. The testimonies in the U.S. court could be used in Malaysian court during the coming 1MDB trial against them. The evidence will definitely influence the outcome of the Najib’s pending appeal at the Federal Court. It would be harder, if not impossible, for the Attorney General’s Chamber or the Kangaroo Court to throw away their charges.

Roll out the red carpet for Rosmah...

In Malaysia, you do or die. You do not procrastinate. Our judiciary had a chance to jail the convicted felon, Najib Abdul Razak, but didn't. With every passing day since his SRC International trial, Najib has sapped our energy and sanity. His supporters believe that he is innocent and demand that his slate be wiped clean.

Law-abiding citizens are losing faith and trust in the institutions which should be protecting them, and that includes the judiciary.

Meanwhile, Najib struts around like a prime-minister-in-waiting. He engaged an American PR firm to spruce up his dented image. Despite the damaging testimonies during the trial of the Goldman Sachs banker, Roger Ng, Najib has sailed from strength to strength. The cherry on the cake being the Umno win in Johor.

When he is finally installed once more as PM, Najib will say, "I told you so! Cash is king."

How many times have we been reminded that we follow the Westminster system of justice and that Najib's crime was a bailable offence? We are also told that it was left to the judges' discretion to jail Najib. So what prompted the reluctance to jail him? He could just as easily have lodged his appeal from prison.

So, why did the judiciary fail us with Najib? No lessons will be learnt by other corrupt and potentially corrupt politicians. They see a lax system. In the shadows of the corridors of power, they whisper, "It's the Deep State at work."

You may think that Najib's return as PM is bad, but picture this: The red carpet will soon be rolled out for the former, self-styled First lady of Malaysia (FLOM), Rosmah Mansor, to take her rightful place beside Najib.

Yet again, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been proven right. To paraphrase him, Malaysians are forgetful. Najib's supporters, MCA and MIC, have forgotten that Najib is a convict. He stole their money, too.

Did anyone notice Rosmah at any of the Umno by-election campaigns and victory speeches? No! All throughout, she has been safely hidden away from public view. She only surfaces at her own corruption trials.

Rosmah is kept out of sight because she sets our pulses racing and increases our blood pressure. She reminds us of Najib's criminal past. His simple strategy to make us forget his crimes was effective. "Out of sight, out of mind." Fortunately for most Malaysians, yesterday’s trial in America, brought it all flooding back.

We recall Najib's soundbite, "Cash is king', and that Rosmah saved since her teenage years to purchase her expensive jewellery. Members of Najib's former cabinet lied about the Arab prince. The investigative bodies, like the MACC, the police, and the former attorney-general all found Najib as innocent as a newborn babe.

Lorraine Schwartz and Rosmah

The pink diamond

On March 24, the jury in Ng's trial was told that there was no Arab prince who would donate RM2.6 billion. There was no teenage piggy bank, even for someone as 'frugal' as Rosmah. The shockwaves during the trial were felt from America to Malaysia. Parallels have been drawn between the American and Malaysian investigations. The focus centred on the quality, depth, and thoroughness of the investigations.

First. Who is lying? Is it New York jeweller Lorraine Schwartz, who was commissioned to design Rosmah's necklace? Or Najib? Schwartz said that she sold a 22-carat diamond necklace worth US$23 million (RM97 million) to Rosmah. In 2018, Najib claimed that the pink diamond was a gift from Sheikh Mansour Zayed of the UAE.

Najib has not denied Schwarz's testimony. Does this mean he lied?

Second. Where is the pink diamond? No photo of the diamond or necklace has emerged. Why not? Was the pink diamond amongst the items seized by the Malaysian police when they raided Najib's residence in 2018?

Jurors were told that the pink diamond was like a paperweight. Something as huge as this would have been singled out in the haul of several items seized from Najib's residences. So, where is the diamond/necklace?

Third. Tim Leissner's sweetener for his Malay mistress, Rohana Rozhan, was a townhouse in London, worth US$10 million. The money allegedly came from 1MDB. The MACC acted with speed. Within days of Leissner's testimony, they twice interviewed Rohana and subsequently froze her assets. When will Rosmah and Najib visit the MACC headquarters?

Fourth. How does one convince the gullible Malaysian public that Najib is guilty? His theft of taxpayers' money has plunged Malaysia into debt and it is our children and grandchildren who are burdened with debt payments.

If any kind of reform is to become a reality, Pakatan Harapan is the only viable show in town. Time and again, Umno and its various clones, like Bersatu, Pejuang and PAS, have failed the rakyat.

Harapan is not perfect and it has a lot of soul searching to do before it can become palatable and trusted again by the Malaysian public.Will PKR president Anwar Ibrahim's ego allow him to stand down for younger creative leaders to manage Harapan?

The alternative, which is a return to a government led by Najib, is too horrible to contemplate. His newly revitalised Umno will be merciless and remove all obstacles to their rule.

If Najib returns as PM, the kleptocratic days of his previous tenure will be nothing compared to the new plans which he has lined up for you.Do nothing at your peril.- Mariam Mokhtar


24 March 2022

Sosma - Gomen kalah dalam undi belah bagi...

SOSMA ni hanya untuk marhaen bawahan saja. 
Orang atasan,kayangan bebas buat apa saja... 

Usul bagi melanjutkan penguatkuasaan subseksyen 4(5) Akta Kesalahan Keselamatan (Langkah-langkah Khas) 2012 (Sosma) gagal mendapat sokongan mencukupi Dewan Rakyat petang ini.

Hanya 84 ahli parlimen bersetuju berbanding 86 yang tidak bersetuju dalam proses undi belah bahagi tersebut. Seramai 50 orang lagi ahli parlimen tidak hadir. Keputusan itu dimaklumkan Yang Dipertua Dewan Rakyat Azhar Harun.

Ini bermakna, subseksyen berkenaan - yang membenarkan seseorang suspek ditahan sehingga 28 hari tanpa perlu dihadapkan di hadapan majistret - tidak akan lagi berkuat kuasa selepas ia luput pada 31 Julai 2022. - mk

T/Kasih kpd 84 MP yang setuju,50 MP yg ponteng,shame on you...

This is the first time ever Government bill defeated by the Opposition in parliamentary history. A motion to extend the enforced period for a key provision under the Security Offences (Special Measures) 2012 Act (SOSMA) was taken down by  the Opposition.

Opposition    : 86
Government : 84

What is the significance of the SOSMA motion defeat for the government?

1. The government has not collapsed but has just got a big slap on the face. 

2. The home minister, YB Hamzah Zainuddin should seriously consider resigning for this defeat. He promoted and defended this motion, but it is pretty obvious that some of his own government MPs did not turn to support him. Political chatter has it that he is unpopular amongst government MPs.

3. Should YAB Ismail Sabri, the pm resign as well? Since this was a motion and not a legislation, there is less political pressure on him to resign. However, he will go down in history as a sitting pm who has lost a motion vote in Parliament. This has to be an all-time political low for a sitting pm in living memory.

4. The government is obviously disunited, not just in the Johore elections. This disunity has now crossed into administrative and operational issues too. Expect more internal fireworks to come. - Wong Chen

Kompaun sudah dikeluarkan kepada Lim Kit Siang. KKM juga harap Najib Razak bayar satu kompaun yang dikeluarkan semasa PRN Johor yang masih belum settle. KKM juga harap Najib Razak menerima 4 lagi kompaun yang dihantar melalui pos daftar yang pegawai DS enggan terima sebelum ini.- KJ

Melayu bila buat business tak pandai nak sustain,mulalah mintak bantuan gomen.Padahal bos Sapura,Shahril Shamsuddin punya gaji dan perks bukan 
main tinggi kalah pak Menteri...