Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Multiple Charges Against Najib Possible


A Kadir Jasin


PREAMBLE: Views expressed herein are entirely mine. I am writing in my personal capacity as a blogger. It has nothing to do with whatever position I may hold.

Najib and his wife, Rosmah had been interviewed by MACC
ALHAMDULILLAH, I have just finished giving statement to the police (at Bukit Aman) concerning two articles I wrote which touched on the constitutional monarchy. It seems that quite a number of police reports were made against me. I thank the police and all well-wishers.

Now back to business. 

The news that Malaysian authorities investigating the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal are considering charging former Prime Minister, (Datuk Seri I Mappadulung Daeng Mattimung Karaeng Sandrobone Sultan Abdul Jalil) Mohd Najib Abdul Razak with money laundering and misappropriation of property is unsurprising.

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The Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was quoted as saying that Najib may face multiple charges and that the case against him is watertight.

Whatever criminal charge or charges the prosecutor may bring against him is immaterial. What the people want is justice. They want him and his co-conspirators punish and the stolen assets recovered.

And if they can, they want these done quickly. I won’t blame them. It has been at least five years that the 1MDB and, to a lesser degree, the SRC International Sdn Bhd, scandals had been made known to them.

It started quite harmlessly with the lavish spending, including the staging of a mammoth "Gangnam Style" concert and “makam besar” in Penang during the 2013 general election campaign.

Words spread that these events were bankrolled by a certain Penang born businessman by the name of Low Taek Jho or better known as Jho Low. It later turned out that Jho Low is Najib’s partner in crime.

Their crimes had been proven in trials in Singapore and the legal actions in the United States of America and Switzerland.

Only here in Malaysia that it’s business as usual until Najib’s Barisan Nasional was ousted in the May 9 polls.

Since then Najib’s Attorney-General and protector, (Tan Sri) Mohamed Apandi Ali, had been shown the door and the new AG, Tommy Thomas has made the 1MDB/SRC investigation his priority.

A Reuter report from Kuala Lumpur had quoted Thomas as saying that his office was studying possible criminal and civil action.

The international news agency quoted a source close to the investigations as telling it that Najib may be charged with dishonest misappropriation of property under the Malaysian Penal Code.

The offense, Reuter says, carries a maximum jail sentence of five years, a fine and whipping. The law, however, forbids men over the age of 50 years from being whipped. Najib is 64.

Maybe misappropriation of property and money laundering are easier to prove. Several people and banks involved in laundering stolen 1MDB money had been tried and found guilty in Singapore.

These were people used by Jho Low to launder the stolen 1MDB money though the Singapore banking system. Two foreign banks had also been shut down.

In the US, for instance, money laundering charges had been used to dismantle the Mafia empires and sent their godfathers to jail. Once the Mafia chiefs were imprisoned, their other criminal activities like murders, kidnappings and extortion could be more easily investigated and prosecuted.

The same could be done with Najib and his associates – lock them away and proceed with the investigations into all the cases relating to them – anything from the purchase of the French submarines to the murders of the Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu and the founder of the Arab-Malaysian Bank, Hussein Najadi, the suspicious death of private investigator P. Balasubramaniam and other unsolved mysteries.

Altantuya's murder will be reinvestigated
Even Jho Low could be made to sing with the promise of a lighter punishment. But he must still be made to suffer the consequences of his criminal activities.

Jho Low knew his days as the international playboy and big spender were over the moment the BN lost on May 9. Almost immediately he sent feelers to offer the olive branch to the Pakatan Harapan government.

He is said to have tried to contact the Prime Minister personally but was spurned. He then contacted an intermediary who demanded that he put his “offers” in writing.

It seemed that he had wanted to cut a deal whereby he would slaughter his former boss and his other associates in return for immunity.

But this time his audacity did not pay off. A warrant of arrest had been issued against him. He either surrenders or becomes an international fugitive.

Even his family may suffer the consequences of his action. His father is Penang businessman Tan Sri Larry Low Hock Peng.

Singapore China Spectre

Incidentally, the BN’s defeat could have also exposed the cat-and-mouse game Singapore and China played with the corrupt Najib administration with predatory intentions.

As much as we treasure the relationship with the two countries, we cannot ignore the fact that billions of ringgit of the stolen 1MDB money flowed into Singapore and, for a while, inflated the republic’s banking system while China appeared to have capitalised on Najib’s greed and penchant for railroading government decisions to its advantage.

It wasn’t until the 1MDB theft became a global scandal that the Singapore authorities started to act to protect the republic’s image as an international financial centre.

We appreciate Singapore’s cooperation but we must also investigate and understand the psychology and strategy it employed in its dealing with Najib.

These include such matters as the surrender of the Malayan Railway land in the republic, the joint development of the replacement lands by Khazanah and Temasek, and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR).

As for the US, we must make the distinction between our reservation about Trump’s White House, if any, and the hugely helpful action of the Department of Justice (DoJ) in relations to the stolen 1MDB assets.

Reuter had reported on June 12 that the US Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, told Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng, that assets seized by the US would be monetised and returned to Malaysia.

In Twitter message, Lim said: “She reassured me that assets seized from 1MDB will be monetised and returned to Malaysia as early as possible.”

The DoJ had filed both criminal and civil lawsuits to seize assets it says were bought with funds misappropriated from 1MDB. It named Jho Low and Najib’s stepson, Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz as the defendants in the suits.

Wallahuaklam.

  

25 comments:

kampong lad said...

Tanah ktm tg pagar - Sila semak balik timeline bila lee kuan yew jumpa 4 mata dgn nyonya mansor & bila pulak perjanjian tukaq tanah dibuat. Dan jugak apa komen bekas pm singapore apabila ditanya oleh pemberita pasai apa dia buat perjumpaan itu. Sapa kena pulas.

rahman jpc said...

kalau kita main sukan tenis ia nya berakhir dgn 'game,set n match'.

jika main chess, kita kalah bila kita kena checkmate.

masa kita kecil n bermain game konda kondi, kita d anggap 'mati' jika kayu pendek dpt d tangkap olih pihak lawan.

jadi selama ini najib n rosmah asyik bermain konda kondi sahingga lah 'kayu pendek' mereka dpt d tangkap olih pihak berkuasa.

what ever it is, d end is very near 4 both of them.

mofa said...

Yet Najib is now trying to spin he is innocent. He has reached the end of the road. Game over, I hope he can sleep well with all the hallucinations and nightmares haunting him even in his waking hours. Still, Najib he still thinks it is just people's perception.

Hud Hud said...

Dalam temu ramah dengan Reuters, Najib main bantai tak tahu je. Barangkali itu nasihat yg para peguam dia beri.

Dia kata dia tak tahu yg wang 2.6b yg masuk akaun pribadi dia tu datang dari 1MDB. Memanglah wang tu tak datang terus dari 1MDB. Dalam usaha untuk menutup penipuan tu dan membersehkan wang haram, wang tu telah keluar masuk dlm beberapa akaun sebelum berakhir dlm akaun najib. Yg tahu semua itu secara terperinci hanya JLow je. Najib tak tahu dan tak perlu tahu.

Barangkali ini strategi pembelaan yg peguam2 Najib akan gunakan nanti.

Kalau strategi tak tahu tak menjadi, barangkali bolihlah gunakan strategi tak siuman pulak. Sebab dah kena bomoh dengan rosmah puluhan tahun.

OKJ said...

Salam Dato Kadir Jasin

Saya setuju Najib patut didakwa atas pelbagai kesalahan dan amat-amat menyusahkan rakyat untuk setiap lapisan, dari yg miskin, sederhana dan peniaga. Orang miskin kena GST, warga pencen hilang duit pencen utk claim ubat, mahasiswa tiada kerja, utk golongan sederhana pula, rumah, kereta dan keperluan rumah jadi mahal, peniaga pula diburu ke lubang cacing suruh bayar tax, dahlah tax yg baru dicipta, dikenakan beberapa tahun kebelakang bersama bunga sekali, 45%. GILA !!!! Yg sedapnya, tanpa apa2 pindaan dan bacaan di parlimen. LAGI GILA !!!!! Ikut sedap dia je. Kesimpulannya, semua kena. Cuma, bolehtak Dato’ minta Tun Mahathir cepat sikitlah, apa yg lambat sangat ni. Seluruh rakyat Malaysia tertunggu tunggu bila ni. At least, tangkaplah dulu.

Kedua, tak kena rasanya hanya Najib didakwa. Yang kaki ampu patut kena juga. Jangan lupa kpd Aziz baling yg simpan duit di rumah RM500,000. Jamal pelarian, Kementerian Belia yg hilang duit RM 100 juta, NFC laki Syarizat 250 juta, Duit dlm mesin basuh di Sabah RM100 juta, Felda dan Isa Samat berpisah tiada, Shahril Samat yg jadi pak sanggup, Johari sombong, Nazri Aziz mulut celupar, Hishamuddin Hussin, Salleh Keruak pengampu najib No 1, Rahman dahlan pengampu najib No 2, Tajuddin Salak hero kampung.

Juga tidak ketinggalan penjawat awam yg tidak amanah sokong Najib membuta tuli walaupun tahu skandal Najib seperti bekas AG, bekas KPN, KP LHDN, bekas KP ROS, bekas KP SPRM, Irwan Serigar, Lembaga pengarah 1MDB, Arul Kanda yg cakap menipu tentang asetla, unitla, cash la. Anda namakan.

Jangan lupa juga keluarga yg teruntung didunia yg sentiasa dapat hadiah mahal-mahal. Takkanlah Rosmah mansor dgn cincin, rantai, pink diamond, birkin handbag terlepas? Macam mana dgn Jho Lo, Riza Aziz,

Diharap dapat perhatian dari pihak Dato’, Tun Mahathir dan kerajan Malaysia yg baru. Sekian TQ.

Zalman A said...

"...anything from the purchase of the French submarines to the murders of the Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu".

Datuk,

Let us never forget that a woman was cruelly murdered and blow up.

There is no time limit on justice.

In the US and UK, murderers have been convicted after 20 or 30 years due to advances in science.

We don't even need that.

We just need to call Musa Safri to the witness stand.

He received direct orders.

From whom?

No science involved.

Why was this not done the first time?

We all know why.

Zalman A said...


Also, if Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil is indeed "under protection" in Indonesia, then surely the government there should be able to assist us if an extradition request is made.

He should be placed on Red Notice by Interpol.

The case against Datuk Seri I Mappadulung Daeng Mattimung Karaeng Sandrobone Sultan Abdul Jalil should be 100% watertight.

The Malaysian public are not impatient.

As long as justice is done in the end - we can wait.


sukasamasuka said...

Datuk,

Ada 3 perkara bila bicara tentang Daeng Mattimung ini...salah satunya bukan dia laki Rosmah, it's given and everybody know that.

1. raja saudi kasi masuk dalam akaun peribadinya sebanyak RM2.6 billion sebagai derma peribadi untuk jaga Islam.

2. SRC International kasi dia RM42 juta masuk akaun peribadinya.

3. kes selewang 1MDB.

Datuk macam kesipu sipuan tentang perkara 1 tersebut dan langsung tidak menceritakannya disini.

Aku rasa Datuk takut kena marah olih Anwar Ibrahim sekali lagi sebab cerita pasal raja raja, Anwar memang nombor 1 sensitif apatah lagi kalau pasal raja yang paling Islam di dunia...raja jaga mekah dan kaaba.

Itu la Datuk, jangan kata pada ku yang Datuk tak takut sama manusia...sebab aku takut sama manusia.

sukasamasuka said...

Datuk,

NO MERCY!

Kita tubuhkan satu Commission dibawah kuasa Parlimen dimana tugasnya ada lah untuk mencari SEMUA penjenayah yang terlibat dalam kes yang di ketuai olih Mappadulung.

Mereka2 ini mesti dibicarakan dan dihukum tanpa balas kesihan...NO MERCY!

Setiap sen yang mereka ambil mesti dikembalikan tanpa balas kesihan.

Ini bukan tugas Tun, tetapi Commission tersebut, untuk jangka masa yang panjang hingga Parlimen kata tutup selepas every sen is accounted for.

Ini kesalahan jenayah yang paling serious.

This is justice!

panglimo potaseh said...

Tok Kadir.
OKJ.

Seingat saya bila Ayutullah Khomeini berjaya je guling Kerajaan Merak Shah Iran pada 1979.. hampir seribu pembesar dan penjawat awam telah ditangkap dan di hukom kerana salah laku pada negara. Hukomannye ditembak sampai mati.

Kenneth Choong Wei Meng said...

All involve should face trial for the crime they committed. No amnesty for them.

Regards,

Mr Kenneth Choong Wei Meng
Associate Director
Cimb Investment Bank Berhad

Zed-85 said...

Sallam Dato'

Pada fahaman saya, Al-kisah bermulanya semua ini apabila 1MDB beli tanah yang bernilai tinggi dengan harga murah di tengah-tengah bandar Kuala Lumpur iaitu tanah bandar Malaysia dan tanah TRX.

Persoalannya kenapa tanah yang bernilai tinggi, yang milik rakyat Malaysia dijual kepada 1MDB dengan harga murah?

Ini yang menjadi punca segalanya.


Ini bahagian 1, yang agak ringkat atau straight forward.

Kemudian,

Dengan 2 keping tanah bernilai tinggi ini, 1MDB cagar kepada bank untuk pinjam berbillion ringgit.

Duit berbillion ringgit ini pergi ke berbagai-bagai tempat sehingga ke luar negara.

Saya rasa bahagian ini melibatkan saksi-saksi, ada yang dah cabut lari iaitu Jho Low dan Nik Faisal, ada juga melibatkan maklumat dari luar negara, ini yang mengambil banyak masa.

Sepertimana dalam media, dakwaan yang mungkin dikenakan bukan satu tapi berlapis.

Saya jangkakan perbicaraan ini panjang lebar dan makan masa lama.

Cerita macamana duit berjuta dan berbillion ini satu persatu bertukar tangan akan keluar di mahkamah.

Saya rasa adalah lebih baik untuk pendakwa raya bersiap sedia dengan dakwaan yang tidak boleh ditangkis oleh penguambela. Khabarnya, penguambela dari luar negara akan digunakan.

Walaupun mengambil masa, rakyat lebih sanggup untuk tunggu daripada tergopoh-gopoh supaya keadilan yang sebaik-baiknya tercapai.

Chickenfeet Cf said...

Steady Datuk...bila dah bebas..pecut mcm Bolt....depa tak reti2 lagi..pen Datuk lagi menikam wooo

mofa said...

Dalam mahkamah: Saya Najib suami Rosmah mengaku saya tak ingat apa2 mengenai 1MDB atau perkara lain2. Oleh yang demikian saya tidak bersalah sebab saya boleh ditakrif sebagai tidak ada otak dan gila. Mohon kes digugurkan.

Rajinikanth said...

Dato' Kadir,

You say multiple charges possible for Najib.

But how come free of charge for 535 kg luggage on Malaysia Airlines for Najib?

Sila lihat di sini: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/430682

"Apa dah jadi. Apa dah jadi. Sampai sekarang MAS masih BN lagi?"

(Lagi satu, Dato'. Itu 535 kg tu yang dipikulnya ke Langkawi apa kebendanya? Beliau bawak balik dgn dia ke tidak? Atau barang-barang itu dah dibawa lari ke Thailand ikut laluan laut?)

panglimo potaseh said...

Tok Kadir.
sukasamasuka.

Sekadar memberi tahu.. kekadang aku lebih takut pada manusia berbandingkan dengan hantu.

Rajinikanth said...

Dear Dato' Kadir,

Ini sebuah post yang istimewa. Thank you. Sangat touching dan suci: sebuah memori orang yang membesarkan dan mendidik kita.

Cantik kata-kata yang melukis zaman muda Dato'. Saya dapat membayangkannya.

May we not forget the message in the last stanza.

And God bless the souls of our all our parents. This one is for you, Dato': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP8E_I9_bGU

LaM said...

Mana Pompuan Dan Waghih??? Apasal tak post komen lagi???

Unknown said...

Excellent article which I am sure Tun and CEP would take the necessary action. Personally I can't wait for all the action that is going to take place to bring justice and the monies back for Malaysia and Malaysian.

On off on off said...

Datuk,
wasn't it just a day ago Najib proclaimed to Reuters he was totally ignorant of how 1MDB was managed?
Suddenly he has now regained a part of his brain cells when he said it was nothing wrong for TRX to "loan' to 1MDB. After all he claimed the close relationship of 1MDB, TRX and the MOF qualified TRX to loan to 1MDF.
After this short outburst, probably he has gone amnesiac again, until Lim GE issues another statement. .

AzrinTaufik said...

Wish that the PH Government or CEP could shed some light on the status of the top guns in the GLIC and GLC. So far, the people have been reading speculation news in the media only

Abit Pusher said...

Minyak bila nak turun dato'?

Daniel Noor said...

Assalamualaikum

Datuk

ALL monies and properties lock stock n barrel within and abroad should ve seized ! 5 years inprisonment is a short time. He may even get a royal pardon.

But I am praying he gets multiple conviction and sentences for all the money he robbed from various agencies such as KWSP..TH..etc, etc.

He should be given at least 50 years total inprisonment.

KhazanahMelayu said...

I always wonder how could anyone has the conscience to plunder billions of dollars while thousands of their own citizens are living impoverishly without water and electricity? Where is the sense of Islamic value and why have the Islamic scholars remain deaf and mute when scariligious activities happened right infront of their very eyes? If the prophet is still alive, would he remain silent like our so-called Islamic scholars?

Another Waghih. said...



Waghih dah kono buang waghih dik buapak dio. Sobab eh susur galur leluhur dio tak borsih.

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I was born in 1947 in Kedah. I came from a rice farming family. I have been a journalist since 1969. I am the Editor-in-Chief of magazine publishing company, Berita Publishing Sdn Bhd. I was Group Editor NST Sdn Bhd and Group Editor-in-Chief of NSTP Bhd between 1988 and 2000. I write fortnightly column “Other Thots” in the Malaysian Business magazine, Kunta Kinte Original in Berita Harian and A Kadir Jasin Bercerita in Dewan Masyarakat. Books: Biar Putih Tulang (1998), Other Thots – Opinions & Observations 1992-2001 (2001), The Wings of an Eagle (2003), Mencari Dugalia Huso (2006), Damned That Thots (2006), Blogger (2006), PRU 2008-Rakyat Sahut Cabaran (2008), Komedi & Tragedi-Latest in Contemporary Malaysian Politics (2009) and Membangun Bangsa dengan Pena (2009).