There are times when I wonder how neither Ramadhan and Syawal are no longer sacrosanct to the people from the Pakatan Harapan.
The latest blank shot was fired by Fahmi Fadzil claims that the Pakatan has nothing to do with the civil suit by the US Department of Justice.
There is a pattern here actually. The RM2.6 billion issue was first brought up by the Wall Street Journal on 2 July 2015, exactly 14 days before Hari Raya.
This was followed a year later by the first civil suit by the DoJ on 20 July 2016, again, 14 days after Hari Raya.
That the latest suit comes a week before Hari Raya is of no surprise to me. It is just timed for the Pakatan to have something to talk about while diverting the real issues of the abuses committed by their overlords in the DAP as well as the problems of the self-proclaimed champion of Pakatan, the PPBM.
The overlords in the DAP, a party that virtually submits to the wishes of the Emperor Lim Kit Siang and Tokong Lim Guan Eng has been facing questions from the Penang Barisan Nasional and esteemed blogger Miss Lim Sian See. All the questions have thus far gone unanswered. The self-proclaimed champion of Pakatan, PPBM, is facing an internal strife where the leadership cannot even answer questions posed by those in their own ranks, who were jumped upon by Mukhriz who slammed them for criticising the leadership. It was alright, however, for his father to criticise the leadership of UMNO TWICE that resulted in a trust deficit in the party, and the departure of one President.
I doubt that there is anything to worry about the latest DoJ suit. It still is a civil suit for the forfeiture of assets and is far from being a criminal suit. And while direct reference has been made towards Jho Low, most other characters mentioned in the suit are monikers (for lack of a better word) to refer to people who are NOT being investigated regarding the case.
But of course, people like Fahmi Fadzil insists that someone be brought to justice, and charged in a court of law in Malaysia. On what charge? What crime has taken place and where? Even the DoJ says it is a civil suit for something that happened within the American financial system. How do we even try an American case in Malaysia? So does Pakatan speak about all this with no knowledge or any hint of any comprehension of the legal system?
Name MO1 – this I saw on Twitter and Facebook several times. Some have been urging he DoJ to just name who MO1 is and drag the person to court. Why ask? I thought Rahman Dahlan explained to BBC last year that MO1 refers to Najib Razak. So what? Isn’t that what Pakatan and its supporters wanted to hear? Or is it because of the strong culture in Pakatan and its supporters of sucking up to the ‘white man‘ that you need a white man to say it out loud?
Now, let me repeat this. MO1 is called MO1 because MO1 is NOT being investigated. In the suit document I do not see any Najib Razak or MO1 or Rosmah Mansor being named as persons or institutions that might be affected by the suit.
Therefore, if MO1 is not affected by the investigation and suit, why is there a need to summon the Ambassador of the United States to Malaysia?
And yes, Singapore has fined, charged, jailed, banned some people and banks for money laundering of 1MDB money. Was that done by Malaysians or Malaysian officials?
Five banks were fined for money laundering the money. One ex-manager from Swiss Bank was jailed and fined. Another was jailed 18 weeks for not reporting transactions related to Jho Low. If they want to launder Jho Low’s money in their country, what has that to do with 1MDB?
And isn’t making statements like “And lest we forget, the aim of the civil forfeiture is to return the money stolen back to the Malaysian people” malicious? Perhaps Fahmi Fadzil can enlighten us which money of the rakyat’s that has been stolen? As far as audits performed by the government and renowned audit firms, all 1MDB money has been accounted for. And mind you, monies borrowed by 1MDB to make more money were not from the rakyat’s coffers. Unlike the bailouts of cronies by Pakatan’s Supreme-Leader-once-Enemy Mahathir, no public fund was ever used by the 1MDB to make money, save for the paid-up capital when setting up the company.
Also the following statement made by Fahmi Fadzil:
“It is clear that Malaysians demand the truth – about what really happened in 1MDB; about the billions of ringgit allegedly siphoned by certain individuals; about diamonds and other expensive things bought allegedly using billions stolen from the Malaysian people.“
Again, audits of the 1MDB has shown that no money is missing from 1MDB’s coffers. So how can there be billions of ringgit siphoned by any individual from the Malaysian people? Walk the talk, Fahmi. Show us the billions siphoned from the Malaysian people. Talk is cheap. Bullshit s cheaper.
Diamonds. Well, who has the diamonds? What was Fahmi Fadzil implying? That the wife of the MO1 received diamonds? There has been no proof whasoever that Rosmah received any diamond ring from Jho Low. If she did, is it wrong for a person to receive gifts? When you receive a present from your father, do you ask him where he got the money to buy that present from?
Jho Low did buy his mother diamonds though.
The only story about the wife of MO1 receving a diamond ring only came from one of the jokers in Pakatan. The most famous joker who lost four court cases for slander.
My only guess why Salleh Said Keruak wrote as such is that he, as I am, was angry that story about a civil suit by the DoJ that makes no mention of the MO1 being investigated, is being skewed by Fahmi Fadzil et al to make it look to the rakyat as if there has been a wrongdoing by the MO1 and the wife of the MO1. Only brainless monkeys would continue to believe the lies that have been dished out by the Pakatan.
And as for Fahmi Fadzil’s call for Jho Low to be tried in Malaysia, I hope he does have a brain. What has he stolen from Malaysia?
Eager to divert attention from the problems faced by Pakatan, Fahmi tries to look smart and suggest stupid things. Please continue with this stupidity, Fahmi. You are definitely doing BN a favour.