Tuesday, June 20, 2017

APANDI’S APPREHENSION

As posted by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at Che Det on June 19, 2017

1. The A.G., Tan Sri Apandi Ali is frustrated at not being informed by the US Department of Justice of its latest civil lawsuits against 1MDB that appear to be a “repeat” of last year’s suits.

2. He expresses strong concerns at the insinuations that have been made against the Prime Minister (Dato Seri Najib Razak) of criminal wrongdoings.

3. Why the A.G. thinks he should be informed before the statements are made by the Dept of Justice of America is a mystery. There may be some understanding about cooperation between the two countries when carrying out investigations on international crimes. But the A.G. is not known for cooperating on 1MDB investigations with foreign counterparts. The Swiss Attorney General has said this clearly. He stated “despite repeatedly saying it (the Malaysian A.G’s Dept) will cooperate with any foreign agencies investigating the 1MDB scandal, (it) refused to reply to the Swiss Attorney General’s office request for detailed information on the issue”.

4. There was no agreement about informing the Malaysian A.G. on crimes committed in the U.S. or anywhere. The money laundering was through U.S. banks, the purchases of property with allegedly stolen money were in the U.S. and some twenty other criminal acts were all committed in the U.S. and are U.S. affairs. Whether the criminals are Malaysian or not is irrelevant. Is the Malaysian A.G. expecting to intervene in the release of the 250 page statement. Is he expecting to get the Department of Justice of the U.S. to declare that the statements are official secrets, to be hidden from the public? Does he expect the Dept of Justice to declare that there have been no wrongdoings based on the statements? Does he expect the DoJ to ask “Malaysian Official 1” for confirmation that he was not involved in any wrongdoings. Does he expect the Department of Justice of the U.S. to close the case after the alleged criminal has denied he had committed any wrongdoings?

5. He, Apandi, can do this in Malaysia. He can ignore the laws of Malaysia. He can stop the police from further investigations. He can tell lies about the contents of the report made by Malaysian institutions and agencies. But he cannot expect the United States of America to collaborate in his own wrongdoings, including hiding evidence. Certainly Malaysian jurisdiction does not include the U.S.

6. This latest report, all 250 pages of it, is not a repeat of the first statements. It is perhaps the most comprehensive report resulting from months of thorough investigations by experts. It is devastating in exposing the details, including the conversations between the parties and the banks involved, the account numbers, the actual dates when large sums of money was diverted from the so-called 1MDB joint venture with Petro Saudi to the fraudulent companies, to banks and finally into the account of Malaysian Official 1 in Ambank Malaysia. Reference is also made to the wife of Malaysian Official 1 receiving diamonds and jewellery worth hundreds of million Ringgit. Since Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and BN Stategic Communications Director, Rahman Dahlan has identified Malaysia Official 1 as Najib, denial by the wife is about as good as the denial by Najib.

7. The statement insists and proves that the USD681 million and various other sums which were transferred to the account of Malaysian Official 1 came from 1MDB.

8. The amount of money from 1MDB which was stolen is mind-boggling. Even in USD they run into billions. The purchases include million-dollar properties, a jet plane, a huge luxury yacht, numerous diamonds each worth tens of millions of USD, setting up a film company and the production of films costing hundreds of millions of ringgit.

9. Then there is the life-style of Jho Low and Reza Aziz together with many 1MDB officials. Huge sums were lost in gambling at casinos in Las Vegas, flying all over the world in private jets, bought with stolen money or rented, sailings in luxury yachts etc.

10. These are serious and massive misuse and loss of money borrowed by 1MDB to invest as sovereign wealth.

11. Truly reading the statements by the Department Of Justice is hair-raising. Nothing on this scale had ever happened in Malaysia. Indeed even the officials of the Department of Justice of the United States were flabbergasted at the scale of money laundering, the greed and the robberies which had taken place. They believe this is the biggest case of money laundering that they have ever come across.

12. Yet in Malaysia, the A.G. and the IGP blatantly declare that no wrongdoings have been done to require investigations and criminal charges to be made. While being quick to set up “independent” commissions to investigate alleged crime committed 40 years ago because of a request by a party member, serious allegations by a justice department of the United Stated are simply brushed off. The A.G.’s sense of self importance is laughable.

13. Truly the rule of law no longer operates in Malaysia. Millions of Malaysians may not know or appreciate what has happened. But whether they know or not they will have to pay a very high price in the future as a result of the massive robbery perpetrated by the leaders they trusted to rule this country.

14. What has happened is shameful. Reading the report by the Dept of Justice of the U.S. about the cheating, the blatant disregard for the laws of the country, the collusion by highly placed leaders, the greed make one want to hide in shame at being a Malaysia.

KOS MARUAH BANGSA

As posted by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at Che Det on June 15, 2017

1. Bangsa yang tidak hargai maruah bangsa tidak akan dihormati oleh masyarakat dunia. Lebih dari itu bangsa itu tidak akan berjaya, akan dihina dan dipermain oleh bangsa-bangsa lain di dunia.

2. Kita berjuang untuk dapat kemerdekaan kerana hasrat menebus maruah, dan menebus kuasa yang boleh menentukan maruah kita terpelihara.

3. Sebenarnya jalan yang termudah dan tidak ada kos ialah dengan menerima penjajahan dan menjadi hamba kepada orang lain. Tetapi banyak negara yang penduduknya sanggup bermati-matian untuk mencapai kemerdekaan, menebus maruah.

4. Kita di Malaysia tidak perang walaupun terpaksa melawan pengganas yang ingin mendiri pemerintahan komunis di Semenanjung Tanah Melayu. Kita menang dan kita dapat memerintah negara kita. Kita pilih demokrasi sebagai cara untuk memulih maruah kita. Saya fikir buat beberapa dekad kita berjaya. Nama Malaysia terserlah dikenali di dunia dan dihormati.

5. Walaupun demikian itu belum mencukupi. Kita ingin menjadi negara maju menjelang 2020. Untuk ini kita bukan sahaja perlu tingkatkan pendapatan kita. Kita perlu miliki kebolehan dalam pelbagai bidang yang terdapat dalam negara maju. Di antaranya ialah bidang industri. Belum ada negara pertanian atau negara yang kaya dengan sumber alam yang ditakrif sebagai negara maju.

6. Kita pilih industri kereta bermotor sebagai catalyst (umpan) untuk tingkatkan kebolehan dan kemajuan kita dalam industri pembuatan. Industri kereta memerlukan komponen engineering sebanyak 4000. Sedikit demi sedikit kita akan menguasai bidang industri pembuatan kerana membekal komponen.

7. Dengan menjual Proton kita mengaku kita gagal dan kemajuan ke arah menjadi Malaysia sebagai negara maju terencat.

8. Ya. Maruah mempunyai kos. Kita mampu jika Kerajaan tidak menggunakan cukai ke atas rakyat untuk membeli sokongan melalui rasuah. Duit sebanyak 1.7 billion Ringgit yang kononnya diberi kepada Proton tidak sampai kepada Proton, setakat yang dapat diketahui.

9. Penjualan Proton dipaksa kerana dendam kesumat. Maruah tidak penting. Membalas dendam lebih penting.

10. Jika diteliti keuntungan perniagaan Malaysia hari ini, cukai yang dikutip tetap lebih tinggi dari zaman Proton laris dijual. Tetapi hutang Kerajaan membukit. Di mana pergi dana Kerajaan ini. Apakah ia telah masuk poket orang itu dan orang ini?

Thursday, June 8, 2017

MELAWAT GEELY

As posted by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at Che Det on June 06, 2017

1. Saya mengaku saya lawat Geely di negara China. Saya juga melawat Volvo di Sweden, Jaguar di Britain, Nissan dan Toyota di Jepun dan Volkswagen di Jerman.

2. Saya melawat banyak syarikat automotif di dunia untuk menjual Syarikat Proton. Tetapi saya gagal. Ternampak orang lain lebih berjaya, Syabas dan tahniah, saya ucapkan kepada mereka.

3. Mungkin saya gagal kerana bercakap berkenaan pembelian enjin dari Geely. Geely memiliki Volvo dan saya dapati enjin design Volvo cukup baik. Proton tidak ada enjin yang boleh diterima oleh Eropah. Jika dipasang enjin Geely/Volvo mungkin kita akan menepati spec Euro 6. Dahulu pasaran luar yang terbesar bagi Proton ialah Britain. Sekarang kita tak dapat jual barang sebiji pun kereta Proton di Britain dan di Eropah kerana tidak menepati Euro 5.

4. Saya cuba upgrade enjin Proton. Tetapi Proton tolak. Saya juga buat pick-up truck. Proton bukan sahaja tolak, tetapi tidak bersetuju jual 1000 Proton Preve yang pembeli sanggup mengalih dari sedan kepada pick-up.

5. Oleh kerana Honda tidak benar Perdana dengan enjin Accord dieksport, usaha dibuat untuk pasang enjin Campro Proton 1600cc dengan turbo charger yang mempunyai kuasa sama dengan Perdana 2000cc. Kereta ini didapati sama kuat dengan Perdana 2000cc dan mampu naik Genting Highlands tanpa sedikit pun masalah. Lagipun kos enjin Proton Campro RM8,000 lebih murah. Upgrade kepada 2400cc pun boleh. Tetapi Proton tolak.

6. Untuk cash-flow Proton perlu jual lebih dari 8000 biji tiap bulan. Tetapi Proton menjual kurang dari 8000 sebulan. Tidak dapat pendapatan yang cukup untuk bayar vendors dan overhead.

7. Vendors tidak membekal parts kerana tidak dibayar. Kereta tak dapat dipasang kerana tak cukup komponen. Keluaran rendah dari permintaan. Penjualan tidak dapat ditingkatkan. Demand ada. Bekalan kurang. Proton rugi.

8. Sejak saya tinggal Proton, pegawai dan kakitangan Proton tidak dibenar bercakap dengan saya, jauh sekali bertemu.

9. Ramai pembekal berjumpa saya untuk saya tolong dapat duit yang dihutang oleh Proton. Tetapi saya tidak boleh buat apa-apa.

10. Sebenarnya kereta Proton tidak kurang baiknya dari kereta import yang sama harganya. Tingkap automatik berjalan baik. Masalah ini diatasi 10 tahun dahulu tetapi masih disebut. Ramai yang membeli kereta Proton puas hati. Yang tidak puas hati tidak mengguna Proton, tidak tahu kualiti Proton. Mereka masih percaya cermin tingkap tidak naik.

11. Saya masih ingat zaman kereta Jepun dijadi objek ketawa kerana kononnya jika cat dikikis akan terlihat label Milo. Industri otomotif Jepun dan Korea berjaya kerana Kerajaan mereka tidak benar kereta asing diimport sehinggalah kualiti kereta mereka sudah boleh bersaing dengan kereta import. Sehingga kini pun tak banyak kereta buatan asing di negara mereka.

12. Kita terbuka. Siapa sahaja boleh pasar kereta mereka di Malaysia. Kereta kita tidak boleh masuk negara mereka kerana berbagai sebab. Dan kita akur.

13. Tak usahlah pertahan bahawa kita masih ada kereta nasional. Kereta milik orang lain, dikeluar dan dijayakan oleh orang lain, tidak boleh diiktiraf sebagai nasional. Apakah dengan pegangan melebihi 0.1% maka pihak yang memiliki 49.9% tidak punyai apa-apa kuasa langsung.

14. Ya. Memang terdapat kos yang tinggi mempertahan maruah. Lebih mudah jual sahajalah maruah.

1MDB WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY

As posted by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at Che Det on June 02, 2017

1. In Singapore the Straits Times reports that MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) slaps fines on UOB and Credit Suisse for 1MDB related transactions.

2. MAS said it completed its two-year review of banks involved in 1MDB – related transactions.

3. Previous to this, two banks were shut down and seven people were arrested, fined and jailed for involvement in criminal acts related to 1MDB.

4. In America, the Department of Justice issued a 132-page statement regarding money laundering of 1MDB money done by Riza Aziz and Jho Low. The department stated that 3.5 billion dollars of 1MDB money was involved and 1 billion US of property, paintings and receipts from a film produced with the stolen money have been identified and frozen.

5. The Attorney General of Switzerland had investigated illegal acts involving 1MDB money and requested the cooperation of the Malaysian Attorney General to progress the investigations. The Malaysian Attorney General agreed to cooperate but subsequently refused.

6. Media reports throughout the world made it clear that stealing on a massive scale was done by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, referred to as Malaysian Official 1 in the Department of Justice report.

7. The reports were defamatory and if not true should have been sued by the Malaysian Prime Minister. But no summons have been made by the Prime Minister in any jurisdiction.

8. But at home all that happens is that the Attorney General simply declared that the Prime Minister has not committed any wrongdoings. This was corroborated by the Prime Minister.

9. The Attorney General then ordered that no more investigations on 1MDB should be carried out. Although he later said that he did not say this, the fact is that the Attorney General has not requested the Police, or the MACC or any other body to investigate 1MDB. Instead all the reports mentioned above were put under the Official Secrets Act. Access to the reports is now denied to everyone including Government agencies and institutions.

10. But we now hear fabulous reports by the MACC about people being caught with huge sums of money obtained corruptly. There seems to be a drive to clean up the country of corruption. This is great.

11. But no investigation, no media report is made of the 2.6 billion Ringgit which got into Najib’s private account. Is it because MACC believes the stories told about this money, which include;

a. Statement by Nazri Aziz on 11th Aug 2015 that “the money was a donation from a friendly country to help UMNO win the 13 General Election”.

b. Ahmad Maslan, on 30th July 2015 said, “Not true. There was no flow of funds in the personal accounts of the Prime Minister”.

c. Najib himself on 25th Jan 2016, “It is true that RM42 million went into my account, but I do not know who put it in”.

d. Najib, on 4th July 2015 stated, “I deny receiving any money in my account”.

e. Aziz Kaprawi, commenting on the allegation on 20th Aug 2015, stated “The donation was meant to help UMNO against DAP which is supported by the Jews”.

12. In the face of all these allegations, reports, statements and worldwide condemnations, shouldn’t the Attorney General open again the police investigations on the shenanigans involved in the management of 1MDB money and remove the reports by Bank Negara, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Auditor General, from the Official Secrets Act.

13. It is well-known that criminal acts in the Government do not constitute official secrets. In fact it is the duty of everyone in the Government or outside the Government to report such crimes.

14. It is absurd if the Malaysian Government insists there is nothing wrong with 1MDB when other countries are arresting people, closing banks and declaring that massive money laundering is done involving 1MDB money.

15. If really there has been no wrongdoings then the Attorney General must show proof that the money is all there, safe and sound.

LEE KIM YEW

As posted by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at Che Det on May 31, 2017

1. A personal letter to his friends by Tan Sri Dato Seri Paduka Lee Kim Yew has gone viral.

2. It is a sad story; a story of the depths to which the Government of Malaysia, it’s Prime Minister and civil servants have sunk. It is about daylight robbery in which tax is levied on money without legitimate reason, in which a willingness to pay the tax was basically rejected after many negotiations in which LHDN (Inland Revenue Board) has agreed on the terms but subsequently reneged on it’s agreements, in which money earned through legitimate business in the savings of the victim was labelled as money obtained through criminal acts and the victim is to be charged under AMLA, Anti Money Laundering Act for trying to launder money. Under AMLA, the victim can be arrested, detained and charged in a court of law. In the meantime the savings, all RM126 million would have been seized by LHDN.

3. This money will no doubt become a part of Government revenue and will be spent by the Government. If later it is found that the victim had not done any money laundering and the money should be returned, the Government will have used all this money for free while the victim would lose earning on fixed deposit. The Government will of course not pay any interest on the money it detained. Recovery would take years.

4. There are very many instances where wrongful taxes are levied and threats of black listing or seizure of passports are made. We read about companies and individuals being asked to pay back – taxes in the tens and even hundreds of millions. There did not seem to be documentary proofs of the amount of taxes owed. But nevertheless they are harassed into admitting and paying. It seems to be a way for Najib’s Government to raise funds and to prevent the opposition parties from getting funding for the election.

5. But with regard to the RM2.6 billion in Najib’s account, no investigations are made as to money laundering being done by him. Yet the Dept of Justice of America has stated clearly that the money was stolen from 1MDB. Claiming that it is a gift from the Arabs is clearly an attempt to legitimise the source i.e. Najib should not be charged with money laundering.

6. The A.G. acting as judge as well as Public Prosecutor has passed judgement on what is believed to be criminal reports involving 1MDB and the money in Najib’s personal private accounts. He declared there is no evidence of wrongdoings by Najib. And then the A.G. placed the reports under the Official Secrets Act. Now not only can the public have no access to the reports but may not quote from the reports even if they have read them without risking being charged under the OSA.

7. Usually it is the people who try to flout the law. Now we see in Malaysia the Government and in particular the Prime Minister blatantly flouting the law.

8. When the custodians of the law flouts the law, the people can do nothing. Reports against the Government could just be dismissed. The courts will not hear the charges. There will be no judgements. The criminals will remain free to commit more crimes.

9. Some people say I destroyed democracy. They must be glad of Najib’s restoration of democracy.

10. Quo Vadis Malaysia.

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