Latest news: United Nation urges Governments to protect whistleblowers


The latest UN report presented in the UN General Assembly on 22nd October 2015 had found that it is common for Governments to restrict information and penalise sources and whistleblowers under the pretext of ‘national security and intelligence’. This contravenes with Article 19 of the Declaration of Human Rights.

Below is the news report:

NEW YORK / GENEVA – Governments and international organizations are failing to ensure adequate protections to whistleblowers and sources of information, according to a new report by the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye.

“Countless sources and whistleblowers around the world are intimidated by officials, co-workers, and others, depriving everyone of information that may be critical to public debate and accountability,” Mr. Kaye told the UN General Assembly during the presentation of his study.

“All too often, those revealing allegations of wrongdoing lack effective protection,” the human rights expert warned. “Silence is too often the only safe option left to them, with the public left in the dark and wrongdoing left unpunished.”

In the first major UN report devoted to the subject, the UN Special Rapporteur reviews national and international norms and practices and presents recommendations to establish or improve available protections.

“Laws guaranteeing confidentiality must extend beyond traditional journalists to bloggers, citizen reporters, NGO researchers, authors, academics, and many others,” the expert noted. “How can they carry out investigative work if they cannot extend the basic assurances of confidentiality to their sources?”

“While there are major gaps in protections, there are also important advancements in norms protecting sources and whistleblowers around the world. Yet they are often riven with loopholes or, even with strong legal protections, not enforced in practice,” he said.

The study also emphasizes that the right of access to information – central to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – requires that authorities take into account the public interest of information disclosed when adopting measures against unauthorized disclosures.

“States may restrict access to information in specific areas and narrow circumstances, yet the disclosure of information relating to human rights or humanitarian law violations should never be the basis of penalties of any kind,” Mr. Kaye underscored.

The study notes that the UN and other international organizations also frequently fail to protect their own whistleblowers. “The UN, as most international organizations, have adopted rules for enabling whistleblowing and prohibiting retaliation. Yet allegations of wrongdoing and retaliation are rarely protected effectively,” the human rights expert noted.

“Without protection against retaliation, few would disclose wrongdoing. Protections should be detailed explicitly in law, providing clarity for whistleblowers and others on the nature of the protection they may seek,” the Special Rapporteur said, calling upon Governments and international organizations to strengthen protection mechanisms for sources and whistleblowers.


You might also want to read:

1) Report of the Special Rapporteur to the General Assembly on the Protection of Sources and Whistleblowers

2) Whistleblowers silenced, intimidated: UN urges govts, intl organizations to protect leakers

3) U.N. Report Calls on Governments to Protect Whistleblowers Like Snowden, Not Prosecute Them

4) TI-Malaysia says 1MDB must stop abusing power and that justice must prevail

5) If innocent, no need to interfere in 1MDB probe

The Attorney General defends 1MDB

Yesterday we had a glimpse of the Attorney General reading out a script prepared for his press conference. This was his first time facing the media after his sudden appointment replacing the previous AG at the end of last July. It is unfortunate that he declined to have a question and answer session for the media. Perhaps, the questions asked might be too difficult to answer.

Regardless, the AG Chamber had used the press conference to defend 1MDB against the charges made by Bank Negara Malaysia.

Using form over substance, instead of substance over form, the AG cited technicality rather than the spirit of the law in order to justify why he is not prosecuting 1MDB.

Below are some of the reaction by commentators regarding the statement from the AG in The Malaysian Insider today:

image5.PNGimage1.PNGimage3.PNGimage2.PNGimage6.PNGimage4.PNGThe reaction by the public reflects their ability to see through the smokescreen and the facade on what is more important. The issue at hand here is certainly not why BNM did not ask further clarification.

The issue is actually how 1MDB had subsequently renege on the motive in remitting the billions of money overseas. Substance over form. Instead of doing exactly what they had originally disclosed to BNM, the monies ended up in places not revealed to BNM until at a much later stage.

Note that this is the same AG which back in August had claimed that the task force investigating 1MDB has been disbanded and in its place, has renamed a previous task force which had investigated money related crimes, and this task force will not investigate 1MDB.

But after he was chided by the Royal Council last week, the AG backtracked to say that the task force was never disbanded and he had never made such statement to that effect!

Oh dear, the cock and bull epidemic that has plagued 1MDB and Prime Minister’s office has now infected the AG chambers!

Even the MACC confirmed in their August 5th press statement that the task force was disbanded.

If the task force was indeed never been dissolved, then why did one of the MACC bosses urged AG to reactivate the task force? More than that, he made a disclosure that the task force has not met since July!

The flip flop statements made by this government is embarrassing. We are already an embarrassment during the International Anti-Corruption Conference last month.

One young Malaysian even called our Prime Minister a national disgrace. And the fact that the giants in Malaysian politics are accusing the government for abuse of power is very telling.

The arrests of Malaysian citizens for making reports on wrongdoings of a government and charging them for sabotaging the economy is mind-boggling and cruel. Even the draconian ISA had never been used on people who made reports.

Perhaps the government is confident and believe that they have strong support from the people in the next general election. Nevermind the fact that the wife of the persecuted has about 600,000 followers on her social media account.

If only 10% of her followers decided not to vote for Barisan Nasional, the government will lose about 25 parliamentary seats it had won by under 2,000-vote majority.

Just like one veteran politician had said, “why do things that will only upset more people towards the government?”

Hopefully the AG will find it in his heart to do the right thing.

You might also want to read:

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2) Police need 1MDB audit report to complete probe, IGP says

3) Two months left for Najib to settle 1MDB controversy, says Tuan Ibrahim

4) Najib’s Transformation Of Malaysia Into An American Satellite

5) 1MDB’s Cayman fund may not exist -Bridge Global Absolute Return Fund not listed among Avetsra’s funds

6) 1MDB lied when countering Mahathir’s Cayman fund claims (UPDATE)

7) Arul Kanda and 1 MDB say “rationalisation plan” is a sham – Something about IPIC swapping assets with itself

8) Yang Amat Arif Apandi’s SOSMA clarification means Moody’s, Standard & Poors can be charged with sabotage


#1mdb, #malaysian-corporate-matters, #malaysian-judiciary

Adakah Titah Raja Raja Melayu akan diabaikan oleh rejim UMNO?

“Raja-Raja Melayu Mahu Siasatan Berkaitan 1MDB Diselesaikan Secepat Mungkin”

Begitulah titah Raja Raja Melayu semalam kepada rejim Dato Sri Najib Tun Razak. Secara keseluruhannya, para baginda telah mengulangi apa yang dikatakan oleh Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin ketika beliau belum dipecat, iaitu mahukan penyiasatan ke atas 1MDB dilakukan segera dan secara telus, dan pesalahlaku dikenakan tindakan tanpa mengira bulu.

Ini adalah pertama kali majlis raja raja mengeluarkan kenyataan sehari sebelum mesyuarat raja raja diadakan. Mesyuarat raja raja selalunya dihadiri oleh Perdana Menteri. Isyarat yang diberi adalah jelas. Para Tuanku sudah tidak sabar lagi dengan cara pemerintahan beliau akhir akhir ini dan telah memberi titah yang amat keras.

Moga sesiapa yang termakan cili dan terasa pedasnya boleh lah mengundurkan diri secara terhormat. Ini adalah pertama kali dalam sejarah apabila Perdana Menteri diperli dengan teruk dan dikritik hebat oleh majlis raja raja di dalam kenyataan terbuka.

Walaupun begitu, kami sebagai rakyat merasa agak khuatir ketika kenyataan Raja Raja tersebut dikeluarkan. Ialah manalah tahu, barang kemungkinan mereka semua akan dipecat dari singgahsana oleh rejim yang sedia ada sekarang. Mungkin ada juga ahli majlis raja raja yang akan dipindahkan ke Jabatan Perdana Menteri, atau dijadikan timbalan menteri! :p

Umum mengetahui, sesiapa sahaja yang bertanyakan soalan, sesiapa sahaja yang meminta agar 1MDB lebih ikhlas menjawab soalan dan sesiapa sahaja yang terlibat di dalam pasukan penyiasatan ke atas 1MDB dan isu duit RM2,600 juta akan samaada di pecat, di berhentikan kerja, di tukar ke jabatan lain dan tidak kurang juga ada yang dikeluarkan untuk menjadi ahli kabinet.

Gabenor Bank Negara yang bertanggungjawab terhadap pengawasan pengaliran keluar masuk wang 1MDB juga telah diburukkan reputasinya oleh para pengampu dan tentera siber Najib. Beberapa blog telah dicipta oleh pasukan siber tersebut khas untuk menggugat semangat beliau.

Mereka yang bertanya atau meminta badan badan berkuasa luar negara menyiasat 1MDB juga telah ditahan dan ditangkap oleh pihak polis. Ada juga yang dihalang ke luar negara tanpa diberi sebarang alasan yang munasabah.

Peguam Negara yang menjadi ketua pasukan menyiasat khas juga telah diberhentikan atas alasan kesihatan. Selalunya, pekerja yang menpunyai masalah kesihatan akan sendiri meminta berhenti jika merasakan masalah kesihatan mereka akan mengganggu prestasi kerja. Akan tetapi di dalam kes ini, beliau sendiri tidak mengetahui beliau akan diberhentikan sehinggalah diberitahu di saat saat akhir.

Pasukan penyiasat khas (Special Task Force) yang ditubuhkan khas untuk menyiasat aliran wang masuk sebanyak RM2.6 billion dan RM42 juta ke dalam akaun peribadi Perdana Menteri pun sudah dibubarkan. Mereka terdiri dari pihak Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM), Bank Negara Malaysia dan Polis Di Raja Malaysia.

Laporan awal dari Auditor General ke atas 1MDB yang kononnya akan ditunjukkan kepada orang ramai juga telah dirahsiakan isi kandungannya. Badan penyiasat Jawatankuasa Kira Kira Parlimen (PAC) juga telah dibubarkan seketika kerana tidak semena-mena 4 dari ahli PAC tersebut telah dinaikkan pangkat ke jawatan timbalan menteri.

Seorang Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kabinet telah dipecat dari jawatan mereka hanya kerana bertanyakan soalan yang rakyat semua ingin tahu. Alasan pemecatan mereka? Dipecat kerana bertanyakan soalan yang Perdana Menteri sukar untuk menjawab.

Tetapi sesiapa sahaja yang memuji 1MDB dan memuja Perdana Menteri, akan dijadikan menteri kabinet, waima mengikut jalan belakang sekalipun. Ada juga yang mengaku diberi wang RM1 juta oleh Perdana Menteri dan sebagai balasan pemberian tersebut, tidak putus putus beliau memberi pujian ikhlas kepada Perdana Menteri dan 1MDB.

Sekarang, Raja Raja Melayu telah sebulat suara mahukan supaya “badan-badan penguatkuasaan serta institusi-institusi kawal selia seperti Polis Diraja Malaysia, Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah, Bank Negara, Jabatan Peguam Negara dan Badan kehakiman, begitu juga badan-badan serta institusi-institusi kerajaan yang berkaitan  menyempurnakan amanah Ilahi dan kepercayaan rakyat secara telus, berkredibiliti dan berintegriti.”

Mungkin badan badan penguatkuasa dan kawal selia perlulah tahu bahawa keutamaan mereka adalah untuk “mendukung prinsip-prinsip Keluhuran Perlembagaan dan Kedaulatan Undang-undang menurut yang termaktub di dalam Rukun Negara”, dan bukan untuk “dikorbankan kerana matlamat politik yang cetek.”

Para Tuanku juga mahukan agar semua siasatan dilakukan segera dan semua “pihak bertanggungjawab untuk memberi kerjasama yang sebenar dan jujur agar usaha serta maksud siasatan tersebut berjaya.”

Di dalam konteks ini, Perdana Menteri tidak ada alasan lain melainkan untuk menelefon sendiri teman percutian beliau – Jho Low, agar kembali ke Malaysia supaya siasatan dapat diteruskan. Perdana Menteri juga harus menelefon secara terus mereka yang sudah melarikan diri ke luar negara untuk pulang ke tanahair dengan kadar segera. Ini supaya siasatan SPRM ke atas mereka dapat juga disambung semula.

Para Tuanku juga berminat agar “penemuan siasatan ini hendaklah dilaporkan secara lengkap dan telus supaya rakyat dapat diyakinkan akan keikhlasan kerajaan yang sama sekali tidak akan melindungkan fakta dan kebenaran.”

Akan tetapi pada realitinya, semua pasukan penyiasatan sudah pun tidak wujud. SPRM juga agak ketakutan untuk memanggil Perdana Menteri mengenai kemasukan wang RM42 juta dari SRC ke dalam akaun peribadinya.

Di mana PAC sekarang? Di mana Task Force sekarang? Di mana Auditor General sekarang? Di mana laporan BNM sekarang? Perdana Menteri harus menjawab mengapa rakyat harus menunggu lebih lama untuk mengetahui perkara sebenar? Dan mengapa mereka yang menyiasat dan hanya bertanya telah dianiaya secara zalim??

Pejabat Peguam Negara yang sekarang didiami oleh Peguam Negara baru pun sudah tidak berbunyi lagi.

Yang tinggal sekarang hanyalah siasatan polis ke atas mereka yang ingin mendapatkan kebenaran ke atas hal ehwal 1MDB. Itulah nasib rakyat Malaysia sekarang.

Majlis raja-raja mahukan siasatan dibuat dengan berintegriti dan telus, di mana siasatan tersebut hendaklah dilaporkan secara lengkap dan sama sekali tidak melindungkan fakta dan kebenaran. Bagaimana mungkin ini akan dicapai jika Najib masih menjadi Perdana Menteri?

Di harap tidak ada pula yang akan menubuhkan blog blog memburukkan majlis raja-raja atau membuat laporan polis ke atas para baginda.

Otak yang tepu dek kerana ‘cash is King’ mungkin sudah tidak mengenal lagi mana yang betul dan mana yang salah. Mana yang jelek dan mana yang baik. Bak kata Tun Dr Mahathir“Najib sendiri berkata ‘Cash is King’, ‘Wang Tunai adalah Raja’. Raja inilah yang disembah oleh Najib.”


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1) Kenyataan majlis raja raja

2) Kenyataan Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

3) Kerajaan sekarang sudah tidak lagi mengamalkan demokrasi

4) Ringgit rallies on Rulers statement

5) Adakah Mereka Berani Derhaka Titah Raja?

6) Daulat Tuanku.. KBAB letak jawatan sahajalah

7) Malay rulers demand Putrajaya punish culprits in 1MDB scandal

8) Menjunjung Titah Raja2 Yang Mahukan 1MDB DiSiasat Segera, Najib Harus DiRehatkan Sementara Siasatan DiJalankan!


#1mdb, #malaysian-corporate-matters

It seems Tun Ling Liong Sik has the upper hand



In the previous article we have read how President Barack Obama sounded so happy in his statement about the TPPA. Bordering gloating, he said that the signing of the TPPA with other 11 Asia Pacific nations will greatly benefit American interests and help put American well-being first.

The USA has the upper hand in this. Their White House website even published a detailed framework on how the TPPA will greatly enhance America’s global trade presence; to the detriment of the other Asia Pacific participants.

Without the detailed content being provided by our own minister in charge, we can conclude that by signing the TPPA, it will only make the President of the USA a very happy man indeed. Only the most wretched would want our Parliament to ratify the TPPA without the public even having a glimpse at the details. Again, we are at a disadvantage.

And MTEM is right, there is no point in debating the TPPA in Parliament.

On a domestic political front, a recent news about Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik agreeing to the calls that PM Najib must step down did not go well with the regime.

Tun Dr Ling was reportedly saying:

“I agree with Mahathir. Because he has taken people’s money and put it in his own personal accounts,” Dr Ling was quoted as telling reporters after attending an event at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College here.

According to the report, the MCA man was asked if he agreed with Dr Mahathir’s demand for Najib to resign from office.

Dismayed by the lack of loyalty by Tun Dr Ling, PM Najib issued a statement asking for an apology for the alleged defamation otherwise, he will sue the retired MCA president.

It is peculiar that the MCA president was castigated and asked to apologise and be threatened with litigation when the original source of the issue, The Wall Street Journal and Sarawak Report were not even sued. In fact, the lawyers meekly asked reassurances from WSJ not to invoke some protective laws before they could even begin to think about seriously having an inclination to decide, whether or not they will proceed with the intention to sue.

But from the money trail as alleged by WSJ and Sarawak Report below, it is clear that some RM42 million from SRC International did go into Najib’s personal bank accounts.

The money trail

The money trail as alleged by WSJ and Sarawak Report

This is confirmed by MACC themselves in their statement:

“Referring to media reports regarding investments by SRC International Sdn Bhd, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has gone through the issue and found elements that were raised fall under the MACC’s jurisdiction,” MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said in a statement.

“Following the check that was done, it is found that there is basis for the MACC to begin investigations under the MACC Act 2009, and hence, an investigation has since been started.

“In line with legal provisions, the MACC will conduct investigations independently and professionally and comprehensively,” he added in the brief three paragraph statement.

SRC International was the subsidiary of 1MDB before it was parked under MOF beginning January 2012. The fact that two people associated with the case, Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil and Datuk Suboh Mohd Yassin had both fled the country, despite being wanted by the MACC for assistance in the investigation, speaks volume.

It seems, SRC’s sole funding came from the RM4 billion they borrowed from Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen (KWAP) back in 2011.

And on record, only up to RM216 million out of RM4 billion was used by SRC International for its business activities in Mongolia. Questions were posed as to what happened to the remaining amount.

We believe should Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik bring this matter to court, then the lawyers suing him must give evidence that indeed public money did not finally enter into PM Najib’s personal accounts.

MACC will have to expedite their investigation on the RM42 million fiasco and their findings must be brought into the trial.

Should the judiciary is brave enough, this can either bring back credibility to the government, or further strengthen Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik’s aforementioned opinion.

But there are many ways to skin a cat. Tun Dr Ling can simply apologise in order not to incur further costs, or the PM’s lawyers can retract the lawsuit in order not to risk a trial, both parties can settle the matter quietly and amicably, or this matter can indeed proceed to the courts.

Regardless, the Tun appears to have the upper hand in this. Because if it was indeed untrue, Najib would have long sued Sarawak Report and the Wall Street Journal.

You might also want to read:

1) Our current economic position?

2) Why so fast to sue Ling but not WSJ, asks Kit Siang

3) The Umno dilemma, where no one’s position is truly safe

4) Kerana Ini Gani Patail Di Ugut?

5) Lessons From Zimbabwe, the Philippines and Togo

6) RM2,600 juta: Mana bukti perbelanjaan untuk Umno?

7) Where is the balance of RM2.6 billion donation, Muhyiddin asks Najib

8) MACC and Bank Negara hunting down 1MDB-SRC International fugitives?


 Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik early evening today had replied to PM’s letter as below:


#1mdb, #tppa

Did Najib’s lawyers send the most pathetic legal letter to WSJ?

We came across this news from an unverified source. But for the sake of entertainment, let’s just humour this piece of news and see what it entails.

It seems that the Prime Minister last night had instructed his lawyers to send a letter of demand to Wall Street Journal.

But it was preceded by a press release by the lawyers which basically detailing out the difficulty of this legal matter. They ironed out a couple of problems before they will decide what kind of action they will take.

What this means, the press release is begging the public to understand that this matter takes time, and the exercise could possibly be a waste of time. Political-wise, they just want to buy some time for their client. To show that some action is being taken, despite some allegations that their client do not have the courage to actually do anything.

Below is the press release:


A Wall street Journal had published an article dated 3rd July 2015, implicating our client Datuk Seri Najib. Immediately, our client had instructed us, Messrs Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak, to scrutinize the said article. The article is tainted with numerous allegations against our client which involved several companies and transactions.

Combing through the said article, we have concluded that the language is intentionally or otherwise has made reference to several facts and companies which are vaguely described. Reference is made to the said article wherein it has been stated that our client had been directly probed into 1MDB, however contents of the article refers to indirect transactions where our client has been implicated with 1MDB-linked companies. A clear contradiction which requires further clarification.

This article by WSJ was issued, published and circulated through WSJ web portal . Firstly, we have been instructed to identify the parties involved in the authorship, distribution and publishing, for the purpose of naming the appropriate parties in any potential actions which requires deliberation and research as the article does not reflect extensive details for service of any legal letter or court documents.

Secondly, another issue of concern is, jurisdictional issues of which the publication originates from United States of America and accessible worldwide. We have been also instructed that a local presence of WSJ is also available and we are pursuing further clarification and details on this matter.

Since the article involves several parties, we have also been instructed to consider a joint action or an action against, in the event evidence shows a conspiracy against our client. Kindly note that the companies named as conspirators with our client, in the article are; International Petroleum Investment Co, Tanore Finance Corp, SRC International Sdn. Bhd, and Ihsan Perdana Sdn. Bhd.

They actually want to know if WSJ is saying that IPIC, Tanore, SRC and Ihsan Perdana are conspiring against Najib Razak. Well, if money went through those companies’ accounts before it end up in the PM’s bank accounts, then will the lawyers sue those companies? Maybe they should just personally ask those companies since the PM are friends with the people in those companies! Mind-boggling.

Several names of companies or organizations had only been referred to as the related companies or companies belonging to certain organizations or companies, and also the sources or destinations or the alleged transactions has not been disclosedThis in itself either intentionally or otherwise has caused further identification of facts been required.

Once we have identified the parties, the jurisdiction, and the involvement of conspirators or are they merely parties which also had been innocently imputed in the article, we can then proceed to address the third issue.

Can’t the lawyers just ask those companies if they really conspired against the PM? This press release is getting ridiculous. By the way, in the actual letter to WSJ below, the lawyers did not even ask WSJ about this. Maybe they forgot to put it in.

The third issue is to tackle all possible or plausible legal remedies of which our client shall be given advise on an action of defamation, further tortuous actions and remedies including any statutory violations by WSJ and related companies and (if any) conspirers.

This is not a straightforward legal action due to the national and international imputations. We have been instructed to identify facts and lay full facts, before our client, is able to proceed with further instructions.

The purpose of clear explanation is to avoid unnecessary objections by WSJ on the imputations that are made. Once our client has obtained all necessary facts and the position of WSJ is ascertained, we have strict instructions to immediately exhaust legal avenues and remedies.

Yours faithfully,



We are actually amazed that the lawyers would even issue such press release. It really reflects on their incompetency of the whole matter. But of course, incompetency breeds more incompetencies as the letter of demand below shows:

The letter from Najib’s lawyers to Wall Street Journal:



We act for the Right Honourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, in his personal capacity.

We refer to the Articles dated 2nd July 2015 and 6th July 2015 in your Wall Street Journal which, we state, contains a plethora of convoluted, scurrilous and vague allegations against our client.

What exactly are vague allegations? Is it an allegation or not? Would it be the same with a little bit pregnant but not pregnant? An allegation is an allegation. You cannot sue someone with a vague allegation. How could a vague allegation be scurrilous?

In the circumstances, we are instructed by our Client to seek confirmation as to whether it is your position as taken in the Articles that our Client misappropriated nearly USD 700 million from 1Malaysia Development Berhad?

Now they want WSJ to confirm if the USD700 million was misappropriated by Najib Razak. WSJ can just easily tell them to just ask their Client since the money was banked in into his account. The WSJ article did state that money was channeled into his bank accounts but they do not know what happened to it, or how it was used. It’s laughable to ask for confirmation because it shows that the lawyers did not read those articles thoroughly. 

We are instructed to procure your position because the Articles collectively suggest that you are unsure of “the original source of the money and what happened to the money” whilst on the other hand, the general gist of the Articles create a clear impression that our Client has misappropriated about USD 700 million belonging to 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

Precisely as their article had said, that WSJ is unsure as to where the money came from and what happened to it. We can predict what WSJ would have replied regarding their position; that they have sighted the documents and that huge sums of money have been transferred into the PM’s personal bank accounts (which the PM never denied). The lawyers just wanted WSJ to confirm and say that Najib had swindled the money, which WSJ definitely will reply – “Go ask your client if indeed he misappropriated it, the money wasn’t transferred into our accounts!”. The lawyers really do not have anything more concrete than this to go by.

In the circumstance and in the interests of our Client, we would expect a Newspaper of your international standing and reputation to state unequivocally and with clarity as to whether it is your contention that our Client misappropriated about USD 700 million belonging to 1Malaysia Development Berhad. You will no doubt appreciate the seriousness of the allegations made against our Client in the said Articles and this confirmation is sought to enable us to advise our Client on the appropriate legal recourse he can take to seek redress in relation to the publication of these Articles.

Why should WSJ state anything other than what they had published in their articles? Only when WSJ chose to state that yes, Najib misappropriated the money, they will take legal action.

Maybe the lawyers need to discern that the allegations WSJ made is – nearly USD700 million was pumped in into Najib Razak’s accounts. That is all. The most ironic thing  is, the lawyers did not demand WSJ to explain this, because by now all sundry know that the PM never deny that the money was definitely in his accounts.

We demand a reply within fourteen (14) days of the date hereof and please let us know whether you have appointed solicitors in Malaysia to accept service of legal proceedings on your behalf and on behalf of the reporters who wrote the Articles in the event that legal proceeding become necessary.

Basically the lawyers demand WSJ to confess something they never alleged so that Najib Razak can show the world he is doing something. This letter is a farce, made by a farcical team of lawyers who could only concoct a lousy, pathetic letter just to get some laughs from the whole world. WSJ does not even have to reply, because Najib’s lawyers really have nothing to sue them about. 

We hereby reserve all our Client’s rights in this matter.

If this is the gold standard in the administration, no wonder there is not much hope for an intelligent leadership. Please tell us this letter wasn’t actually sent to WSJ. It will really be embarrassing for the country if it did. Thank you.




You might also want to read:

1) Why the public do not believe the Prime Minister’s denial

2) Did Petrosaudi swindle 1MDB and steal our money?

3) The chronology of 1MDB’s suspicious joint venture

4) Bekerja keras melindungi penyelewengan 1MDB

5) Penyelewengan ketara 1MDB


Tun Abdul Hamid menulis tentang perpecahan melayu dan tuntutan melampau bukan melayu

Berikut adalan tulisan hasil pandangan Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad, bekas Ketua Hakim Malaysia. Penulisan beliau boleh di baca di


Oleh Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad

Pada pandangan saya, hubungan antara kaum di Malaysia masih baik. Rakyat berbagai kaum masih menjalani hubungan seperti biasa. Tidak ada ketegangan di antara kaum dalam hubungan mereka seharian. Hubungan sosial di antara sesama orang Melayu juga baik, tidak kira apa parti politik mereka. Apa yang berlaku semenjak PRU 12 ialah “political divide”.

PAS, melalui janji syurga yang tidak perlu ditepati, mengkafirkan penyokong UMNO dan memburukkan pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO dan lain-lain, telah berjaya menarik sebilangan besar orang Melayu untuk menjadi penyokongnya, bukan lagi di kawsan pedalaman tetapi juga di kawasan bandar, bukan lagi di kalangan orang-orang yang berkelulusan Syari’ah tetapi juga di kalangan professional. Ini telah melemahkan UMNO.

Tetapi, selagi PAS kekal bersendirian dan tertumpu kepada negeri-negeri Pantai Timur, ia tidak menjadi ancaman yang serius kepada kerajaan BN di peringkat Persekutuan.

Keadaan berubah dengan penubuhan PKR. PKR telah berjaya menarik orang-orang yang kecewa, yang tidak mendapat tempat dalam UMNO, golongan opportunist dan yang marah kepada pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO tidak kira sama ada alasannya munasabah atau tidak. PKR telah membuktikan bahawa ia hanya mempunyai satu matlamat: berjuang untuk menjatuhkan Kerajaan BN untuk membolehkan Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim menjadi Perdana Menteri Malaysia. Mereka sanggup melakukan apa sahaja untuk mencapai hasrat mereka, termasuk mengorbankan hak orang Melayu dan kedudukan agama Islam.

Melihat perpecahan orang Melayu, orang Cina khususnya, yang memang pandai membuat perkiraan, telah bersatu di belakang DAP, mengambil faedah daripada undi penyokong PKR dan PAS untuk menjatuhkan BN dan menjadi parti dominan dalam Pakatan Rakyat yang akan memerintah. Perak selepas PRU12 adalah misalan yang baik. Wakil PAS di jadikan sebagai Menteri Besar menyebabkan penyokong-penyokong PAS merasa bahawa mereka telah berjaya menubuhkan sebuah “Kerajaan Islam”. Maka bertakbirlah mereka di sepanjang jalan menunjuk perasaan. Hakikatnya majoriti ahli Exco adalah ahli-ahli DAP dan merekalah yang sebenarnnya berkuasa. Jika dulu “Pak Kadok menang sorak kampung tergadai, sekarang Haji Kadok menang takbir negeri tergadai.” Semua ini orang Melayu, khususnya dalam PAS, mesti sedar.

Melihat keadaan ini, NGO-NGO Cina mula menunjukan sikapnya yang sebenar: tamak dan “kiasu”. Mereka mula membuat tuntutan-tuntutan yang tidak berpatutan yang melanggar peruntukan-peruntukan Perlembagaan khususnya mengenai hak orang Melayu dan kedudukan Islam. Tindakan Gereja Katholik juga sangat merbahaya. Semua perbuatan itu bukan sahaja boleh menggugat perpaduan negara, malah ketenteraman negara. Semua ini tidak berlaku semasa orang Melayu teguh di belakang UMNO.

Perbuatan itu mesti dibendung. Untuk itu Kerajaan hendaklah memikir semula mengenai keperluan mengadakan semula Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA). Kita tidak patut takut kepada kritikan mengenainya. Singapura dan Brunei mempunyai undang-undang yang serupa. Tidak pula dikritik. Apa yang dilakukan oleh Amerika Syarikat di Guantanamo adalah lebih teruk dari penahanan di bawah ISA. (Lihat Conflict of Interests Between Different Basic Rights dan juga Legal and judicial Transformation in Malaysia:

Di samping itu, Kerajaan tidak patut terlalu berlembut apatah lagi takut kepada mereka sehingga tidak berani mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap mereka. Tidak guna mempuyai undang-undang jika tidak berani menggunanya.

UMNO juga mesti berusaha untuk menarik balik pengundi yang telah lari kepada PAS dan PKR malah sanggup mengundi DAP kerana taat kepada PKR dan PAS. PAS dan UMNO perlu berfikir untuk berkerja sama, sekurang-sekurangnya di peringkat Persekutuan untuk mempertahankan Kerajaan Persekutuan daripada jatuh kepada PKR dan DAP. PAS mesti sedar bahawa perjuangan asal mereka adalah untuk Melayu dan Islam; bahawa jika Pakatan Rakyat berkuasa DAP akan menjadi parti dominan, bukan PKR atau PAS; bahawa PKR tidak boleh diharap untuk membela orang Melayu dan agama Islam; bahawa DAP adalah lebih chauvinistic daripada MCA atau Gerakan; bahawa PKR atau PAS tidak boleh mengawal cita-cita DAP seperti UMNO mengawal MCA atau Gerakan. Maka jika PAS tidak mahu hak Melayu dan kedudukan agama Islam digugat, ia hendaklah berkerjasama dengan UMNO.

Sebenarnya, di antara PAS dengan UMNO sudah tidak ada apa bezanya lagi. Demikian juga tidak ada apa bezanya di antara Kelantan yang diperintah oleh PAS selama lebih kurang 40 tahun, dengan negeri-negeri lain di Semenanjung Malaysia selain daipada mengadakan kaunter bayaran berasingan untuk lelaki dan perempuan. Dulu Qari’ah haram mengambil bahagian dalam tilawah Al-Qur’an. Sekarang ia sudah harus! Apa yang menjadi “penghalang” bukan ideology tetapi kepentingan diri. Pemimpin-pemimpin di kedua buah parti takut hilang kedudukan, jawatan dan pendapatan masing-masing, jika bercantum. Soalan: adakah itu asas perjuangan mereka? Masalah ini pun boleh di atasi jika kedua parti berkerjasama untuk menubuhkan Kerajaan Persekutuan, selepas keputusan pilihanraya di isytiharkan.

Anak Negeri Sabah dan Sarawak juga patut sedar bahawa kedudukan mereka dalam Perlembagaan adalah serupa dengan kedudukan orang Melayu. Jika mereka mahu kedudukan mereka selamat, mereka hendaklah bersama-sama orang Melayu, UMNO dan BN. Bahawa sebahagian daripada mereka beragama Kristian tidak pernah menjadi masalah. Mereka boleh terus mengamalkannya seperti biasa dalam Bahasa Kadazan dan sebagainya. Yang dibantah oleh orang Islam, terutama sekali di Semenanjung Malaysia, ialah cubaan untuk menggunakan kalimah “Allah” dalam bible dan upacara agama dalam Bahasa Melayu, kerana motifnya adalah untuk mempengaruhi orang Melayu menganut agama Kristian. Ini jelas dilarang oleh Perlembagaan Malaysia.

Jika PAS dan parti-parti Anak-Anak Negeri Sabah dan Sarawak boleh bersama- sama dengan UMNO dan BN, Kerajaan Persekutuan akan selamat walau pun orang Cina bersatu di belakang DAP. Apabila merek merasa bahawa keadaan itu akan merugikan mereka, mereka akan mula berfikir semula untuk berkerjasama dengan BN. Orang Cina membuat perkiraan mengikut untung-rugi. Itu sahajalah prinsip mereka.

Kita sekali-kali tidak hendak meminggirkan orang Cina. Semenjak PRU 1955, UMNO memberi kawasan-kawasan majority Melayu yang selamat kepada calon-calon MCA dan MIC semata-mata untuk memberi representasi yang lebih kepada mereka. Apa yang berlaku selepas PRU13 pun adalah pilihan mereka sendiri. Pengundi-pengundi Cina yang berdiri sebulat suara di belakang DAP mungkin akan berfikir semula apabila mereka menimbang semula untung-ruginya.

Pengundi-pengundi India patut bertanya diri mereka sama ada Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat akn menjaga kepentingan mereka lebih baik daripada rekod BN selama lebih daripada lima dekad.

Umur PKR terikat dengan umur Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, tidak lebih dari itu.

Kerajaan mestilah bersikap tegas dan tidak melayan tuntutan-tuntutan melampau itu. Malah tindakan undang-undang hendaklah diambil terhadap mereka jika mereka melanggarnya. Di kebelakangan ini, Kerajaan nampak seolah-olah takut mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap aktivis yang menyebabkan mereka semakin melampau. Malah ada aktivis yang menghina lagu Kebangsaan yang bukan sahaja tidak dihadapkan ke mahkamah tetapi diberi bantuan kewangan untuk membuat film yang memburukkan Malaysia. Cuba bayangkan bagaimana Singapura akan bertindak dalam keadaan yang serupa. Seperti disebut tadi, Kerajaan mestilah memberi pertimbangan serius untuk mengadakan semula ISA. Pelampau hanya faham ketegasan, bukan diplomasi.

Pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO juga patut sedar diri. Sebenarnya UMNO sebagai sebuah parti Melayu berada di atas landasan yang betul. Yang dipersoalkan ialah pemimpin-pemimpinnya. Mereka, isteri dan anak-anak mereka dilihat sebagi hidup mewah di luar kemampuan mereka yang membangkitkan isu rasuah. Saya dapati, politik wang dan tertutupnya pintu untuk “orang baru” memasuki dan memenangi apa-apa jawatan dalam hierarchy UMNO adalah faktor utama mengapa kalangan professional tidak menyertai UMNO. Mereka lebih mendapat tempat dalam PAS. Jika hal ini berterusan UMNO akan ketandusan pemimpin. Hal ini telah pun dirasai hari ini.


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The sly christian priests and the naïve muslims

It is tiring to educate people on the issue of “kalimah Allah”. And it is even more exhausting to think that we have to explain to certain group of muslims on why the word ‘Allah’ should not be used by christians here.

Muslims in general, if they had known the real reason on why here in Malaysia it is offensive for christians to use it, they should not be supporting a church in Selangor who remained recalcitrant and arrogant in continuing the use of the word Allah in their hymns and masses.

Even people like Marina Mahathir and her like minded muslims friends are too ignorant and could not fathom the reason on why christians here in Malaysia should not use the word Allah in the face of the majority of Malaysians. And who are the majority of Malaysians? The muslims of course.

So here is the answer from a renown scholar by the name Dr. Zakir Naik. The answer gets interesting after the 2.30 minute mark. This is 9 minute video in which the muslims and the christians should watch:

Basically, what Dr Zakir is saying, christians can use the word Allah – but if you associate Allah (the one True God) with Jesus Christ or the Trinity, then you are ‘kufur’. Why would us muslims want to permit ourselves to become kufur just like the christians?

Why would Marina Mahathir, who worships Allah S.W.T. whereby Allah that she worships does not have a son, and certainly have got nothing to do with the Holy Spirit, is crying on top of her lungs to defend the christians on their right to equate Allah with Jesus, or Allah with the Holy Spirit?

Now this is why it is offensive for muslims (except for some muslim politicians and the more liberal muslims) to see the christians using the word Allah in their christian and sermons.

Those liberal muslims are so naive in their freedom of speech and religion of other people they forgot what effect this will have on muslims here.

The christians in Malaysia especially in Selangor have never used the word Allah in any of their prayers before. We at this blog have never met any of our christian friends who had prayed to Allah all this while. And apparently, not all christian churches in Malaysia agreed to use the word Allah in their mass. To them, Allah as a God is a different concept altogether from their own understanding of God – Yahweh, Jesus Christ etc.

If you are christian and reading this, do you use Allah in any of your prayers? Unless of course you are that small part of East Malaysians who actually used the word Allah in their bibles over there. But that is another matter which will be discussed later below.

But first, what is the agenda of this one Father Lawrence Andrew who insisted that christians in Selangor must be given the right to use the word Allah? Why is he so insensitive to jeopardise the harmonious relationship between muslims and christians over here? Christianity teaches blatant disregard towards tolerance and

If Father Lawrence himself never prayed to Allah all these years, it will be hypocritical for him to start now. It does not matter if he lamely stated that just recently, his flock has many East Malaysians now. Is he saying that being tolerant towards the sensitivities of muslims in Selangor takes a back seat over the need of much smaller community?

There should be give and take when looking at the bigger picture.

The other problem besides the muslims giving permission for other people to equate Allah towards something the He is not (syirik), is the potential fraud and subterfuge that comes with the use of Allah in Christianity.

This was somewhat shown in one of the previous article “Worshiping Jesus in Islam”. This time, the covert Christian evangelicals and their tactics can even be read openly in their portals such as the article “Son and The Crescent” in the Christian Today portal, as well as in the article “Case for God“. The links provided in latter has examples on the proselytisation of muslims into christians.

The evangelicals use tactics which they term as Conceptualisation and Localisation when preaching christianity to muslims. They use terms and jargons familiar with the muslims in the effort to convert them. To cut the story short, that is the reason why the malay bibles exist today with the word ‘Allah’ transcribed into them instead of the word ‘Tuhan’ which is a more logical translation for God.

Ultimately, the christians in East Malaysia during the British era was taught the bible using the bibles from Indonesia and this is what the Father Lawrence and Marina Mahathir is frighting today – that the christians in East Malaysia have used the word Allah in their bibles for centuries, which incidentally, this argument is based on the wrong facts and entirely founded on the grounds of subterfuge propagated by the christian missionaries a couple of centuries ago. How unfortunate.

Below is the video by christians, for the christians on how they covertly change their proselytisation technique to suit every culture they come across. What these evangelicals want it to spread Christianity and Jesus Christ around the world.

This deception and double-dealing is something that is real which muslims must be wary about. We have enough agitators which want nothing more than to see chaos and racial upheaval in Malaysia so that they can benefit from it one way or another. Does Father Lawrence want to see this happen by remaining stubborn and wilfully defiant?

Even an imam (Imam Muhammad Musri) from in the USA recently wrote something in Huffington Post recently. Although he is quite ignorant in his article especially pertaining to the real happenings here in Malaysia, he did mention about the stealth of christians in trying to proselytise muslims:

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His only ignorance is when he thought the word ‘Allah’ is the right term for ‘God’ among Malaysians. Which is definitely not true. The right term for God is Tuhan. For Malaysians, Allah is an arabic word recognised only by muslims as God.

But as  Muhammad Musri said above, fraud (stealth proselytisation) deserves appropriate penalties (which obviously is stated in our own Constitution) and it is up to the muslims to defend themselves against these tricksters.

As a conclusion, there are two fronts on why the muslims are against the word ‘Allah’ being used by the Christians:

1) they do not want to be an accomplice when some people equate Allah for something He is not, and;

2) the element of trickery evidenced by the centuries of proselytisation methods among the evangelicals towards the unsuspecting muslims.

If you are a muslim and your iman is strong, congratulations. But there are many muslims out there who are ignorant and not strong enough to counter the onslaught from some christian missionaries whose sole objective is to bring the muslims to embrace christianity.

If you have not listened to what Dr Zakir Naik said in the video above, please do so. It will give you some comprehension on the subject. And please watch the second too. Thank you.


The ‘Independent’ Malaysian Insider is just a Toady

The Mind of the Analyst

 by Chedet

1. Among the cleverest people in the world are the analysts – the people who can see through solids, even see and recognise what lies behind. This gives them power and as we all know power corrupts. Few among the analysts can restrain the corrupting influence of their power.

2. The analyst who works for Malaysian Insider clearly is one who cannot resist the abuse of that power. Given a task by his master he comes up with a fantastic analysis on the recent decision by the court that the word “Allah” is exclusive to Islam and may not be used by the Catholic “Herald”. He saw an opportunity to serve his master like the toady he is.

3. His master had recently demonised me by incorrectly and clearly deliberately translating my statement on corruption. I had said that I was sold by my divisional representatives for RM200/-. The English version was correct. But the Malay translation implied that I bribed my divisional delegates with RM200/-. Why I should bribe them so they would not vote for me is beyond me. But the opportunity to blacken my name in the eyes of the Malays was too good to be missed by his master.

4. When asked to correct and apologise, Malaysian Insider decided to demonise me instead by stating that Twenty-five years ago when “Tun Mahathir Mohamad dismantled one of the most respected judicial institutions in the Commonwealth and destroyed the concept of separation of powers in Malaysia rhetorically he asked “how many Malaysians were truly upset with his interference?” In one sentence he made a lie appear to be an indisputable truth, without stating what indeed I had done to deserve the demonisation.

5. The arguments by the great analyst are rather convoluted but the implication is clear. The Malaysian courts (and here Tun Suffian words are made use of) will never be able to recover the respect they had before I “destroyed” them.

6. The truth is that the courts often made judgements against me or the government I lead. The classic case is when UMNO, the ruling party was declared illegal because a few branches cheated. Yet recently when the Central Committee of the DAP was found to have basically cheated, it was simply asked to hold another election. But for UMNO, when four out of more than 6000 branches did not follow procedures, the whole party was declared illegal. The judge who made this judgement was then promoted. I did not object.

The rest of the article can be read at his blog here.

For more articles on how The Malaysian Insider is really a running dog for the liberals who are afraid that their own smokescreens of under-achievements, weaknesses and insecurities  will be discovered by the public, please go here, here and here.

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