US attorney general: Corrupt officials treated 1MDB as ‘personal bank account’

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US Attorney General Loretta E Lynch delivered these remarks at a press conference yesterday to announce “significant kleptocracy enforcement action” to recover more than US$1bn obtained from corruption involving 1MDB.

Good morning, and thank you all for being here….

I’m joined today by Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division [Leslie] Caldwell; U.S. Attorney [Eileen] Decker of the Central District of California; FBI Deputy Director [Andrew] McCabe; and Richard Weber, Chief of Criminal Investigation at the Internal Revenue Service. We are here to announce a significant step in our ongoing work to combat global corruption and to ensure that the United States offers no haven to those who illegally use public funds for private gain. Today, the Department of Justice filed a civil complaint seeking to forfeit and recover more than $1 billion in assets associated with an international conspiracy to launder funds stolen from 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, or 1MDB, a company wholly owned by the government of Malaysia.

The $1 billion in assets are just a portion of more than $3 billion that was stolen from 1MDB and laundered through American financial institutions in violation of U.S. law. 1MDB was created by the Malaysian government to promote economic development through international partnerships and foreign direct investment, with the ultimate goal of improving the well-being of the Malaysian people. Unfortunately, a number of corrupt 1MDB officials treated this public trust as a personal bank account.

Our complaint alleges that from 2009 through 2015, these officials and their associates conspired to misappropriate and launder billions of dollars from 1MDB. As my colleagues will explain in further detail, the co-conspirators laundered their stolen funds through a complex web of opaque transactions and fraudulent shell companies with bank accounts in countries around the world, including Switzerland, Singapore and the United States. The funds were then used to purchase a range of assets for the conspirators and their relatives and associates, including high-end real estate in New York and Los Angeles, artworks by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet and a jet aircraft.

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Today’s case is the largest single action ever brought by the department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, which was established by Attorney General [Eric] Holder in 2010 to forfeit the proceeds of foreign official corruption and, where possible, to use the recovered assets to benefit the people harmed. This case, and the Kleptocracy Initiative as a whole, should serve as a sign of our firm commitment to fighting international corruption. It should send a signal that the Department of Justice is determined to prevent the American financial system from being used as a conduit for corruption. And it should make clear to corrupt officials around the world that we will be relentless in our efforts to deny them the proceeds of their crimes.

I want to thank the team of prosecutors and paralegals from the Criminal Division’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, who have worked tirelessly on this matter. I also want to thank the agents from the FBI’s International Corruption Unit and the IRS’s Criminal Investigations Division, who assisted them in this case. And I am grateful to the Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs for their vital contributions. At this time, I will turn things over to Assistant Attorney General [Leslie] Caldwell, who will speak in further detail about today’s filing.

My own question: What are the Malaysian police and the MACC doing about this? Are they content to leave it all to international investigators to trace and recover the funds and nail the culprits?

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  1. NYT: Malaysia’s Leader, Dogged by a Billion-Dollar Scandal, Proves Untouchable

    The allegations of high-level corruption and the lack of any impartial Malaysian investigation highlight the fact that the region’s movement toward democracy has left Malaysia untouched, said Donald Greenlees, an authority on Southeast Asia with Australian National University.

    “Najib is a throwback to the era of Marcos’s Philippines and Suharto’s Indonesia with ruling families hungry for power and great wealth,” he said. “Imelda had her shoes and Rosmah has her Birkin bags. But the bags are vastly more valuable than the shoes.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/world/asia/malaysia-najib-razak.html?_r=0

    “Clearly, in order to save his own political skin, he’s prepared to destroy what little remains of basic civil liberties and human rights in Malaysia,” said Phil Robertson, the deputy director of the Asia division of Human Rights Watch.

    • Only Karma will deal firmly with these corrupts.
      Read about Karma’s Eighteen Layers of Hell (Illustrated):
      Sixteen, Seventeenth & Eighteenth Floors (Layers) are for those who steal, who abuse their power & oppress the people, & who exploit the loopholes in the law to cheat and engage in malpractice respectively.
      http://www.cvltnation.com/the-eighteen-layers-of-chinese-hell/
      Note: there are no hell’s virgins waiting for you down there!

      • MAHATHIR’S FATAL LEGACY – NAJIB RAZAK: MALAYSIA ON IRREVERSIBLE PATH FOR BUST-UP

        At least embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is right about one thing. The current mess in Malaysian politics is the making of his greatest nemesis, Mahathir Mohamad, who led the Southeast Asian nation with an iron fist from 1981-2003. What Najib fails to fathom is that Mahathir has not produced this mess by criticising his leadership, but by paving Najib’s path to power in the fashion he did during his decades in office. Mahathir may believe that he can end the crisis by bringing Najib down. But history should judge Mahathir himself as the author of a long national decline that has culminated in this latest crisis.

        To be sure, Najib’s fingerprints are all over the current mess. The proximate source of the crisis has been the collapse of Najib’s pet sovereign-investment company, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). This has caused Malaysia’s stock market and currency, the ringgit, to plummet in turn. All this has transpired amid credible allegations that the Prime Minister siphoned an eye-popping US$700 million into his personal bank account.

        But this road toward ruin commenced with Mahathir, not Najib…

        http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/07/29/malaysias-mess-is-mahathir-made/

    • Wonder what action the new MACC chief would take on this MO1 matter since he has vowed on Quran to be effective?…

      • Using religion to camouflage the dirty deeds is the modus operandi to convince those with blind faith.

  2. WHY IS THE FORMER PM OF MALAYSIA TRYING TO OVERTHROW THE CURRENT ONE

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had hoped to take his campaign to topple Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to an international audience on the Al Jazeera news network but ended up having his own misdeeds exposed.

    The host of Al Jazeera’s UpFront programme, Mehdi Hasan had raised the question that “in a democracy, shouldn’t the people kick out a prime minister, not the former prime minister?’ and getting what must be Mahathir’s standard spin on corruption, mismanagement and misusing government powers that he has levelled on Najib for the past one and a half years.

    http://malaysiandigest.com/news/624027-why-is-the-former-prime-minister-of-malaysia-trying-to-overthrow-the-current-one-al-jazeera-asks-mahathir.html

    • The cousin Krishamudin is taking care of the army.
      Unlikely to see Coup Dedak unless he faces Hang Tuah-Hang Jebat dilemma.

  3. Gobind asks AG these questions:

    Did the AG refuse consent for mutual legal assistance by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as alleged?

    If so, why was consent refused?

    Is it not the case that the documents sought through that process were essential to ascertain the money-trail leading to the deposits in an account relevant to that investigation?

    Without that documentary evidence sought, how did he verify the purported claim that the said monies were from a donation?

    Hasn’t that decision now been thrown open by the particulars set out in the suit by the DOJ?

    Why did the AG refuse consent for mutual assistance to do get evidence on the 1MDB scandal?

    Is it not the case now that the alleged failure to consent to a request for assistance has seriously impacted on the case?

    Is it not the case further that as a result of that refusal, the AG is now not in a position to dispute the claims made by the DOJ that the monies originated from elsewhere?

  4. The clues point to only one person.

    The United States Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against some individuals accused of using an investment firm owned by the Malaysian government to steal more than $1 billion.

    The lawsuit also mentioned a certain “Malaysian Official 1,” prompting many to ask if it refers to Prime Minister Najib since he has control over 1MDB investment firm and his stepson is one of the accused.

    The lawsuit aims to recover some 17 assets in the United States, which have been allegedly acquired through 1MDB funds.

    U.S. officials said the lawsuit is the “largest single action ever brought under the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.” They vowed to return the funds to the Malaysian people.

    “The Department of Justice will not allow the American financial system to be used as a conduit for corruption. With this action, we are seeking to forfeit and recover funds that were intended to grow the Malaysian economy and support the Malaysian people. Instead, they were stolen, laundered through American financial institutions and used to enrich a few officials and their associates,” an excerpt of the statement issued by the U.S. DOJ reads.

    “The United States will not be a safe haven for assets stolen by corrupt foreign officials,” said Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. “Public corruption, no matter where it occurs, is a threat to a fair and competitive global economy.

    Najib is suspected by many to be the “Malaysian Official 1,” who is cited 36 times in the 136-page lawsuit. It’s not the first time that his name has been implicated in a corruption scandal. Previously, he has been accused of pocketing more than $600 million dollars through anomalous transactions. He didn’t deny ownership of these dollar bank accounts but he claimed the funds were a political donation from a royal family in Saudi Arabia.

    If more hints are needed about the identity of “Malaysian Official 1,” many Malaysians believe the text of the lawsuit provides enough evidence.

    For example, paragraph 28 of the report describes “Malaysian official 1″ as “a high-ranking official in the Malaysian Government who also held a position of authority with 1MDB.”

    Paragraph 29 names Najib’s stepson: “Riza Shahriz bin Abdul Aziz (‘Aziz), a Malaysian national, is a relative of Malaysian Official 1.”

    Paragraph 39 details some of the powers of the prime minister. “Malaysian Official 1 had the authority to approve all appointment to, and removals from, 1MDB’s Board of Directors and 1MDB’s Senior Management Team. In addition, any financial commitment by 1MDB, including investments, that are likely to affect a guarantee given by the Government of Malaysia for the benefit of 1MDB or any policy of the Malaysian Government, required the approval of Malaysian Official1.”

    Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is calling for the resignation of Najib, urged the United States to name Najib in the lawsuit.

    “If the U.S. really believes in eradicating corruption and money laundering which involves their country, they should not be shy about naming names and letting due process to take place,” he wrote in his blog.

    “Merely seizing the stolen money does not nullify the crime. The only logical sequence to the seizures of stolen money is the criminal charge against the thieves. How is the DOJ of the USA going to charge the Malaysian Official 1 without naming him?” Mahathir added.

    Interestingly, Najib’s camp is challenging the Malaysian citizens named in the lawsuit to clear their own names. Najib’s supporters are also asserting that there is no need for the prime minister to present counter evidence since his name is not mentioned in the report.

    There seems little debate about the identity of “Malaysian Official 1.” For majority of Malaysians, it’s none other than Najib. Hopefully, the U.S. DOJ report will help Malaysians retrieve the stolen funds and assets; and more importantly, seek justice against the well-entrenched kleptocrats.

  5. Some love to ride a Malaysian #1 Horse With No Name. Even when it inevitably “chhua lu ke Holland!”
    Al Ries & Jack Trout’s “Horse Sense” makes better sense.
    Enjoy this while you ride A Horse With No Name (sang from America):

  6. Umno Youth has filed a police report against former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akthar Aziz, outgoing MACC chief Abu Kasim Mohamed and ex-attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail.

    According to Umno vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun, the three are believed to be involved in a conspiracy to topple PM Najib and the Malaysian government.

    ‘Civil war’ in Umno soon?

    • Khairy J must make his position clear.
      Is he still setia to team MO1?
      Or is his Umno Youth minions are now making decision for him?

    • Umno is using the same trick to tell kampung malays that there is a conspiracy topple the democratically elected and beloved PM Najib. Since 99.99% of these rural people can only understand Bahasa Msia, TV3 nightly buletin at 8pm can definitely deceived the targeted audience into believing that Najibis innocent.

      • (Some party) will likely plant some ‘chow kow trouble makers’ at next Bersih rally eg to stamp on Ah Jib Kor portrait?

  7. Najib has good sense of humour in saying:

    “Let’s not get carried away with the matter. Leave it to the judicial process for we believe that sooner or later the truth will prevail,”

  8. Dr M’s lawyer tells Shahrizat : M’sians not stupid as cows
    https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/349726
    A lawyer has told Wanita Umno chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, who classed the US’ forfeiture lawsuit against 1MDB as foreign meddling, that Malaysians are not as stupid as cows.

    “My dearest Shahrizat, the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) court forfeiture cause papers have nothing whatsoever to do with foreigners meddling in our beloved nation’s internal affairs.

    “In fact, it’s to do with our own fraudsters meddling with foreign laws and regulations,” said Haniff Khatri Abdulla in a Facebook post today.

    “So, don’t ever dare to think that we, the rakyat Malaysia, are as stupid as cows. In fact, even actual cows by now, should already know the actual truth,” he added.

    Haniff is representing Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former Batu Kawan Umno division vice-chief Khairuddin Abu Hassan and former Langkawi Wanita Umno member Anina Saadudin, in their suit against Najib for alleged misconduct on the part of the prime minister involving strategic development fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

    Shahrizat had stated the movement rejected all efforts by certain quarters to take the opportunity of using foreign powers, and the recent scandal involving alleged money laundering in 1MDB, to topple Malaysia’s democratically elected government.

    “The consequences of such tactics will get out of hand, just as what occurred to Iraq and Syria, which in the end not only invited conflict, but also prolonged the civil war,” she had said yesterday.

    Ahmad Shabery questioned

    In another Facebook post uploaded today, Haniff also questioned if Umno minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek should defend individuals named in DOJ lawsuit.

    “Since when a Malaysian minister is entrusted to become a spokeperson for two Malaysians who were summoned abroad for (allegedly) acquiring illegal funds and assets of a company owned by the government?,” asked the lawyer.

    He was responding to the agriculture and agro-based industries minister who yesterday dismissed the DOJ’s lawsuit against Prime Minister Najib Razak stepson Riza Shariz Abdul Aziz and Jho Low as a “normal matter”.

    Haniff urged the minister to read the lawsuit documents filed by US government against Riza and Low thoroughly.

    “As a minister, shouldn’t you ask if the assets, which DOJ applied to seize, were obtained through misappropration of 1MDB funds,” he said.

    The minister should instead ask how could the Malaysian government reclaim other assets in Malaysia or abroad that belonged to the duo, added Haniff.

    “How could you defend the duo’s right as though this is far more important than the right of Malaysians? Is this the attitude and behaviour expected from a minister ?” he asked.

    DOJ has cracked down on alleged misappropriation of 1MDB funds, through the use of civil suits on July 20.

    The DOJ claimed that more than US$3.5 billion had been diverted from 1MDB over the course of several years, to the benefit of several individuals including an unnamed high ranking public servant dubbed ‘Malaysian Official 1’.

      • Mainstream media NST, Star, Urusan, BH, Kosmo and Sinar Harian are all quiet and silent on Mr MO1, who is now getting Fatty Jho to be fall guy.

      • Obviously Umno [might] say it is a Chinese guy that abused 1MDB, a perfect script for Utusan/TV3 to spin in the coming weeks. Fatty Jho could be ‘silenced’ before he could testify against the mastermind, if he is brought back to KankungLand by IGP.

      • Najib said 1MDB has helped to sponsor many Malays to perform haj at Mecca.
        So likely Rural Malays will continue to support him?

      • Sin money for religious duties?
        Wonder what the mufti have to say.
        Unfortunately the religious authorities are more concern with the sexiness of Selena Gomez.

      • Many kids grew up knowing Selena Gomez as innocent Disney star. Why must the religious folks worried about her sexiness?

        Meanwhile in Kelantan, the state authority is disturbed by the picture of Bollywood starlet Aishwarya Rai in the Longines watch advertisement for being sexy without covering her aurat.

      • Sexiness is a sin!
        Arousal of the mind is animal behaviour out of self-control!
        Imagination is Satan’s planted seed of anything-erotic-goes in the head…
        So, pls abstain from all the above if you can by all means & you will not get into trouble in Boleh Land’s facing the calm South China Sea.

      • Without sin the redeemer will be irrelevant? Anyway today’s tudung has been fashioned to add the element of sexiness to attract attention, causing arousal could be the unintended side effect?

      • PAS people better don’t watch Olympics since many female athletes will have sports attire that is deemed ‘tak senonoh’.

    • The response of the Malaysian government authorities to the civil suits filed by the US Department of Justice to seize more than US$ 1 billion (RM 4.02 billion) in assets allegedly linked to 1MDB has been a huge disappointment. Faced with suits that allege massive embezzlement of funds and one of the worst money laundering scams in history, Cabinet Ministers and the Attorney-General are determined to absolve ” Malaysian Official 1″ of any wrongdoing. They are obsessed with preserving, protecting and perpetuating the Prime Minister’s position whatever the costs and consequences.

      It is not just the US Attorney-General that has gone public on this shameful attempt to launder perhaps US 3.5 billion (RM 14.07 billion) from a state investment company established ostensibly for the people’s benefit. Singapore authorities have also seized assets worth S$ 240 million (RM 717.45 million) in an investigation of 1MDB related fund flows for possible money-laundering. Switzerland is another international financial hub that has begun to take action. 1MDB’s activities between 2009 and 2013 have now been exposed as utterly fraudulent on a global scale.

      The government should face up to this reality. As has been proposed by a number of groups and individuals in the last few days, it should set up an independent tribunal comprising men and women of integrity and credibility which will once and for all establish the whole truth about 1MDB and its activities and recommend appropriate action against the wrongdoers. Apart from individuals with legal expertise, the tribunal should also have members with in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of money-laundering and money flows in today’s world. It should consist of both Malaysians and non-Malaysians. Cooperation with relevant agencies in the US, Switzerland, Singapore and other countries would be crucial. The tribunal should also have unhindered access to all those linked directly or indirectly to 1MDB and its affiliates. All the information gathered and analysis undertaken by the Auditor-General, Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the Central Bank, the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Police in the last few years should be made available to the tribunal.

      Prime Minister Najib should not have anything to do with the appointment of the proposed tribunal. Since 1MDB is wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance and he is the Minister of Finance and was also the Chairman of 1MDB’s Board of Advisers, he should keep his distance from the tribunal. Isn’t it also true that right from the outset he was involved in the creation of the company and was, to all intents and purposes, its principal decision-maker? Besides, in the US Department of Justice’s civil suits he is alluded to as ‘Malaysian Official 1′ 36 times.

      To give moral ballast to the formation of the tribunal and its work, Najib should in fact relinquish his position as Prime Minister and Minister of Finance until the tribunal presents its findings to the nation. If the tribunal exonerates him, he can always return to his job. I had suggested on 10 July 2015 that to facilitate investigations into 1MDB he should step aside temporarily. The situation has now become a lot worse.

      What if the government does not want to initiate a tribunal and Najib is determined to cling on to power? The people could through their members of Parliament try to persuade the Speaker to hold an emergency session of Parliament. Both the proposal on a tribunal and the position of Najib could be resolved through a parliamentary vote. But for the vote to reflect the feelings of the people, the whip should be lifted and members on both sides of the House should be encouraged to vote according to their conscience.

      If Parliament fails to act, one hopes the Conference of Rulers which had already expressed its profound concern over 1MDB in October 2015, will assume its moral responsibility to the nation and advice the Cabinet to do what is right on both the tribunal and the Prime Minister. The Rulers’ advice will carry much weight.

      The Rulers one hopes will also impress upon everyone that resolving the 1MDB debacle is the nation’s top priority at this point in time. It is a moral issue of tremendous significance and should not be marginalised through inter-party, inter-personal politics and the desire to retain or to attain power. The 1MDB issue is not about ousting or hoisting anyone.

      Similarly, legitimate concerns about Daesh terrorism and security should not be manipulated to divert attention from 1MDB. The people should not allow “a security situation” to be created which is then used to suppress the truth about 1MDB. There are many instances in history when the elite’s fear of being exposed for corruption or abuse of power has led to the victimisation of justice and the curtailment of freedom. In this regard, those who are dedicated to espousing integrity through demonstrations and the like must always be cognisant of the danger of their protest being hijacked by others with their own mischievous agenda.

      Instead of demonstrating, it is much more important at this stage for more and more groups to speak up. If the voices of concern reach a crescendo, the powers-that-be will not be able to ignore their plea for truth and justice. The alternative media today offer unfettered channels of communication which have not been utilised to the fullest.

      A sector of society that has yet to add its moral strength (there have been some isolated voices here and there) to the struggle for accountability and transparency on 1MDB are established religious personalities from the different faiths. They don’t have to be told that at its root 1MDB is about values that lie at the core of religion, values such as honesty, truthfulness and trustworthiness. This is why Muslim, Buddhist, Confucianist, Hindu and Christian theologians should take a stand now for what is at stake is the moral character of the nation itself and its future. Is it so difficult to uphold what is right and denounce what is wrong?

  9. What is kleptocracy?
    https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/349714

    COMMENT In 2004 Transparency International named Indonesia president Suharto as the most corrupt world leader of the past 20 year who stole between US$15 billion to US$35 billion. He topped notorious kleptocrat Ferdinand Marcos of the Phillipines who robbed between US$5 billion to US$10 billion.

    What is actually kleptocracy?

    ‘Klepto’ is thief, ‘cracy’ is rule.

    Therefore, literally kleptocracy means ‘rule by thieves’.

    A rule of government of any possible kind, which those in power exploit and steal national resources.

    That used its power and official position for personal gain or to steal from its people.

    Aiming to stay in power – corruption, collusion and nepotism.

    A government dominated by unethical leaders but who pretend to be honest. In reality there is rampant greed and involvement in corruption.

    Impose a massive tax burden on the public and enterprises.

    A kleptocracy government treats their country’s treasure as though it were their own bank account.

    Exploits the wealth of the public and uses the proceeds for their own use or glorification.

    They spend funds on luxury projects to obtain more commissions.

    A government that practices cronyism and nepotism by awarding prime contracts and civil service posts to relatives or personal friends rather than being given to competent candidates.

    Create projects at policy level as the main reason to funnel money out of the treasury to themselves or cronies with little viability or necessity of the projects. More projects and programmes mean more money.

    In actual fact, those are public money and should be used to build schools, hospitals, kampung roads and houses for the public.

    In order for a country to be qualified to be labelled as a kleptocracy, it has to meet the above criteria.
    What happened to the corrupted leaders?

    Eventually, most of the corrupted leaders were ousted, got arrested, prosecuted or sentenced to life in prison. Worst of all, their spouses, children, grandchildren and families suffered and were humiliated for generations.

    Are you ready for the consequences of these actions?

    AKHBAR SATAR is president, Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M).

    • Well said tunglang, clap clap !!!

      We are ruled by thieves, indeed…

      However, it cant be more sad that we sttill have quite a high percentage of people who support the thieves !!!!

      • Gerakan Youth: Obvious who ‘M’sian Official 1’ is, but…
        https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/349640
        Gerakan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong said he believes Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had been “wrongly advised” on 1MDB, leading to the present “brouhaha” over the US civil forfeiture suits.

        “There have been many sarcastic reports and statements in the social media on who is the ‘Malaysian Official 1’ (named in US court documents). I believe the answer is obvious.

        “I believe Najib’s intention was good, but somehow manipulated by certain people for self-interest.

        My analysis: Either some people have cow’s brains, eat kangkong & are milked almost dry of national coffer or cannot function as God-given intelligent beings. I am totally ashamed to be called Malaysians.

      • My interpretation for the gelakan youth is jilat kuat kuat !!!

        For those who are against dap, pakatan in penang, think hard again you really want this type of gelakan to ruin you for another 18 years ???

        Today, the Financial Times called him as a disastrous pm !!!

      • Najib is still playing dumb despite himself know very well the Malaysia Official No 1 is refer to him. Hopefully one day DOJ will go one step further to tell the world that the MO1=Najib. Then the whole 1MDB issue will come to the end. It’s been drag too long. Or maybe the next US President a Trump will be the ‘executioner’?

        Najib realizes what the consequence will be if he is out of office. So one should expect him to play the nationalistic card using race and religion real soon. Already Jamal Yunus is sounding warning with red shirt troopers. Therefore in this case justice can only be served with the full force of right thinking Malays together with other rakyat.

      • UMNO’s minions never cease to amaze Malaysians. They think they could absolve their dearest MO1 from criminal liability. They have forgotten that the statute of limitations does not apply to crimes such as this (or even murder if I may add). They can only buy time for Najib but that’s all to it. So looking at it plain and simple, the making of the police report is not because of any plot or conspiracy to topple the PM. Rather it is a plot to discredit the DOJ (and by inference the FBI too) by using Zeti, Gani and Abu Kasim as scapegoats for a platform to launch a counter attack on the DOJ’s civil action. The plot will later thicken when they try to link the three as conspirators working with foreign agents to get rid of “a democratically elected government”. They know urban folks will not buy into such stories but rural folks will. Najib’s only line of defense is to hide behind the human shield created by UMNO itself, and fool the kampung folks indebted to his dedak aka BR1M.

      • If you catch a suspect (of big time thievery), do you simply reassure him by saying the national disquiet as mere brouhaha?
        Least of all mindlessness to encourage him with words like “Be Strong!”
        We must be the most bodoh (stupid) of all nations in the entire civilised world!
        Malaysia Boleh Bodoh.

      • The entire world is laughing at us while the minions are protecting its culprit master, claiming it was a conspiracy by the old horse to discredit the B Warrior. Bodoh because the propaganda system has made the people to blindly setia to its corrupted leader.

      • The modus operandi is simple. I take $2.6 billion from 1MDB and now I give back $10.4 million to the kampong folks so they will continue to elect BN to continue pilfering the govt coffers. Thanks to our world class education system and ignorant people who prefer religious studies, the 48% of the electorate will never know that such crimes have been committed. BR1M, a bag of rice and a paid pilgrimage is all that matters to them.

      • They are used to duit haram derived from taxes from Magnum 4D, SportsToto, DaMaCai and Genting Casino to support bumiputera agenda. Jakim has never complain about the source of money.

      • Malaysian Official No:1 flew all the way to Hawaii to play Golf with hipocrate Obama, so he won’t be named? If … Hillary becomes President, then she [may] continue Obama’s legacy of playing Golf with Kleptocrates around the world.

        If Donald Trump becomes president, then there is hope that Malaysian Kleptocrate No: 1 may be named and shamed and maybe a warrant of arrest issued. Donald Trump can not only ‘Make America great again’,he can help Malaysia by exposing the Kleptocrate No. 1 and also ‘Making Malaysia Boleh Again’.

      • I will be ashamed to Skype face to face with my foreign friends until the very hour these thieves are caught & thrown into jails.
        Where is my “Good Morning” mini China towel to cover my bin-chui?

  10. Sudah tibe masenya pakatan harapan mempunyai logo sendiri gabungan parti2 seperti mane bn dgn lambang dacingnya.name dah ade logo tu buatlah satu supaya boleh digunekan pru14 nanti.bukan susah mane pun buat logo perpaduan pakatan harapan itu pun kene ajarka?logo pakatan penting supaya pengundi2 yg mudah keliru bile hari mengundi tidak lagi sukar untuk bezakan yg mane kawan yg mana musuh.dlm manifesto pakatan tu nanti tolong letak 7 perkare utame pakatan akan buat jike berjaye tewaskan bn umno pru14.Yakinlah dgn 7 perkare ini jadi agenda utama ramai rakyat yg akan berikan undi mereka pada Pakatan Harapan PRU14,insya Allah.

    1.Hapuskan terus GST
    2.Turunkan harga minyak ke tahap minimum munasabah
    3.Bersihkan semua sistem yg sudah tenat akibat rasuah
    4.Tangkap,siasat,dakwa dan penjarakan semua yg terlibat dgn jenayah rasuah
    5.Atasi kebanjiran pendatang asing yg kronik
    6.Selesaikan masalah pengangguran yg terlalu tinggi
    7.Atasi masalah muflis yg begitu ramai jumlahnya.

    #TangkapNajibRazak #TumbangkanBNUMNO #SelamatkanMalaysia #LawanTetapLawan #ALLAHHUAKHBAR

  11. The real question to be asked is to Khairy Jamaluddin – whether he thinks Malaysian Official No. 1 is not Najib? If he does not answer, does not act and break from Najib, then the corruption, the deviant, is well into the next generation and there is nothing to salvage in UMNO. UMNO Baru must not only lose power, it must DIE

    • Will M01 gets the same fate as Kabali versi Malaysia (spoiler alert) where he surrendered to Malaysian authority?

  12. These p…. feeding on Ah Kong’s money should be [punished].
    Why I called these p…. , b’cos they have the inclination to merrily gamble away blood, sweat & tears money (which they didn’t work for) & felt no sorrow for Malaysians.
    And by deception, to enjoy these money as if their bank accounts are attracting ‘gift money’ & donations.
    With these … around, where can Malaysia achieve 2020 Vision???
    Dr. MadHatter had better do more to corner these … which are bad by-products of MadHatterism legacy.
    If these … can get away, Malaysia is doomed.

  13. So the #1 official of Bolehland is the one who “sponsored” Psy concert at Hang Chiang field, and probably higly likely paid via your taxpayer money !

  14. Someone from the ranks of the persons named will
    squeal and spill all the beans under a plea bargain?

    There is no honour amongst mega-thieves.

  15. Even if he is “squeaky clean”, it all happened under his watch
    as Finance Minister, and head of 1MDB’s board.

    • Phua, how can he be clean, when a large amount of monies went to his account??? You think he can go off with i have no idea the monies were in my account ??? It confirms the credibility of our A++AG, Mr Apajadi, the rest am lazy to mention…

  16. The U.S. Justice Department alleges that assets of one billion dollars have been stolen from the Malaysian State Development Fund 1MDB.
    CNN’s Andrew Stevens reports:

    Al Jazeera: Calls for Malaysia PM’s resignation over 1MDB scandal

  17. The next BR1M payouts reportedly derived from royalties n copyrights of movie “Wolf of Wall Street”, also DiCarpio to refund his earnings to sponsor every Permata child to become Hollywood cast!
    Fat boy Jho to volunteer brain scan by UiTM medical faculty to prepare syllabus for 1MDB case studies.

    • The US Department of Justice has formally stated that Riza was gambling in Las Vegas with Jho Low and and a ‘lead actor’ from ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Wonder if the Department of Islamic Advancement of Malaysia (Jakim), the Selangor Islamic Department (Jais), etc have any comment?

      The following are the 4 most recent films by Red Granite, along with their themes and subject matter:

      ‘Daddy’s Home’ (2015) – Stepfather issues

      ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ (2014) – Somewhat self-explanatory

      ‘Horns’ (2014) – About a man accused of raping and murdering his girlfriend

      ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (2013) – Rampant corruption and lavish debauchery in the financial world.

      https://hornbillunleashed.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/is-najibs-skin-as-thick-as-red-granite/

    • Involving his dear daddy and brother… Their accounts have been used… An A++ family, the so called business tycoon, stealing the wealth of the nation and from the rakyat to enhance oneself and his family…

      So, the free flow of nightly drinks, meals, lucky draws, psy concert, etc etc etc are now made clear especially to penang lang now prior to the last election !!!

      Wonder how the international actress Ms Mischell yeoh is feeling now as she was openly telling the people he was the PM.

      Alibaba and his gang are finally caught in the net !!! ???

  18. they should follow cow gate style. sue uncle sam for stealing info from private banks. counter strike at first lucky strike. show the ketuanan and prince of bumi to uncle sam

    • JAKIM & Mufti please investigate ‘kegiatan haram’:

      1MDB funds were used to pay for gambling debts in Las Vegas, said US investigators.

      “Funds were stolen under the pretense of a 1MDB investment in oil exploration. On paper the US$1 billion was for resource rights, instead (it was) used for personal enrichment…(including) gambling debts in Las Vegas casions, a luxury yacht, interior decorators in London, millions in property including a Bombardier jet costing US$35 million,” said Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Andrew McCabe.

      https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/349261

    • The immoral and shameless PM had brought so much of embarrassment to the Malaysian. He (allegedly) steal the people money and say he did no wrong !!

      UMNO has followed Najib into a corner and are now as trapped as he is in that same corner. Probably still jostling and elbowing each other to be nearer to Najib.

      Annuar Musa, Azalina, Salleh Keruak, Ismail Sabri, AR Dahlan, Apandi Ali, Khalid Ibrahim, Zahid Hamidi, and others…no wonder Malaysia is doomed.

      The end is near. We can wait .

  19. The money trails of 1MDB are clearly solid money laundering charges. The step son may end up to be the scapegoat? Possibly the American public will witness another crime trial in the same scandalous nature of OJ Simpsons’ murder trial?

  20. …ini kes serius krisis negara. geram rasenya mendidih marahnya rakyat yg teruk susah payah dipakse bayar gst mereka senang2 je joli sakan dgn duit2 tu semua. dasar celake punye najib bn umno dan kroni2. #NajibRazak wajib di siasat tangkap dan sumbat ke penjara. #BNUMNO harus ditendang keluar ramai2 dari setiap kerusi dun dan parlimen pru14 nanti. Semua pengundi2 yg layak mengundi harus mainkan peranan masing2 jgn ade yg lepas tangan silap pilih bile tibe pru nanti. Silap pilih calon salah undi parti tanggunglah akibat buruknya. #SelamatkanMalaysia #LawanTetapLawan #ALLAHHUAKHBAR

    • Bersih 2.0 is mulling organising a peaceful rally to demand for Prime Minister Najib Razak’s resignation following the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) action to seize assets purchased with money allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB.

      “It is being considered,” the electoral reform group’s former chairperson, Ambiga Sreenevasan said at a press conference here today.

      Ambiga added that the Cabinet ought to convene an emergency meeting to discuss the suit, noting that only one minister had responded to the DoJ’s actions over the US$3.5 billion allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB.

    • Nak sampai bila Najib nak tipu Rakyat?
      Cukuplah Najib!

      Najib pasti pergi Mekkah lagi minta semangat dan ampun?…

  21. Now, the champions of hypocrisy are advising us. We may be bad but they are in the toilet. For them, saving the economy means saving the fattest, most reckless speculators when their bets go wrong. None of their crooks was jailed (except around 3 minor ones). They have not improved or restored financial controls. Instead, the speculators get trillions of dollars in zero-interest loans to speculate further and give themselves giant bonuses – without lending to genuine businesses. About 40% of their population are homeless (in winter), jobless or starving. Their politicians compete among themselves to torture the public by cutting more public benefits, services and facilities.

  22. Trending on Youtube:
    AG Lynch Announces a Kleptocracy Enforcement Action to Recover More than $1 Billion from 1MDB

    • US$731 million was allegedly siphoned from 1MDB into a bank account owned by the unnamed ‘Malaysian Official 1’, according to the lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday.

      DOJ did not name ‘Malaysian Official 1’ but described the individual as a “high-ranking official in the Malaysian government who also held a position of authority with 1MDB.”

      Upon its formation, Malaysian Official 1 assumed a position of authority with 1MDB, said DOJ.

      Malaysian Official 1 had the authority to approve all appointments to, and removal from, 1MDB’s board of directors and 1MDB’s senior management team.

      • DOJ has already indicated who Official No.1 is. The Rm2.6 BILIONS “Donation” from Tanore went into the AmBank Account of Official No.1. Najib has admitted receiving the money. So, no doubt it is our beloved PM. DOJ also named Rizal Aziz as a relative of Official No 1. This rascal is a son of ROSmah, Najib’s beloved wife. There are enough inference in the report. Our. Rakyat should pick it up and lodge Police/MACC Reports and pressure them to investigate. Better still if DYMM Agong appoint a Royal Commisiion of credible parties to investigate this. FEAR GOD, NOTHING BUT GOD!

    • There is no doubt that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is the individual referred to as ‘Malaysian Official 1’ in the civil lawsuit the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed yesterday, said lawmaker Tony Pua today.

      “There can be no other official than Najib who was cleared (of wrongdoing by the Malaysian attorney-general),” the DAP national publicity secretary told a press conference at the party’s headquarters today.

      Although the court documents do not identify Malaysian Official 1, Pua said it describes the individual as a person with authority in the government.

      Malaysian Official 1 had the authority to approve all appointments to, and removal from, 1MDB’s board of directors and 1MDB’s senior management team, according to the documents.

    • The final act to RAHMAN prophecy?

      We must be thankful to the US Government for securing the interest of the Malaysian people in taking this action with the intention of returning all the stolen money to the people of Malaysia something our Malaysian Government has not shown they are doing other than to classify every other document or report that suggest wrong doing.

      I think the next President Donald Trump will show no mercy as he has no golf diplomacy with Jibby.

      • Donald Trump as US President will without any reservation (unlike Obama curtsey-diplomacy) demand:
        “You Are Fired”

  23. Will Obama lose a golfing partner of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)?
    How about lending us US Attorney General for a brief test run?
    It seems Karma is right on track after the criminals of national coffer.

    My angry verdict without-any-chance-of-a-trial: It is all too obvious to deny now.

    • Ah Jib will send his super lawyer Shafee to defend his stepson? Or better get ready to seek freedom at Kazakhstan?

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