The ‘donation’ that shook Malaysia

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Aside from all those jokes about ‘donations’ floating around in social media, 10 key questions come to mind about that RM2.6bn “donation”:

  • Why didn’t Najib tell us straight off that this was a donation when the WSJ first broke the story?
  • If he was a trustee for Umno funds, why was the money put into an account bearing his name? Is there a trust document to that effect and who signed it?
  • Who is the donor?
  • Did Bank Negara flag these funds and request more details?
  • Why did Umno deputy president Muhyiddin appear to be in the dark about the funds? Was the Umno supreme council aware of this “donation”?
  • What was the money actually used for? If it was used for election funding, did the amount allocated exceed the permissible level of funding for each constituency? Is the Election Commission interested in finding out how these funds were spent?
  • If the donation is for Umno and from a foreign source, did Umno disclose this in its annual returns to the Registrar of Societies? (NGOs are required to disclose foreign sources of funding.)
  • Are these funds taxable? Was the Income Tax Department informed?
  • Was there any balance in the account when it was closed? If so, where did that go?
  • Why was this donation so big? Compare it with the donations received by political parties in the UK since 2001:

These are the questions on the minds of many. (Have I missed out any other questions?)

Assuming this was really a donation (a big assumption), this raises the whole issue of funding for political parties.

Mahathir’s revelation too should be cause for concern. He said by the time he left office, Umno had over RM200m in cash and RM1.2bn worth of property/shares. He should explain to us how Umno managed to accumulate so much wealth.

A new law should be introduced to make it mandatory for all political donations to go into a party’s official bank account and not into the account of any individual. This was what Najib once proposed:

Kenyataan PM sebelum pru13 jelas semua wang sumbangan perlu masuk ke akaun parti. Amcam???

Posted by MUKHRIZ MAHATHIR FC on Monday, 3 August 2015

It is about time we have an online register of political donations for all parties. Other countries have such a register and there is no reason why we can’t as well.

That way, we can then judge if donations are given because the donor is really feeling generous or if it is a case of “You help me, I help you”. We would also be in a better position to judge how behold a political party is to the vested interests of large corporations including property developers.

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owc

Muhyiddin Yassin Selepas Di Pecat Najib Razak-Isu 1MDB Apa Salahku?

benny

UMNO Supreme Council member Shahrir Samad told reporters in Malaysia that neither the Supreme Council nor the state UMNO liaison committee was ever told of any contributions or political donations to the Najib, the party president or treasurer. If, as UMNO officials have sought to portray the funds, the money was to be used in the 2013 election, how is it possible that RM2.6 billion, or even RM1.6 after the overseas flight of RM1 billion, could have ended up financing the polls without anybody knowing about it? The 2013 general election was widely believed to have been the target of… Read more »

zorro

We can see Ahmad and ah hock in the heavens smiling. They can see macc now has realised their mistakes and turn over a new leave. Good on them. They are born again. Praise the almighty.

Yang

We had the murders of Teoh Beng Hock and Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed, both who died while being interrogated by the MACC. These two incidents heightened the outrage against the MACC. MACC is crying victim. They made so many people their victims. … But when the shoe is on the other foot they cannot take it. AND KEE/LIM WAS ALSO VERY OUTRAGED However, they need not worry any longer. The opposition DAP LKS & PasMa (Pasar Malam) has now rushed to their rescue. SURELY THAT INCLUDE KEE/LIM. Today, the opposition leaders visited the MACC office and pledged support. What the MACC… Read more »

Ed G

The PDRM is going after the MACC personnel for suspected leaks. Does this mean that even they (the PDRM) is of the opinion that the articles published by WSJ and SR are more than just tampered documents stolen by Justo? (meaning that some of the info published by the SR and WSJ are not even privy to PetroSaudi – and by extension Justo – eg. the account numbers/other related particulars of a Malaysian bank account holder). Or is the PDRM acting under orders to derail the investigation as accused by certain quarters inclusive of the MACC? As for the death… Read more »

zoro

Salleh, we do not learn from the British gomen about the royal Scotland bank. Malaysians are dunggu to invent the system. We keep throwing billions into MAS to make it fly. We are the champions as the resulting shares are even worst.

lim

To compare Anil’s contributions with 1pm’s funny donations, it only tells and confirms one thing about that person’s level of intelligence ie stupidity beyond words. Welcome to this 1mdb land…

Yang

Salleh has called on the opposition to learn from their British counterparts and not instigate people to take to the streets.
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307530

Salleh noted how the British government sold 5.4 percent of the shares that it owned in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) at £3.30 per share, which it bought seven years earlier at £5 per share.

He recalled how the British government was forced to bail out RBS in 2008 at a cost of £45 billion, and give it access to cheap funds to keep it afloat. However, after seven years the bank has still not turned around.

Yang

DAP veteran LKS is prepared to stand on stage with Mahathir and others to save Malaysia. Wonder whether Mahathir and those others will stand with him. Really thick skin After being rejected by Pas they have to go for rejected items in PasMa (Pasar Malam). My sympathies to him, going for trash at the pasar malam and now trying to get in cahoot with the people he once call syaitan. You should all be feeling sorry for him, but I don`t because thats the reality and truth and reality is he has now Stoop so low devoid of any principle… Read more »

Lester

Anil ; Can you tell me who are the donors that make all the donation to you. Can you tell me what was the donation actually used for. Are these fund taxable. If the donation is from a foreign source, did you disclose this in its annual returns to the ROS? (NGOs are required to disclose foreign sources of funding.) Are these donation taxable and was the IRD informed about it. Can you show out the details of all the donation. Can you give me a full details account and explanation.

iSupercally

A nice one Anil. Lester was just testing how you would answer.

zoro

He he. Anil, you at least answer. You have the potential to be the pm. Our pm is not leading and just mumbling. A lot a lot to his deputy. He, he.

Don Anamalai

Derma kpd pegawai krjn ialah kesalahan jenayah:

Ed G

Probably some of us have come across the MACC’s animated educational advertorial on TV about a villager wanting to spend his ketua kampong a packet of nasi lemak due to the latter’s position as the village head. The ketua kampong duly rejected the offer by saying “Tak bo…leh, ini ialah apa yang dikatakan sebagai rasuah”. So how is the MACC going to reconcile their conclusion that the RM2.6 billion entered into Najib’s account as a mere donation with their own gauge for corruption which they are painstakingly trying to inculcate into the public conscience?

bigjoe

The whole “donation” thing is nonsense. EVEN if its a donation to UMNO, then it would have to be accounted for in UMNO books. UMNO don’t even have even have assets of RM2.6b. There is NO PERMUTATION THAT NAJIB DID NOT BREAK THE LAW.. THAT IS WHY THE ENTIRE CURRENT EXERCISES OF ARGUING EXCUSES by the new team is DISGUSTING, OBCENE, PROFANITY… But what it reveal is NAJIB IS A CHEATER THAT HAS MADE A CAREER OF MAKING EXCUSES – ridiculously successfully at it. THIS IS what Mahathir’s UMNO was always going to end up to be. Najib’s own climb… Read more »

lim

Mr Anil, why should i answer you, didnt you know i am 1pm and now i have 1cabinet, all made of authentic kayu jati from our own jungle !!! This kangkong land is getting more and more interesting they even issued a warrant of arrest to tangkap Sarawak Report’s chief editor as if being told off by the Thai General is not shameful enough. They cant even get Alvin Tan and Sirul, their very own citizens and they are dreaming to arrest a British subject through Interpol !!! The Interpol must have had a good laugh and bin the warrant… Read more »

iSupercally

Dumggu the US a superpower cannot even arrest Snowden

Don Anamalai

Why is the 1MDC taskforce is now in disarray?
Of the 4 Tan Sris, one was terminated 2 months before retirement, one has left the country for holiday (even his subordinates are holding prayer session to seek direction), one is … missing in action since then.
The IGP is in full control, perhaps with renewed mandate from KDN and the new DPM?
7 MACC officers have since been arrested for questioning by the police in relation to 1MDB.
MACC has never been treated this way by the authority during the TBH investigation.

Yang

MACC has never been treated this way by the authority during the TBH investigation.
Were they not being called the worst of the worst by the opposition

zoro

Malaysia cannot be a super power but dumno can make Malaysia to be the world’s greatest super dunggu power country.

benny

Please watch this ad from Singapore government’s investment arm Temasek, entitled ‘Growing with our nation’ in celebrating the nation’s SG50 silver jubilee this weekend: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AqXHlbRxTuM The ad is the company’s first ever TV commercial, begins with a young girl getting her parents out of bed. “Every day brings us the promise of discovery and endless possibilities. This is the beauty of the future,” the narrator in the commercial says. The young Chinese girl greets a Malay woman and an Indian man, before offering to help an elderly lady walk along the street. The narrator says: “It [the future] allows us… Read more »

Don Anamalai

Actually Penangites must be grateful to Temasek for the joint venture with PDC to provide jobs in BPO Prime, now that more manufacturing activities will be relocated elsewhere following Fairchild closure in Bayan Lepas.

benny

Sorry, it should be Golden Jubilee SG50 celebration this weekend in Singapore. Majulah!

Don

I thought that the North Korean style of government was bad but by the look of things our government is not that different.

Yi

Don, Trying living there for 2 weeks, come back and then make some comments.

benny

Zaid Ibrahim pointed out that even The Myanmar Times wrote a scathing editorial about the situation in Malaysia at present.

“We should be ashamed that Myanmar – a country that has lived for over 50 years under military dictatorship – feels it necessary to warn us about our impending loss of good governance and democracy,” he said

Yi

You can also try living in Myanmar for 2 weeks. Then come back and make some comments.
Tomorrow you may then say Zimbabwe is also better than Malaysia. Try living there first before making dunggu comments

zorro

Dunggu here knows better than zahid?? Dunggu a BN minister, corporate leader and knows justice same level or greater than zaid Ibrahim? Otherwise we call zaid a dunggu?

zorro

The American basketball player went north Korea twice at different times.

Yang

Is Lim Guan Eng actually selling Penang to Hong Kongers? Transparency in foreign political donation will definitely aid to answer these questions. http://www.malaysia-today.net/westernisation-of-penang-will-transparency-in-political-funding-reveal-it-all/ … Look at the condo and super condo being built. Who are the buyers. ??? Can local afford all these condo and super condo. Look at the super condo at the corner of Gurney Drive leading to Northam Road. Its a more than 10,000 (ten thousand) sq ft super condo. Most of it are empty or should you say its has already been sold with the purchaser leaving it empty as investment or to be rented out.… Read more »

gerak khas

The interest payment from the RM2.5billion in the account must be substantial to buy anything expensive, right?

zorro

Why the dunggu does not throw the 2.4 b into Penang and make rakyat to vote mca and gerakan? Instead dunggu have psyoff to perform for an hours or more.

akshaya

Can certainly buy a diamond ring.

Yang

There is always a reason why he did not want to answer earlier. He learning Sun Tzu Art of War As Mahathir said, many Umno and BN people went to see him to complain about Najib regarding what he was doing with 1MDB and regarding RM2.6 billion of 1MDB’s money that Najib ‘stole’. This got Dr Mahathir really ‘hot’ so he decided to also press for Najib’s removal DAP leaders start getting shioks on WSJ and SR article and this hooked on Cat senior who is now really shiok sendiri like in high heaven. Wow he tried to start September… Read more »

james k

You’re having a laugh.

Art of Sun Tzu? Attack/Counter-attack??
What do these have to do with the issue at hand ?

SIMPLE QUESTIONS were asked by Malaysians, so JUST ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.
Don’t waste time and resources on smokescreens, deceptions, fairy tales and lies that even a 10 year-old can tell.

We’re this close to become a failed state. Thanks to incompetent, greedy leaders and sycophantic, dull followers like you

zorro

Yang’s art of war. Proclaim PAs is taking over the Selangor Gomen in month of Aug. Art of war, dumno has to gorek more asking for donation since the richest is in the hands of the religious conservatives.

zoro

Someone here can really perform in enhancing the job of the pm. Taking over Lim kok wing’s job is no problem. Who knows can even make a tun since kok wing is only a tan Sri.

Don Anamalai

As there is no Sun Tzu’s speech on Youtube, please watch these instead:

Nurul Izzah: Jangan Membiarkan UMNO & Najib Menghancurkan Masa Depan Malaysia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6gXdSQXh5E

Mat Sabu: Kita Yakin Harapan Baru Akan Membawa Gelombang Baru Di Seluruh Malaysia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he4xeYe737g

Maria Chin Abdullah: Masa Sudah Tiba Rakyat Malaysia Bergerak Bersama-Sama

S Tee

PAS deputy posed 10 questions.

Son of Johor MB posed 15 questions.

It’s a trend now with our Anil also posing questions may be Yang Super can answer on behalf straight yes or no?

Phua Kai Lit

You talk east and super yang (deliberately) talks west.

This is a propaganda technique to sidestep the issue 🙂

benny

Talk east, talk west, tokkok so said Namewee.
So this Namewee’s video clip ‘Wake Up’ is a good reminder to Yang.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mRqMCxare2A

zorro

In past tom and Jerry show. Now Malaysian style Tee and Yang show

iSupercally

Let u all keep.wondering and.give the.final.whack

peng

Exactly, I too wondered why it was so difficult to tell that it was a donation when the story first broke out? Still wondering ….

zorro

Will ah yang get the final whack as for we wondering PAS will pass ah Yang’s prediction PAS will be next all PAS Selangor Gomen in Aug 2015 ??