TI president’s pointed questions put Najib under global scrutiny

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Transparency International president Jose Ugaz hammers home two key questions arising from the RM2.6bn ‘donation’ into Najib’s personal bank account: “Who paid the money and why? Where did it go?”

He raised those quetions at the International Anti-Corruption Conference. “One man could answer those questions,” says Ugaz.

Notice the delegates’ applause punctuating his speech.

“If that does not happen, then only a fully independent investigation, free from political interference, can uncover the truth. And till that happens no claim from the government or anti-corruption would be credible.”

Najib failed to show up and deliver the key-note address. To many, the reason for the no-show was obvious.

When will we have that “fully independent investigation, free from political interference”, which Ugaz demands?

Until that happens, Najib’s position as premier remains untenable. He has to go on leave pending investigations.

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Sehati Sejiwa

Najib Razak 16th IACC-Takutkan Realiti Sebab Tidak Hadir Persidangan Anti Rasuah

nabil

Baik sekali video cap kapak!

Stylo Logan

Tak malukah Najib?

Sehati Sejiwa

IACC should have invited JAKIM to present its Islamic view on corruption in Malaysia’s context.

Agent28

Transparency International vice-president Elena Panfilova today said DPM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will be held to account for his pledge that there will be no impunity with regard to corruption cases in the country.

Zahid Hamidi then tried to demonstrate his anti-corruption stand by suggesting that the law enforcement agencies are corrupted and contributed to human trafficking incident of the sinking ship at Sabak Bernam?

http://english.astroawani.com/malaysia-news/sabak-bernam-incident-ahmad-zahid-not-ruling-out-corruption-among-officers-72170

benny

Dollah Salleh is prepared to resign as national football coach after Malaysia’s humiliating 10-0 defeat by the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. What say you, Mr PM Najib?

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/dollah-salleh-prepared-quit-after-10-0-thrashing-uae

Agent28

As we speak, the President of Guatemala has resigned in disgrace and not only that, the judge has ordered for his detention in jail while he awaits trial for alleged corruption (you can “Google” it in the world news). Didn’t the head of Transparency International mentioned that President in his speech at the IACC event a few days ago? It would not surprise me that some of these influential men/women at Transparency International may have a hand in getting the allegedly corrupted Guatemalan politician to come down , as they probably have the “ears” of very powerful heads of states… Read more »

Yang

This is the truth and nothing but the truth.
I have already said in on TV the last few days of why a British woman have so much interest in discrediting our country and which the former M has a hand in it

It was NOT USD700 million, it was USD1 billion
http://www.malaysia-today.net/it-was-not-usd700-million-it-was-usd1-billion/

Lester

Spinning or juggling or ting tung tiang are the hallmark of the opposition and their supporters. They will always be in a state of denial.
Ting they thought they have got a corrupt PM.
Tung, they found themselves with a former PM with 22 years of the most corruptible activities.
Tiang, they found their action has boomerang back proving they are also one and the.same

Agent28

If PM is not guilty, he would have come out earlier with evidence that he is clean. For a person who is so hungry for good publicity, he would have a grand media blitz on his innocence. The way and manner the UMNO ministers, lackeys, sycophants and Najib’s minions responded on the issue of the massive corruption involving Najib and others, it seems like corruption is very normal and very acceptable within UMNO. To these folks, it does not matter at all when Najib used 1MDB as a vehicle to siphon huge amount of money for himself and his cronies… Read more »

Ed G

Below are some excerpts from report published in theSun (Sept 3, 2015: Pg. 2)) under the heading ‘Lester wants cops to probe Dr M-Sarawak Report link.

Ed G

Noticed that excerpts quoted from the newspapers do not appear in my comments. Is it a taboo, Anil?

Ed G

The excerpts were taken from the traditional printed hardcopies of newspaper. The source, dates, page and titles of the report are all stated (as above). Isn’t this sufficient enough?

gk ong

Rafidah said: “the embarrassment of having foreigners point out the wrongs certainly is very painful… like adding salt and vinegar to the wound!”

benny

Describing it as a “national shame and embarrassment”, Rafidah said the observations and comments made at the conference were the “culmination of what the majority of the people have been saying”. “Now, in a global conference focussing on corruption, our own leaders are being questioned … because of the very issues that we, the majority of Malaysians are asking answers for. “Malaysia is now witnessing the unthinkable happening, that is causing the erosion of the very confidence of others in us,” she said in a Facebook post on Friday. “But we cannot dismiss those observations and comments. They are valid,”… Read more »

gk ong

Najib is putting himself in an unfavorable spotlight once again to the world at his home turf, fresh after the Bersih rally. At least the Guatemalan president has the courage to resign over graft scandal.

benny

David Kaplan, who heads the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), said attempts to clampdown on the media were useless as people would turn to the Internet and continue questioning Najib over the RM2.6 billion issue.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/its-the-digital-age-award-winning-us-journalist-tells-najib-over-media-bloc

bigjoe

Honestly, the TI president should have asked WHERE IS HADI AND PAS IN ALL OF THIS??? If not for Hadi & PAS Ulama, Najib would have already fallen.. The TI President should have asked, why is it this supposedly great religion “a way of life” ignore such glaring things that affects people’s everyday lives?

benny

Najib was listed as speaker of the keynote address at the IACC. Following Najib’s pullout, would he from now on avoid all international conferences unless they were held in a third world country or he could be assured that no hard questions would be asked? Maybe he should stick to Soal Jawab on TV3 to speak with prepared text and answers?

tunglang

We smell it too.
RM2.6 billion is no ordinary donation, but ‘grand corruption’, says Transparency chief
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/rm2-6-billion-no-ordinary-230052076.html

No need for ying-ying-yang-yang ho chhio.

benny

Donations never ceases to end. Another $1.125 bil in Hong Kong account with Najib as signatory.
https://hornbillunleashed.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/donations-never-ceases-to-end-another-1-125-bil-in-hong-kong-account-with-najib-as-signatory/

tunglang

Donations never ceased! What about possible donations to colored diamond dealers, crocodile-teared handbag boutiques, presidential Boeing jet plane supplier. What else can you add on?

tunglang

Add on donations:
Donation to Hollywood for coming block buster movie –
The Secret Donation by Rhonda Na Ji (Rhonda Cockerel) uncensored.

benny

“There are legitimate questions, of accountability, of responsibility. There was a famous question asked at the heart of the Watergate scandal, at a White House press conferences: ‘What did the president know, and when did he know it’. “These questions aren’t going away,” said David Kaplan, a four-time winner of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award.

Yang

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians must not mistake Mahathir Mohamad for a believer in reform despite his current “populist slant,” an article in the international current affairs magazine The Diplomat has warned. Written by Joyce Lee, a master’s student at the London School of Economics, the article is partly a comment on media coverage of the former prime minister’s appearance at last weekend’s Bersih rally in Kuala Lumpur, especially opinion pieces appearing in the days that followed. Lee says the coverage “has missed the context of Mahathir’s full 22 years in office” and, “more crucially, it has overlooked the implications of his… Read more »

TEE

More shames to nation when foreign investors get to know “bee end lobang” that need to be filled when doing business in bolehland according to a new book to be published by Claire according to Al Jazeera video above…..

Johan Khun Pana

The Malaysian Govt and our MACC should be very proud of themselves. We are setting a new international “Gold” standard when it come to tackling Corruption. A few hundred Ringgit is clearly a Bribery A few thousand Ringgit is clearly a Corruption. A few million Ringgit is clearly a Commission. And anything more than a billion is simply a Donation. ( I think a DAP politician said nearly the same thing too ) As well as setting the record straight for political parties & NGOs. That receiving funds from outside of the country / getting funds from Non Malaysians /… Read more »

tunglang

If PM can set an ‘example’ every Malaysian can do the same & get away.
Bank Negara, so why do we have anti-money laundering laws?
No need for ying-ying-yang-yang chhua lu khi Holland.
Orang Asli Belum pun tau mana tu Holland!

Yang

(Does that mean) If you can welcome, support and applaud a former PM with 22 years of corruption, cronyism and subversion of check and balance, (why can`t we)
Thank you for making the clarification.

zoro

You love BN to continue Dr. M’s misdeeds. BN Gomen can undo with non corrupt, clean and fairer admin. But worse with biliions ringgits unaccounted for. They trickle to here too?

Agent28

This is the speech Johan refers to:

Ed G

The meaning of the words bribery, corruption, commission and donation in the ‘UMNO/BN/Malaysian’ context should be put into the Kamus Dewan and taught during our school’s Pendidkan Moral lessons.

glissantia

Anything below RM 100 is called “kopi-o” money.

Phua Kai Lit

Just as I wrote earlier
“Pemimpin yang memalukan negara”

benny

This should be the headline on Utusan front page.

Phua Kai Lit

Maybe I should copyright it first?
Then Utusex Malaysia can offer to give me a “donation”,
say RM1 million, before using it?

P.S. I will then have the great pleasure of turning down the offer of the “donation”
and showing that cash is not always king.
But on second thought, I should donate the “donation”
to Bersih so that they can “bersihkan”/clean/ launder it and use it to
organise more patriotic activities for concerned Malaysians
(after all, the “donations” are from hard-earned tax payer $$$) 🙂

lim

I would say the Bible is true to tell that our sins will seek us out… And it is truly no joke when the blood of the innocents cry out day and night from the ground… Indeed the Almighty cant be mocked nor fooled, vengence is His. Yes, 1pm and his 1cabinet can only be king in this land… Wonder Malaysia can survive on its own ??? Are we at the end of the tunnel and seeing the light soon ? I wish 1pm and his 1cabinet all the best – sleep tight when the night falls, no need panadols… Read more »

tunglang

I love the Law of Karma.
No need for twist & turn & amend to suit some evil human purpose or propaganda.
In fact we are seeing its course flowing like a mighty Ganges River as exemplified in anilnetto.com.

gk ong

Were the Swiss bank accounts of 1MDB frozen by the Switzerland authority despite the denial by BN authority?

benny

“The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has frozen assets amounting to several tens of millions of U.S. dollars on Swiss bank accounts,” an OAG spokeswoman said by email in response to an enquiry.

“At this early stage of the procedure, the OAG is analysing and consolidating evidence. The OAG is already in contact with the Malaysian authorities. International cooperation with foreign countries, in particular with Malaysia, will probably be necessary to establish the facts,” she said.

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/02/1mdb-scandal-swiss-freeze-millions-linked-to-malaysian-fund.html

zoro

Coming soon with the 3 stooges, ah yang and buddies. Here they defend 1pm with vigour. They will get more donations(?)

Yang

Look like its another twist and turn by 2 goons. Karma or God. Ting Tung Tiang from 1 PM to another former PM. Now what do you get. Same feather or even worse.

One PM come with allegations and a former PM with truth of 22 years of corruption, cronyism and subversion of every check and balance (in his administration)..

When one is not sinecere in the heart now matter how you Ting Tung Tiang (juggle), it show the true colour of what you are.

Ed G

Najib was a cabinet member during the rein of Dr. Mahathir during which widespread corruption, cronyism and subversion allegedly took place; meaning that he is either complicit to all the misdemeanors or he was a nincompoop sleeping on his job. Even if he were the latter, he as the current PM can still initiate necessary actions against the former PM for his past actions. But why he has not done so is everybody’s guess.

Sing Tao Beer Drinker of George Town

Yang, lu cakap macam Siao Kow.
Bark here, bark everybody!
Ting, ting, tong-tiang still get to the truth – your Naaaa Jiiiip …!
Are you preparing your extra condo to hide your idol?

Yang

Sing Tao you are either mabuk or just a stupid guy. Talk of Najib but support a former PM that is even worse. If you applaud this former PM you should also applaud Najib as this former PM set the stage for his predecessor to continue this game. Idiot. I am ting, tung tiang and tiang back to you sycophants the truth of what you people who are also the same NO difference from Najib or M. You are plain stupid to understand the complexities