Tun is going for the jugular.
His list of demands on 1MDB
- “forensic investigation” by police
- investigate key players
- turn microscope on Jho Low
- show us the money – “USD700 million” (Petro Saudi joint venture)
- account for source of Riza Aziz’s wealth
- explain the stash in Cayman Islands
- reveal who recently provided RM2 billion to pay interest on loan
- clarify Cabinet approval on RM950 million “standby credit”
- make public the development plans for 1MDB assets
- spell out how total debt of RM42 billion will be serviced
Arul Kanda is 1MDB’s third CEO in the short span of two years. Furthermore, 1MDB has already changed two auditors (Ernst & Young, KPMG) and is into its third (Deloitte).
Tun says the rakyat are dissatisfied with the thick opacity shrouding 1MDB, and that allegations concerning the company’s misdemeanours cannot simply be dismissed with a wave of the hand.
Dr Cheshire Cat and Mr Lethal Big Cat
Now watch the grinning lion pounce. Awwww …
But nonetheless, there’s still a mailed fist encased in the velvet glove.
Claws on the clueless, heh heh
The open attacks have mutually begun
Yesterday I blogged ‘Tun vs Najib – the gloves are off‘.
By questioning the extravagant expenditure by Riza Aziz who is Rosmah Mansor’s son, Tun is now skirting very close to the PM himself. Long-time Mahathir nemesis Lim Kit Siang has even asked if the grand old man will soon be sacked from Umno.
Reaction from the Najib camp was swift. Media ‘consultants’ have retaliated against Chedet by publishing scathing, personal attacks on Tun and his legacy.
The consultant articles appearing yesterday in the opposition portals borrowed from the late Barry Wain (AWSJ and FEER journalist) and Syed Husin Ali – but this time with credit to the original writers.
“FMT received two letters critical of Mahathir right after the attack on Mahathir’s blog. With every intent to be fair, we published these letters as they represent the point of view of a certain segment of the populace, but it all seems rather serendipitous that two upstanding citizens decided to gather the courage to attack Mahathir at the same time that his website was attacked.” (source: FMT, 15 March 2015)
These Letters to the Editor attacking Tun are attributed to Malay bylines but I wouldn’t be too sure that the writer(s) is really Malay. After all, the ‘Malay’ names are merely pseudonyms.
Let’s examine one such pseudonym – Iskandar Mohamad.
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Najib’s konsetan and punahsihat
Two weeks ago, I complained that one individual calling himself ‘Iskandar Mohamad’ had plagiarized my writing as well as that of I-files author Jonathan Smith by cross merging portions of our (mine and Smith’s) work.
In my March 2 posting ‘This person plagiarized my writing!‘, I noted that half of article which ‘Iskandar Mohamad’ tried to pass off as his own piece was actually copied and modified from mine which had appeared a fortnight earlier, and from Smith’s book.
I had also said, “I suspect he (the plagiarist) is one of the ‘consultants’ – perhaps contracted from outside – with links to the PMO media team.”
I stand by my allegation.
I hope that it can be brought to Tun’s kind attention WHAT-KIND-OF-PEOPLE are at the forefront defending Najib in the media, and surrounding the PM in general.
It appears that the ‘Iskandar Mohamad’ gang struck again yesterday and had a vicious go at Tun.
They are indeed kurang ajar. Mohamad Iskandar is the name of Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s father. The nerve of these cocky young men defending Najib in media!
The immorality of Najib’s advisors
Judge for yourself.
Plagiarist ‘Iskandar Mohamad’ left the comment below in my blog @ 2015/03/04 at 3:41 pm
See if you believe him when he declares that he is “no consultant hired by anyone” as well as claiming that he writes for himself and “not at the behest of PMO or anyone”.
‘Iskandar Mohamad’ also claims to be a “forgetful” “old grandpa” (sekali lagi tunjuk kurang ajar).
Yeah, right, such a tech-savyy old grandpa who writes and edits his plagiarized article on a smart phone.
I wish to offer my sincerest apologies to you and stand corrected. I honestly had no intention to plagiarize. Kindly allow me to explain.
I am an old grandpa who writes irregularly. Of late, I have been saddened by recent developments and the last article I wrote, was the first time I did not backlink. You can see my previous posts to verify this statement. I always cite sources.
For the record, I wish to confirm I am no consultant hired by anyone. The irregularity of my writings attest to the fact that I write whenever I feel strongly about certain issues.
On Sunday, I was very upset about the 1MDB news and to distract myself from the shocking news and implications if it were true, I spent Sunday reading on Anwar.
By the time I finished reading and writing, my notes were over 1200 words and I finished shortening it to 683 words on my handphone at abt 1am.
The next morning I checked again and was of two minds if i should backlink to JS as it might unleash a can of worms in an already delicate ambiance. Against that frane of mind, I also overlooked backlinking to your site not intentionally but a genuine oversight.
Please accept my sincere apologies and I hope you can find space in your heart to forgive a forgetful grandpa.
For the record, my post If Tun Mahathir was plagiarized by the blogger TMI alleges was engaged by Jho Low. I can forward to you the complaint i wrote to wordpress. That itself is evidence that I write for myself and not at the behest of PMO or anyone.
I am sincere in my apology and have written to editors of portals who carried my posts.
This will never happen again.
Once again, my deepest and sincerest apologies.
Wong Chun Wai – a member of the GMM board of trustees (Najib’s pet ‘Moderates’ project)
Kryptonite is a radioactive mineral found in Superman’s home planet, Krypton.
“If Superman comes into contact with Green Kryptonite, he instantly becomes very weak. With enough exposure, he could die.” (source: ‘How Kryptonite Works‘)
Najib is daily exposed to far too much kryptonite – Rosmelda, konsetan, punahsihat, Pemandu, TalentCorpse, GMM moderates. Even Superduperman cannot withstand such a fatal dose of toxicity.
The talent corpses have to be cleaned out of the PMO. The people are behind Tun on this.