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.
39 thoughts on “Najib is full of kryptonite”
The Christian Psalm 24:4 is about “clean hands and a pure heart”.
I wonder how many politicians, journalists, bloggers and other luminaries in Malaysia could honestly claim, hand on heart, that they come with “clean hands and a pure heart”?
Is Tun Dr M being “opportunistic” in launching attacks against what he perceives to be a “weakened” DS Najib?
The Oppo raised warning signals about 1MDB way before Tun Dr M got into the game.
Of course, coming from the Oppo, these warning signals were dissed and rejected out of hand.
But now, with Tun Dr M “anointing” the cause, it is “fair game” and “open season” on 1MDB and the PM’s family?
Which family doesn’t have skeletons hidden in it’s cupboard?
re: “I wonder how many politicians, journalists, bloggers and other luminaries in Malaysia could honestly claim, hand on heart, that they come with ‘clean hands and a pure heart’?”
Your Lady of Jerusubang, lah. She shouted from the rooftops that her “hands are still clean”. DAP evangelistas are always the loudest to ‘doth protest too much’ while pointing their finger at the other side.
re: “But now, with Tun Dr M “anointing” the cause, it is “fair game” and “open season” on 1MDB and the PM’s family?”
Tun is David and Najib is Goliath with the power of incumbency and all the resources of the state (and Rosmah) behind him.
Dr Mahathir does not hold any position in the government or in Umno either.
What’s it with you and Hannah Y anyway?
I suppose that you are both coming to the table with “clean hands and a pure heart”?
It sure makes a difference when you are operating with a clear and untrammelled conscience, is it not?
I am not a politician. I’m not even a member of any political party.
Everywhere around the world, politicians are the least trusted – except in Malaysia among the 90 percent Chinese sheeple.
I do not need popularity. I’m not fishing for votes. My conscience is perfectly clear, I can assure you.
From time immemorial, writers write. You never heard of Èmile Zola? http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2064099_2064107_2064165,00.html
That’s what we do, write. Just like painters paint. Dancers dance.
Politicians engage in politicking. And it seems that politicking is what the opposition voters prefer to support, rather than data or facts.
No politicians are clean. All are dirty and corrupt. As voters, we have no choice but to let politicians run the country. But we do have a choice when it comes to voting the least corrupt. As the saying goes, the lesser of two evils. Between BN and PR, it seems clear (at least to me) the latter is least corrupt than the former.
Ah, yes….”freedom of expression”.
Now, how about “freedom of religion”?
Too hot to handle?
But what you writers do is to write…so you have written.
How about writing in support of “freedom of religion”?
I’ve written many times already.
I said if the Christians of the Klang Valley are so adamant on using kalimah Allah, they should ask their state assemblyman – who hold a 4/5 majority in the Selangor DUN – to either repeal or amend Enactment 1988.
This is the first doable step in order for the Christians to enjoy more “freedom of religion”.
After all, following the JAIS raid, the Bible Society relocated their office to the Federal Territory – a state which does not have the same prohibitive law like the peninsula states under the Sultans.
No amendment is needed for Enactment 1988. That law derived its powers from the FedCon, i.e. prohibition against propagation of non-Islamic religions to Muslims. The interpretation and enforcement under the Enactment have to be read together with FedCon. Using kalimah Allah in bibles to propagate Christianity to Muslims are prohibited. But using kalimah Allah in bibles within the Christian community is permitted.
The Bible Society is being kind by not suing JAIS for acting beyond its powers. The PR Aduns being politicians will prefer to maintain status quo rather than amend the Enactment. If JAIS was right in seizing the bible, why the AG refused to prosecute the Bible Society? Why JAIS willingly returned the bibles and not dare to confiscate them indefinitely?
Since the bible seizure, the use of kalimah Allah in bibles by worshipers continued as usual until today. We have not seen JAIS made any raid or confiscation.
re: “But using kalimah Allah in bibles within the Christian community is permitted.”
The Sultan of Selangor has prohibited the circulation of the ‘Allah’ Bibles in his state regardless of whether accompanied by any intent to proselytize or otherwise.
If we were to interpret the Enactment 1988 as you suggest, i.e. “interpretation and enforcement under the Enactment have to be read together with FedCon”, then HRH will not have the powered to impose his restriction and basing his action on the enabling state law.
re: “The PR Aduns being politicians will prefer to maintain status quo rather than amend the Enactment.”
As long as the evangelista Aduns do not do anything wrt Enactment 1988, then ‘Allah’ Bibles cannot be used in Selangor as per the Sultan’s injunction.
The Sultan’s instruction is one thing. The enforcement is another.
BSM was raided in Jan 2014. From that point of time till now, bibles containing the word Allah is still being distributed. Sabah/Sarawak bumis continue to use the word Allah in their worships. Have you seen any Jais seizure/raid after the BSM incident?
Jais knew there is no point to raid and confiscate as ultimately the AG will not prosecute based on the precedent of BSM case. Politically speaking, why would PR Aduns want to rock the boat by amending the Enactment? Let it maintain status quo as the prohibition is merely ‘academic’ or ‘good on paper’. In reality, it is hard to enforce as bible containing the word Allah is easily available whether in hard copy of soft copy. Even in the event of seizure, the AG will not prosecute.
re: “From that point of time till now, bibles containing the word Allah is still being distributed.”
Those distributing the ‘Allah’ Bible in Selangor mengingkari titah Sultan.
re: “Let it maintain status quo as the prohibition is merely ‘academic’ or ‘good on paper’.”
Kesian the Muslims. Even the law cannot protect them as it is merely ‘academic’ or ‘good on paper’. If this situation persists and the Malays find that the law cannot be enforced and (as you say) “the AG will not prosecute”, then they will eventually resort to taking the law into their own hands.
We are not living in a feudalistic era whereby the titah of the Sultan is absolute. Sultan in modern times have limited role in state administration. Even if the titah is valid, it has to be supported with enforcement by JAIS and prosecution by AG.
People may be guilty of ‘mengingkari titah Sultan’ to continue using bibles with the Allah word. Aren’t JAIS and AG equally guilty for not conducting raid/seizure and prosecute the wrongdoers?
Don’t just blame the Christians. Blame JAIS and AG as well that consist of Muslims.
re: “Sultan in modern times have limited role in state administration.”
He played a significant role in resolving the Selangor Menteri Besar crisis not too long ago. He also rejected Wan Azizah’s candidature. Similarly the Terengganu Sultan and Perlis Raja tak berkenan Umno’s choice of Menteri Besar in 2008.
And now we’re told the Kelantan Sultan wants hudud.
re: “Even if the titah is valid, it has to be supported with enforcement by JAIS and prosecution by AG.”
The titah is valid because he cited the relevant state statute in support. Perhaps JAIS should start enforcing but the agency appears to be too preoccupied with the Borders case.
re: “People may be guilty of ‘mengingkari titah Sultan’ to continue using bibles with the Allah word. Aren’t JAIS and AG equally guilty for not conducting raid/seizure and prosecute the wrongdoers?”
Maybe with a little prod from the qariah and the Muslim NGOs, JAIS might feel pressured to act.
re: “Don’t just blame the Christians. Blame JAIS and AG as well that consist of Muslims.”
They must be Umno people. Parti Paling Tidak Apa DNA!
Counsel for incumbent and opposition politicians:
1) “Allah loves moderation and hates extravagance and excess.”
2) “He who goes to the kings to seek favours has thus departed from Allah.”
3) “Trust is that there should be no difference between what you do and what you say and what you think.”
– from Umar al-Khattab
Examples of differences between
(a) what you do – Occupy Masjid
(b) what you say – I love my Muslim neighbours who are like my brothers and sisters
(c) and what you think – Call me a Muslim and I’ll report you to the police
“and what you think – Call me a Muslim and I’ll report you to the police”
This is really getting tiresome, and you are coming across very badly, Helen. You clearly don’t like her, but this is just so childish.
You’re so tiresome. You can’t deal with facts and so you resort to name-calling.
Tsk, tsk, tsk. I can assure you that your cause (meek and mild Christianity) is coming across very badly in this forum.
Ah, ha….the penny drops…again.
Kak Helen doesn’t like Christians in any shape or form.
She took long enough to beat about the bush and make her views known…..lol.
I suppose anything, everything and anyone Islamic will meet with her unqualified and unstinting approval, with nary a criticism.
How transparent can you get?
re: “Kak Helen doesn’t like Christians in any shape or form.”
Methinks it is Puan Speaker who – similarly as with her fellow evangelistas – doesn’t like Islam but plays a deceitful charade.
‘Hannah Yeoh nafi peluk Islam‘ (Sinar Harian, 11 July 2014).
re: “She took long enough to beat about the bush and make her views known…..lol.”
A splendid masquerade tho’. Seven years of Occupy Masjid wearing her tudung, and the Malays are still patiently waiting for her to see the light and convert to Islam. The evangelista gang are ROTFL.
re: “I suppose anything, everything and anyone Islamic will meet with her unqualified and unstinting approval, with nary a criticism.”
Another facet of evangelistas is their Christian Zionism.
re: “How transparent can you get?”
The evangelistas preach “transparency” and they tutup aurat, wear tudung and they don’t say what they mean, and they don’t mean what they say.
Kak Helen doesn’t like Christians in any shape or form.
If she hated Christians she would have blocked me a long time ago.
Sorry I too don’t like certain Christians and Chinese
Pray tell which “Christians and Chinese” don’t you like?
Does your dislike also extend to certain “Muslims and Malays”, or are they somehow magically exempted from your ire?
What do you profess for a God pray tell us, so we know where you’re coming from?
I thought that the “Zionists” are doing pretty damn well, seeing as how “Bibi” Netanyahu was accorded a hero’s welcome in the US Congress recently.
It takes a brave person to diss a sitting US President, albeit a lame duck one.
And if the Republicans take the US Presidency in the next Presidential election, all bets are off, because “Zionism” and “evangelical” Christianity will have a field day.
Helen wrote about “Islamophobia”. This could be one of her worst nightmares come to life post-2017.
It must be exasperating to be a “bit player” on the world stage, is it not?
re: “I thought that the “Zionists” are doing pretty damn well, seeing as how ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu was accorded a hero’s welcome in the US Congress recently.”
You can gloat after he retains his premiership in the Israel election. As it is, the race is neck-and-neck.
re: “It takes a brave person to diss a sitting US President, albeit a lame duck one.”
Good. Obama deserves to be dissed by whoever willing and having the platform to do so.
re: “And if the Republicans take the US Presidency in the next Presidential election, all bets are off, because ‘Zionism’ and ‘evangelical’ Christianity will have a field day.”
Your wet dream.
re: “Helen wrote about ‘Islamophobia’. This could be one of her worst nightmares come to life post-2017.”
DAP almost came to power in Selangor in May 1969.
re: “It must be exasperating to be a ‘bit player’ on the world stage, is it not?”
The world stage over the last one-and-a-half millennia has been the crusades (Christianity vs Islam) and perang jihad (Islam vs Christianity). The DAP evangelistas are bringing this religious war to our doorstep.
Not influenced by “Fifty Shades of Grey”, are you?
Do you think that the US political establishment, Democrats or Republicans, are going to back away from supporting Israel?
And regardless of whoever comes to power in Israel, they are not going to compromise on Israel’s survivability, Iran and a Palestinian state.
All the more so if the next US President is a Republican and the GOP controls both houses of the US Congress.
Sad, isn’t it, having this sense of impotent futility, while the great game is being played elsewhere?
Who in the world do you take for a God, just so we know whence comes your angst?
You seem so different in this video from a few years ago. What happened? [YouTube]
No matter your personal view of the Tun, you can’t deny that he had worked really hard to turn Malaysia into a well-respected name globally. I still remember with TDM as the PM and AlMarhum Sultan Azlan as the Agong, Malaysia was a country that foreign dignitaries wanted to visit. People from faraway non-western lands still view him with respect.
I believe that 1MDB was the “straw” that broke the Tun’s support of the PM. When Najib was first appointed, Tun was quite optimistic that Najib would be better than Pak Lah. But he was disappointed with the GE13 results and the way the battle was fought. And the BR1M worried the Tun, who clearly believed that one should work and not get free money. Then there were all the corporate moves that were questioned not just by the opposition but also by Umno supporters and 1MDB was the most serious among them.
All these people from camp Najib attacking the Tun forgot that Tun is still a highly respected and well-loved name, particularly among Malays who received their sponsored education in the 80’s into the 90’s. They questioned his so-called mega projects then because most do not see Tun’s vision, but now they have conceded that the benefits of Penang bridge, PLUS, Putrajaya, ETS, KLIA etc far outweighed their concerns at the time the projects were raised.
Most would tell you that with the Tun you can actually see the physical results of the projects. Najib on the other hand is into transformation programmes that have a lot of fancy names and acronyms and yet after 5 years we do not see anything physical come out of them. Now if we can actually see Optimus Prime emerged from the transformation …sigh…
So now some people bring up some issues to the Tun’s attention and he writes about them and give them his personal assessment. And for the many who do not find favour with Rosmah and her liefstyle, who wonders about the capabilities of the current PM, they are turning to the Tun and using his views to measure the PM.
Hence when the PM’s advisers start attacking Tun, they are actually alienating a large portion of the Malay population. And if they fail to see that from their air-conditioned, insulated top-floor offices, I’m not surprised.
re: “So now some people bring up some issues to the Tun’s attention and he writes about them and give them his personal assessment.”
As per what I wrote in the posting above:
Najib’s media team and those attacking Tun online are just too stomach churning, incl. well-paid plagiarist consultants.
Najib is surrounded by leeches. PMO must be cleaned up. The clean-up must including kicking out the unscrupulous backstabbing elements of the MCA and their J-Star Scissorati.
That’s just it. They are not just leeches, but they are lazy-assed leeches, you know, the ones bred to snack on humans under the guise of medicine (assuming leeches have asses)
Anyway, Tun raised some valid questions. I personally do not think that 1MDB is in as bad a shape as pointed out by the opposition, TDM, Kadir Jasin, etc, but unless 1MDB comes out openly and honestly these allegations will continue and will become a major issue at GE14 or even during the Sarawak elections which is coming up first.
People from the PM’s camp always say that these are different times than during TDM’s days. People are more informed. If you know that, then you should take steps to make sure the right information can be found. But try any search engine for 1MDB or heck, even for Najib, what you get in the first 100 or maybe even 1000 results are crap and bird-doo posted by the opposition news including The Star, blogs and other haters. I’ve yet to see Bernama make the front page of Google search in relation to anything positive on the PM.
So, yeah, go ahead and attack the Tun like he’s your most evil nemesis in cyber space and ignore the real problem which is the unsubstantiated poison-pen letters disguised as legitimate writings in the opposition-run portal including The Star.
re: “the unsubstantiated poison-pen letters disguised as legitimate writings in the opposition-run portal”
I’ve been a victim of these too. Wrt the hatchet jobs (character assassination), the opposition media have zero ethics.
And yes, a Scissorati blog Stop the Lies published the poison pen letter(s) against Tun. If there’s a change of occupant in the 5th floor, Bangunan Perdana Putra, then the new No.1 must sweep out the Gunting-Gunting, especially the Js.
The Tun didn’t succeed in “marginalising” or “sidelining” Singapore, did he?
His “crooked bridge” came a cropper. His attempt to capitalise on Singapore’s then dependence on water from Johor backfired. His brainchild of getting KLIA to divert airlines and passengers away from Changi Airport went nowhere.
So, what are you trying to say?
That Tun’s successors have departed from his policies or discarded his pet projects and key initiatives? Like Proton, for instance.
And the less said about MAS, the better!
Alvin Tan slams Anwar in his latest posting.
“‘Im not an expert on criminal law, but refusing to be cross-examined, even if it’s out of principle, just makes you look as guilty as a puppy sitting next to a pile of poo. He was hiding something. In all likelihood, he was not only hiding his involvement in the alleged act but also his entire sexual orientation”
If he had posted this when he was still in the country, the opposition would have slammed him into the slammer. lol
P/S I like that he calls himself “Public Figure”. Although he should have dropped the l in “public”.
Isn’t Alvin stating the obviously obvious, something that others have come to that conclusion eons ago even before the final judgement of the courts we’re read out?
Alvin Tan got exactly what he wanted. He is now living in the most powerful nation on earth, a nation that is difficult for even highly skilled migrants to get accepted into. Alvin is living his dream and has the gullible govt to thank for that. To be fair to Alvin, he seems to have moved on, and generally is more worried about securing decent acting roles etc.
Decent acting roles in pornography, I presume?
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