Has Apandi read the ten “killer paragraphs” in US DOJ’s latest 1MDB kleptocratic suit to forfeit 1MDB-assets which directly linked Najib’s RM2.6 billion donation to 1MDB, and if so, how can he suggest that there is nothing new?
The Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali is even faster than the former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Idris Jala, who completed his inquiry into the five-year-old RM13 billion Felda Global Ventures Holding Berhard (FGV) crisis in less than a week.
Apandi read the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) latest 1MDB kleptocratic suit to seize 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland in a matter of hours as to be able to declare that there was nothing new and to express his regret about “insinuations” against the Prime Minister in the DOJ’s latest 1MDB forfeiture suit.
For Apandi’s information, they are not insinuations but open and direct charge by the United States Government that the Prime Minister had lied when he claimed that the RM2.6 billion donations had come from Saudi Arabian royalty!
Apandi must be quite a speed reader, but has he read the ten “killer paragraphs” in the US DOJ’s latest 1MDB kleptocratic suit to forfeit 1MDB-linked assets because of the crime of money-laundering, which as good as linked the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s RM2.6 billion “donations” to 1MDB money-laundering, debunking the claim that they were donations from Saudi Arab royalty and that US$620 million had been returned to Saudi Arabian donor.
I have not completed reading the 251-page updated US DOJ kleptocratic suit to forfeit over US$1 billion 1MDB-linked assets, but I can say that Apandi cannot be more wrong when he suggested that there was nothing new in the expanded DOJ kleptocratic suit.
Apart from the titillating and tantalizing information about what another 1MDB king-pin Jho Low did with the US$620 million which Najib was supposed to have returned to the Saudi Arabia royal donor, Apandi should ask whether Najib can continue as Prime Minister if he allows the ten “killer paragraghs” in the latest DOJ kleptocratic suit to stand unchallenged.
I am referring to Paragraph 339 to 348 under the section “$681 MILLION WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE TANORE ACCOUNT TO AN ACCOUNT BELONGING TO MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1”.
There are other “killer paragraphs” for the Prime Minister in the US DOJ kleptocratic suit but let us begin with these 10 paragraphs as to what Najib and the Govenrment are going to do to convince the world that Malaysia has not become a “global kleptocracy”.