Three FAQs on 1MDB scandal on whether Najib received RM2.6 billion donation from Saudi royalty and returned RM2.1 billion, whether the RM144 million pink diamond necklace for “wife of MO1” came from stolen 1MDB funds all answered in US DOJ kleptocratic suits

Tonight a historic political night for Pahang with the launch of Pahang Pakatan Harapan.

We have with us tonight the Pahang Pakatan Harapan Chairman and PKR Pahang Chairman, Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman (MP for Indera Makhota); DAP Pahang Chairman and Pahang Assemblyman for Tanah Rata, Leong Ngah Ngah and DAP Pahang Vice Chairman Tengku Zulpuri Shah b Raja Puji (State Assemblyman for Mentakab); Amanah Pahang Chairman Dr. Hamzah Jaafar and Amanah Pahang Deputy Chairman and Pahang State Assemblyman for Kuala Semantan Syed Hamid Syed Mohamed; Pribumi Bersatu Pahang Chairman, Datuk Salim Salleh as well as the national representatives of the four Pakatan Harapan component parties – Mohamad Sabu, Amanah President; Sdr. William Leong, PKR MP for Selayang and Akramshah Sanusi Junid, Pribumi Bersatu Central Commttee member.

The gathering of the national and state leaders of the four component parties of Pakatan Harapan to launch the Pahang PH wants to send out a clear message to the voters of Pahang – that Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or region, are on to move to reclaim their democratic right to save Malaysia from kleptocracy and fulfill our Merdeka and Malaysia Dream for Malaysia to be a world-class example of “unity in diversity” where diverse races, religions, languages and cultures can come together to build a democratic, just, progressive and prosperous nation.

There is a great difference between the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan coalitions.

The BN coalition leaders talk in forked tongues – UMNO leaders playing the race and religious cards among the Malays, inciting fears among the Malay voters with lies that DAP and I are anti-Malay and anti-Islam, that Tun Mahathir, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim , Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Mohamad Sabu are all my stooges and can only say and do what I told them to do; but MCA and Gerakan leaders among the Chinese voters try to scare them with a different story, that I am a puppet of Tun Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim.

But we in Pakatan Harapan, whether DAP, PKR, Amanah or PBBM, say the same thing whether to Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans or Ibans – that the time has come for Malaysians regardless of race, religion, region or even politics to unite and as summed up in tonight’s theme, “Sayangi Malaysia, Hapuskan Kleptocrasi”.

I was in Kuching on Sunday night for the launch of the Sarawak Pakatan Harapan, and the support and fervour at the gathering is proof that there is an awakening among Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or region, that we cannot allow Malaysian to get into the trajectory of a failed and a rogue state; that if we love Malaysia, we must unite as Malaysian patriots to save Malaysia from corruption, kleptocracy, injustices, exploitation and the fate of a third-world nation.

Only a change of Federal Government in the forthcoming 14th General Election can save Malaysia from global kleptocracy, for the UMNO/BN government of Datuk Seri Najib Razak has done absolutely nothing in the past few years to clear or cleanse Malaysia of the shame, indignity, infamy and ignominy of being regarded world-wide as a global kleptocracy.

I have said that Najib’s visit to White House and meeting with US President Trump is a national shame and humiliation, for the Najib government had done nothing to challenge and prove that the US Department of Justice’s allegation of him as a kleptocrat and “MO1” were completely baseless and untrue.

The reason Malaysia has overnight become a global kleptocracy is because of the international multi-billion dollar 1MDB money-laundering scandal, which involved Najib himself as he was at all relevant time the “top dog” in the 1MDB as Chairman of 1MDB Board of Advisors who exercised all the real and strategic powers in the company.

The three FAQs on 1MDB scandal are:

  1. Whether Najib received RM2.6 billion donation from Saudi royalty;
  2. Whether Najib returned RM2.1 billion to Saudi royalty; and
  3. Whether the RM144 million pink diamond necklace for the “wife of MO1” came from stolen 1MDB funds.

The answers to all these three FAQs about the 1MDB scandal are given, in great detail, in the US DOJ’s largest kleptocratic litigation to forfeit US$1.7 billion 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

They are all to be found in the 10 killer paragraphs in the US DOJ kleptocratic litigation - Paragraph 339 to 348 under the section “$681 MILLION WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE TANORE ACCOUNT TO AN ACCOUNT BELONGING TO MALAYSIAN OFFICIAL 1”.

Why had the Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali cleared Najib of any wrongdoing with regard to the 1MDB scandal, when the whole word knows that his statement had beenv refuted by all the evidence given in the 251-page 957-paragraph US DOJ kleptocratic litigation to forfeit US$1.7 billion 1MDB-linked assets?

In view of the US DOJ kleptocratic litigation and all the evidence there, is Apandi going to re-open the 1MDB case?

Of course, Apandi is not going to re-open the 1MDB case.

Malaysia needs a new Prime Minister and a new Attorney-General to save the country from kleptocracy, and this is one of the primary objectives of Pakatan Harapan in the forthcoming 14th General Election.

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Gelang Patah