It was reported on this blog last year, based on statements in BSI banker Yak Yew Chee’s sworn affidavit that documents in the publiv domain showed that the Singapore Government would have known exactly who it was who transferred USD 681 million to PM Najib, and known that the funds were from 1 MDB.
Now comes the revelation from the Government’s own DPP concerning the true identity of Eric Tan Kim Loong:
At the meeting, Mr Tan re-introduced himself as “Jho Low” and told Sturzenegger that he used the name “Eric Tan” occasionally for security reasons.
It was at this meeting that he realised that the “Eric Tan” he had been communicating with — through firstname.lastname@example.org and over the phone — was in fact Mr Jho Low, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Jacky Leong.
Sturzenegger also knew that Eric Tan was not merely an alias but a real person after he saw a copy of Mr Tan’s passport and curriculum vitae as part of the account-opening process.
It would not have taken Singapore authorities too long to figure out that Jho Low’s false identity (more likely than not ,Malaysian) was provided courtesy of the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs and its minister ,Deputy PM Zahid Hamidi, and that he would have acted under PM Najib’s instructions. That all this was done to enable the 1MDB theft would have been blindingly obvious.