By this he is referring to his own ordeal, by which he was apparently down-graded to the “B Stream” at Goldman Sachs for questioning the wisdom of accepting huge commissions to organise the 1MDB bond issues in 2012/13.
Let us remind Mr Turnbull that the actual whistleblower on 1MDB was Xavier Justo, who passed data to Sarawak Report and was, as a result, imprisoned in the “B Wing” of a Thai jail for 18 months, thanks to a revengeful plot hatched by the pals of Turnbull’s former Goldman Sachs colleague, Tim Leissner, namely Jho Low and his colleagues from PetroSaudi.
Now that IS ‘shit’!
It took a good year before Justo and Sarawak Report received any vindication on the story, whilst Justo sweated behind bars, subject to villification by paid media and the Malaysian authorities. Sarawak Report was hounded and defamed at the same time.
How helpful it would have been had Mr Turnbull spoken out during that period to confirm his own experiences and draw attention to the failures of governance that allowed his former bank, Goldman Sachs, to process the dodgiest of deals for an outlandish commission of over half a billion dollars.
But, not a squeak, unfortunately. Plainly, Alex Turnbull was preoccupied trying to set himself up in his new business, having left Goldman’s unnacceptable B Stream situation.
However, self-pity is not an impressive hindsight to be offering on events at a time when the Justos are still fighting for justice in their case.
So, we implore this influential young Australian to stand up for right a little more publicly than he has done, now that he has cut his ties with Goldman and chosen to speak out frankly. There is plenty more to do and he would make a great ally for those who have stuck out their necks on the side of morality in Malaysia.
Of particular concern, is the fact that Australia has, under his father’s administration, been lamentably inactive over pursuing and investigating this global financial scandal, compared to other jurisdictions. Whilst Switzerland, the US, Singapore and even Indonesia have been prepared to deal with the 1MDB billion dollar fallout, Australia has been happy to turn a blind eye to the whole affair.
ANZ Bankers, who are up to their necks in processing the billion dollars that went through Najib’s accounts in the bank’s AmBank subsidiary, have been completely let off the hook. And, as a result, the extent of the scandal has failed to be exposed.
Najib is heading to Australia at this very moment and there is not a single case open about 1MDB in the country to embarrass this corrupt PM. Tell your Dad, Alex, to stop playing diplomacy and stop protecting his former bank (which coincidentally also employed Alex… i.e. Goldman Sachs). Tell your Dad to push for the rules to be enforced.
If you are not prepared to stick your neck out properly and push for what is honest and what is right…. frankly, quit moaning that you have received the consequences of being a whistleblower – others can tell you that you haven’t got a clue!
– Sarawak Report