‘MAHATHIR IS ABOUT TO DIE’: NAJIB’S TOP SPINNER RPK CROWS AHEAD OF HIS BOSS’ TRUMP CARD’ VISIT TO WHITE HOUSE

The truth is they are panicking. They know that the so-called ‘action’ on 1MDB by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) is a dead duck. The Americans know that the allegation Mahathir made about RM42 billion of 1MDB’s money disappearing into thin air is a lie. The RM42 billion has not disappeared into thin air. It is still there in RM51 billion worth of assets. And the Americans are not stupid to swallow Mahathir’s lies hook, line and sinker.

“RCI a New Tool of Intimidation,” said A. Kadir Jasin today. In his piece, Kadir said the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) that is currently sitting to investigate the RM31.5 billion Bank Negara losses suffered gambling on the forex market “looks and smells like a political witch-hunt to discredit the growing opposition to the Umno-BN government”, meaning to discredit Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

There are some very interesting comments in Kadir’s blog posting today, which some of the younger generation or political novices may not comprehend.

For example, Kadir said:

“For the protagonist of the Forex commission, the former Bank Negara Assistant Governor, (Datuk) Murad Khalid, his is self preservation cloaked in the name of truth and justice. A close friend of his, who is a good friend of mine, told me that he was seeking to “clear his name”. Murad hit the spotlight when, on 6 Nov 2000, he was fined RM500,000 or in default six months jail by the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court. According to an Utusan Malaysia report, he was found guilty of failing to declare shares and properties belonging to his company.”

Now that is what we call a witch-hunt if Kadir wants to know what a witch-hunt is. Most people at that time knew that Mahathir had launched a witch-hunt in 1998 against all of those who were allied to Anwar Ibrahim to punish them for supporting Anwar, Murad Khalid of Bank Negara included. In fact, Ahmad Mohd Don, the then Governor of Bank Negara, was another victim of that witch-hunt as well.

Most people allied to Anwar were set up on what Human Rights Watch (HRW) said were fabricated charges. In short, HRW accused Mahathir of launching a witch-hunt against many people, all who were allied to Anwar. Even the current Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, was a victim of that witch-hunt.

Kadir further said, “During the 1997/98 Asian Financial Crises, its then governor (Tan Sri) Ahmad Mohd Don and deputy governor, (Datuk) Fong Weng Phak, opposed the exchange control proposal by then Prime Minister, (Datuk Seri) Dr Mahathir Mohamad. They resigned in protest.”

That is a lie and Kadir is not telling us the truth. These people were sacked and they were sacked because of Mahathir’s witch-hunt to flush out all those allied to or suspected of being allied to Anwar. Everyone at that time knew this.

Kadir further blundered when he said, “And since currency trading, being one of the most specialised of Bank Negara’s activities, it could not have been the day-to-day concern of any Prime Minister or Finance Minister.”

What has Kadir got to say about 1MDB then? 1MDB is a company that has its own Board of Directors and its own management that does not report to the Finance Minister like Bank Negara does. Yet Kadir says the Prime Minister cum Finance Minister is responsible for what happens in 1MDB, which DOES NOT report to him. But the Prime Minister cum Finance Minister is NOT responsible for what happens in Bank Negara, which reports to him.

Is Kadir a moron or what? Everything that happens under Mahathir’s watch is someone else’s fault. Everything that happens under Najib’s watch is his fault. When Mahathir persecutes his enemies he is just bringing crooks to justice. When Najib brings crooks to justice he is on a witch-hunt.

The truth is they are panicking. They know that the so-called ‘action’ on 1MDB by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) is a dead duck. The Americans know that the allegation Mahathir made about RM42 billion of 1MDB’s money disappearing into thin air is a lie. The RM42 billion has not disappeared into thin air. It is still there in RM51 billion worth of assets. And the Americans are not stupid to swallow Mahathir’s lies hook, line and sinker.

The government invested only RM1 million in 1MDB. The RM42 billion that Mahathir said has ‘disappeared into thin air’ is actually borrowings backed by RM51 billion in assets. So it has NOT disappeared into thin air. Instead, it has ‘disappeared’ into assets, if Mahathir still insists that RM42 billion has ‘disappeared’. And Najib has made public 1MDB’s accounts for all to see. So this is no secret.

On the other hand, Malaysians are soon going to find out that RM31.5 billion of Bank Negara’s money has, without a doubt, disappeared into thin air. And at today’s value that is roughly RM100 billion. Malaysians are also going to find out that Mahathir practically bankrupted Bank Negara and exposed the country by gambling at the rate of RM700 billion a month and exposed Bank Negara to a total forward position of US$150 billion.

This is crazy by any standards and it was Mahathir who was behind this. And this is what Kadir is trying to distract Malaysians from with his blog posting today. Mahathir is panicking and knows this is going to cost them the next general election. So Mahathir told Kadir to come out with his moronic blog posting today. Why not Kadir advise Mahathir to account for Bank Negara’s RM31.5 billion? What happened to all that money? Najib has shown what happened to 1MDB’s money. It is Mahathir’s turn to show what happened to Bank Negara’s money.

And only a moron would say that anything that happened over 22 years when Mahathir was Prime Minister is someone else’s fault while everything that happens when Najib is Prime Minister is his fault even when done by other people. Just because he is a moron Kadir must not assume the rest of us are as well.

Raja Petra Kamarudin

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