Mahathir and Daim have also never publicly disputed and denied the allegation that they robbed Bank Negara of US$10 billion, which is worth RM100 billion at today’s rate of exchange and rate of inflation. And, according to Tony Pua, since you have never publicly disputed or denied these established facts that means you are guilty.
DAP’s Tony Pua said, “I will neither retract the statement, remove the video, publicly apologise to the prime minister nor offer to pay any amount of compensation to Najib Razak.” He added this was because he made the statements based on “established facts which have not been disputed”.
In a nutshell Tony Pua is also saying that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Daim Zainuddin did rob Bank Negara Malaysia of US$10 billion — which would be worth about RM100 billion at today’s rate of exchange and rate of inflation (you can check this out using the Bank of England calculation) — if based on “established facts which have not been disputed”.
On 2nd June 2012, Lim Guan Eng, Anwar Ibrahim (who was Finance Minister at that time) and Rosli Yaakop (who was a Bank Negara Deputy Manager at that time) confirmed these losses and revealed that it was actually much larger than what Parliament was told in 1994. They also revealed the names of the people behind these losses.
Until today Daim has not responded to these ‘established facts’ and all Mahathir could say was that the losses were ‘normal’ because when you do business it is normal that sometimes you make money and sometimes you lose money. But then the Bank Negara Forex trading was not ‘normal’. In fact, the then Attorney General, Abu Talib Othman, said that the Forex trading was ultra-virus to the Bank Negara Act.
This was the Attorney General talking. And if it was ‘normal’ and if no crime had been committed why did Mahathir and Daim ask Anwar to lie to Parliament in 1993 and again in 1994? Lim Kit Siang, the then Opposition Leader, was so furious that Anwar lied that he demanded Anwar’s resignation.
Mahathir and Daim never publicly disputed or denied that they robbed Bank Negara to the tune of US$10 billion
So, the facts have been established, as Tony Pua said. In fact, it was established back in 1994 in Anwar’s reply to Parliament (only that he lied about the figure being US$10 billion and told Parliament it was only a ‘paper loss’ of RM7-8 billion.
Pua also said that Najib has never publicly disputed or denied the facts: meaning since it was never publicly disputed or denied then the allegation must be true (actually Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak did publicly dispute and deny the allegation that he stole RM42 billion of 1MDB’s money).
Mahathir and Daim also have never publicly disputed and denied the allegation that they robbed Bank Negara of US$10 billion, which is worth RM100 billion at today’s rate of exchange and rate of inflation.
In fact, Anwar, too, has confirmed that he lied to Parliament in 1993 and 1994 and on 2nd June 2012 he finally told the truth about what happened. And Mahathir and Daim never denied what Guan Eng, Anwar and Rosli Yaakop said on 2nd June 2012.
Tony Pua is so dumb I do not know whether to laugh or cry. Unwittingly he has painted Mahathir, Daim and Anwar into a corner. In his misguided attempt to nail Najib, he instead nailed Mahathir, Daim and Anwar. What a jackass!
I only repeated what WSJ, US DoJ had stated, says Pua
DAP MP defends video published last week, following letter of demand from Prime Minister Najib Razak’s lawyers over allegations made.
(FMT) – Tony Pua has said everything he revealed in a video last week is based on facts that had already been published in the Wall Street Journal and also presented by the United States Department of Justice (US DoJ) in a lawsuit.
As such, he has no intention of complying with the demands made by Prime Minister Najib Razak’s lawyers over the “defamatory” video, which was posted on Facebook last Thursday.
The Petaling Jaya Utara MP today confirmed he had received a letter of demand served by Najib’s lawyers yesterday, asking to remove the video, publicy apologise and pay compensation over the comments made in the five-minute video.
“I standby the video comments I have made which have purportedly defamed the honourable prime minister. I received the letter, served by his lawyers from Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak, who brought along TV3 to my office.
“I will neither retract the statement, remove the video, publicly apologise to the prime minister nor offer to pay any amount of compensation to Najib Razak,” Pua said in a statement today. He added this was because he made the statements based on “established facts which have not been disputed”.
“The Wall Street Journal first made the allegation that US$681 million originating from 1MDB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance, found its way into Najib Razak’s personal bank account with Ambank Malaysia.
“This was subsequently confirmed in evidential documents produced by the United States Department of Justice (US DoJ),” Pua said, adding that Najib has never publicly disputed or denied the facts presented by the US DoJ since the lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles last July.
On July 20 last year, the US DoJ said it sought to seize assets “involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money misappropriated from 1MDB”.
“Despite the reputational damage inflicted on Malaysia as a result of the US DoJ’s suit to seize assets worth approximately US$1 billion acquired with laundered funds originating from 1MDB, the prime minister and his government have refused to respond to the highly detrimental allegations.
“In fact, the prime minister has steadfastly refused to clarify and respond to the matter in Parliament, despite repeated request by MPs to do so,” Pua said.
The DAP national publicity secretary also referred to a civil suit he filed against the prime minister for “public misfeasance” in January this year, saying he had outlined the same allegations as stated in his video.
“Najib doesn’t even have to sue me a second time, he just needs to answer to the charges I made in my suit to debunk any ‘fake news’ which had purportedly damaged his reputation.
“Instead, he had chosen to try to strike out my suit with a mind-boggling defence that he ‘is not a public officer’ and hence cannot be subjected to a public misfeasance suit,” Pua said referring to the action by the prime minister’s lawyers in February.
“Hence, I can only interpret the prime minister’s latest letter of demand, the second I have received from him, is an attempt not to right a wrong, but to silence the truth.”
Raja Petra Kamarudin