If you cannot explain then confuse them. This is the strategy called the art of confusion. In a single day we have three stories as to why Bahri decided to leave the MACC. And guess which of the three stories people are going to believe. So the objective would have been met. People are going to believe the story that has been planted never mind if that is a lie.
Today, Free Malaysia Today (FMT) carried a story regarding why Bahri Mohamad Zain, the Director of MACC’s Special Operations Division, retired from the MACC . And that story is: Bahri is disappointed about the lack of action regarding the SRC International case.
Then FMT came out with another story that Bahri retired because he is disillusioned with his paymaster, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, regarding the corrupt acts perpetrated by the old man and his children.
So now we have two stories as to why Bahri decided to retire. One story is that he is disappointed with MACC regarding the SRC case and another story is he is disillusioned with Mahathir regarding the corrupt acts perpetrated by the old man and his children.
And while Malaysians were still digesting both stories to figure out which of the two conflicting stories is the truth, MACC issues a press statement denying the SRC reason and said that Bahri himself had confined this.
Bahri Mohamad Zain, already tainted and proven working for the opposition
Knowing the mentality of Malaysians, many will still want to believe the story that Bahri retired because of the SRC case and that FMT’s second story citing Mahathir as the reason for Bahri’s resignation or MACC’s press release saying that Bahri denies he had said he resigned because of SRC will be rejected. In fact, many who read MACC’s press statement will be even more convinced that the SRC reason is true due to the way the statement has been crafted. Hence MACC’s statement has done more damage than good.
In short, merely issuing a press statement explaining that Bahri resigned not because of SRC is not good enough. MACC needs to do more than that. The press statement would be regarded as a weak attempt at damage control and an attempt at covering up the real reason why Bahri resigned.
Was FMT duped with false information and if so they have to show the evidence of that
Does Bahri really deny he revealed that his reason for resigning is SRC? Did he not make such a revelation and therefore did FMT lie? Or did someone show FMT evidence that Bahri resigned because of SRC and that evidence is in their possession? FMT can also convince us that it is not part of this game by revealing its sources and by showing us the evidence it obtained that prompted it to run that story regarding SRC.
2015 and 2016 were two years of turmoil for Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. All Najib needs now is another year of allegations and suspicions that are going to be triggered by the question of why Bahri resigned or retired from the MACC. This year is going to be the year where people are going to ask, “What is the real reason for Bahri’s resignation from MACC?” and the opposition, which as it is is already bankrupt of ideas, will go to town with this issue.
MACC, fourth coalition member of Pakatan Harapan
What a way to start the new year! Just as the opposition runs out of ideas on what to use against Najib they go and offer the opposition a talian hayat or lifeline: the Bahri case. Tell me one thing: who the hell are these people who Najib employed and why are they still working for the Prime Minister? If these are Najib’s best brains then I shudder to imagine what the lesser people in his team are like. Or did Najib employ Trojan Horses whose job is to sabotage him from the inside? Even the DAP Red Bean Army is beginning to look like intelligent people in spite of their Chinese school background.
No, this second story from FMT regarding Mahathir to ‘clean’ the first story regarding SRC plus MACC’s press statement is not good enough. I suspect an act of sabotage going on here. If the SRC story is a lie and if Bahri really denies that story then legal action must be taken. There are no two ways about it.
For too long MACC has been screwing around, both literally and figure of speech. MACC does not even trust its own officers and one day they bugged one of their officer’s room to try to catch him in a corrupt act and instead they caught him on video bonking a married woman on his office table.
Abu Kassim Mohamed played a double game
Then we had the Ramli Yusuff and Rosli Dahlan case where the court hearing revealed that MACC is being used as a tool to fix people up. This case also involved Kevin Morais, who is married to another man who lives in the UK, and who was murdered under very mysterious and suspicious circumstances — which points to the possibility he was doing deals with unsavoury characters.
And what about Bahri himself who has been implicated in many misdeeds and transgressions, one involving his own brother-in-law? And why is MACC covering all this up when they have enough evidence to hang Bahri upside down. Bahri is able to do all this and get away with it because MACC protects him. And MACC knows that its feeble press statement will not be able to repair the damage that the story regarding SRC has done.
In fact, that press statement creates even more damage because the way it has been done actually gives the impression that this is mere damage control, which means the story about SRC must be true after all.
As I said, there are no two ways about it. MACC must take legal action and once and for all stop all this nonsense. There are just too many contradicting stories about 1MDB floating around. And MACC just creates more damage every time they do something or open their mouth. It appears like they open their mouth with intentions to create more damage rather than to repair the damage.
The new MACC Chief has to show he is better and not cut from the same cloth as Abu Kassim Mohamed. The main problem is MACC has got no credibility, accountability and morality so Malaysians are never going to accept whatever it says, especially its press statement below. MACC is insulting our intelligence if it thinks that its press statement is good enough and can convince people that FMT’s story is wrong. Short of taking legal action or suing FMT, MACC might as well have shut up and said nothing instead of issuing that stupid press statement.
“MACC seeks divine intervention to save people ‘going to hell’, said the Malay Mail headlines
Is MACC going to sue or is this merely what they are going to do?