I do not think the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak should accept the invitation to visit the White House and meet with US President Trump next Tuesday, as it would put him in an inferior position as if a supplicant after being branded as a kleptocrat and “MO1” by the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s largest kleptocratic litigation in US history and had done nothing since the DOJ action in July last year to clear or cleanse the Malaysian government of implication in the 1MDB scandal or challenge the appellation of Malaysia as a “global kleptocracy”.
But if the Prime Minister insists on visiting Washington and meeting Trump as scheduled, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Chief Commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad should accompany Najib to Washington to meet with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) head so that he could report back to Malaysians on the basis and status of the US DOJ’s kleptocratic investigations into the 1MDB scandal.
There are many Malaysians who say that the White House meeting means that Trump will tell the Department of Justice ((DOJ) to call off the investigation into 1MDB and the corruption that surrounds it.
This is the response of the former US Ambassador to Malaysia, John Mallot: “Baloney. Don’t count on it. Trump cannot even call off the DOJ investigation into himself! So forget that idea.”
This is why Dzukifli should accompany Najib on the trip to Washington to meet the FBI chief on the basis and latest status of FBI investigations into the 1MDB scandal.
The FBI/DOJ has produced 251 pages of closely detailed evidence of the multi-billion dollar 1MDB money-laundering scandal for its forfeiture suits over US$1.7 billion of 1MDB-linked assets.
Dzulkifli should find out from his counterparts in the FBI why DOJ/FBI investigators had been able to assemble such a mountain of evidence about the international 1MDB money-laundering scandal but which were beyond the prowess and capability of MACC investigators, and to learn the superior FBI/DOJ anti-corruption investigation techniques for the benefit of Malaysians.