TTF: Salleh is right. Ambiga needs to talk (see news item below). If she doesn’t, her silence can and will be construed as a tacit approval of claims made by Clare Brown (READ HERE). Under the circumstances, Najib and Hadi can sue the Bersih co-chairperson on the basis that she was party to fabrications by Sarawak Report.
So you see, keeping her mouth shut is not an option.
However, if she chooses to talk, she must decide if she wants to support Clare or outright deny her claims. But supporting Clare would just be as good as keeping her mouth shut, as she would equally be liable to defamation suits brought against her by Hadi and Najib. So if Ambiga is serious about saving her skin, she must deny Clare’s claims.
Should that happen, Clare’s case against Hadi will automatically collapse, particularly since the London Court will discover that she lied under oath (READ HERE TO FIND OUT WHY). While that would inevitably spell disaster for Sarawak Report, it shouldn’t be a concern for Ambiga, right?
If ever that happens, Ambiga would have a shitload of answering to do to one man and one man only – George Soros. Stick around, and TTF will soon tell you why…
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bar Council president Datuk S.Ambiga should not keep quiet and should instead make clarifications on the accusation that she was the source of information on the alleged financial transaction between 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), PAS and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the move to make clarifications was reasonable because members of the public were already aware of the matter.
“As a lawyer and a professional, she should not remain silent,” he said when met after officiating the pre-launch of the ‘Buku Panduan VVIP’ (VVIP Guide Book)’, here today.
Previously, a news portal reported that Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown, had named Ambiga as the source of information on the allegation that PAS had received RM90 million from the prime minister.
In her statement of defence on Oct 11 regarding the suit filed by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, Rewcastle-Brown claimed that she and Ambiga had spoken on the matter concerning Najib, 1MDB and PAS in July 2016.
Meanwhile, the chief editor of the ‘Buku Panduan VVIP’ Zabidi Saidi said the book, of which between 3,000 and 5,000 copies would be printed, would gather the biodata of recipients of state awards carrying the title ‘Datuk’ and other major awards.
He said the book published by Mysuit Styles Sdn Bhd was expected to be fully completed within the next six months for the first publication involving 100 recipients.
“We expect the book to be a source of reference for members of the public to determine whether the individuals who received the awards carrying certain titles such as Datuk, Datuk Seri or Tan Sri are valid or otherwise,” he said.
He said the second and subsequent editions of the book would published to update the list of recipients from time to time.