“Kit Siang became upset the minute I began pressuring Apandi to resign. Seeing that the AG was gasping for air, the senior Lim took it upon himself to shift the conversation away from Faridah by denying that Kuok ever funded the DAP. But that was never the allegation to begin with. The allegation had to do with Faridah and Jahabar being paid millions upon millions to publish material deemed insidiously subversive against the GoM”
THE THIRD FORCE
There seems to be a concerted effort by the DAP to divert attention from the elephant that’s in Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali’s room. Worth RM20 million on the conspiracy scale, this elephant has to do with allegations that The Malaysian Insight (Insight) is being run on a lavish RM10 million a year budget by Inside Media Sdn Bhd, an RM2 concern co-owned by Puan Sri Faridah Begum, the AG’s wife.
As the story goes, Faridah and her partner in Inside Media have thus far received some RM20 million or so through the company without the necessary entries being made into the ledgers. We’re told that the money may have come atop some millions that the AG’s wife and her brother, Jahabar Sadiq, were paid to publish material deemed insidiously subversive against the Government of Malaysia (GoM) via Insight.
Not only does that border on treason, there is reason to suspect that both Faridah and Apandi are working hand in glove with Lim Kit Siang to sabotage the administration of Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak. Apandi’s refusal to resign as AG despite ongoing police investigations against his wife is reason enough to suspect that the trio intend to keep Insight’s method of funding secret. In other words, Kit Siang knows precisely who channeled the RM50 or so million to Faridah and the reason the money was given.
The police were initiated into Insight’s affairs through a report Apandi’s wife lodged against RPK. Thanks to the report, the guys in blue are likely to look into Inside Media’s methods of funding that, if found in breach of Malaysian laws, would require the filing of criminal proceedings against Faridah and possibly even Jahabar himself. Now, there is no way on earth Malaysians can expect Apandi to exercise his discretion as AG in a manner that is equitable and without prejudice where it concerns his wife and brother in-law
So tell me, why is he still the AG?
Seriously, Apandi, hang ni pekak badak ke apa? To date, not only have you ignored the many open letters I’ve written to you, you even failed to address concerns regarding the RM20 million elephant that’s sitting right there in your living room. Tell me, what steps have you taken to convince Malaysians that you’re capable of exercising your discretion pursuant to Article 145 of the Federal Constitution without prejudice? How can you think of remaining the principal legal advisor to government when your own wife stands accused of sabotaging that very government?
That, in essence, is the crux of the whole matter. At this point in time, nobody gives a hoot if it was Robert Kuok who paid Faridah the millions or if it was Ronald McDonald’s mother in-law who forked out the cash. What concerns the people of Malaysia is the methods of payment that were involved . Specifically, we want to know why the millions were never reflected in the books and what the money was used for. Tell me, is it not curious that Apandi choose to remain silent about the whole affair instead of demanding that the police get to the bottom of things?
See the hypocrisy?
It is this hypocrisy that Lim Kit Siang and gang are trying so desperately to sheath from public scrutiny. The senior Lim fears that the future of the Jahabar-run Insight would be put on the balance should a new AG suddenly be sworn in by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Without Insight, the DAP would lose a well-greased channel to roll material deemed insidiously subversive against the GoM through. Under the circumstances, Kit Siang will have one less portal to turn the Chinese against the Malays and the entire Malaysian population against the administration of Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Now do you understand why the DAP is fussing about RPK? The whole Ching bang has come out strongly against the blogger by denying that Kuok channeled funds to the DAP. But that isn’t the crux of the issue at all. The crux has to do with the millions Apandi’s wife and her brother are said to have been paid via an RM2 concern she is the owner of. It has also to do with the fact that the directors of Inside Media went to great lengths to conceal Insight’s methods of funding for reasons the police may never discover should Apandi remain the AG.
Kit Siang became upset the minute I began pressuring Apandi to resign. Seeing that the AG was gasping for air, the senior Lim took it upon himself to shift the conversation away from Faridah by denying that Kuok ever funded the DAP. But that was never the allegation to begin with. The allegation had to do with Faridah and Jahabar being paid millions upon millions to publish material deemed insidiously subversive against the GoM.
Now, has Faridah ever denied this?
So tell me, Kit Siang, why are you jumping up and down like a demented monkey on ecstasy? Awat apek? Mabuk ketum ke?