TTF: Lim, everyone knows that the Government of Malaysia (GoM) lacks legal grounds to auction off Jho Low’s yacht.
To do so, you would first have to ascertain through legitimate means if indeed the yacht was purchased using funds stolen from 1MDB.
Furthermore, the confiscation of the luxury vessel itself has been deemed a breach of Indonesian law and a number of American court orders.
So you see, everyone who is intelligent enough to figure this out knows that you’re not going to auction off the yacht.
But not everyone knows the reason your pulling off these weird, weird, weird media stunts.
You couldn’t be bothered if people like me were to call you childish or if the media accused you of wasting precious time.
What concerns you most is the possibility that the people in media may discover the real reason Teresa Kok is accompanying Mahathir to China instead of you.
You do not want people to know that the Chinese government has forbidden you from entering China.
So enough already with all that ‘auction’ chatter and start doing your job.
I just did you a huge favour by letting Malaysians know the real reason Daim and Kok are doing what you were meant to do without there being any objections from you or your father.
KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today he will auction off Jho Low’s yacht Equanimity to recover as much money as possible from the luxury boat worth US$250 million (RM1.02 billion).
He said selling off the yacht belonging to the fugitive financier, who is allegedly a central figure in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption scandal, would be the best option as the cost to maintain its docking would be high.
“As the Finance Ministry, we want to realise this asset so we can at least get something back.
“Leaving it there every day means we would have to pay the high maintenance cost. It would also just deteriorate, diminish and depreciate in value.
“If we sell it off, it can benefit Malaysians. It costs RM1 billion but I don’t know how much we can get back,” he told a press conference at Dewan Rakyat lobby here today.
Source: The Malay Mail Online