Evidence suggests Gani Patail was complicit with WSJ in SRC raid

Gani should appear as prosecution witness to explain the STF’s raids on the three entities named by the WSJ and prove that the STF was established after the WSJ published its report, not before. Source (pic): SAYS

On the 6th of March 2015, former Malaysian Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail set up a Special Task Force (STF) to investigate irregularities that concerned 1MDB.

Then, on the 8th of July 2015, he told newsmen that the STF was established for the sole purpose of getting to the bottom of claims made by WSJ.

That could only have been true had the daily made those claims before the STF was established.

However, the WSJ report surfaced on the 2nd of July 2015, a good 128 days from the day the task force was established (refer table below).


SUBANG JAYA: The press reported yesterday that the third prosecution witness in Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak’s corruption trial, BNM’s Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Unit analyst Mohammad Nizam Yahya, told the Kuala Lumpur High Court that he served a notice under Section 37(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla) to Affin Bank to get some documents.

“I was instructed by my department’s director Abd Rahman Abu Bakar to serve the AMLA notice to obtain banking documents on accounts owned by Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd.

“The serving took place at the bank’s headquarters along Jalan Raja Chulan on July 6,” he said when examined by deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim.


According to Nizam, Affin Bank Berhad’s chief legal officer and company secretary Nimma Safira Khalid provided the necessary documents on three bank accounts owned by Ihsan Perdana, disclosing that the documents included account opening forms, specimen signature forms and statements of accounts since they were opened.

A report by the Malay Mail Online read:

Mohammad Nizam said he went with two other BNM officers to Affin Bank on July 6, 2015 from 10am until around 9pm, and had signed a form acknowledging his receiving of the banking details from Nimma at around 7.55pm the same day.

When asked what happened to the documents that were handed over, Muhammad Nizam said he kept them in a secure location at his department.

1MDB Special Task Force

Mohammad Nizam said several representatives from a special task force later came to make copies of the documents that Affin Bank provided to him.

When asked by Najib’s lawyer Harvinderjit Singh if he was informed prior to the serving of the notice that the investigations was for the taskforce, Mohammad Nizam replied: “As far as I know, the documents I had to take is for the taskforce.”

Harvinderjit then asked if the taskforce mentioned was the special team set up in July 2015 that comprised the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the police, BNM and the Attorney General’s Chamber.

Mohammad Nizam said he could not confirm whether it was the same taskforce.

It was the same taskforce.

Referred to as the special task force, the vaguely-defined unit was established and headed by the then Attorney General of Malaysia, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, together with (then) Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, (then) Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and (then) MACC chief Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.

On the 27thof June 2018, The Third Force wrote:

On the 6th of March 2015, former Malaysian Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail set up a Special Task Force (STF) to investigate irregularities that concerned 1MDB.

Then, on the 8th of July 2015, he told newsmen that the STF was established for the sole purpose of getting to the bottom of claims made by WSJ.

That could only have been true had the daily made those claims before the STF was established.

However, the WSJ report surfaced on the 2nd of July 2015, a good 128 days from the day the task force was established (refer table below).

And that can only mean one thing – Gani lied.

The former AG knew months ahead what the WSJ was about to write.

The fact that a conspiracy existed between him and the daily is further established when one considers the following:

On the 4th of July 2015, Gani announced the seizure of some documents following a raid by the STF on three business entities named by the WSJ in its 2nd of July 2015 report (see table above).

However, the daily made it clear that the report was hinged on documentary evidence provided to it by unnamed Malaysian investigators.

But that could not have been possible, as checks by TTF revealed that no authority had ever conducted an investigation on any of the three entities prior to the 4th of July 2015 raid.

Then, on the 7th of July 2018, The Third Force wrote:

Last Wednesday (the 4th of July 2018), Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak was produced at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions court to face four corruption charges brought against him by the MACC.

The session was meant for the court to read out the charges, for Najib to enter his plea and for the court to fix bail.

But what transpired was anything but ordinary and immediately brought to question Tommy Thomas’ eligibility to lead the prosecution.

Almost as soon as Najib’s lead counsel, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, applied for a media gag order, Tommy objected by saying that the whole world knew of Najib’s involvement in the 1MDB scandal.

The AG cited a United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) report and online editorials published via Sarawak Report (SR) and Wall Street Journal (WSJ) as basis to his contention and added that the scandal had brought great shame to the country.

What this means, is Tommy had already begun the trial despite the Wednesday session being anything but one.

What this also means, is that the trials against Najib are not hinged exclusively on discoveries made by the MACC or the police, but inconclusive news reports circulated by media channels such as the WSJ.

This suggests that not only was Gani, a former Malaysian AG, complicit the WSJ to nail Najib, so is the current AG, Tommy Thomas.

As a matter of fact, Tommy seems to think the world of the WSJ despite multiple news reports worldwide suggesting that the New York based daily is in the business of fake news and regime changes.

And this is what Lim Guan Eng had to say on the 8th of January 2019:

“I don’t want to say yes or no for now, I have to check records.

“If there is anything that explicitly state this in black and white, we will pursue the case,” he said.

Lim was commenting on a Wall Street Journal report that cited minutes from meetings it allegedly reviewed.

According to the report, Chinese officials told visiting Malaysians that China would use its influence to try and get the US and other countries to drop probes on allegations that Najib’s allies plundered 1MDB.

Given that Tommy Thomas is very certain the WSJ tells the truth, will the High Court now issue Guan Eng a subpoena to testify whether he discovered anything ‘peculiar’ in his ministry’s records suggesting that China tried to solicit the withdrawal of probes related to 1MDB?

Come to think of it, will Tommy also push for Gani to appear as prosecution witness to explain the STF’s raids on the three entities named by the WSJ and prove that the STF was established after the WSJ published its report, not before?

THE THIRD FORCE

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