To hide the fact that Mahathir is giving them millions, Sarawak Report is pretending it does not have money and needs support from the public to fight the suit by PAS. Actually, SR and Clare Rewcastle Brown are not short of money. According to Xavier Andre Justo, Tong Kooi Ong paid Clare $2.7 million and she never handed him the money. It is believed that Clare sailang the money, on top of the millions more that Mahathir gave her and the money she got from the Swiss.
NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Free Malaysia Today (FMT) is helping Sarawak Report (SR) raise £30,000 from the public to fight PAS. In a news report yesterday, Sarawak Report looks to crowdfunding to defend Hadi’s suit (SEE BELOW), FMT called SR a ‘whistleblower site’, perpetuating the myth that the London-based website is a do-gooder or non-profit website rather than a profit-motivated business.
Thus far SR has managed to raise more than half that amount.
PAS is suing SR for a report on 6th August 2016 where it said Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak paid the Islamic party RM90 million to ‘woo’ them away from Pakatan Rakyat. SR said “RM90 million is reckoned to have flowed into the top echelons of PAS in recent months.”
SR and FMT distorted the truth and did not clarify that DAP’s Lim Kit Siang unilaterally closed down Pakatan Rakyat in June 2015 so that they could kick PAS out of the opposition coalition. The lie they are now spinning is that Najib paid PAS RM90 million to leave Pakatan.
SR also said the PAS-Umno ‘alliance’ is a crusade that stirs extremism and undermines civil law, suggesting that the RUU355 Private Members Bill or the Sharia law is an act of Islamic terrorism that destabilises and divides Malaysia with dangerous consequences.
SR’s allegation is not only insulting to PAS and/or its President, Abdul Hadi Awang, but paints Islam and the Sharia in a very negative light. SR’s very carefully crafted words are not just an attack on PAS and Hadi but an attack on Islam itself.
SR has entered the domain of Islamophobia, disguised as freedom of speech, and, of course, the DAP Chinese just love all this Islam-bashing.
FMT said that the legal action against SR is politically-motivated, suggesting that what SR wrote about PAS is not politically-motivated but was done based on the truth, justice, freedom of speech and in the interest of whistleblowing.
Those known to be close to this matter (aping the way SR would normally say it) have reported that SR’s legal fees is being entirely underwritten by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. That means the £30,000 which SR is collecting from the public is surplus to their needs and will be sheer profit. ‘It is reckoned’ (to quote SR) that Mahathir is underwriting the full legal cost even if in the end it comes to £500,000, which is what it may cost if the court case goes all the way.
FMT, just like Malaysiakini, has been attacking PAS, Hadi, Umno and Najib in full steam. FMT and Malaysiakini are very popular with the DAP Red Bean Army and the anti-Malay, anti-Islam, anti-Umno and anti-Barisan Nasional crowd because of the free-flow and no-holds-barred comments that these two news portals allow. The comments section of FMT and Malaysiakini is where the DAP Red Bean Army and the anti-Malay, anti-Islam, anti-Umno and anti-Barisan Nasional crowd engage in an orgy of vilifying and hate postings.
FMT was set up by John Soh Chee Wen, Anwar Ibrahim’s and PKR’s main funder and a business partner of Tun Daim Zainuddin. John Soh is now in a Singapore jail awaiting trial and since then FMT has found a new funder, said to be a group within Umno that is secretly working with Mahathir to bring down Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.
Basically, SR, FMT and Malaysiakini are all aligned to Pakatan Harapan and Team B in Umno. Their objective is to make sure that Najib does not survive the next general election. So they are worried that if PAS does not agree to an electoral pact with Pakatan Harapan then the opposition would never be able to form the next government. That is why they are attacking PAS and Hadi by suggesting that Najib and/or Umno bought off the top PAS leadership for RM90 million.