“The entire “Najib is corrupt” edifice erected by the Kit Siang led RBA was hinged solely on a fake report that unwittingly exposed a complicity between the WSJ and Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. In the years that followed, the senior Lim groaned and moaned like the wrinkled old prostitute he is that the Saudi donation claim by the Prime Minister was “an outrageous lie.” Yet, he wants you to believe that he is the patron saint of truth, that Barisan Nasional had “blazed the path for transforming ‘newspapers’ into ‘lie-papers’”
THE THIRD FORCE
There is a very sinister agenda being played out by the Lim Kit Siang led Malaysian opposition coalition. Ever since Dr Mahathir Mohamad declared war against the administration of Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, the senior Lim and gang took to the internet to spread disinformation regarding 1MDB in flavours that left very sour tastes in the mouths of Malaysians.
Yes, not only did these goons tell us that Najib was corrupt, we were given the impression that the Prime Minister had conspired with officials from 1MDB to siphon billions from the wealth fund. Kit Siang went so far as to cite an unsubstantiated report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) before declaring that Barisan Nasional had “blazed the path for transforming ‘newspapers’ into ‘lie-papers’”
“If the WSJ reports about 1MDB were “lies” against Najib and his government, why were they not able to expose them as falsehoods,” he asked.
Well today, I’m going to take the senior Lim up on that challenge, and for a reason at that. But first, the challenge:
The WSJ report the DAP de facto chief referred to was published on the 2nd of July 2015. On that day, both the WSJ and Sarawak Report were neck-to-neck on claims that a conspiracy existed to funnel USD692.1 million into the Prime Minister’s personal account. However, if you were to study the reports carefully, you would notice that the claims were hinged exclusively on some ‘documentary evidence’ by Malaysian authorities that the WSJ alleged it had ‘sighted’. Nothing really peculiar there, right?
The documentary evidence the New York daily referred to had everything to do with a discovery exercise by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). The said exercise was conducted by means of a Special Task Force (STF) that PDRM set up specifically to investigate 1MDB. However, not only was the STF yet to question anyone from the wealth fund, it had yet to trigger a discovery into three entities the New York daily named as conspirators at the time it published the report (see table below).
Timeline of events
Now, if you were to carefully examine the timeline above, you’d notice that the so-called discovery exercise by the STF was conducted only on the 3rd of July 2015, a day after the WSJ bombed the internet. According to the then Attorney-General (AG) of Malaysia, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, the STF conducted a swoop on three entities named in the New York daily’s report, meaning, the STF was ‘alerted’ by the WSJ and not the other way around. But that made no sense.
The reason being, the WSJ report was supposed to be based on “documentary evidence” by Malaysian authorities. Under the circumstances, the report could only have been based on the swoop the STF conducted, considering that no action pursuant to law was ever taken by any figure or body of authority on the said entities prior to the 2nd of July 2015, the day the report was published. Put differently, there is absolutely no version of this in which the New York daily could possibly have alerted the STF of anything unless Gani and gang fabricated ‘investigation papers’ or ‘charge sheets’ related to the raids even before the STF conducted them.
See the blunder yet?
But let’s not be too hasty, shall we? After all, it is our duty as responsible citizens to give Kit Siang and gang a chance. I mean, we do not want to stoop to the senior Lim’s low by insisting that we are right and everybody else is wrong, do we now? So let us be the good guys and assume that another explanation exists to justify what truly transpired.
So perhaps, just perhaps, the author of the 2nd of July 2015 WSJ article travelled to the 4th of July 2015, met the ‘future’ Gani, sighted some documents related to the raids before returning to the 2nd of July 2015 to write a report. Then, the minute Gani read the report, he instructed the STF to conduct the raids on suspicion that the three companies named by the WSJ conspired to funnel USD692.1 million into the Prime Minister’s account.
WSJ Reporter travels through time to meet ‘future’ Gani
See where I’m going with this?
The entire “Najib is corrupt” edifice erected by the Kit Siang led RBA was hinged solely on a fake report that unwittingly exposed a complicity between the WSJ and Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. Yet, in the years that followed, the senior Lim groaned and moaned like the wrinkled old prostitute he is that the Saudi donation claim by the Prime Minister was “an outrageous lie.” And today, he wants you to believe that he is the patron saint of truth, that Barisan Nasional had “blazed the path for transforming ‘newspapers’ into ‘lie-papers’”
Well, to the senior Lim, I have this to say:
“Don’t you dare kiss Mummy Foo with that prostitute’s mouth of yours.”