Mahathir and his family stole billions

Mahathir has a lot of explaining to do. He needs to show the source of his family’s wealth. Where did their billions come from? At the moment it looks like this is where the missing RM25.8 billion of Bank Negara’s money may have disappeared to. The only way we will know that Mahathir and family did not steal RM25.8 billion of Bank Negara’s money would be for them to prove it.

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin

Today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said, “I Didn’t Tell Anyone To Pay For George Bush Meeting” (READ HERE). Mahathir, who is the Chairman of Pakatan Harapan, was referring to the allegation made by Megat Junid Megat Ayub’s son, Megat Fairouz Junaidi, that Mahathir paid US$1.2 million to meet President Bush in 2002.

“I’m not sure whether this statement is true or not. Maybe the Wisma Putra official who arranged my visit to the US will know. All I know is that there were no instructions from me to lobby for a meeting,” said Mahathir.

But then more than ten-and-a-half years ago back in February 2006 Mahathir said something else (READ BELOW). In classic Mahathir style he said ‘somebody’ had paid US$1.2 million for him to meet Bush but it was not him and he does not know who did.

This is the way Mahathir handles things and deflects allegations made against him. In the Perwaja case he says he was not in charge, Eric Chia was. In the PKFZ case he says he cannot remember, Ling Liong Sik was in charge. In the Bank Negara case he says he was not informed, the Bank Negara Governor was in charge, but then losing money gambling on the forex market is ‘normal’. In his son’s shipping case he says his son lost money and Petronas made a huge profit at the expense of his son because Anwar Ibrahim paid only RM1 billion instead of RM2 billion, so it cannot be considered a bailout since Petronas made money.

And the list goes on. RM200 billion of Malaysian taxpayers’ money has disappeared into thin air and it is always someone else’s fault and never his. He was never informed. He cannot remember. He did not make the decision. It is God’s will. That is normal in life. What goes around comes around. Easy come, easy go. What goes up must come down. It is only money.

Mahathir’s excuses are going to be the subject of a PhD in time to come when a special course is held called ‘How to screw up and then blame it on others’. This is like blaming a rape victim for getting raped because she dressed too sexily and was ‘begging’ to be raped. Yes, blame the rape on the rape victim and turn the rapist into the victim instead.

Mahathir initially alleged that RM42 billion of 1MDB’s money had disappeared into thin air. That has now been proven a lie so they changed the story to RM2.6 billion was transferred to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s personal bank account instead. And now they are banging away on that RM2.6 billion story hoping that this story can bring down Umno and Barisan Nasional in the next general election.

The RCI has just concluded its inquiry into the Bank Negara forex scandal this week and it looks like RM31.5 billion of Bank Negara’s money has disappeared into thin air. What is interesting is only RM5.7 billion was lost gambling on the forex market. But then if RM31.5 billion has disappeared into thin air where is the difference of RM25.8 billion?

So there you have it. Mahathir should remember the saying that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Mahathir threw stones at Najib and broke his own glass house. Now Mahathir has to explain where is RM25.8 billion of Bank Negara’s money.

Mahathir and family are worth billions. The question is how could they become billionaires in such a short time when it took 60 years or more for the other Malaysian billionaire families to become billionaires? (READ HERE: RM5.7 Billion Lost Gambling So Where Is RM25.8 Billion More?)

Mahathir has a lot of explaining to do. He needs to show the source of his family’s wealth. Where did their billions come from? At the moment it looks like this is where the missing RM25.8 billion of Bank Negara’s money may have disappeared to. The only way we will know that Mahathir and family did not steal RM25.8 billion of Bank Negara’s money would be for them to prove it.

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