Mahathir bribed Kit Siang RM1 billion so that he could become Pakatan’s Chairman. Part of that deal was Kit Siang would not spill the beans on the Bank Negara forex scandal and Mukhriz would be given a safe parliament seat to contest in the next general election. RM750 million has been paid thus far and once Mukhriz’s seat is confirmed the balance will be paid.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Lim Kit Siang’s actions since the beginning of this year has puzzled many people, the top leadership of DAP in particular. Kit Siang appears to have warmed up to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and no longer does Kit Siang consider Mahathir the father of racism, the godfather of corruption, the man who killed democracy, the man who destroyed the judiciary, the criminal who must be put in jail for the rest of his life once Pakatan Harapan comes to power, and so on.
In fact, today Kit Siang considers Mahathir as the man who is going to save Malaysia and he says he never had any personal grudge against Mahathir but just disagreed with him on matters of policy and the management of the country. How far Kit Siang has fallen from calling Mahathir ‘Satan’ to now calling him ‘The Son of God’.
Some just pass this off as Kit Siang allowing the end to justify the means. Others say Kit Siang is practicing the doctrine of an enemy of my enemy is my friend — and since Mahathir is the enemy of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak then he becomes DAP’s friend. Then people like Superman Hew Kuan Yew say this is just Kit Siang’s strategy of using Malays to screw Malays.
Actually it is more than that. Mahathir has bought off Kit Siang with RM1 billion and that is why the old Chinaman has turned into the old Mamak’s lapdog. So it is true what they said in 1976 after all, which is Kit Siang can be bought but it has to be an awful lot of money. Those who remember the Exxon scandal of the mid-1970s involving the oilrigs in the South China Sea would know what this refers to. In fact, Kit Siang almost went to jail for that issue and when he did a U-turn many did not understand the reason why.
Anyway, a couple of days ago a friend called to say he is going to London to arrange for someone to meet me. My friend would not give more details but only said this ‘someone’ is within DAP’s ‘inner circle’ and that he has very important information to reveal.
We met up and this deep throat told me that Mahathir had bribed Kit Siang and the amount is RM1 billion to be paid in four tranches. RM750 million has already been paid and the final tranche of RM250 million will be paid once the deal is fully completed. The money, according to the deep throat, was being paid in Hong Kong and Singapore.
To earn that RM1 billion first Kit Siang has to agree to PPBM joining Pakatan Harapan as the fourth coalition member and for Mahathir to become the coalition Chairman. Then Kit Siang has to back off and not reveal what he knows during the RCI hearing on the RM31.5 billion forex scandal. Next Mukhriz must be given a safe parliament seat to contest in the coming general election, if possible a seat which DAP can ‘control’ and can tell the voters who to vote for.
What was interesting is Muhyiddin Yassin was not included in the deal so it looks like he is being thrown under the bus.
After hearing this revelation I told the deep throat I cannot run this story unless I can see the evidence. This is the same with the deep throat who revealed that Muhyiddin was having an affair with Nika Gee. Unless I can see the evidence it is just a story and not something I can write about. The person who brought that Muhyiddin-Nika Gee scandal to my attention then showed me the signed affidavit to prove it.
The deep throat I met then showed me the evidence. I can view the evidence but he cannot give me any copies, he said. He is showing me the evidence just to prove he is telling the truth. He also said if the MACC feels they want to take action and would like the evidence he is prepared to deal with them. However, there are going to be certain terms and conditions attached, which the MACC would have to agree to first.
The deep throat said he is more comfortable dealing with the MACC because he heard Kit Siang tell Mahathir that the MACC chief commissioner, Dzulkifli Ahmad, is an honest and clean man and cannot be bought, which Kit Siang and Mahathir find most frustrating. That is why the deep throat is prepared to share the evidence with the MACC instead of wasting time talking to others.
The evidence I was shown was certainly convincing and if the MACC sees it as well they would definitely confirm that a case exists. The issue of Kit Siang receiving a RM1 billion bribe is one thing but how does Mahathir explain where the RM1 billion came from? And why is this transaction being done offshore and not in Malaysia if no crime is being committed? You only deal offshore if you are committing a crime and you do not want the local banks to know about it.
The questions surrounding Kit Siang’s strange behaviour and change of stance since the beginning of this year have now been answered. Many people could not understand why PPBM was admitted into Pakatan Harapan when it has nothing to offer. They have only one parliament seat, Pagoh, and even then Muhyiddin will find difficulty retaining this seat in the next general election.
Malaysian general elections are not just about votes but also about seats. Barisan Nasional can win just 45% of the popular votes but it will still be able to form the federal government because it will still have a simple majority in parliament. Pakatan Harapan needs to win at least 60% of the popular votes to form the next federal government because you need at least 112 seats for that to happen.