Dr Mahathir Mohamad was part-funding the RBA since 2008 without the DAP knowing about it.
He decided that he needed to sully Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak’s reputation to make sure that the latter would become a weak Prime Minister.
Then, the minute Najib announced the rebranding of the Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), shit hit the fan – Mahatir became anxious that the wealth fund had the potential of bankrolling general elections.
He quickly got a team of writers to finger Rosmah as the person who masterminded a massive scheme to siphon billions from 1MDB.
THE THIRD FORCE
Take a good look at the picture below.
What if I told you that the woman in the picture is a sick twist whose specialty is hunting down octogenarians? Jenifer Ashkins, as she is known, would travel hundreds upon hundreds of miles across borders just to meet men over 80 with money to burn. She’d then lure these men to bed before escorting them on luxurious sexcapades to remote resort islands. Once there, she would drown these unsuspecting men in bathtubs before absconding with their money.
Now, take long hard look at the picture again:
Devilish looking, isn’t she?
Well, they say pictures speak a thousand words, and this one is probably speaking a million more to you this very minute. But here’s the thing – I made the whole “woman drowns octogenarians in bathtubs” up. That woman in the picture above is nothing but the figment of my wild imagination, put to print with the help of Photoshop. Yet, in less than a minute, I made three quarters of you hate this fictitious person so much, that should someone even remotely resembling her stand right in front of you, you’d probably freak out.
Welcome to the world of cyber bullying.
It’s a world that allows con artists to turn Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan into Mother Teresa. It’s the same world that allowed the Red Bean Army (RBA) to turn Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor into the devil. The RBA doctored pictures Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak’s wife flaunting jewellery before adding captions that read, “This is where your GST money is going.” Slowly but surely, people began to accuse her of robbing their hard-earned money, not knowing that the RBA was behind the whole thing all along. But it wasn’t just the man on the street who was oblivious to the scheme to things.
Not even Lim Kit Siang knew that Dr Mahathir Mohamad was part-funding the RBA to the tune of some hundreds of millions since 2008. Then a bitter and spite-filled retiree, Mahathir decided that he needed to sully Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak’s reputation to make sure that the latter would end up becoming a weak Prime Minister. He got a couple of lesser-known tycoons to channel millions to the RBA without letting the DAP know the money was from him. These funds were subsequently used to bankroll RBA operations from remote locations around Penang and Johor.
For a while, everything seemed to go as planned. Then, the minute Najib announced the rebranding of the Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), shit hit the fan – Mahatir became anxious that the wealth fund had the potential of bankrolling general elections and preventing Marina Mahathir from one day becoming Prime Minister. He quickly got a team of writers to finger Rosmah as the person who masterminded a massive scheme to siphon billions from 1MDB.
These con artists were paid millions upon millions of dollars to dish out fabrications linking Rosmah to Jho Low and Khadem al-Qubaisi. These fabrications led to Malaysians thinking that Rosmah was running a scheme together with Low and Qubaisi to siphon funds from 1MDB. By 2016, speculation was rife that Najib’s wife purchased jewellery and other collector items using money laundered from the wealth fund. By the time the 14th general election (GE14) drew near, people just wanted Najib gone simply because he was married to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
That, in a nutshell, is how Mahathir turned the wife of a Malaysian Prime Minister into a devil even the devil himself would keep a ten-foot pole distance from.