Saudi Minister’s visit a golden opportunity for Mahathir to address RM2.6 billion issue

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir called on Malaysian premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today at Putrajaya amid allegations that the Kingdom’s de factor ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was involved in a massive coverup to conceal the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Prior to the 14th general election (GE14), Pakatan Harapan went around town alleging that the RM2.6 billion that ended in Najib’s personal bank account was from 1MDB hinged solely on conjecture and speculation published by the Clare Rewcastle Brown run Sarawak Report and the New York based Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Given that Adel is currently on Malaysian soil, it is suggested that Mahathir seizes the opportunity to clear things up by issuing a joint press statement together with the Saudi minister to address questions related to the matter.

SUBANG JAYA: Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir called on Malaysian premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today at Putrajaya amid allegations that the Kingdom’s de factor ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was involved in a massive coverup to conceal the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Adel, who was said to have affirmed in 2016 that Dato’ Seri Najib Abdul Razak received RM2.6 billion from the late Saudi ruler, King Abdullah Abdulaziz, led a delegation to Malaysia to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations between our two nations.

The visit offers a golden opportunity for Mahathir to seek ‘reaffirmation’ from the Saudi minister if indeed the RM2.6 billion that ended in Najib’s personal account was a donation from King Abdullah.

Prior to the 14th general election (GE14), Pakatan Harapan went around town alleging that the money was from 1MDB hinged solely on conjecture and hearsay published by the Clare Rewcastle Brown run Sarawak Report and the New York based Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

However, not a shred of evidence was ever adduced by any one of the coalition’s leaders despite repeated requests by members of media and politicians from the (then) ruling Barisan Nasional for that evidence to be made public.

Pakatan reps seen here attempting to confuse the rakyat

In 2015, the MACC conducted investigations into the RM2.6 billion affair and found that the flow of the money into Najib’s account was to the knowledge of the then Governor of Bank Negara, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

On the 24th of June 2018, a press conference was told (watch video below) that Zeti knew the identities of persons and companies that facilitated the transfer of the said sum.

Accordingly, not only was Zeti said to have known that the money was a donation from the Saudi Royal family, it was she who suggested that the money be transferred into Najib’s personal account.

On the 27th of September 2018, TTF wrote:

The person who entered these claims into a 2015 investigation paper by the MACC was none other than Dato’ Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, who, at the time of entry, had yet to be appointed head of the anti-graft agency. The investigation paper, put together by him, was titled “Kertas Siasatan Terhadap Najib Razak” and pertained discoveries made by the MACC into 1MDB. Zeti was the governor of Bank Negara at the time the said discoveries were conducted.

Three years later, following the 14th general election (GE14), the new Pakatan Harapan government under Mahathir’s leadership wasted very little time in appointing Shukri as the new head of MACC. Shukri immediately took to the media to disclose how he was “threatened, bullied and called a traitor” by persons from the Najib administration. But not only did he commit an offence by failing to report the matter to the authorities, the disclosure meant that the 2015 investigation paper he prepared may have been put together under duress.

So tell me, how could he be the one to lead the so-called “renewed investigations into 1MDB?” How could the GoM have undertaken to appoint him as MACC head when clearly, the paper he prepared in 2015 should automatically have become a point of contention for the GoM? If indeed he was “pressured” to skew discoveries in Najib’s favour, is it not logical that the paper he prepared is factually flawed? And given that he has yet to declare the paper to be flawed, is it also not possible that he lied about being “threatened and bullied” by persons from the Najib administration?

On the 15th of July 2018, a police report was lodged against Zeti, Shukri and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas on grounds that the trio conspired to throw Najib under the bus.

The report lodged against Zeti, Shukri and Tommy

The report followed a testimony Zeti gave to media on the 3rd of July 2018 in which the former Bank Negara Governor denied having any knowledge of the RM2.6 billion that ended in Najib’s Ambank account.

On the 27th of September 2018, TTF added:

Not only is it impossible for the ex-governor not to be in the know when such colossal sums are transacted under her nose, her testimony smothered Shukri’s 2015 paper further with ambiguity given that the entry Shukri made in the paper contradicted her denial. Tommy should immediately have advised the GoM to have Shukri suspended as MACC head and put under the microscope on suspicion of having fabricated evidence. But did Tommy do anything of that sort?

No.

None of the above includes excerpts of the 2015 investigation paper TTF published on the 11th of June 2018 (READ HERE OR SEE LINK BELOW) or documents Najib himself published on the 11th of September 2018.

The said excerpts contained findings that pointed to Zeti’s role in the scheme of things and seemingly irrefutable proof that the RM2.6 billion was a gift from the Saudi Royal Household.

Given that Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir is currently on Malaysian soil, it is suggested that Mahathir seizes the opportunity to clear things up by issuing a joint press statement with him to address the RM2.6 billion issue.

The Prime Minister owes Malaysians that much, given that his campaign prior to the 14th general election hinged on the idea that Najib would be jailed for funnelling RM2.6 billion worth of funds from 1MDB into his personal bank account.

Should Mahathir ignore the suggestion, we can safely conclude that Pakatan did indeed lies to us, that the 14th general election was won by the ruling coalition on nothing a platform of blatant and vicious lies.

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