Attn: Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Tommy Thomas and Dato’ Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull
Re: MACC charges against Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak
Last Tuesday, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz (hereinafter referred to as “Zeti”) refuted a claim that she knew about the RM2.6 million that ended in Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak’s (hereinafter referred to as “Najib”) Ambank account. The ex-Bank Negara governor was referring to Najib’s 2nd of July 2018 interview with Malaysiakini in which the former premier alleged that she knew of the inflow back when she was heading the central bank. It is my contention that Najib was telling Malaysiakini the truth.
Which means, Zeti lied.
It is mind boggling to think that the governor of a central bank would not know of billions flowing into the country the bank is located. Even if an average wage earner who never once received more than RM5,000 were to suddenly receive ten times that amount, the bank that manages his (or her) account would immediately get in touch with him (or her) to investigate the reason such a sum had entered. There is no version of this in which Zeti can get away telling Malaysians that she did not know RM2.6 billion entered Najib’s account.
The paper revealed that the Managing Director of Ambank Jalan Raja Chulan, Cheah Tek Kuang, was informed by the bank’s Relationship Manager that a Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil managed Najib’s account. According to the paper, Joanna Yu Ging Ping told Cheah that Najib conferred Nik Faisal the power of attorney to handle his account. On the 20th of June 2018, Najib related the exact same thing to Reuters and added that he didn’t have any knowledge whatsoever a large sum of money was going to come in.
The 2015 paper that made those claims was prepared by the current head of the MACC, Dato’ Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull. In it, Shukri detailed the account of a Mohammad Abdullah Al Koman who happened to represent the Prince of Saudi, Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Majid. According to the account, it was Zeti who suggested to Abdullah that the RM2.6 billion be remitted to Najib via his personal account. What this means, is that a representative from the Government of Saudi Arabia confirmed that Zeti knew about the RM2.6 billion from day one.
Shukri included the letter Prince Saud Abdulaziz wrote to Najib in the 2015 investigation paper
Abdullah’s testimony implied that the RM2.6 billion transfer was more a government-to-central-bank thing than it was a government-to-Najib thing. When Zeti told newsmen on the 3rd of July 2018 that she knew nothing about the transfer, she raised alarm that the 2015 paper Shukri put together could have been fabricated. It follows, that Shukri should immediately have resigned as MACC chief to allow the agency to investigate him.
But he didn’t.
The fact that he pressed ahead with charges against Najib without recording a statement from Zeti reeks of prejudice and mala fide abuse of power. But it wasn’t until his swearing in as MACC chief made headlines did the extent of abuse become manifest. The fact that Tommy Thomas allowed Najib to be charged in court suggests that the Attorney-General (AG) is himself prejudiced against the former premier and conspired with Shukri to criminalise him.
Now that the element of conspiracy is established, there is no way in the world Tommy can allow Najib’s case to escalate into a full trial. I hereby demand that Shukri steps down as MACC Chief and retracts all charges preferred against Najib by the anti-graft agency. His failure to do so would result in a police report being lodged against him, Zeti and Tommy next Sunday, the 15th of July 2018.
The trio may regard this as a six-day notice served upon them in the best interest of truth and justice.
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