TTF: On the 21st of June 2018, I sent both Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz and Dato’ Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull a notice that went as follows (in red):
Attn: Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz and Dato’ Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull
Re: MACC investigations into the RM2.6 billion transfer into Dato’ Seri Najib’s account
With reference to the aforementioned, The Third Force (TTF) has repeatedly maintained that Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz (hereinafter referred to as “Zeti”) should be investigated by the MACC for her role in the “transfer of RM2.6 billion into Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak’s Ambank account” (hereinafter referred to as “the affair”).
A 2015 investigation paper (hereinafter referred to as “the paper”) into the affair by the MACC’s Dato’ Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull (hereinafter referred to as “Shukri”) listed key findings that, when coupled with Shukri’s role in ongoing investigations, suggest a conspiracy to criminalise Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak (hereinafter referred to as “Najib”).
The said findings are as follows:
1. Zeti knew the identity of all individuals and entities responsible for the affair.
2. The Manager of Ambank Jalan Raja Chulan, Cheah Tek Kuang, also knew the identity of all individuals and entities responsible for the affair.
3. Zeti authorized the transaction and knew that the money was a gift from the Government of Saudi Arabia to Najib.
4. She knew that the Prince of Saudi authorized Najib to use the money at his (Najib’s) discretion.
5. It was she who advised Najib to have the money channeled into his personal Ambank account
Zeti chose to remain silent despite all the slander Mahathir and other leaders of Pakatan Harapan (hereinafter referred to as “the saboteurs”) hurled at Najib. The saboteurs either accused Najib of siphoning the RM2.6 billion from 1MDB or implied that the money was laundered from the wealth fund. Zeti was the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) throughout the duration in which Najib was slandered.
When asked, she refused to disclose the findings of BNM’s probe into the affair, saying she was prohibited by law from doing so. While I do find that line of reasoning acceptable, it strikes me as weird that Shukri should be the one to lead fresh investigations into the affair. The reason I say so is derived from the following arguments:
1. Shukri entered in his paper that Zeti knew the identity of the RM2.6 billion donor and advised Najib to channel the money into his personal account.
2. Yet, the MACC has not called on Zeti but has already called on Najib and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
3. To date, there is no indication whatsoever that the MACC has any intention of calling on Zeti or investigating her role in the affair.
4. That immediately raises suspicion that the MACC may have something to hide and is being partial in its probe into the affair.
5. This suspicion is fuelled further by Shukri’s outburst where he related how he was ‘harassed’ and ‘threatened’ when preparing the paper.
6. His claim has the potential of subverting ongoing investigations and suggests that the MACC may be conducting probes with spite.
It follows, that both Shukri and Zeti should be investigated for the possibility of them having conspired to implicate Najib of a crime he didn’t commit. It follows also that Shukri should be recused from investigations and removed as head of the MACC until such a time that his name is cleared.
In light of all the aforementioned, I hereby demand a reaction from both Zeti and Shukri, failing which a police report will be lodged in Kuala Lumpur this Saturday, the 23rd of June 2018. I am deeply concerned with the impact all this is having on the economy and am fearful that the matter could escalate into a national security concern.
Both Zeti and Shukri may regard this article as a 48-hour notice served upon them.
The notice was followed by a police report against the duo (SEE HERE) on suspicion that a conspiracy exists between them to falsely implicate Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak of a crime he did not commit. In a press conference held the following day, I made known reasons why Shukri should be removed as head of the MACC until such a time that his name is cleared (see video below).
It follows, that as long as Shukri leads the anti-graft agency, the charges preferred against Najib by the agency (see news item below) will forever be eclipsed by the possibility of there being connivence and intrigue. It follows also, that the MACC can now be construed as a “nest of conspiracy,” given its determination to press charges against Najib despite Shukri’s refusal to step down.
The Third Force will hold a press conference tomorrow at 12pm outside the courthouse where Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak is to be charged.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to face more than 10 counts of committing criminal breach of trust linked to the SRC International Sdn Bhd case.
Najib would be charged tomorrow at a Kuala Lumpur court and that the new Attorney-General Tommy Thomas himself would lead the prosecution team.
A court source said Najib would be charged at the Criminal Sessions Court 2 located at Level 4 on the right wing of the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex.
It is learned that the case would be mentioned before the most senior of the Sessions Court judges, Datuk Zainal Abidin Kamarudin, and then transferred to the Criminal High Court 1 before Justice Datuk Azman Abdullah.
The 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) Special Task Force said in a statement today that Najib was arrested at his residence in Jalan Langgak Duta here at 2.35pm over the investigation into SRC International and would be charged at 8.30am tomorrow.
Najib had gone to the MACC headquarters twice earlier to have his statement recorded over the investigation into the case.
SRC International was a subsidiary of 1MDB, and was placed under the jurisdiction of the Finance Ministry in 2012.
MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said on May 22 that the MACC probe in 2015 against Najib involved funds of RM2.6 billion and RM42 million that were believed to have been transferred from SRC International to the former prime minister’s personal bank accounts.
Source: NST Online