“The MACC even knows of the mole the Special Branch planted in Clare’s United Kingdom (UK) circle all the way back in 2011. That mole has the in and out on Clare and can sing you one hundred and one songs tuned to her conspiracies. The MACC does not, however, know that the SB is playing hooky with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and has the black and white on each and every ‘conspiracy’ involving the Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan, Clare and Ambiga”
Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan has a lot on her plate.
First, she’ll have to tell the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) if indeed it was she who told Clare Rewcastle Brown that Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak channelled RM90 million to several PAS leaders. Next, she has the daunting task of telling the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) if it is true that Tommy Thomas leaked banking secrets to her in 2014 in a bid to depose of Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, the then Menteri Besar of Selangor.
What must the authorities do?
Both the MACC and PDRM must now cooperate to establish Ambiga’s role in the whole RM90 million affair. That has to be the case since I lodged a report on the matter with the police right after lodging one with the MACC. But because I supplemented my reports with yet another accusing Ambiga and Tommy of crime, the onus is really on Tommy to resign as Attorney-General (AG) before the MACC can move forward. Should Tommy remain in office by the end of this month, you can rest assured that my team will organise a massive procession to demand that he lets go of his post.
Why must Tommy resign?
Ambiga and Tommy were involved in a conspiracy of criminal proportions to destroy Khalid’s political career. I am made to understand that the MACC is going to discuss with Tommy later today the next course of action to be taken against Ambiga. Perhaps the anti-graft agency was not made aware of the police report I lodged against Tommy. Due to the nature of my report, the only way the MACC can move forward is if Tommy resigns from his post as AG. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever for him to remain in office given that he himself needs to be investigated by the police.
Tell me, how can an AG decide on his own case?
Is that why you lodged a report against him?
I even made an earnest plea for PDRM to investigate him under the Official Secrets Act 1972 and Section 97(1) of the “Akta Bank dan Institusi-Institusi Kewangan 1989 (ABIK).” I told the force that Tommy leaked secrets having to do with Khalid’s personal bank account and the latter’s dealings with Bank Islam. Tommy got a hold of these secrets with the assistance of a certain banking official while he (Tommy) was still the bank’s lawyer. He then handed over the secrets to Ambiga, who, in turn, handed them over to three PKR leaders. I told PDRM that the secrets were inserted into a dossier that became the basis to Langkah Kajang, a long-range manoeuvre that ended with Khalid’s removal from office.
What was the basis of your report against Ambiga?
On the 11thof October 2017, in a Defence and Counterclaim (D&C) statement filed at the High Court of Justice in London, Clare made it clear that it was Ambiga who told her of the RM90 million Najib was alleged to have channelled to PAS’ “top echelons.” The allegation was contained in paragraphs numbered 25.99 and 25.100 that appeared on pages 49 and 50 of the D&C statement (see pics below). According to the entries, Ambiga had put it to Clare that Najib habitually “used a combination of money and policies” to buy support from allies.
That was a lie.
How would you know?
There is evidence.
On Thursday, while lodging a report with the MACC, I told two officers at the agency that the Special Branch (SB) unit in Bukit Aman was in possession of communication that took place between Clare and Ambiga. To my surprise, one of the officers became slightly agitated and wanted to know if I could reveal my source. I responded by saying that my source was irrelevant given that my report sought only an answer from Ambiga, i.e., whether or not the entries numbered 25.99 and 25.100 (above) were legitimate. A while later, the officer backtracked and told me that he was simply “testing my credibility.”
It was an insult to my intelligence.
Is the MACC in possession of the evidence you’re referring to?
As a matter of fact, the agency has long known the truth and can even tell you off hand that Najib is innocent. The MACC knows of the mole the SB planted in Clare’s United Kingdom (UK) circle all the way back in 2011. That mole has the in and out on Clare and can sing you one hundred and one songs tuned to her conspiracies. The MACC does not, however, know that the SB is playing hooky with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and has the black and white on each and every ‘conspiracy’ involving the Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan, Clare and Ambiga.
Khairuddin Abu Hassan?
The SB has long been tapping into communications involving Clare, Khairuddin, Ambiga, Matthias Chang, Mahathir, Ho Kay Tat and a laundry list of other personalities who worked with Clare to put the fix on Najib.
What has the MACC discovered thus far?
According to Raja Petra Kamarudin, a deep throat of his informed him that the MACC found no evidence whatsoever to prove that the RM90 bribe claim was true. If indeed that is the case, I am eagerly awaiting an announcement from the agency as it only takes two to three days to investigate the whole affair. Like I said, Ambiga is key to any investigation conducted by any authority, be it the MACC or even PDRM. Should she come clean on her role in the bribe claim, the onus will be on her to cough out evidence to prove that Najib did pay RM90 million to several PAS leaders . Should she, however, deny her role, the Special Branch will immediately have reason to propose criminal charges against her.
All that needs to be done now is for authorities to force a confession out of her by using every single avenue of law there is.
Is that another reason you lodged a report against Tommy?
Seriously, how can one expect him to sanction criminal charges against the very person he himself was complicit with in committing a crime?
Will the MACC protect Ambiga?
There is no version of this in which Ambiga comes off unscathed. I am told, Amanah is looking for ways to get her off the hook and has even tasked Husam Musa to provide the MACC with false testimony. According to Raja Petra Kamarudin, Husam is due to tell the anti-graft agency that it was he who told Ambiga of the RM90 million bribe. Should that happen, I will send Husam to his political grave by lodging yet another police report, this time, against him and the president of Amanah, Mohamad Sabu. Like I said, there is no version of this in which Ambiga gets off unscathed given that there exists evidence demonstrating clearly how she plucked the 90 million figure from out of thin air.