TTF: Najib, what were you thinking when agreeing to an interview by Mary Ann Jolley (see news item below)?
Did you not know that this lady is a master manipulator and an expert when it comes to the art of riling others up?
Did it not occur to you that she does what she does because she knows, that an angry man is a man who cannot think, remember or concentrate well?
Are you not aware of the dictates of science, that an angry man tends to fill his memory gaps with assumptions before treating those assumptions as facts?
Did nobody tell you that the timing for the interview was wrong on so many levels, particularly since the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia is on an official visit to Malaysia?
Did I not tell you face to face that some of those around you are a complete waste of time, including the nutcase who told you to go for the interview?
What were you trying to accomplish by meeting Mary Ann Jolley anyway?
KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak lost his cool several times during an interview with international news agency Al Jazeera as he was quizzed over matters like the notorious “pink diamond” and 1MDB.
During the interview, he said investigators should probe other international figures allegedly involved in siphoning funds from the 1MDB scandal, and not just stop at Jho Low.
Speaking to Al Jazeera’s 101 East in an exclusive interview on Friday (Oct 26), he said they must be investigated to find out where the money disappeared to.
“Fine … let them do their work but don’t just stop at Jho Low. Get others involved as well because there are other international figures who probably are involved. They must also be investigated.
“We want to know where the money flowed to. And who really benefited from the whole 1MDB issue. I would like to know too,” he told Al Jazeera’s reporter Mary Ann Jolley. She had asked him what the six investigations on corruption related to 1MDB that were going on around the world.
In the hour-long grilling which saw Najib lose his cool a couple of times, he also confirmed that he did not verify the source of the RM2.6bil or who owns the funds, as he assumed that the donations were connected to Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had assured him that he would support him
“The question is when I received the funds, was I aware of the source of the money… or whether the source of the money is in dispute as to who owns the funds, certainly in my capacity I would not have access to banking knowledge.
“Because whoever owns the fund is protected by the secrecy of banking laws so when I received the funds, in all honesty I thought it was a genuine donation and at that particular time, the knowledge that I had was based on a conversation with King Abdullah,” he said.
When Mary Ann pointed to him that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) report now clearly shows the paper trail and that he had the powers of the prime minister at that time, he said he would not be able to explain as he had no knowledge that time.
“Yeah, but prime ministers do not have access to banking information,” he added.
Source: The Star Online