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.
(edited at 7.26am, 21/6/2018)