News about the payments were carried by Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Sarawak Report. These publications are serious outfits not easily given to publishing bitchy stuff so liked by the PM.
But we need to verify the owner of these accounts. The banks involved can deny if these accounts are invalid or not Najib's. So far they have been no denials from these organisations.
But we have detected what amounted to as mere denials and they say that, we say this riposte. But a riposte is a knee jerk and instinctive response. Such as a mere refutation from the PM on his tweeter, I think. It amounts to nothing as it is just a mere denial. What can he say other than that? The manner he said- let me be clear sounded to me similar as to when Clinton said, i did not have sex with that intern.
Some ministers have come up with some feeble counters such as treating the reports as gutter journalism and unsubstantiated reports. How do you know that? Mere verbal jousting meant nothing.
So, in the absence of robust and rigorous defenses, the rakyat will accept that PM has done all those things. There was a report that carried the stupid response by one of Najib's aide that the money paid into the account was not used for personal purposes. This amounted to an admission, that indeed money was paid into the boss's accounts. if that truly took place, even if the money were not used for personal purposes, the placement of government's money into a personal account is bloody wrong!
I hope UMNO leaders won't excuse this conduct because it was done by a Malay. The sense of entitlement has gone too far.
But before that....what if the story began like this:-