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Wednesday 22 July 2015

Suing WSJ and being Walter Scott

The WSJ has not responded to the letter sent by the PM’s lawyers. Why should that be a cause of alarming concern to PM’s cry-baby lawyers?

I use the word alarming because I suddenly remembered that, once upon a time, when Zahid Hamidi was contesting the post of Ketua Pemuda UMNO- he was asked how is it going Dato? Without batting an eyelid, he answered- the going is good- I have alarming support.

And the pious reaching out of the PM’s lawyers is nothing short of alarming too. It’s as though they assume many of us are simple minded folks who can be told that because WSJ has not responded, WSJ must be in the wrong.

Primary school students can be told that. Adults, with or without education will not buy the pompous naiveté.  

It appears that the party buying time and pretending it was doing something righteous is the firm of lawyers representing PM Najib. It sent a letter seeking clarification only. 
Because it did not understand? Why didn’t it send a letter of demand immediately? Now that WSJ has not responded, don’t hesitate. Sue the pants off WSJ.

The PM’s lawyers say the PM now has 2 options? Will the lawyers now behave like mendicants with bowl in hand pleading with WSJ to please respond lah…

The PM does indeed have 2 options; voluntarily resign or be kicked out.

Why should WSJ want to respond to stupid questions asked by PM’s lawyers? If they cannot understand what WSJ published, why is that our problem?

Read the articles published again and try to understand. Read them slowly, underline, use a highlighter, have a dictionary nearby and try to understand. Translate into Malay if required.

The whole tenor of the articles published by WSJ accused the PM of doing something illegal. That is easily understood by any reasonable man. Yet the PM’s legal firm is behaving like a taciturn fellow knowing that he has done wrong but trying to appear righteous.

To simple minded folks like us, it means WSJ wants to take PM on his dare. Make us proud. Do justice to your bogus Bugis lineage. Get the palefaces on their home ground. Appear before an American judge.

That means they want to be taken to court. So PM’s lawyers better get cracking. Make sure you send someone who can understand American English and who can communicate in English.

The PM will need to get ready to hire American lawyers to represent him in the American courts. Malaysian taxpayers need not worry, because our PM has got deep pockets.

WSJ does not need to respond to the letter asking it to clarify what it meant by its publication. It’s not the business of WSJ to ensure anyone who reads its published material can or cannot understand what is written. It’s not in the business of educating the dumb and mutes.
Najib's importunacy

On top of all these developments. I am puzzled about one thing only. The uncharacteristic stubborn and resolute stand by Najib himself. He is being importunate.
This is out of his character. He is basically a meek and weak fellow. It is not in his constitution to dig in and fight. He is a fellow more adept at making things happen behind closed doors.

But on this 1mdb issue and related issues, Najib is digging in. my only explanation for his behaving out of character notwithstanding his claim on supposedly Bugis lineage, is that he is egged on by his coterie of advisers. and the team consists of professional PR spinners earning gargantuan salaries, hangers-on fearful that life as they know of will end as soon as someone else takes over. Of course the main cheerleader is the missus.

So they manufacture stories and hype and persuading Najib to believe in their own hype insisting that Najib is invincible. So the poor fellow indulges these people and puts up a fight.  And Najib must stay on for himself and his dependents as people now demand not only resignation but also legal prosecution. 

Sarawak Report publishes fake stories.

So intoned Liow Tiong Lai, the MCA president who won Bentong by a mere 200 over votes. Yes indeed. And how does Mr Liow come to that conclusion? In this age of digital democracy there still are the Jurassic types like Tiong Lai, who believes that making statements do not require explanation and substantiation.

He probably didn’t follow the 1MDB issue at all but need to show the boss, how a grateful indigent he is. Najib has done so much for poor him and poor MCA. So he joins in the fray by saying something on a subject he has studiously avoided thus far.

Because probably he has opted to believe the B grade video confessions of one Lester Melanyi. Or because he was informed that Justo the Swiss who was arrested by the Thai Police was said to have passed falsified documents to Sarawak report.

All these, my dear readers are part of the consecrated narrative that I wrote in my earlier article.

I want readers to remember- the accusation that Sarawak Report used tampered documents is based on the opinion given by a private eye company. The company PGI was paid by Petrosaudi.

He is hired by Petrosaudi- so that is already an ember light flashing to warn readers that reliance on a mere assertion of another party paid by the party at the centre of the controversy, is an untenable position.

No one has been allowed near Xavier Justo. So how did PGI come to that conclusion?  Whatever confessions Justo made- he made to the Thai Police. The Thai police has not issued any statements regarding that.

PGI referred to some PowerPoint material that has Justo’s initials. That merely showed that the material were perhaps prepared by Justo himself. Those may have been given to other parties such as Sarawak Report.

Whether those which were given to Sarawak Report differed with what Petrosaudi has in their possession, remained to be proven in the proper forum. One proper forum is the court.

Then Petrosaudi which claims that it has been victimised and wronged should not whine in public but takes steps to bring Justo to court. Then the court will ask for the documents said to be tampered be compared to what P-Saudi claims as the true ones. Only then can we say the documents which Justo gave to others are false and such false document  led Sarawak Report to publish a false story.

Now its reported that our own Police is on the standby to interview Justo. This piece of news is also uncertain. Earlier it was reported that only the Malaysian IGP is allowed to interview Justo. Now it’s said to be an interrogation team.

What has Justo done actually?

Gave Sarawak Report falsified documents? Show us the real documents then.

Blackmail Petrosaudi if they don’t accede to his extortive demands, he will hand over documents to Sarawak Report?

If documents are false, then why must PetroSaudi bother? If documents are false, Petrosaudi cannot be blackmailed as the documents are of no value.

Only if the documents are real and of value, then Petrosaudi feels endangered.

If Justo has blackmailed Petrosaudi because he has in his possession real and true documents- the fight is between Petrosaudi dan Justo. Nothing to do with us.

If the documents are true and solid, then Sarawak Report has published a true account of what has taken place.

All we have have reports by 3rd parties that Justo said and so. We have no solid documentation.

Now if no one has been able to see Justo, where did PGI come out with the idea that Justo altered documents belonging to Petrosaudi?  

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive! The quote is Walter Scott’s.


Anonymous,  22 July 2015 at 08:49  

Putrajaya wants to send IGP to Bangkok, and there's a team ready to move as soon as Thai police says ok?
Doesn't this sound like intimidating the Thai police and does our Malaysian authorities hope this will pile pressure on their Thai counterparts to give way to their demands? Why would the Thai government and police will allow any Malaysian authority to interrogate or question Justo?

IGP and the special task force pls don't distract the Malaysian rakyat from the central issue, that is, we want to know where the US$700 came from and to who the money was remitted or credited to. Going to Thailand wont give you the answer. Get AmBank to provide you the info, or look at the bank records.

You can never distract us from this central issue. All the best to you.

Anonymous,  22 July 2015 at 09:03  

Minister Liow?
He almost lost in GE13 in Bentong, Pahang to a
political novice (Mr Wong Tack, the anti-Lynas environmental activist).
Yet he remains the leader of MCA and a Cabinet Minister !

Phua Kai Lit

Anonymous,  22 July 2015 at 09:06  

Yes, I was totally surprised by Liow Tiong Lai statement, him being a senior minister. If that doesn't sound like sycophantic and ball polishing statement, I don't know what does. It seems that the whole BN is now made up of really very stupid people without even the least intelligence or common sense in them. Don't they read their own often childish and obviously unbalanced statements? Makes one suspicious that the 1MDB money trail will lead to MCA coffer.

bruno 22 July 2015 at 09:21  

To sue or not to sue is no longer an option?

Najib and his team of highly qualified or unqualified lawyers have their balls caught between a rock and a hard place.They have no way out but to sue and hope to win on a technicality.The money did come into Najib's account,but is the money for his personal use or for the GE?Did the money come from 1MDB and it's subsidaries,or from the likes of Vincent Tan,Genting and YTL's.

The most important thing is did Najib stole the money as alleged.Commonsense tells us that the money is being used for the GE.And all the ministers and Umno warlords know this.Or else Najib and Fat Mama would have already abdicated and now residing in Zimbabwe,which have no extradiction treaty with Malaysia.Najib will stay as PM,because all the ministers have a say in using the money wired into Najib's account.If Najib goes,so do the whole kitchen cabinet,that includes Liow Tiong Lai too.

My two cents worth.All the documents coming out of the investigation will prove that Najib never took or stole a single cent.Will prove that Najib is an angel and WSJ will lose the case,unable to pay the full restitution and force to close shop.Malaysia mesti boleh.

bruno 22 July 2015 at 09:26  

Like I commented earlier in LKS's blog,Liow Tiong Lai is where he is because the opposition put him there.Had the DAP put a more credible opponent,the big chicken would have been put to pasture.Then we have that Hindraf guy who screwed Anwar in the belakang.The Indian votes did help LTL too.

Anonymous,  22 July 2015 at 10:21  

The Attorney-General (A-G) cannot keep mum on investigations by the special task force into debt ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) as it risked being seen as a mere charade to deflect people's concerns, DAP said today.
Its legal bureau chief Gobind Singh Deo said Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should reveal to the public what the task force has done so far and the scope of its probe.
In a statement today, Gobind told the A-G to provide a time frame for the task force to complete its probe.
"Failure to do this will strengthen current views that this whole exercise is nothing more than a charade put into place to deflect concerns over complaints made in respect of matters surrounding 1MDB and that ultimately nothing will really come of it despite the gravity of the allegations involved."
As such, Gobind said silence was not an option for Gani and urged him to speak up given that the latest concerns were over the possibility that the funds were used for political purposes and fabrication of documents.

- See more at:

It does not matter that the money was used for "personal gain" or technically for other purposes. What does matter is where the funds came from, why were they transferred to Najib's personal accounts and where the money went to or spent on. This has to be included in the scope of the investigation, and we are asking the A-G to confirm so. If the money was used to support the BN, to pay election promises to win the GE13 election, this counts as "stealing", this is also personal gain, a rose is a rose call it by any name you want. Without the disbursement of the funds would BN have won GE13?
Najib cannot hide behind his statement of "not used for personal gain" to absolve himself of any wrongdoing. And the special task force cannot absolve him.

Anonymous,  22 July 2015 at 10:51  

And why are you surprised at a person who can't even speak either English or Bahasa Malaysia properly?

bruno 22 July 2015 at 11:47  

Over the last few days a lot of damning evidence,about the Justo meeting have surfaced.The CEO of the Edge have admitted meeting somebody and obtaining evidence about 1MDB.One need not be a genius to figure it out that there will be at least a few of PKR leaders involved.I hope that the DAP did not get sucked in this stupid plan.

Getting information the right or legal way is one thing.Getting or buying stolen information is another thing.A middle man buying and getting caught with stolen goods is as guilty as the thieves or robbers.Anwar will soon be having lots of familiar faces for company at his new permanent residence in Sungei Buloh.

Those following the 1MDB fiasco might already have a hint,that signs were showing that the attackers were getting really aggressive and desperate.They know eventually that getting caught playing with fire will get their fingers burnt.So they had nothing to lose and were going for broke.

bruno 22 July 2015 at 11:55  

One thing Dato Sak is correct one hundred percent.What really surprised many,especially the main players is Najib's resilience.Had Najib succumbed to pressure and resign,one of Mahathir's man would have taken over.Then all their problems will be over.The only surprise is that Najib not only lasted fifteen rounds,he would have gone for another fifteen more rounds.

Unknown 22 July 2015 at 12:07  

Liow Tiong Lai is a disgrace to the Chinese hakkas. No body will say he is a liar if he has not opened his mouth.

Anonymous,  22 July 2015 at 13:55  

Najib and his gang of merry men kept saying sue, sue, sue, but it's all empty threats to frighten their enemies off. But no one is taking notice because the truths cannot be covered.

Anonymous,  22 July 2015 at 19:57  

Syabas sak. Very clear explaination

Anonymous,  22 July 2015 at 20:28  

A lot of people is going to Hell! What a great harvest and great burning and screaming! Life is short but fair! Malaysians generally should consider themselves very lucky as they do not steal and do evil. Why get angry when people want to go to Hell? Be happy!!!

Firestone 23 July 2015 at 03:09  

Persatuan Pengguna-Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) made a statement that Chinese are natural cheats and their shops must be boycotted

Liow Tiong Lai in essence represents the Chinese community as President of MCA

It was Liow Tiong lai who awarded the PATRIOT vanity number plate project to PPIM....

Firestone 23 July 2015 at 03:11  

Ramesh Rao was confirmed a bankrupt tonight just Lester Melayi was few days back... and minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan says do not shoot the messengers but focus on the message...

Anonymous,  23 July 2015 at 09:14  

Funny isn't it, that Najib's lawyers accused WSJ of keeping silence because they are guilty and yet their client keeps totally silent when he is asked whether the 1MDB stolen money is in his personal accounts. The one question that every Malaysian wants answered from Najib. Yes or No is all it takes.

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