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Sunday, August 09, 2015


DEAR ER,  Please go back and read PARTS I and II on 16 JULY  and 29 JULY 2015 respectively.

Now two latest items from

Umno Supreme Council never told of RM2.6 billion, says Shafie Apdal
Published: 8 August 2015 7:11 PM
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal says the Supreme Council was never told of the political donations to the prime minister. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Seth Akmal, August 8, 2015. UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal says the Supreme Council was never told of the political donations to the prime minister. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Seth Akmal, August 8, 2015.Only the Cabinet was informed about the RM2.6 billion political donation to Datuk Seri Najib Razak's personal bank accounts, Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said, adding that the Supreme Council however, was not informed on the matter.
He said to his knowledge, the donation was never brought up in any Supreme Council meetings.
"For as long as I have been in the Supreme Council, we were never told," he told reporters after opening the Umno Parit Sulong division meeting in Johor today.
"We were only recently told at about it during the Cabinet meeting," said Shafie, who was recently dropped as a minister in a Cabinet reshuffle after he had openly questioned Najib's handling of debt-ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Shafie's remarks echo those of Umno Supreme Council member Tan Sri Shahrir Samad member who said separately that the party's highest decision-making body had never asked about political donations going to the trustee accounts held by its president or treasurer, nor were its members ever briefed on such matters.
Shahrir had said that this was the case since the administration for former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was also the then Umno president.
The RM2.6 billion that went to Najib's accounts was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on July 2, which cited information from government investigators probing into 1MDB.
Najib denied taking funds from 1MDB for personal use but did not address the transfers to his accounts.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has now said the money was not from 1MDB but was a donation instead, from a Middle Eastern donor whose identity it withheld.
Najib and some of his supporters in Umno have since said that there was nothing wrong in him holding political donations in trust for the party as its president.
Shafie today said that alleged wrongdoing involving 1MDB had stirred unease among the Umno grassroots, some of whom were confused over the matter.
He again called for clear answers and a solution to ending the troubles of the debt-ridden fund, which had caused Umno and the government to suffer a loss of credibility. Najib is also finance minister and chairman of 1MDB's advisory board.
"It's not that we want to sound like the opposition, but we are speaking up and giving our views for the sake of strengthening the Umno that we love," he said.
Shafie, as well as Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, were removed from the Cabinet by Najib in a move seen as an attempt to silence criticism from within over 1MDB. – August 8, 2015.
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DESIDERATA: ONLY one comment, cun? -- that it is an OFFENCE for the money to be transferred into NAJIb's personal accounts. Nobody would query it it was transferred to the UMNO'S trustees account  IF IT WAS DONE LEGALLY eg POLITICAL DONATION AND NOR BRIBERY!(as ex-PM DR MAHAthir MOHAmad had stated, he and party tresurer were the official TRUSTEES and that NOT A SINGLE SEN WAS TRANSFFRED INTO HIS (DR M"S) PERSONAL ACCOUNT! -- YL, Desi


MACC external panel chief demands transferred duo be reinstated
Published: 8 August 2015 7:39 PM
MACC consultation and prevention panel chairman ‎Tan Sri Johan Jaafar says the sudden transfer of two senior officers will add to public distrust. – Photo courtesy of consultation and prevention panel chairman Tan Sri Johan Jaafar says the sudden transfer of two senior officers will add to public distrust. Photo courtesy of

Another Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) external oversight panel has joined the chorus of voices demanding Putrajaya immediately rescind the transfer orders of two senior officers at the agency.
Expressing his shock at the news of the transfer, MACC consultation and prevention panel chairman Tan Sri Johan Jaafar said the sudden transfer of the officers will further fuel tensions and distrust.
"The transfer will raise more questions than answers and it will create more suspicions and conspiracy theories, " he said in a statement today.
Johan is also the independent non-executive chairman of Media Prima Berhad, an Umno linked company.
MACC's director (special operations) Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zin and strategic communications director Datuk Rohaizad Yaakob were issued their transfer orders late yesterday.
They were to report to the Prime Minister's Department on Monday.
Earlier today, a member of MACC's operations review panel, Lim Chee Wee, also called for the transfers to be reversed.
Bahri had been vocal against the police over their actions in their probe into who allegedly leaked classified government documents on the 1MDB investigation.
It is understood that he and Rohaizad were both transferred for their “hard hitting” statements following the police raids and arrests of MACC officers.

Rohaizad had been present to receive a visit by opposition politicians to MACC headquarters on Thursday, and Special Branch officers had been there to "profile" the key MACC officers who had met the group.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull has asked Putrajaya to reinstate the two men and as a trade off, take him instead.

The sudden transfer has been criticised by many Malaysians, from civil society members to opposition leaders and even ministers.
Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin slammed the move, saying that the sudden transfer in the midst of a probe is "strange" and "disappointing" and urged authorities to let MACC to carry out its duties.
Johan today said the panel praised Shukri for offering himself but stressed that while such move was commendable, it was unnecessary. – August 8, 2015.
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 DESIDERATA:  AS MORe and more worms are crawling out of the UMNO woodwork, the GATHERING STORM CLOUDS OVER Putrajaya are becoming more dark and intense. I DON'T know if NAJIB RAZAK and ROSmah MANSor are sleeping well these days? I'm just thinking aloud, still allowed here/hear! BUT I DON'T REALLY CARE IF THEY ARE HAVING NIGHTMARES! BECAUSE the ordinary folks are having their "NIGHTmares" in their daytime faced with daily rising food and other prices.

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