IN THE past few days the LIGHTNING FLASHES Have Been MORE CUTting; the THUNDER CLAPS have been more DEAFENING. ALl the signs that a PERFECT STORM IS Forming in the NEAR HORIZON, AND THE DARKEST CLOUDS ARE mostly centred on PUTRAJAYA, and the CHIEF TENANT OF THE HOUSE OF UMNO/(DENMARK) IN EX-PM DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD'S WOrds of wisdom, is IN A PANIC MODE, Behaving like a drowning man clutching at the last straw.
NOW let Desi extract TWO ARTICLES SIGHted in today's MSM --the MALay MAIl, doing a reasonably GOOD Job since ownership shifted out of UMNO-Friendly hands almost a year ago -- WHIch lend weight to DESi's weather prediction of an IMPENDING PERFECT STORM...
FROm mmail.com.my (I have a print copy, page 16), from experience I WON' be able to reproduce the PIC of NAJWA SINGS, followed by one-liner: "YOU've got to go,go, go, go, go, go, go, go" as things moved quickly in the last week.
Got to go
by TUNKU 'ABIDIN MUHRIZ
in his column
From the malay mail PRINT EDITION for which I Paid RM1.00
From page １６:(
THINGS ａｒｅ ｍｏｖｉｎｇｓｏ ｒａｐｉｄｌｙ ｔｈａｔ ｂｙ
ｔｈｅ ｔｉｍｅ ｔｈｉｓ ｉｓ ｐｕｂｌｉｓｈｅｄ ｓｏｍｅ ｏｆ ｔｈｅ
ｉｓｓｕｅｓ ｒａｉｓｅｄ ｈｅｒｅ ｍｉｇｈｔ ｈａｖｅ ｅｖｏｌｖｅｄ，
ｅｓｃａｌｔｅｄ， ｂｅｅｎ ｒｅｓｏｌｖｅｄ， ｄｉｖｅｒｔｅｄ ｏｒ ｔａｋｅｎ
ｏｖｅｒ ｂｙ ｏｔｈｅｒ ｄｅｖｅｌｏｐｍｅｎｔｓ． ＷＨａｔ ｉｓ
ｃｅｒｔａｉｎ ｉｓ ｔｈａｔｔｈｅ ｗｉｄｅｓｐｒｅａｄ ｅｍｏｔｉｏｎｓ ｏｆ
， ｃｏｎｆｕｓｉｏｎ， ｄｅｓｐａｉｒ ａｎｄ
ｄｉｓａｐｐｏｉｎｔｍｅｎｔ ｗｉｌｌ ｃｏｎｔｉｎｕｅ ｔｏ ｒｅｖｅｒｂｅｒａｔｅ
ｉｎ ｐｏｌｉｔｉｃａｌ ＭＡｌａｙｓｉａ ｔｈｒｏｕｇｈｏｕｔ ｔｈｅ ｎｅｘｔ
：DESIDERATA：PLS NOTE that Ｉam
copying out IN LONG HAND -- see how I pamer my ER! -- the FIRST ＰＡＲＡ ONLY SINCe I ＣＯＵｌｄ ｎｏｔ ｆｉｎｄ ｏｎ ｉｔｓ ｏｎｌｉｎｅ ｅｄｉｔｉｏｎ ｔｏ ｃｕｔ＆ＰＡｓｔｒｙ :（， ＹＬ，DESi PS: WILl try again to reproduce the online version, OK!
From Malay Mail, page10:
Malaysia close to becoming ‘failed state’ after PM’s revamp, TI-M claims
LUMPUR, July 30 ― The country is “dangerously close” to becoming a failed state
after a major shakeup in the federal administration amid multiple ongoing
investigations on troubled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Transparency
International Malaysia (TI-M) said today.
Its President, Datuk Akhbar Satar, claimed that continuity
of the probes is definitely disrupted by the changes made by Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Razak's administration ― which include the removal of
ministers seen critical of Putrajaya's handling of 1MDB and the sudden
termination of Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail as Attorney-General (AG).
Akhbar stressed that Najib himself had pledged in April to
make public the findings of the Auditor-General's audit of 1MDB's dealings and
that the federal government will not accept “any abuse of power in 1MDB”.
“What has happened to date is directly opposite to the PM’s
declaration – will the people now know or it is only for certain persons’ own
consumption and filed in the cupboard?” Akhbar said in a statement.
On Tuesday, Najib removed Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as
deputy prime minister and education minister in what is seen as a culling of
ministers who are said to have broken ranks in the ongoing 1MDB fiasco.
The reshuffle also brought in four members of the Public
Accounts Committee (PAC) as new additions to the federal administration,
potentially stalling a separate probe on 1MDB by the parliamentary committee.
Just hours before the Cabinet reshuffle was announced,
Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa issued a statement
announcing the termination of Abdul Gani's tenure as AG for “health reasons”.
Up to the point of his removal as AG ― which took effect on
July 27 ― Abdul Gani was heading a multi-agency taskforce probing allegations
of misappropriation linked to Najib and 1MDB.
Akhbar today stressed that the public cannot be blamed for
taking a negative view of the situation with so much change having happened in
such a short span of time.
“Given the snail pace of the investigations and halting of
PAC activities coupled with the sackings on 29 July, how will intelligent
Malaysians view the whole episode?
“Surely they will think it is clearly a concerted effort to
stop the probe into 1MDB in its tracks,” he said, adding that it is not helped
by the three-month suspension of The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily over their coverage of 1MDB.
- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/malaysia-close-to-becoming-failed-state-after-pms-revamp-ti-m-claims#sthash.i8wfxnK6.dpuf
Only Gani Patail can say if charge sheets against PM are
fake, PKR lawyer insists
KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail is the only
authority to determine if purported drafts of charge sheets against the prime
minister are fabrications, said PKR’s head of legal affairs today.
Disputing newly-appointed Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamad
Apandi Ali’s statement issued today, PKR’s Latheefa Koya pointed out that Abdul
Gani had been — until his unceremonious removal on Monday — the head of a
special taskforce probing 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
As Attorney-General, Abdul Gani would have been the sole
arbiter on the conduct of criminal prosecutions.
“Firstly, the authenticity of the draft charge sheet must
be confirmed or denied by Tan Sri Gani himself. Gani was in charge of the investigations
and was the key member of the 1MDB task force.
“In the public interest, it is hoped Tan Sri Gani Patail
will come forward to clarify this matter,” she said in a statement today.
Latheefa also disputed Apandi’s claim that the draft charge
sheets were evidence of a plot to topple Datuk Seri Najib Razak as prime
minister, saying it was premature to arrive at such an assumption.
Putrajaya has cried political sabotage ever since the Wall Street Journal’s
exposé claiming that US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) was diverted from 1MDB into
the prime minister’s personal accounts.
“The AG must not jump to conclusions by claiming that there
is a plot to topple the PM simply because of the appearance of this alleged
charge sheet. Where is the evidence for such a plot?” Latheefa said in a
Apandi today declared the documents published by Sarawak
Report to be false and corroboration of Putrajaya’s claim of a conspiracy to
criminalise the prime minister in a bid to force his exit from office.
This came after he declined to comment yesterday when asked
to confirm the authenticity of the papers published by the UK-based
Pictures of the document had been published yesterday by
whistleblower site Sarawak
Report, which claimed to have obtained a copy of corruption charges
that were in the final stages of being drafted by Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail
against Najib and one other person connected to the 1MDB controversy.
Abdul Gani was abruptly removed as AG in an announcement by
the Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa on Tuesday, ostensibly
due to health concerns.
However, the Sabah-born who served as AG nearly 13 years
since January 2002 told Malay Mail Online that he had not been aware of his removal
until the announcement.
Up to then, Abdul Gani was part of a multi-agency
government taskforce investigating claims of misappropriated funds involving
Najib and 1MDB.
- See more at:
：DESIDERATA：PLS NOTE that Ｉam copying out IN LONG HAND -- see how I pamer my ER! -- the FIRST ＰＡＲＡ ONLY SINCe I ＣＯＵｌｄ ｎｏｔ ｆｉｎｄ ｏｎ ｉｔｓ ｏｎｌｉｎｅ ｅｄｉｔｉｏｎ ｔｏ ｃｕｔ＆ＰＡｓｔｒｙ :（， ＹＬ，DESi PS: WILl try again to reproduce the online version, OK!