Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mahathir sharpens attack on Najib two ideologies — one that makes and keeps its promises,other that lies

 Woke up late, like the proverbial rabbit, only to find that the tortoise was far ahead. So it started making loud noises to somehow distract the tortoise from target.Najib has made increasing use of the colonial-era Sedition Act. Some 49 activist groups today demanded the resignation of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob who had gone on a racist rant against Chinese businesses, saying it was an irresponsible move on the part of the minister to play on racial sentiments. It noted that the Act was a draconian law originally targetted at those who called for Malaysia’s Independence, and which gives the government sweeping powers to clamp down on critics.
“These politically motivated charges "It is ludicrous that someone could face three years in prison simply for a tweet critical of the authorities,the relentless use of the Act by the Malaysian government amounted to a serious assault on freedom of expression that had a chilling effect on public debate in the country
, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak promised a raft of human rights reforms including cutting the country’s infamous colonial-era Internal Security Act, which allows for indefinite detention without trial.
None of those reforms happened. Instead, in the past several months, Najib, faced with a revolt within his United Malays National Organization, has in effect replaced the internal security act with a sedition law that he had also promised to do away with.  Under its provisions, as many as 20 opposition political figures, lawyers and at least one journalist have been charged and are confronted with varying penalties in what the Malaysian press has taken to calling “operation dragnet,” an oblique reference to Operation Lalang, in which former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad ordered the roundup of dozens of opponents in 1987 and jailed them under the Internal Security Act. Najib is at the mercy of forces he either can’t or won’t control given the weakness of UMNO and the ruling coalition as they look forward to a bleak 2018 election. He also has former Premier Mahathir publicly gunning for him. Muhyiddin Yassin, the deputy prime minister, who is said to be aiming for Najib’s job, has said the loss of only a few percentage points could cost the coalition the leadership of the country for the first time since independence. 
The government's alleged inability to answer mounting questions on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has led to the emergence of blogs targetting its critics, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Najib had a habit of lying and deceiving Malaysians "Didn't you Najib say that you will never enter politics? Then why did you do so? You also took UMNO support to form the governmen despite promising not to do so and also swearing by your children,"Mahathir said. has been perhaps the worst when it comes to civility How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever.How long? Not long, because you shall reap what you sow.How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice

And when the “northern liberals” got involved in the discussion (in Malaysia, think of them the same as human rights NGOs or meddling foreigners), the anger of the Southern whites mounted.
But the downtrodden whites believed what the powers had to say, so they kept on voting for the white political elite. They kept on supporting special privileges and laws for the white race, because they believed – despite years of evidence to the contrary – that it would help them. Vladimir Lenin would have called such people “useful idiots.”
Malay stayed poor. And then the cycle began again. When the poor Malay wondered why they still were not doing well, the answer came back from the elites. “Blame the Chinese. Blame  PAS. Blame someone else for your misfortune – but never blame us. We are here to defend your rights.”

 Now that the cabinet has cleared Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister, for his allegedly race-inciting hate comments on Facebook

Nixon resigned from office the day after the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee sent an article or recommendation for impeachment to the full house for approval after 27 separate articles of impeachment had been filed by various house members. He knew he would lose the trial in the senate (Clinton was acquitted in his trial) so he decided it would be best to just resign. The articles alleged abuse of power and obstruction of justice and he definitely would have been found guilty because he was on tape telling his staff to pressure the FBI to stop their investigation into the Watergate burglary and approving payoffs to the burglars to keep their silence. Nixon tried everything in his power to stop people from finding out men in his employment broke into both the offices of the DNC and Daniel Ellsberg but he failed.A break-in occurred on the night of June 17, 1972, as five burglars entered the Democratic National Committee offices inside the Watergate office complex in Washington. Discovered by 24-year-old night watchman Frank Wills, they were arrested at the scene by police at 2:30 a.m.
Investigations soon revealed the Watergate burglars were employed by the Committee to Re-elect President Nixon. However, a White House spokesman dismissed the incident as a "third-rate burglary attempt."
In August of 1972, President Nixon told reporters, "no one in the White House staff, no one in this administration, presently employed, was involved in this very bizarre incident."
The arrest of the Watergate burglars marked the beginning of a long chain of events in which President Nixon and his top aides became deeply involved in an extensive coverup of the break-in and other White House sanctioned illegal activities.
Those activities had started in 1970 after The New York Times revealed a secret bombing campaign against neutral Cambodia in Southeast Asia was being conducted as part of the American war effort in Vietnam. Following the revelations, Nixon ordered wiretaps of reporters and government employees to discover the source of the news leaks.
In 1971, the Pentagon Papers were published in The New York Times, detailing the U.S. Defense Department's secret history of the Vietnam War. A "Plumbers" unit was then established by Nixon aides in the White House with the sole purpose of gathering political intelligence on perceived enemies and preventing further news leaks. A team of burglars from the "Plumbers" then broke into a psychiatrist's office looking for damaging information on Daniel Ellsberg, the former defense analyst who had leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press.

In 1972, as part of Nixon's re-election effort, a massive campaign of political spying and 'dirty tricks' was initiated against Democrats, leading to the Watergate break-in to plant bugs (tiny audio transmitters) inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
Two young reporters from the Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, then began a dogged pursuit of the facts surrounding the break-in. Among the many items revealed by them -- one of the Watergate burglars, retired CIA employee James W. McCord, was actually the security coordinator for Nixon's re-election committee - a $25,000 cashier's check for Nixon's re-election campaign had been diverted to the bank account of one of the burglars - Attorney General John Mitchell had controlled a secret fund which financed political spying and dirty tricks targeting Democratic presidential candidates.
Perhaps the most notorious dirty trick was a letter planted in a New Hampshire newspaper alleging that leading Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine, had referred to Americans of French-Canadian descent as "Canucks."
On a snowy New Hampshire day, standing outside the offices of the newspaper, Musky gave a rambling, tearful denial. His emotional conduct, replayed on television, caused him to drop in the New Hampshire polls shortly before the presidential primary. George McGovern, considered a weaker candidate by Nixon political strategists, eventually won the 1972 Democratic nomination and lost the general election to Nixon in a landslide.
In February of 1973, the U.S. Senate established a Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, chaired by Sen. Sam Ervin, to investigate all of the events surrounding Watergate and other allegations of political spying and sabotage conducted on behalf of Nixon's re-election.
March and April of 1973 saw the start of the unraveling of the coverup. On March 23, one of the five burglars convicted after the Watergate break-in, James W. McCord, informed U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica that he was being pressured to remain silent. On April 20, acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray resigned after admitting he had destroyed Watergate evidence under pressure from Nixon aides. Ten days later, four of Nixon's top officials resigned: Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman; Domestic Affairs AssistantJohn Ehrlichman; Attorney General Richard Kleindienst; and Presidential Counsel John Dean.
The Senate Select Committee began televised hearings on May 17. A month later, former Presidential Counsel John Dean testified there was an ongoing White House coverup and that Nixon had been personally involved in the payment of hush money to the five burglars and two other operatives involved in planning the Watergate break-in. Three weeks later, another Nixon aide revealed the President had ordered hidden microphones installed in the Oval Office in the spring of 1971 and had recorded most conversations since then on audio tape.
The tapes then became the focus of an intensive year-long legal battle between all three branches of the U.S. government. In October of 1973, Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, who had been appointed by the Nixon administration, publicly vowed to obtain the tapes despite Nixon's strong objections.
This resulted in the "Saturday Night Massacre" on October 20 in which Nixon attempted to fire Cox, but was temporarily thwarted as Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus refused Nixon's order and instead resigned. Solicitor General Robert Bork agreed to carry out the order and fired Cox.
The minute-by-minute events of the "Saturday Night Massacre" were covered live by stunned reporters on network television starting about 8:30 p.m. and sent a political shockwave throughout America that led to immediate calls for impeachment.
"Whether ours shall continue to be a government of laws and not of men is now for Congress and ultimately the American people," Archibald Cox stated after his firing. Ten days later, impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives began as the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Peter Rodino, started its preliminary investigation.
Nixon responded to public outrage by initially agreeing to turn over some of the tapes. However, the White House then revealed that two of the tapes no longer existed and later revealed there was an 18 minute blank gap on a crucial recording of the President and H.R. Haldeman taped three days after the Watergate break-in.
Nixon's new Chief of Staff Alexander M. Haig Jr. suggested the possibility that "some sinister force" had erased portions of the subpoenaed tape. President Nixon's personal secretary Rose Mary Woods was eventually blamed as having caused the erasure supposedly after she had been asked to prepare a summary of taped conversations for the President.
In November of 1973, amid all of the controversy, Nixon made a scheduled appearance before 400 Associated Press managing editors in Florida. During a feisty question and answer period he maintained his innocence, stating, "... in all of my years in public life I have never obstructed justice...People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."
To avoid handing over all of the 42 subpoenaed tapes to the House Judiciary Committee, Nixon instead released 1,254 pages of edited transcripts of 20 tapes in the spring of 1974. But the transcripts caused a national sensation as Americans glimpsed behind closed doors for the first time at a cynical Nixon who frequently used obscene language in the Oval Office, in contrast to his carefully tailored public image. The transcripts also revealed Nixon frequently discussing Watergate including the raising of "hush money" to keep the burglars quiet.
"We could get that. On the money, if you need the money you could get that. You could get a million dollars. You could get it in cash. I know where it could be gotten. It is not easy, but it could be done. But the question is, Who would handle it? Any ideas on that?" -- Nixon to John Dean, March 21, 1973.
The new Special Prosecutor, Leon Jaworski, who had been appointed by the Justice Department, pursued Nixon's tapes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. On July 24, 1974, the Court unanimously ruled that Nixon had to surrender the tapes.
On Saturday, July 27, the House Judiciary Committee approved its first article of impeachment charging President Nixon with obstruction of justice. Six of the Committee's 17 Republicans joined all 21 Democrats in voting for the article. The following Monday the Committee approved its second article charging Nixon with abuse of power. The next day, the third and final article, contempt of Congress, was approved.

Najib's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of justice and he definitely would have been found guilty
If Altantuya Shaariibuu was still alive today, Razak Baginda would have regretted and cursed himself for having an affair with her because several top people would have fallen from grace including himself.
For sure, she knew a lot of things detrimental to someone and if what she knew was revealed, perhaps quite a few people would lose everything. The risk was too high, and so Altantuya had to die. The duo, Prime Minister Najib Razak's former bodyguards Sirul and Azilah would not be foolish enough to kill her for nothing. Now that she's dead, despite being her ex-lover, Razak Baginda has not shown any remorse and seems to be a happy man. Where and how is he earning his keep to live so comfortably overseas is still a puzzle to his former colleagues here.
Despite being the main suspect in Altantuya’s murder, Razak Baginda was spared and safe at least for now. Razak Baginda has so much to tell, to clear his conscience and to relieve the burden in his mind. He would go crazy if the knowledge is not shared with others soon or later. Unless of course, he is the cold-blooded mastermind who 'pulled the trigger' as is speculated by some bloggers out to shield Najib from blame.
Baginda has been very confident that this worst episode in his life will come to a closure with the decision by the Federal Court to send both Sirul Azhar Umar and Azilah Hadri to death. He thought the rest of the people involved could eventually sleep peacefully every night and the people will forget about the murder. Thus he agreed to open his mouth to break the silence and it backfired!
Why doesn't Razak Baginda return to Malaysia to clear Najib's name
Najib's bodyguards sentenced to hang for killing Altantuya
Altantuya’s murder cannot be easily forgotten because it is somehow related or connected likethe Final Destination movies; to the ‘unsinkable’ Scorpene submarines, the troubled DCNS, the untraceable RM500 million commissions, the questionable Perimekar, the harassed P.I. Bala, the rightful taxi driver, the rich carpet seller Deepak Jaikishan, influential Nazim & Nazir Razak (Najib’s brothers), the tarnished Cecil Abraham, the ’suicide’ exclamation by Rowena Razak Baginda, the protective Mrs. Razak Baginda, the elusive Najib’s aide de camp Musa Safri, the scheming IGP Musa Hassan, the destructive C4 explosive, the beleaguered PM Najib Razak and a few others. Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is not spared too.
Moreover Setev Shaariibuu had filed a RM100-million suit against Abdul Razak, Azilah, Sirul and the government over his daughter’s death, thus the saga will continue!
Everything points to Razak Baginda as implicated by the statement given by the ex-IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan. Razak Baginda was the prime suspect thus he was detained by the PDRM. In the end he was freed because he was not the mastermind; there are others!
But why did Razak Baginda remain in the UK after completing his master degree there? Is he afraid of his well being just like Sirul who fled to Australia? May be it is not.
Thus, if he is as innocent as the police found out and as he seems to be, there are others who are the real culprits!
'Grand finale' soon
Musa Hasan
The whole affair, including the involvement of those mentioned above and the trail in the High Court has been to create a buffer to protect the real culprits. Thus the murder of Altantuya is not a straightforward case.
There are signs that the whole thing will blow up soon, it is only a matter of time. Sirul has shown signs of fatigue, Razak Baginda has just done it albeit a preamble, Musa Hassan has joined in the conversation and the RM100 million suit by Setev Shaariibuu will eventually open the can.
More people involved will be compelled to come forward to tell their story. The end is near for the perpetrators unless they are willing to kill more people, which they are unable to do.
But when it blows up, they could somehow put the blame on Razak Baginda again! Couldn’t they? -
Baginda must think that we are all dumb. In an interview with The Malaysian Insider, he said that Altantuya Shaariibuu’s death was just a straightforward murder case, committed by rogue cops acting on their own.
“The truth to this murder is simply extremely too boring,” Razak said. “It was a straightforward murder, but there are still people convinced that (the) Police cannot do this without instructions. How many people die in (Police) remand?”
Many people in Malaysia are asking what motive Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar had for murdering Altantuya. Why would two elite Policemen, personal bodyguards to then Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, leave their official duty stations and go off to kill a woman who they had never met, using Police-issued weapons that could be traced back to them?
According to Razak, no one ordered them. They just did it. Razak compared it to death in remand, even though Altantuya was not under police arrest.
Are we supposed to believe that members of the Royal Malaysian Police, and especially members of the elite unit that protects the Prime Minister and other high-ranking officials, are cut-throat murderers, out-of-control cops who take it upon themselves to kill people?
Why would they kill an allegedly pregnant woman who was not robbing a bank, who was not a terrorist, and who was posing no danger to them? Are harassment and blackmail of the DPM’s friends punishable by summary execution?
What Sirul said
Let’s look at what Sirul had to say over eight years ago. When he confessed to the murder on November 19, 2006, he said that Azilah told him there would be a reward of between RM50,000 and RM100,000 “if the case was settled.”
Settling the case, according to Azilah’s instructions, meant to “shoot to kill” Altantuya and her two companions in the Malaya Hotel.  Sirul did not say where the reward money was coming from. But if money is involved, it seems clear that this heinous crime is not about rogue cops.
In his court testimony, Sirul said Azilah told him that “there was work to be done.”  Hetestified that Musa Safri, Najib’s Chief of Staff, had told Azilah about “a friend who had women problems.”
In short, Sirul’s account of the events goes like this. Musa told Azilah that “a friend” had a problem. Azilah then told Sirul that “there was work to be done,” and that the “work” was to “shoot to kill” Altantuya and her two companions. When the “case was settled,” there would be a reward of between RM50,000 and 100,000.
After he was found guilty in 2009, Sirul asked the court not to sentence him to death. In tears, he said that he was being sacrificed to protect unnamed people who were never brought to court or even faced questioning.
“I appeal to the court … not to sentence me (to death) so as to fulfill others’ plans for me.”
What did Azilah think?
Azilah’s lawyer at the time, Zulkifli Noordin (below), said that Azilah “felt that he had been betrayed,” and that as a member of the elite UTK security unit, “Azilah would not issue an order to his subordinate if he didn’t receive orders from the higher-ups.”
Zulkifli, who was then in the Opposition, abruptly quit as Defence Attorney because he said there were attempts to interfere with the defence he had proposed. The reason for the interference and pressure, he said, was “to protect a third party.”
Zulkifli also was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article. “My client is a senior-ranking officer in the special unit of the Police, and he has always acted on instructions – including in this case.”
Razak’s ‘selective memory’
Razak himself gave ammunition to what he calls the conspiracy theorists with his own statement to the police in 2006. He said that after he explained his predicament to Musa in October 2006, Musa then sent Azilah to see him, two days later.
In his affidavit, Razak said that Azilah said that he had “personally killed between six and 10 people,” and that he could easily “finish off the girl.” (I always found it curious that the Police never investigated and asked Azilah who the other six to 10 people were that he killed.)
Razak said that he was “shocked” at Azilah’s statements about murdering other people and his readiness to “finish off” Altantuya. He says he replied that he merely needed police protection.
Yet notwithstanding Razak’s admonition, Azilah and Sirul killed Altantuya the next day.  Azilah then called Razak and said, “Tonight, sir, you can sleep well.”
It is hard to believe that a woman lost her life simply because she was harassing a man, a private citizen, and that members of an elite Police unit would take it upon themselves to kill her for that – on their own volition.
If all that Razak wanted was Police protection, then why didn’t Musa send an ordinary policeman, instead of taking two bodyguards away from the DPM’s personal protective detail? Or – why didn’t he send an immigration officer to arrest and deport Altantuya?
And if Razak had expressed concern about killing Altantuya and said that all he wanted was police protection, why did Azilah ignore Razak’s concerns and return the next day with Sirul, spirit Altantuya away, and then kill her and destroy her body?
Did she know too much?
But Altantuya was no ordinary woman, and her lover was no ordinary man. He was the agent for the purchase of the Scorpene submarines, a deal that is still under investigation by the French government for illegal payments. And she was with him throughout that time.
Part of the Scorpene money, €36 million (RM148 million) went to a phantom shell company in Hong Kong controlled by Razak. Altantuya traveled with her lover Razak to Paris as the negotiations were conducted. Razak’s friend was the Defence Minister then, and he was responsible for the purchase – and the purchase price – of the subs. The murderers were the Defence Minister’s personal bodyguards.
So, I’m sorry, Razak. This whole situation is neither boring nor straightforward. We would like to ask you:
  • How much did Altantuya know?
  • What did she learn about the Scorpene deal from her times together with you?
  • You said in your Malaysian Insider interview that your problem with Altantuya was purely a very private matter between the two of you and had nothing to do with the Scorpenes. But as the saying goes, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”Knowing Altantuya’s state of mind, do you think she was prepared to tell what she knew about the Scorpene deal if she didn’t get what she wanted from you? After all, she was blackmailing you.
Questions that Musa was never asked
Najib’s aide Musa was never called to testify, but there are a number of questions that we would like to ask him, too:
  • Razak told you about his problems with Altantuya on Oct 16, but it was two days later before you sent Azilah to see him. Did you talk to anyone about Razak’s problem during those two days? Who? What did you discuss?
  • Was anyone concerned that Altantuya, who seemed to be desperate, in a rage, and out of control at that time, might reveal what she knew about the Scorpene deal?
  • Why did you pick Azilah, who boasted of killing 6 to 10 people, to handle the problem? Why didn’t you send an ordinary street Police man, if all Razak wanted was police protection? Or why didn’t you send an immigration officer to pick her up and deport her back to Mongolia?
  • Why do you think that “killing the woman” was the solution that Azilah immediately proposed to Razak?
  • Precisely what instructions did you give to Azilah?
  • Why do you believe that Azilah and Sirul, two people under your direct command, committed this murder?
Questions for A-G’s Chambers
Given all this background, is it surprising that people still believe that the whole truth has yet to be revealed? The murderers have been convicted. But this case is not yet over. People want to know, who ordered the “hit” on Altantuya.
It is time for the Police to visit Musa, and see what he has to say. But perhaps they already did, eight years ago, during their investigation of the murder.
In his remarks to Malaysiakini on Sunday, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar added to the intrigue. He said that it is standard procedure in murder investigations to cover all angles, including establishing the reasons behind the action and securing the necessary evidence for a prosecution.
Khalid said that information is “recorded in the Investigation Papers which are submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further action.” He stressed that it was not the Police’s role to question the prosecutor or courts for not delving into the motive during the hearing process.
The question therefore is whether the Police interrogated Musa and others in the DPM’s office eight years ago, and if they did, what information they passed on to the A-G’s Chambers. After all, Khalid said that it is standard procedure in murder investigations to “cover all angles.”
The prosecution, as we know, never called Musa as a witness, claiming that his testimony was not necessary. Yet the Court of Appeal unanimously concluded that Musa’s testimony indeed was essential to the narrative upon which the prosecution’s case was based.
The court ruled that “the failure of the prosecution to call or offer Musa for cross-examination… would have triggered adverse inference… against the prosecution.”
In this case, adverse inference means that a reasonable person could infer that the prosecution would have produced Musa if his testimony would have been supportive of their position that these two acted alone. But because they did not call him, it could mean that his testimony would not have supported their case.

The prosecution, it could be inferred, did not want Musa to be subject to cross-examination by Azilah’s and Sirul’s attorneys because his testimony might have undercut and been adverse to the prosecution’s case.
No matter what Razak says, this is not an open-and-shut case. There are too many unanswered questions.
”The case has been marred by a long series of procedural errors and a list of suspicious events and rulings. As with a previous sodomy case brought in 1998, the charges against Anwar have been condemned by human rights groups and governments across the world.”
The Brutally Murdered Mongolian Model
The stories linked the crime to Malaysian defense procurement irregularities, a bribery investigation in France and a court case that saw the two bodyguards convicted of murder but no higher-ups implicated in ordering the death of the 28 year old woman, who was pregnant at the time and had been romantically linked to a close friend of Najib’s.
Here are the stories
January 13:  Shock Altantuya Murder Verdict in Malaysia. Federal Court rules Mongolian woman’s killers were guilty after all
July 9:  Altantuya Comes Back to Haunt Malaysia. A spectacular murder covered up by the government comes alive again
August 23:  Malaysia Frees Altantuya’s Murderers. The tragedy of a brutal killing compounded by courtroom farce
July 30:  Submarine Furor Returns to Malaysia. Central figure in bribe case seeks to paint company at center of the scandal as legitimate
March 15:  Central Figure in Malaysian Submarine Murder Case Dies. Private detective who tied Prime Minister to relationship with murdered woman has heart attack.
December 21:  Malaysian Carpet Dealer Names a New Figure in Scandal. Deepak Jaikishan names well connected lawyer in murder cover-up
December 13:  More Spectacular Malaysian Scandal Revelations. Carpet seller implicates, PM’s brother in bid to silence murder witness
December 4:  Torrent of Revelations Against Malaysian PM Continues
A rattled Najib tries to figure out how to counter allegations of criminal cover-up
November 28:  Cracks Open in Malaysia’s Murder-Sub Scandal. A key figure says he helped PM’s wife get a witness out of town
November 27:  French Lawyers Seek Malaysian PM Najib to Testify in Sub Scandal.  Highly doubtful that is going to happen, though
November 26:  Pesky French Lawyer Seeks to Return to KL. Sub scandal lawyer, booted out in 2011, scheduled by opposition to address parliament
October 23:  France Goes Slow on Bribery Reform. OECD report finds “serious deficiencies” in following up corruption probes
October 20:  Explosive Altantuya Revelations Coming?. Retired Malaysian Police Chief schedules mysterious Bangkok press conference Monday to announce “new revelations” in murder for hire case
October 18:  The Murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu. Six years on, troubling questions remain about the Mongolian beauty’s death, and who ordered it
June 27:  Altantuya in Paris. The murdered woman went to France with the man previously accused of her murder
June 26:  Malaysian Mindef Chief to Speak on Sub Scandal. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to defend government against corruption allegations
June 25:  Deep and Dirty: Malaysia’s Submarine Scandal. Leaked prosecution documents show a pattern of official misdeeds in two countries
June 25:  The French-Malaysian Submarine Scandal: the Documents. The 133 official documents uploaded onto this website are from the Directorate-General of the French National Police and the Judicial Police Directorate’s anti-organized and financial crimes unit.
April 30:  A Mystery Company in Malaysia’s French Sub Scandal. Is it just a sign on a Hong Kong door?
March 18:  Investigating Judges Named in Malaysia Submarine Graft Case French case draws closer to Malaysian officials
February 28:  Delayed Controversial Murder Appeal To Be Heard March 9.  Maybe, if it isn’t delayed again
January 26:  Altantuya Killers’ Appeal Up Soon. Case reopens doubts about Malaysian justice system
July 22:  French Lawyer Detained in Kuala Lumpur. Leader of a team investigating kickbacks to Malaysian and French politicians is taken off a plane at KLIA
July 19:  Malaysia’s Sub Scandal Resurfaces. French prosecutors edge closer to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak
May 17:  WikiLeaks and the Altantuya Murder. Cables show the US embassy in KL feared “prosecutorial misconduct” during the sensational 2009 trial
April 15:  The Malaysian Murder that Won’t Go Away. Raja Petra backs off on claim linking Rosmah to Altantuya but questions remain
November 22:  France’s Sub Scandal Resurfaces. Torpedoes Running!
November 5:  Closing the Books on Murder in Malaysia The episode of a sensational killing of a Mongolian translator appears to be about finished
June 30:  Mongolian Translator’s Murder Case Still Alive Mongolian government says it will fund a civil suit against Malaysia and Altantuya’s onetime lover
April 28:  Malaysian Submarine Scandal Ramps Up. French Lawyer Looks for Answers for Scandal in Kuala Lumpur 2009
November 13:  Najib and the Murdered Mongolian. The Malaysian murder case that won’t die
April 27:  French Legal Team in Malaysia to Probe Sub Deal Massive corruption suspected in billion-dollar deal tied to Prime Minister Najib
April 9:  Altantuya’s Killers Judged Guilty. But the case leaves an indelible stain on Malaysia’s political and legal systems
March 20:  The Confession that Never Was. A statement by the confessed murderer of Altantuya Shaariibuu raises more questions
March 9:  Again, What Did Najib Know and When Did He Know It?
An influential French daily newspaper raises new questions over the murder of a Mongolian translator in Malaysia
December 7: The Murder that Won’t Go Away. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib again ducks questions over the death of a Mongolian translator
November 18:  Cherchez The French .Who got what for the sale of French submarines to Malaysia?
June 29:  The French Connection.In arms deals involving the French government, the chances of corruption are high
November 24: Malaysia’s Mongolian Murder Mystery Continues.  The acquitted Abdul Razak Baginda does little to dispel suspicions over Deputy Prime Minister Najib’s involvement
November 4: The Fallout From a Malaysian Murder Verdict. The acquittal of a top political figure in the murder of a Mongolian translator appears unlikely to stop controversy
October 31: Political Analyst Freed in Mongolian Murder Case . If Abdul Razak Baginda didn’t order two elite cops to kill a Mongolian translator, who did?
October 20: A Malaysian Murder Trial to Nowhere .Two years after Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu was murdered, her accusers continue to sit in a courtroom
July 27: Bringing Najib to Malaysia’s Witness Stand. Unless Malaysia’s political opposition, it’s questionable if justice will be done
July 24: Malaysia’s Najib Ducks a Court Appearance. A high court judge rules that the Deputy Prime Minister doesn’t need to answer questions about a murder
July 21: Murder Most Foul .Malaysia’s legal pursuit of Anwar Ibrahim is destroying the country’s reputation
July 4: A Malaysian Private Eye Recants an Explosive Statement. Complete reversal on charges against Malaysia’s Deputy Prime minister raises questions of political pressure
June 23: Malaysian Deputy Premier’s Wife Allegedly Linked to Murder.An influential Malaysian Web journalist alleges that Najib Tun Razak’s wife was present when the Mongolian translator was murdered in 2006
April 30: Malaysian Deputy Premier Denies Murder Links. Najib Tun Razak says he had nothing to do with the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu. So why won’t he testify in court?
January 21: Malaysian Trial Drones Into Oblivion . Slain Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu sinks further from public consciousness
October 15: Whatever Happened to Altantuya Shaariibuu? Timid prosecution, long delays and avoiding a powerful witness in a sensational murder case raise questions about Malaysia’s judicial system
September 10: What did Najib know and when did he know it?. Malaysia’s Mongolian murder trial raises more questions than it answers
September 3: Malaysia’s Politically Charged Murder Trial Resumes. Delays, avoidance of the powerful mark trial over murdered Mongolian beauty
August 6: Rot and More Rot in Malaysia’s Judicial System. The “retirement” of two top prosecutors is the latest fallout from the Mongolian murder trial, but the problems run deeper.
July 23: Some seriously troubling questions in Malaysia. An unbelievable spectacle took place in the bizarre murder trial of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaaribuu on June 29. Karpal Singh, the lawyer for the victim’s family, attempted to ask a question about a “government official” allegedly seen in a photograph with the victim. At that point, both the prosecutor and the defense lawyer sprang to their feet in unison to block the question.
July 13: Prosecution Setbacks in Mongolian Murder Case. Drama in a Malaysian courtroom as the prosecution treads water amid allegations of political pressure.
July 7: Maybe Najib Rides it Out. Despite a damaging week of revelations in the Mongolian murder case, clout and connections are likely to keep Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister where he is.
July 4: Witness Recounts Threats in Malaysian Murder Trial.Star witness says she was coerced as prosecutors challenge inconsistencies.
July 1: Najib and Altantuya: A Picture Connects Them.Testimony in a Malaysian courtroom links the Deputy Prime Minister to a lurid  murder case
June 22: Fury, Scorn and Murder in a Malaysian Courtroom. Sex, violence and political intrigue emerge in stunning testimony over a Mongolian beauty’s brutal slaying.
June 3: Mongolian beauty’s Malaysian Murder Case Postponed. Politically charged trial of three accused murderers is delayed as prosecution team is suddenly changed
March 30: Malaysia’s Deputy Premier Najib in Trouble? Pressure mounts in Kuala Lumpur to put the brakes on a scandal-tainted Malay politico
2006 November 8: Murder and Politics, Malaysia Style.Ruling party to debate its future while the slaying of a fashion model ensnares prominent politico

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