Every minute in delay of the arrest of the head of a criminal syndicate provides the opportunity for their aids to destroy vital evidence and materials.If the PM is truly innocent, he wouldn't mind being questioned officially.The PM has breached the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) through its financial dealings under 1Malaysia Development Berhad that has defrauded its citizens and has brought the country into severe debt. The PM has also failed to answer the source of RM2.6 billion in his personal bank account. Citing it as "donation" merely invites adverse inferences and negative connotations that begs for investigation as the proper means to clarification.Criminalization under the UNCAC not only covers corruption such as bribery and the embezzlement of public funds, but also trading in influence and the concealment and laundering of the proceeds of corruption. Offences committed in support of corruption, including money-laundering and obstructing justice. Convention offences also deal with the problematic areas of private-sector corruption.Countries are bound by the Convention to render specific forms of mutual legal assistance in gathering and transferring evidence for use in court, to extradite offenders. Countries are also required to undertake measures which will support the tracing, freezing, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds of corruption.
The Attorney-General (AG) should get used to being tried in the court of public opinion as Malaysia being a democratic nation means the public have a right to scrutinise those in positions of authority, a veteran newsman said today.
Datuk A. Kadir Jasin also pointed out that Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali handles various high-profile cases like that of the prime minister’s RM2.6 billion donation and SRC International’s RM4 million bond, both of which involve public interest.
“As a former lawyer, politician and judge, Mohamed Apandi should be used with the public’s right to judge and decide about something or an issue.
“I am confident that he is more than used to, and understands, the propensities of the court of public opinion,” the former New Straits Times editor-in-chief said in a blog post today.
He added that so long as these cases are not tried in a court of law, they will instead be tried in the court of public opinion.
Even Malaysia’s top officials like the Inspector-General of Police, the Bank Negara Governor, and the Chief Secretary to the government should accustom themselves to public scrutiny, which, Kadir said, is par for the course.
The spotlight is now on the AG after he said on Friday that he was carefully examining investigation papers submitted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on SRC International Sdn Bhd and the RM2.6 billion deposited in the prime minister’s accounts.
Last December 31, the MACC said it had submitted two investigation papers on SRC International to Mohamed Apandi after completing its probe and questioning over 100 witnesses.
The MACC also said then that it had submitted one investigation paper regarding the RM2.6 billion amount to the prosecutor after speaking to the donors and domestic witnesses, adding that it was still seeking evidence and documents from several financial institutions abroad.
July 3 — The Wall Street Journal and the UK-based Sarawak Report website say an investigation into 1MDB traced nearly $700 million to Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts from entities linked to the fund. The Wall Street Journal reports there were five deposits into Najib's account, including the two largest transactions of $620 million and $61 million in March 2013 ahead of general elections. 1MDB says it has never given any money to Najib. His office slams the allegations as a political sabotage to "remove a democratically-elected prime minister."
Citizen's arrest of Najib if general Attorney Mohamed Apandi Ali Attorney-General, appeared reluctant to press charges
July 4 —Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail confirms he received documents from an official investigation making the link between Najib and 1MDB. The documents pave the way for possible criminal charges. The special task force raids offices of three companies linked to 1MDB that were allegedly involved in the fund transfer.
July 7 — The task force says it has frozen six bank accounts but did not specify holders or the banks involved. The team also seizes documents related to 17 accounts from two banks.
July 8 — The task force raids 1MDB's office.
July 19 — Authorities block access in Malaysia to the Sarawak Report website.
July 22 — Singapore authorities say they have frozen two bank accounts in connection with the investigation.
July 24 — The Edge media group says the publishing permits for its business weekly and its daily newspaper are suspended for three months. This came after it ran extensive reports alleging Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho and PetroSaudi International had cheated Malaysia of $1.83 billion in cash through an aborted joint venture with 1MDB in 2009. Low is close to Najib's family.
July 26 — Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, speaking at a party event, repeats his call on Najib to explain the 1MDB saga and the money in his accounts.
July 28 — The government terminates Attorney General Abdul Gani's services, citing health reasons, three months short of his retirement. Najib fires Muhyiddin and four other ministers in a surprise cabinet reshuffle. Najib later says he prefers loyalty to smart people. A parliamentary probe into 1IMDB is stalled after four lawmakers are promoted in the reshuffle.
July 29 — Electoral reform group Bersih calls for street rallies in Kuala Lumpur and two other cities to demand Najib's resignation.
July 30 — Sarawak Report claimed that Gani was fired for preparing charges against Najib.
July 31 — The new Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali denies the report on charges against Najib and repeats the government's line that it was part of a plot to topple Najib.
Aug 3 — Malaysia's Anti-Corruption Commission says the money in Najib's accounts came from donations, but didn't name the donors.
Aug 4 — Police issue arrest warrant for Clare Rewcastle Brown, who runs Sarawak Report from London, for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.
Aug 5 — The anti-graft commission says it will call Najib to explain the donation, which came from the Middle East. It also says the new attorney-general has disbanded the special task force probing 1MDB.
Aug 12 — The Malaysian ringgit plunges to below 4 to the dollar, the lowest level in 17 years.
Aug 13 — The central bank says it has completed its probe into 1MDB and submitted its findings to the attorney-general this week with a recommendation for "appropriate enforcement action."
Newly-appointed Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Al i Can’t Find Public Corruption Anywhere he made a false statement by saying the draft corruption charge sheet against Datuk Seri Najib Razak was fake, after a minister implied that steps were taken to prevent the filing of corruption charges against the prime minister.
A parliamentary leader also told Apandi to confirm if his predecessor Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail was among those “taken out first”, citing Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan who had told local daily The Star that drastic action should be taken after the purported draft charge sheet emerged online.
In the first place, Mohamed Apandi should explain whether he had started off his tenure as Attorney-General making a public statement which is far from the truth when he said that the purported corruption charge sheet against the prime minister was a fake?
Abdul Rahman clarified Tuesday that he did not say with certainty whether the draft charge sheet existed or not, and that he was merely highlighting various conspiracy theories.
treason & crimes of the highest degree as shown Perversion of justice, cover ups. diversions, blame-shifting. Suspicious replacement of DPM & Ex AG! Whistle-blowers detained eg: Matthias & Khairuddin; People who asked questions sued; 1MDB Task Force dissolved; Police & MACC in disarrayed; nullified super-serious Bank Negara’s report & its order of repatriation of billions; strange transfers of Special Branch’s Abdul Hamid & MACC officers to PM’s Departmt; shady appointment of 4 PAC Commettee members to Cabinet; sacking of Law Officer Jessica Gurmeet; no questioning of PM by MACC & Police; 1MDB yet to face the PAC; not a word of clarification or explanation from PM…week after week, month after month. Skorpene kickback was RM500million; Apandi covered up Mongolian murders inclusive of a baby (likely Razak’s, now free in UK) & nailed the persecution/jailing of Opposition’s Anwar under fabricated sodomy. Look at Apandi’s face! - the evil that oozes makes people quiver!!!
The entry to PM’s personal A/c was RM2.6bil = 2,600million. 1MDB’s debt is RM40+bil (over 40,000 mil). Australian NSW premier resigned over an un-declared gift of wine of a only few thousand US$! Few thousand versus your RM40,000-50,000mil. These criminals deserve 1000 strokes of the rattan & life sentences with hard labour, they lie daily & have destroyed the lives of millions & brought poverty & sufferings.
Two regular guys from Southern Illinois, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, became folk heroes after lawfully “citizen arresting” their park district board. Now, their fight against corruption threatens to shake the political establishment.
Illinois’ number one manufactured product is corruption. More than 95 percent of the Illinois legislature is safe in gerrymandered districts. The incumbent governor has three current federal investigations of his administration, but the Attorney General/state’s attorney class can’t find public vice anywhere.