Posts Tagged ‘DOJ


US criminal charges brought against Jho Low and Roger Ng

(Source: US Department of Justice)



No checks and balances on executive power in Malaysia

Trump’s hosting of Malaysia’s prime minister marks another setback for the rule of law
By Josh Rogin
September 3 2017 – Washington Post


1MDB and the conspiracy of silence

1MDB and the conspiracy of silence
6 Jul 2017 – Aliran


Penaga folk stunned over scale of theft at 1MDB

Penaga folk stunned over scale of theft at 1MDB
7 Jul 2017 – Malaysian Insight


PH leaders hail Dr Mahathir-Anwar pact as key to overthrowing BN

PH leaders hail Dr Mahathir-Anwar pact as key to overthrowing BN
7 Jul 2017 – Malaysian Insight


Dr M has no objection to Anwar becoming PM

Father of modern Malaysia backs jailed former deputy in attempt to oust PM

Mahathir Mohamad says former deputy Anwar Ibrahimm, jailed on charges of sodomy, should be freed to contest election against scandal-ridden Najib

Father of modern Malaysia backs jailed former deputy in attempt to oust PM
6 July 2017 – The Guardian

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Dr M: Only an idiot will believe I can influence the DOJ

Dr M: Only an idiot will believe I can influence the DOJ

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated today that only an idiot will believe he can influence US Department of Justice (DOJ) to initiate civil forfeiture suits against 1MDB.

In his latest blog posting, Mahathir sardonically said that he was flattered by claims that he, a powerless man, could instruct DOJ to do something.

“If I could issue a directive to a US agency, then someone would have been arrested and charged for stealing billions of dollars long ago. Equitable punishment would have been imposed on such a person,” he said.

“Unfortunately, I, as the former prime minister of ‘toothless’ Malaysia, do not have such influence over any agency in the US, and also in Malaysia,” he said.

“Only those who are stupid will believe,” he said, adding that this showed that ‘dedak’ (bribes) given by the prime minister Najib Abdul Razak may have worked on these people.

Unlike Malaysia, which is satisfied with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s statement that an Arab national donated the RM2.6 billion to him, Mahathir said the US took stern action against those involved in money-laundering.

‘Using foreign power to interfere’

Mahathir and the opposition have been accused of using foreign power to interfere in the country’s internal affairs, soon after the DOJ filed its third forfeiture lawsuit in a US court on June 15.

The DOJ is seeking to seize more than US$1 billion in assets it said were purchased with money stolen from 1MDB. In the suit, DOJ also shed light on what happened to the US$620 million that MO1 had returned to his “donor”.

The DOJ also alleged that at least US$27.3 million was used to buy a 22-carat pink diamond pendant and necklace for “MO1’s wife”.

Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali has also cleared Najib of wrongdoing in the 1MDB matter.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan had confirmed that MO1 was Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Mahathir, who is also Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairperson, said MO1’s wife and the recipients of illegal funds have yet to return misappropriated money to Malaysians, despite celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio and Miranda Kerr having returned their gifts given by controversial figure Jho Low.

“They are thick-skinned and shameless. When they were alleged to have stolen (the money), these people, including Najib and Umno leaders, just smiled,” Mahathir said.

He said Jho Low and Najib’s stepson Riza Aziz should have challeged the lawsuit filed by DOJ in the US court.

Citing a Malay proverb “berani kerana benar, takut kerana salah” (why should one be afraid if one has not faulted), he said both Riza and Low do not dare to take on the DOJ, thus they were hiding in China and in Malaysia.

Mahathir deems their moves to be admission of the DOJ’s accusations.

Dr M: Only an idiot will believe I can influence the DOJ
5 July 2017 – malaysiakini

Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

The dawn of A Better Malaysia!
Rafidah Aziz, Hannah Yeoh, Ambiga at TTDI ceramah


Mahathir in Putrajaya ceramah


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All that is necessary
for the triumph of evil
is for good men
to do nothing.

- Edmund Burke
When the people
fears their government,
there is TYRANNY;
when the government
fears the people,
there is LIBERTY.

- Thomas Jefferson
Do you hear the people sing?