Friday, May 19, 2017

1 MDB theft : Growing UMNO and BN support for a UN managed International Commission against Impunity to prosecute Najib Administration

by Ganesh Sahathevan

Malaysia AG’s Embarrassing Gaffe

Learned Apandi may want to consider that one day he may be further "annoyed" by a Malaysian 
ComisiĆ³n Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala

UMNO and BN sources in Malaysia  have indicated that they will sponsor  an   UN managed  International Commission against Impunity  to prosecute   members of the Najib Administration for matters relating to the 1MDB theft. This will include PM Najib himself ,and his Attorney General Mohamad Apandi (see reference below).

In pursuing the matter UMNO and BN sources are confident that there is sufficient evidence within Malaysia to at minimum successfully prosecute Najib, his wife Rosmah Mansor and her son Riza Aziz,and their associates.
This includes evidence that will more than easily rebut Najib's "Saudi donation" story that has been relied on by AG Apandi to cover-up what he  knows  to be a theft from 1MDB.

The commission is to be based on the work of  International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, and is considered the most effective and efficient method of excising and removing (cutting and taking away) the entire 1MDB matter out of the hands of Malaysian politicians and enforcement agencies, all of whom have been tainted by the 1MDB theft, as participants , or in the cover-up.

The growing  support  within Najib's own ranks for an international commission has arisen from the realization that the 1MDB theft cannot be covered-up, and that the longer it festers, the more likely it is that the problem will spread to other UMNO and Barisan Nasional members,and their associates (see Sarawak Report story below).

We Name More Of The Recipients Of Najib's Stolen Public Money....

We Name More Of The Recipients Of Najib's Stolen Public Money....

One person who features more than once as a lucky recipient of SRC’s stolen funds (thanks to payments from PM Najib Razak) is the property developer Lim Soon Peng.  Together with his son he runs Titijaya Land Berhad, which boasts a number of residential developments.
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In July of 2014 Lim received RM91,470 from Najib’s account and then in the following February a hefty RM238,914 – all from the funds stolen from SRC International and initially borrowed from the KWAP public sevants’ pension fund.  So, was Najib buying properties from Mr Lim and if so was he buying them at the market rate?
Or were they up to something else entirely?  Given this was public money, the public have a right to know.  Public servants are often turned out of their accommodation upon retirement and there are very many who would therefore appreciate a roof over their heads from this money saved towards the old age of civil servants, if properties have indeed been bought.
Meanwhile, the recipient list, which includes luxury furnishing shops, diamond sellers and credit card repayments, has long-since undermined Najib’s claim back in 2015 that none of the money was spent on personal uses. It also undermines likely confidence in the present claims of his underlings that the till now unreported cheques, which he presented to UMNO members from the same pot of money, was spent on ‘public’ uses.
Najib’s professional helpers
So, who else was getting gravy from the dish?  Several names spring out, many of which seem linked to election expenses – consultants and companies engaged in the provision of gifts to hand round voters:
“Enjoy this trinket. You might as well, since you paid for it out of your own old age pension” 
Rita Sim
Rita Sim
Najib might have told his grateful electors.
One of these well-paid consultants appears to have been one Rita Sim, the Founder and Director of an outfit called the Centre For Strategic Engagement (CENSE).
Rita and her two female partners appear to have netted a cool million at the start of September 2014 for their work in a direct payment from Najib – RM500,000 on September 1st made out to the Centre and then RM500,000 on September 3rd made out to CENSE Media.
Then the following year there was another tasty payment for a further RM300,000 dated 9th February.
So, what do these three ladies do for people and in particular for Najib, the public has a right to ask?
In her profile, Ms Sim who points out she was named in 2011 as “Woman Super Achiever at the 2nd CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Branding” lists her areas of expertise on the CENSE website as:
The Centre for Strategic Engagement (CENSE) is a private consulting firm established in 2010. We specialise in public policy research with special interest in media, policy & political communications. Our clientele includes Members of Parliament, Ministers, policy-makers and multinationals operating in the region.
The firm says it specialises in:
Branding and marketing, nonpartisan research, analysis, engagement and advisory services. Bespoke strategic planning and implementation (media, business, politics)
To add to a panoply of expertise Sim also currently specialises in Corporate Social Responsibility projects.
The Cense Package:
  • Market Intelligence
  • Surveys and Polls
  • Political Sentiment Analysis
  • Political risk assessment
  • Critical-gap analysis
  • Bespoke socio-political impact studies
  • Up-to-date policy and legislative reports
  • Crisis Management
  • Backbencher engagement
  • Internal and external stakeholder engagement
  • Political and Media Toolkit
  • Individual coaching for political and media engagement
  • Media monitoring, analysis and strategic consultancy
  • Scoping Studies
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For the moment Malaysians can only guess what ‘scoping’ or ‘polling’ Ms Sim and her fellow experts were up to on behalf of Najib. However, a clear picture has emerged in one respect, which is that the present Prime Minister appears to have an inexhaustible and extremely expensive media monitoring and manipulation habit.
There appears no end to the numbers of people he is prepared to hire, both publicly and privately, to survey opinion and try to influence it also.  However, as today’s news has shown, it seems he is not happy with what his experts are telling him, because it now appears that a mass exercise is underway to add tens of thousands of new mysterious voters to the electoral lists in opposition constituencies, whilst at the same time making it almost impossible for opposition parties to register voters of their own.
What possible strategic exercise could that be related to, voters might be wondering?
Conference at Le Meridien Hotel.. funded by SRC Money from Najib?
Conference at Le Meridien Hotel.. funded by SRC Money from Najib?

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