Malaysia – Telling the truth is a revolutionary act


“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”Winston Churchill
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“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act”. – George Orwell
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The Malaysian Insider

Time to focus as Malaysia goes off the edge

The Edge

Before you think of another catchy hashtag, decide to wear black tomorrow or buy a candle for a vigil to protest against the three-month suspension order for The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily, consider extending your outrage to the original issue – the RM42 billion debt racked up by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and the unexplained RM2.67 billion that found its way to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s private bank accounts.

Reports on this two issues have cropped up and were also exposed elsewhere – The Sarawak Report blog, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), The New York Times and even Singapore’s Straits Times.

So why ban The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for three months, on the excuse that both publications’ reporting of 1MDB were “prejudicial or likely to be prejudicial to public order, security or likely to alarm public opinion or is likely to be prejudicial to public and national interests”

How can a business weekly with a circulation of 25,000 or a business daily with a circulation of not more than 15,000 be “prejudicial or likely to be prejudicial to public order, security or likely alarm to public opinion or is likely to be prejudicial to public and national interests?”

Why is Putrajaya resorting to such an illogical ban when those named have not begun to clear their names through the legal process? The WSJ has yet to be sued. Neither has The Edge Weekly, The Edge Financial Daily or Sarawak Report been sued.

The only thing that has happened is to ban the two publications and to block Sarawak Report, which has not quite worked as well as the authorities would like Malaysians to believe.

A friendly reminder that the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and a host of other laws governing online publications in respect of publishing misinformation have backfired when the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) basically admitted it has yet to verify if the Sarawak Report articles are actually false.

Which leaves us with the fact that the authorities are just bolting the stable doors after the horses have run off. The news is out there, still not denied, not refuted, except to stick to the playbook that it is all part of a political conspiracy to unseat the government of the day.

A conspiracy that involves – depending on who you listen to or to what some social political bloggers dream of – a former prime minister, politicians, media barons, foreign newspapers and bloggers.

But none of those who think up of such conspiracy theories has an answer to how 1MDB spent RM42 billion or the origin and destination of monies which found their way into the prime minister’s bank accounts in 2013.

All we know is what the government tells us. That 1MDB has some RM51 billion in assets – land, power and water plants – to cover its debts and that the prime minister did not gain personally from the private bank accounts.

Right. So why the need to restructure 1MDB? Why the need for others to pay off its bonds? Why can’t 1MDB redeem its “units” in Singapore?

Why doesn’t the prime minister explain if it is true nearly US$700 million, including RM42 million purportedly from the government-owned SRC International Sdn Bhd, went into his accounts? Where was most of the money from? Why is government money in an account under his name? Where did the money go?

How is it that Bank Negara Malaysia or the bank did not spot such a huge sum of money flowing into the accounts? Why are our graft-busters arresting a random set of people? Why are some people barred from leaving the country?

Read: Who owns Bank Negara

All this should be the major part of our outrage, not just The Edge Weekly or The Edge Financial Daily getting suspended for three months. That is just the symptom of a larger issue.

The issue of trust. Or the lack of it.

The government can ban newspapers and block websites. But it cannot ban thinking, it cannot ban the sharing of information and news reports about the issues of the day.

That is what we Malaysians must do now. To think it through, to discuss the issues that matter and share it as widely as possible among friends and foes.

Until the government explains and answers all the questions posed by The Edge Weekly, The Edge Financial Daily, journalists the world over, local politicians and the investigating authorities.

We need to focus on issues which ail our nation, or just like the powers that be, we will go off the edge. – July 26, 2015.

* Jahabar Sadiq runs The Malaysian Insider.

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Malaysia – #1MDB and the Goldman that Sucks


Most Malaysians haven’t heard of Goldman Sachs much less the financial tyranny that it does throughout the world. This name, the villain behind the curtain is very much silent in most if not all the reports on the 1MDB scams. Being the underwriters for the debts (bonds) it is now very apparent that Goldman Sachs is now the “undertakers” for the dying 1MDB. There is a bigger elephant in the room which very few Malaysians could see. Its the central bank in Malaysia. It pretty much looks like Malaysia have been terrorized by the “Economic Hit Man’


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Here are interesting bits of information about that relationship as drawn from Bloomberg’s latest report, “The Scandal That Ate Malaysia”.

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KUALA LUMPUR: A Bloomberg article going viral on social media today delves deep into the crisis surrounding 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) from its inception to the present day.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-21/malaysia-s-najib-razak-feels-heat-as-state-owned-1mdb-melts-down

Amongst many other things, the report traces the relationship between 1MDB and investment banker Goldman Sachs, with whom it was said to have had especially close ties.

Those ties apparently were helped along by Malaysian, Roger Ng, Goldman’s head of Southeast Asia sales and fixed-income trading. Ng, apparently, is well known for his connections to politicians and tycoons.

Tim Leissner, then Goldman Singapore’s co-president for Southeast Asia, played a key role in expanding the bank’s business in Malaysia.

Leisner and his celebrity wife Kimora Lee, are known to have forged a friendship when Prime Minister Najib Razak and wife Rosmah Mansor, and were present at the opening of Khazanah Nasional’s San Francisco office in 2013. Kimora famously tweeted a photo of herself and ‘friend’, Rosmah at the time of the event.

In December 2009, Goldman secured a license from Malaysia’s Securities Commission to set up fund management and corporate finance advisory operations in the country.

Goldman played multiple roles for 1MDB, Bloomberg claims, including acting as advisers in the purchases of energy assets Tanjong Energy, Genting Sanyen Power and Jimah Energy Ventures.

Between 2012 and 2013, Goldman arranged three bond sales for 1MDB, totalling US$6.5 billion. Fees, commissions, and expenses paid to Goldman totalled a whopping US$593 million, or 9.1% of the money raised.

“These transactions were individually tailored financing solutions, the fee and commissions for which reflected the underwriting risks assumed by Goldman Sachs on each series of bonds, as well as other prevailing conditions at the time, including spreads of credit benchmarks, hedging costs, and general market conditions,” Goldman’s Edward Naylor told Bloomberg.

Goldman was also said to have earned US$283 million for arranging 1MDB’s US$3 billion bond sale in 2013, representing 9.4% of the amount raised.

It was in that same year, according to the report, that a Hong Kong-based Goldman Sachs banker met a Korean investor and made an ‘enticing’ presentation regarding 10-year 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) bonds which offered an interest rate of 4.4%, said to be about 100 basis points higher than other A-minus-rated bonds were yielding at the time.

The potential Korean investor, a veteran in his field, sensed something amiss, the report claims.

With such an attractive yield, he wondered why 1MDB did not just sell its notes directly to institutional investors through a global offering. Not getting the answers which he sought, he decided not to invest in them.

That bond sale, according to Bloomberg, is part of a scandal that has all but sunk 1MDB, rattled investors, and set back Malaysia’s quest to become a developed nation.

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Malaysia – The death of Freedom of Information


Freedom of information is an extension of freedom of speech, a fundamental human right recognized in international law, which is today understood more generally as freedom of expression in any medium, be it orally, in writing, print, through the Internet or through art forms… – Wiki


The Malaysian Insider

Sarawak Report says MCMC blocking site further discredits Putrajaya

Sarawak Report

The main page of Sarawak Report that visitors from Malaysia will see upon trying to access Sarawak Report’s website, http://www.sarawakreport.org, following the move by the MCMC to block access to the whistleblower site. – ‘Sarawak Report’ website screenshot pic, July 19, 2015.

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Whistleblower site Sarawak Report has labelled the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)’s blocking of the site today as an act that will only bring further “discredit” to Putrajaya.

MCMC confirmed today that it has blocked local access to the site as it was threatening “national stability” following months of exposes pertaining to business dealings of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the state-owned investment arm.

But Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown (pic, left) said that they would not be perturbed by the MCMC move and vowed to continue with its exposes on the scandal and other relevant issues.

“Sarawak Report will not be impeded in any way by this action in bringing out future information as and when its investigations deliver further evidence,” she said in a statement issued tonight.

Rewcastle-Brown questioned if there is a “single person” who would believe MCMC’s claim that the site is threatening national stability.

“So far, no one in the Malaysian government has had the guts to take Sarawak Report formally to task over any factual detail of our revelations or issue legal proceedings which would trigger a public examination of the evidence.

“This is because our information is overwhelming, easily proven and patently substantiated by a mass of corroborative factual evidence,” she said.

Rewcastle-Brown noted that as Putrajaya was not in a position to refute the evidence, certain members of the government had instead spent the last few weeks doing their best to distract from the issue by attacking the integrity of Sarawak Report.

BN’s strategic communications director Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, who is also a Cabinet member, recently used a “confession” by a former Sarawakian journalist, Lester Melanyi, to claim that Sarawak Report had forged and tampered with 1MDB-related documents that led to its exposes.

He also claimed that opposition politicians had worked hand-in-hand with the London-based site.

Rewcastle-Brown said that ministers had shouted about forged, tampered or distorted documents, but they have been unable to highlight even one example of such a deed to date.

She also said that if Sarawak Report exposes were a mere plot and not based on facts, politicians from both side of the political divide would not be voicing anger and concern about 1MDB.

“If all our exposes were a dark and tangled plot of elaborate forgeries and lies, why is it that politicians across the political spectrum have been voicing anger and concern for months and years about the growing indebtedness and missing billions at 1MDB?

“And why is there a mass of official investigations being conducted into this very matter?” she asked.

The state investment arm, a brainchild of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, sits on a RM42 billion debt accumulated over six years.

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is among its chief critics. – July 20, 2015.

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Pope Francis makes a law..destroys every Corporation in the world


Originally posted on Follow The Money:

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Here: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/motu_proprio/documents/papa-francesco-motu-proprio_20130711_organi-giudiziari.html

http://www.gold-shield-alliance.com/papal_decree

The Vatican created a world trust using the birth certificate to capture the value of each individual’s future productive energy.  Each state, province and country in the fiat monetary system, contributes their people’s value to this world trust identified by the SS, SIN or EIN numbers (for example) maintained in the Vatican registry.  Corporations worldwide (individuals became corporate fictions through their birth certificate) are connected to the Vatican through law (Vatican to Crown to BAR to laws to judge to people) and through money (Vatican birth accounts value to IMF to Treasury (Federal Reserve) to banks to people (loans) to judges (administration) and sheriffs (confiscation).

Judges administer the birth trust account in court matters favoring the court and the banks, acting as the presumed “beneficiary” since they have not properly advised the “true beneficiary” of their own trust.  Judges, attorneys, bankers, lawmakers, law enforcement and all public…

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Malaysia … of truth, lies, crimes and punishment.


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In the courts of Law, a person giving a testimony will have to undergo an oath taking ritual and made to utter – “I swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God”

Upholding the Truth seems important and withholding it is perjurious and in Malaysia one could be charged under the Malaysian Penal Code

Outside the courts however, the Truth is not as popular and telling it is virtually an act of crime.

Lies and deceits abound especially so within the govern-ment, revealing or telling the truth is not encouraged, in fact forbidden and anyone who chooses to do so could end up in trouble with the authorities.

It is very very clear that the Truth is heavily discouraged for everyone to engage in as can be seen through the numerous enactments by the govern-ment:

The Sedition Act, Official Secrets Act, POTA, COTA , etc., etc…

Here comes the corny part. When a person is dragged into a court under these Acts for revealing the Truth, what does he do? He is now in the territory where the Truth is to be upheld…and he was charged for doing just that?

“When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent” –  Isaac Asmiov


Malaysian police looking for those behind leaked documents

Malaysian police said on Monday a special task force set up to probe reported transfers involving a state investment fund to Prime Minister Najib Razak is now itself under investigation to see if its members leaked classified information.

The Wall Street Journal reported on July 3 that investigators had discovered nearly $700 million had moved through government agencies, banks and companies linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) before ending up in Najib’s personal accounts.

The report created a storm of controversy in Malaysia with the prime minister dismissing the WSJ report as “political sabotage” and threatening possible legal action, while 1MDB denied any wrongdoing, saying it had not transferred any funds to the premier.

Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar in a statement released Monday said that after the publication of the report, on July 8, the Attorney-General instructed the police to launch an investigation into “the criminal act of leaking classified documents to foreign nationals.”

Read more…

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act” – George Orwell

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Malaysia – Instilling fears and insecurities


The Malaysian Prime Minister Najib is under heavy attack by Netizens and is under great pressure to step down. The talk of the town is filled and centered around the scams and scandals he’s deeply involved in, which were disclosed primarily by the Alternative and online Social Medias.

Najib knows he is up against awakened Malaysians and his battle to regain trust and control is diminishing by the hour.

The govern-ment machinery is working overtime to combat and restrain the massive information  pouring on the Internet which finds Najib struggling to survive each day.

Survive he must and will resort to every available tool he has to remain in power. False flag is a favorite tool of the controllers, and is effective in the pasts.

The recent mob incident at Kuala Lumpur’s Low Yat Plaza which started off from a simple theft of a mobile phone eventually ended up as a “racial” riot. The incident went viral online after a UMNO blogger PAPAGOMO painted the incident as racial and the police is now after him. The fracas was caused by thugs purportedly from the Malay group PEKIDA, with shouts of “Allah Akbar”. The police came in and quickly brought the situation under control.

Read more: Pekida’s action in Low Yat brawl regrettable, says moderate Muslim group

Soon afterwards the govern-ment and the police issued statements that it wasn’t a racial incident and that it was only a simple case of theft. Everything is back to normal and life goes on.

The next follow up by the govern-ment is of course to tell and “advice” the people not to spread rumors, especially on Social Medias and that  the people should not listen to lies on the Internet. Perfect!

After Low Yat fracas, minister wants tougher social media policy

Low Yat Fracas

Putrajaya must act against those who promote racism on social media before race relations in the country spirals out of control, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri. – Read more

Voila! The Hegelian Dialectic was put in motion. Create and stage the ‘problem’. The people ‘reacted’. Now its ‘solution’ time. The mob incident IS NOT the problem, The problem IS the SOCIAL MEDIA spreading rumors and the “solution” is in the form of a CONTROLLED SOCIAL MEDIA! It was all a set up…a False Flag!

Hegelian Dialectic

The Hegelian Dialectic worked all, if not most of the time in the past. Instilling fears and insecurities are of days gone by. Not now in 2015! The people have awakened and can see through the lies and the setup.

The controllers are out of ideas and their days are numbered. There is no more fear. There is no racial problem. There is only the corrupt govern-ment.

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Malaysia – In dire straits


Malaysia have had its fair share of ups and downs and worriment since its inception on August 31, 1957. She carried the “Blue Baby Syndrome”. Right at birth she had to deal with communist threats. The Emergency period was a big struggle for the founding fathers as they had to deal with communist insurgencies instead of developments. Almost quite immediately in 1963 she was engaged in the Malaysia-Indonesia Confrontation. Before she could recuperate she faced racial tensions and it blew up in the infamous “May 13″ riots in 1969.

All these “adventures” caused a great delay in the progress and development for a very young nation. Stability finally came in the 70s and it started off with the overdue Rural Development program. This relatively stable and peaceful period was slightly shaken by a terrorist group called the Japanese Red Army (JRA) when they attacked the US Embassy in 1975.

Gradually modernization kicked-in in the early 80s and prosperity came to visit and Malaysians never looked back. Of course hiccups occur here and there whilst progress set in and like any teenager she poked her finger at everything that her creative and inquisitive mind could possibly offer.

As Malaysians prosper and attain affluence they tend to have more time to delve in activities which their grand and great-grandfathers were deprived of. Politics takes a different tune and purpose. In the old days politics was all about freeing the people from enslavement, and working towards their collective prosperity. The respective race-based political parties UMNO / MCA / MIC and their respective leaders were fully focused into these aspects until lately.

The current UMNO ‘leadership’ under Najib Razak misleads and creates dissent. With strings of misdeeds and misadventures, he and his band of merrymen are displaying their true colors in full arrogance and totally disregard and disrespect the very people they’re supposed to lead.  They emptied the nation’s coffers and transferred public funds into their own and their hoodlums’ pockets. They robbed the citizens by levying the dreaded GST, and simultaneously increased prices of petrol and highway tolls.

They’ve become a bunch of angry ruffians just because their misconducts and frauds have been exposed. They’ve lost their minds, dignities and humanity to cling on to power. It’s a do-or-die situation for them, and they’re willing to bring down the country with them at all cost.

It’s a very dangerous situation!

Death by politics

We have gone through almost 20 years of heightened political drama, but have been deprived of the order and long-term developmental policies that politics is ultimately meant to bring to the people it serves.

Throughout Malaysian history, politicking has only succeeded in setting our country back from meeting its fullest potential. – Read more at The Malaysian Insider

Should Najib resign?

Personally, yes. He has tarnished the office of prime minister with his continued failure in doing the one thing he had to do: lead. – Hafidz Baharom

…All I can say is, this government was led by an ineffectual leader and an even worse cabinet that has led to the exhaustion of their political capital built up in the past 60 years, all spent up in the last decade. – Read more at The Malaysian Insider

Malaysians are getting restless as their patience are up to their noses. The elders have been sedated for the past 57 years and seem to be confused with what to do. The younger generations, however are more awake than the elders and they know and understand the current turmoil and they have their own visions. They are now rising, which they should and are making a move to determine their own future.

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The older generations are dysfunctional and are left only with old defunct ideas. We have only the young ones like Adam Adli to carry the flag. Its time for the old to stand aside and support their sons and daughters … if they wish to see Malaysia out of the dire straits.

“Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

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