YOURSAY | ‘Why did PM and the Saudis remain silent even when this came to light?’
Versey: If the RM2.6 billion ‘donation’ was given to fight the Muslim Brotherhood, why was it channelled into the premier's personal account?
Why must it be so secretive that no one in Umno knew about it, not even the then deputy prime minister (DPM)?
Why did the premier and the ‘Saudi source’ remain silent even when this came to light, despite being fiercely queried by ex-premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad?
Why did the premier sack the then DPM and dissolved the investigation task force, replaced the soon-to-retire attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail by another soon-to-retire Mohamed Apandi Ali, causing much suspicions not limited to Malaysians but internationally?
Couldn't they disclose it to the then-AG and DPM? Why such a belated revelation? By the way, if the ‘donation’ was to influence the GE13, is it legal or halal to do so? And what about the sovereignty of Malaysia?
Roar For Truth: Saudi Arabia gave US$30 million for Aceh tsunami victims and were criticised globally for their stinginess, but choose to generously give in secrecy US$700 million to a Malaysian politician. Go figure this.
Wira: Please show the transfer statement that link the account to that of the Arab donor.
In addition, please reveal to the media those documents which show money had been returned to the donor. As of now, it is as muddy as ever.
Appum: Since the AG has dismissed the case, that huge foreign fund for an election campaign in Malaysia is thus legal, I see the floodgates have now been opened for the next general election.
PKR, PAS, Parti Amanah Negara, DAP, MCA, MIC, SUPP and all and every party can receive funds from anywhere or anybody to finance their campaign. If Umno can do it, why can't every other party?
Or you mean, as many have been saying, we have one law for Umno and another law for the rest of us?
In light of this, I am sure the United States, China and India will be very keen to promote their candidates/parties because of their huge strategic interest and investments in this nation and region.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in hand, the US will be laughing all the way to the bank.
Vent: So the money apparently came from the late Saudi King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Saud to help PM Najib Razak win the 2013 general election, which is "nothing unusual" according to BBC 's Saudi source as it "is very similar to how the Saudis operate in a number of countries”.
If this claim is indeed true it is typical of the arrogance of a country that doesn’t even understand what human rights is.
But isn’t accepting the so-called donation tantamount to treason? It says very simply that the PM was prepared to sell the sovereignty of this country to another, which would have included embracing toxic Wahabism.
Shouldn’t he be tried for treason then? Meanwhile, he preaches that Malaysia is a moderate Muslim country, whatever that means.
Karma: If it is a donation to help Najib to retain power, is it not amounting to selling out the country to the Arabs?
In the future or even now, the Arabs will say, “Hey, you know who helped you to get where you are today.”
As a result, all future dealings with the Arabs will not be seen as fair even though it is fair.
Jesse: If you believe this, then you still believe in tooth fairy like the AG, who is trying to convince us to go along.
If the momentum for change grows, then change will occur. If not, then the nation continues to be fooled and viewed with contempt by Umno Baru politicians and their self-serving partners in BN.
The apprentice has certainly surpassed the master.
Senyum Kambeng: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has said it is considering an appeal against the AG's decision.
This is a most telling and interesting development. What it means is that the MACC's findings are at odds with the AG's.
Will the Najib people now go all out to make sure that the MACC's findings are kept secret and also to make sure that the MACC changes its mind and not appeal the AG's decision.
YF: Indeed, no matter how they twist it, it is all perfectly illegal.
Personal account, undisclosed transaction information, breaching of elections rules, breaching of Bank Negara rules, breaching of MACC rules and every evil under the sun.
Fair&Just: Now, now, now, endless possibilities do exist in Bohongland where billions are donated by a generous king, cows can climb trees and live in high-class condominiums, elephants can fly and Santa Claus does come a-knocking on every Christmas Eve.
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