'Did Najib load US$620m on his jet and send it back to the ‘donor’?'


Modified 19 Apr 2017, 2:06 am

YOURSAY | ‘Why is the PM not disclosing all transaction records to clear his name?'

Show money trail in donation scandal, Dr M tells AG

Mosquitobrain: It's mind boggling. Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak keeps saying he has not misused public funds.

Attorney-general (AG) Mohamed Apandi Ali also says Najib has returned the US$620 million (of the US$681 million received) to the 'Arab' donor and declared Najib has done no wrong.

Now where is the proof? Yes, why not just show the money trail and mollify former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad's curiosity?

Unless perhaps Najib quietly bypassed Bank Negara, Immigration and Customs, and simply loaded the US$620 million into his private jet and returned the donation directly to the 'Arab' donor?

Anonymous 2436471476414726: The allegations are that the US$681 million (equivalent to RM2.6 billion) were remitted by Tanore Finance Corporation from their account to Falcon Bank in Singapore.

Further, this account was controlled by none other than businessman Jho Low aka Eric Tan Kim Loong.

Now to disprove this once and for all, the AG must show a different money trail, which is what Dr M is asking.

Kim Quek: The full money trail of the US$681 million that flowed into, and the US$620 million that flowed out of Najib’s accounts have already been established by the jurisdictions of US and Singapore beyond challenge by any party, including Najib, so what is Apandi waiting for before he would take action against Najib?

Should Apandi continue to do nothing, report the AG to the police to probe the possible collusion with Najib to cover up an alleged crime.

Kingfisher: Mahathir's request for evidence of "money trail" would seem very reasonable considering revelations of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Singapore courts confirmation of the Tanore Finance Corporation's account in Singapore.

As a public official, the AG is, one would think, duty bound to clarify discrepancies, if any, in his earlier rulings given his public admission recently that he has not in real terms put a categorical no further action to investigations on relevant issues and related allegations.

It is increasingly obvious now that the scandal has taken a national stain that is not easily removed unless a bleaching by truth prevails. And this should be possible as the AG is vested with an honourable position to get to the simple truth in the interest of the nation.

FellowMalaysian: The US$681 million allegedly belongs to the government and to the people of this country, and it is the innate duty of the Attorney General's Chambers and Apandi to exhaust all avenues to trace and retrieve the lost funds and to bring to justice whoever has been found to have received the allegedly laundered funds from 1MDB.

It is the AG's Chambers, which is tasked with the responsibility and duty of pursuing, tracking and restitution of 1MDB's funds, and such pursuits will involve the AG's Chambers working with other overseas associates such as the Swiss Office of the Attorney General (OAG) or the DOJ.

In other words, it is Apandi's undeniable duty, and if he has failed to do this, then he is shirking his expected role as the AG.

Justice: If one should transfer RM40,000 out of Malaysia or receive such an amount from overseas, he or she would be asked by the bank to sign all kinds of forms.

Local transactions involving cheque payments or transfer of RM100,000 also would be inquired by the bank. This means that all official records of the transactions would be with the bank.

And in this case, it’s RM2.6 billion, not RM2,600! So definitely the records are there with the bank that had sent or transferred the RM2.6 billion, and the local bank that had received the money.

Indeed, if there was nothing wrong with the said RM2.6 billion, why is the PM not disclosing the transaction records to clear his name?

Dont Just Talk: Indeed, in any receipt of payment or wire transfer received for credit of any account, the recipient and the person transferring the money is indicated in the bank's application form.

The matter is easily resolved by getting AmBank to name the recipient and name the person who had remitted the money to Najib's account.

The bank's document does not lie, but so far, we have heard a lot of stories, yet no one has applied for a court order to compel AmBank to reveal where the source of the US$681 million is from and the name of the sender.

Simple Malaysian: Najib, what is so difficult to show this money trail, especially if there is no wrongdoing? Your reluctance only goes to further confirm what the opposition and others are saying.

In any case, the biggest question in my mind is, why did the "donation" come to Najib's account allegedly via such a complicated route? How did the generous donor obtain Najib's personal account details?

This can only happen if Najib himself gave it to them. If so, what was going on in Najib's mind, knowing that it was wrong to receive these funds? I am sure many others have even more relevant burning questions to ask.

Malaysia4All: It is possible to view the money trail only if Pakatan Harapan wins the 14th general election (GE14).

Otherwise, the money trail might eventually be hidden under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) because MO1 (Malaysian Official 1) would be exposed for all to see.

Oscar Kilo: Even if honest Najib really did return the US$620 million, what happened to the remaining US$61 million?

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