RM2.6b scandal has now become RM4.2b

RM2.6b scandal has now become RM4.2b Photo credit: FMT

There were actually three separate tranches of deposits into Najib’s personal banking accounts at AmBank: pre the RM2.6 billion donation, the RM2.6 billion donation itself and the post-RM2.6 billion donations.

PRESS STATEMENT The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) 45-minute Four Corners’ documentary “State of Fear: Murder and Money in Malaysia” on Monday has helped many Malaysians to realize that there were actually three separate tranches of deposits into Najib’s personal banking accounts at AmBank: pre the RM2.6 billion donation, the RM2.6 billion donation itself and the post-RM2.6 billion donations.

They can be listed as follows: USD300 million from 2011 to March 2013; two transactions in March 2013 totaling USD681 (the often-reported RM2.6 billion political donation), bringing the total deposited into Najib’s accounts to USD1.03 billion (RM4.14 billion) by April 10, 2013, just over a month prior to the 13th General Election; and deposits of £50 million (RM285 million) as well as “a series of cash deposits” in June 2014 and after.

Najib had never contradicted these facts and figures, elevating Najib’s RM2.6 billion “donation” scandal into at least RM4.2 billion. Najib should take a courageous decision to give a full report to Parliament on the mega scandals which had been hounding and haunting the country for the past two years.

He should present a White Paper on his twin mega scandals to Parliament. He should slot the last two days of Parliament, next Wednesday and Thursday, for a full parliamentary debate on the scandals which had infamously catapulted the country to the top in the world for global corruption.

Already, former Kuala Lumpur police Criminal Investigation Department chief Mat Zain Ibrahim had lodged a police report against Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali on the scandals. He has alleged that the AG was suspected to have “abused his powers, hidden information, and or used false statements” when clearing the Prime Minister of wrongdoing on the RM2.6 billion donation case.

In his report, Mat Zain dissected Apandi’s claims that the donation came from the son of a Saudi King. He wants to prove his claim that the AG had allegedly given false information.

Citing the Forbes 2013 list of the world’s richest Arabs, Mat Zain said only four princes were in the list, viz. Prince Alwaleed Talal who then had a reported fortune of USD20 billion; Prince Sultan Mohammed with USD2.6 billion; Prince Abdullah Musaad with USD144.5 million; and Prince Mutaib Abdulaziz with USD110.1 million.

Of the four, only Prince Mutaib is the son of a king, but his USD110.1 million nett worth was far less than the USD681 million donated to Najib.

Mat Zain surmised that if Najib did return USD620 million to the donor in August 2013, the donor would have climbed up the Forbes list. However, Prince Mutaib did not make it to the Forbes’ 2014 list of wealthy Arabs, making Prince Alwaleed, Prince Sultan, and Prince Abdullah the only Saudi royals named in the annual shortlist.”

Mat Zain said these deductions rendered Apandi’s remarks on the RM2.6 billion donation “false, and suspected to have been made up”.

 

Lim Kit Siang

Gelang Patah MP

DAP Parliamentary Leader

 

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