Saturday, August 27, 2016

Interpol rejects Malaysia’s request to put Sarawak Report editor on wanted list

Interpol rejects Malaysia’s request to put Sarawak Report editor on wanted list
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 ― Interpol has turned down Malaysia’s request to place Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown on its wanted list.
Interpol has also informed its 190 member countries of its decision and requested them to remove any data about Rewcastle-Brown from their national databases, Interpol secretary-general Jurgen Stock said in an August 27 letter to Jago Russell, chief executive of London-based NGO Fair Trials International.
London-based whistleblower site Sarawak Report (SR) published the letter yesterday, which an Interpol spokesman confirmed with Malay Mail Online to be genuine.
“In line with our standard operating procedure a review was conducted and on 9 August the request for the Red Notice was refused,” Stock said in the letter to Russell.
“All 190 member countries were informed of the decision and advised not to use INTERPOL’s channels in this matter and also requested to remove any data from their national databases,” added the official with the world’s largest international police organisation.
The police said on August 4 that an arrest warrant has been obtained for Rewcastle-Brown, whose whistleblower site SR has been publishing exposés on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy.
CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said the warrant, granted by a court here, is for offences under Sections 124B and 124I of the Penal Code.
He added that the police was also seeking to place Rewcastle-Brown on the wanted list of Aseanapol, a police group in the Asean region, and on the Interpol red notice.
Section 124B, which covers activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy, stipulates that those convicted under the law will be liable to a maximum prison term of 20 years.
Section 124I, on the other hand, states that “any person who, by word of mouth or in writing or in any newspaper, periodical, book, circular, or other printed publication or by any other means including electronic means spreads false reports or makes false statements likely to cause public alarm, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years.”
Briton Rewcastle-Brown has been accused of colluding with several opposition lawmakers here in a conspiracy to unseat Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak by using the controversy surrounding the debt-laden state investment firm 1MDB
PDRM again embarrass the country with such trivial matters. Really are there no hard core criminals to go after? Should they pander to the wishes of the ruling elite? The offended parties should sue Clare Rewcastle-Brown for defamation and libel and not get the POLICE involved! Such a waste of taxpayers' money.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Najib 'invincible'? so many exposures yet untouchable!

Zaid: If Najib's innocent, why 'cover up here, sack there'?

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Former minister Zaid Ibrahim has questioned whether Najib Abdul Razak's actions match the insistence that the prime minister is innocent and had nothing to do with the 1MDB scandal.
"Someone who is innocent will not sack top government officers, dissolve the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), appoint a new PAC chief who talks about cari makan, block the auditor-general's report and change (1MDB's) auditors four times.
"Someone who is innocent will not limit police investigations to only certain aspect, sack the deputy prime minister, sack the attorney-general and others," he said in a blog posting today.
Zaid said despite this, "stone-hearted" people have been defending the prime minister and accepting everything that he says.
"In Malaysia, we have stone-hearted people who do not want an independent police investigation. They are more comfortable if there isn't one or if it is done halfway.
"What we have are people validating everything said by the prime minister as true. When the prime minister said it's a donation from Saudi Arabia, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission would reply: 'Yes, it's true'.
"This is not an investigation, it's a cover-up. Covering up here and there. Sacking here and there (tutup sana, tutup sini; pecat sana, pecat sini)," he said.
Zaid said that such "stone-hearted" people are found in Umno and PAS and they do not seem to understand what the prime minister has done.
He urged them to read the outcome of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) findings, which detail how more than US$3.5 billion went missing from 1MDB.
Zaid said efforts must be made to help these people accept the realities of what had happened.
He added that those who continued to defend the prime minister should also face justice when a people's government comes into power.
Najib has denied any wrongdoing or taking public funds for personal gain.
Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali also cleared Najib of wrongdoing on grounds that the multi-billion deposits in his personal bank accounts were a donation from a member of the Arab royal family.

Well said Zaid, Najib is well protected by "His People" but is he also protected by "Spiritual Force". Are Demons protecting him, since the carpet dealer revelations that that he and his wife dabble in the dark arts, and black magic!!! Najib 'invincible'? so many exposures yet untouchable!

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