Once Upon A Time
All of this is despite the fact that the so-called khalwat cops – conservative Muslim patrolmen – patrol assiduously to ensure there is no “excessive closeness” between people of opposite sexes, busting the odd luckless teenage couple caught smooching. But in the houses of power the powerful have been going at it like goats nonstop for years, and not just with the four wives they are allowed under Islamic law. In 2002, the Reformasi website named top public figures and officials who were having relatively public affairs, including Najib Tun Razak, then the defense minister and now the prime minister, who was caught in a Port Dickson hotel room with the actress and singer Ziana Zain. None have been apprehended by the khalwat police.
“It’s in the culture — not that sex is a scandal in itself but that Malays like to aib or cause shame to their enemies,” said an ethnic Malay lawyer in Malaysia. “Khalwat is a tool to eliminate or shame your enemy. It’s partly rooted in perasaan hasad dengki – good old jealousy to bring down the other fella who has more than you. Islam itself forbids spying. That’s what khalwat is. They are obsessed with khalwat. I think it’s bullshit. Utter nonsense. That’s all they do.” – Asia Sentinel
Ever since the demise of (old and original) UMNO and the creation of UMNO Baru (new UMNO as it is known today) by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad after the 1988 Malaysian Judicial Crisis, the political party has been producing anything but clean and good leaders. Mahathir was a dictator. Badawi was a sleeping queen. Najib is a scandal king.
Prime Minister Najib Razak has so many scandals in his closet that it’s impossible to document the exact date when the first one started. While Mahathir’s scandals normally ended up with corruption and abuse of power at the other end, Najib’s closet has all the trophies that Mahathir had, only on a bigger scale – plus sex and murder scandals.
Najib Razak is in an awkward position. Mr. Najib is a man who knew no shame.
Najib was allegedly caught bonking singer and actress Ziana Zain in a Port Dickson hotel room, an offence under Syariah Law for “khalwat”. Naughty rumours and jokes on the street was wife Rosmah Mansor was so furious about the extramarital affair that she started learning to sing, with disastrous results, so that she could contain her husband’s sexual desire.
Mr. Najib wasn’t caught with his pants down bonking another woman; although he was allegedly did so in a Port Dickson hotel room with singer and actress Ziana Zain when he was then Malaysian Defence Minister. But his 1MDB and RM2.6 billion scandals brought so much shame to the country.
Later Najib was allegedly involved in the gruesome murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, to whom the prime minister had anal sex, also an offence under Section 377 of Malaysia’s Penal Code. Just when Najib thought everything has been forgotten, Bernard Baiocco, 72, former president of Thales International Asia (Thint Asia), was indicted.
Apparently, Mr. Bernard was accused of paying commissions to Abdul Razak Baginda, the political analyst who was acquitted of the 2006 murder of Altantuya. While the new court case is not targeting Najib’s alleged involvement in the murder, it has everything to do with Najib’s potential involvement in the corruption involving 114 million Euros in “commission” in the purchase of Scorpene submarine.
Mr. Najib is in an awkward position because whenever he meets foreign leaders, he can’t help but notice a smirk on their face. True, he knew no shame but that doesn’t mean he has no dignity. Unlike North Korean Kim Jong-un or Zimbabwean Robert Mugabe, Najib takes very personal on how world leaders think of him. After all, Malaysia is still a democracy country.
When U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced on Wednesday (July 20, 2016) that the Justice Department filed lawsuits to seize assets that it said were the result of US$3.5 billion that was misappropriated from 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Bhd), a fund set up by Najib Razak himself in 2009, the Malaysian prime minister almost fell off his chair.
The son of Razak had been given the impressions by his No.1 bootlicker – Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak – and his band of supposedly top-brain advisers that FBI would drag their feet in the 1MDB investigation. That explains why Mr. Salleh suddenly made a spectacular U-turn and dismissed his “usual” claims of an international conspiracy against Malaysia.
Prior to the unexpected announcement by the U.S. prosecutor, Mr. Salleh has been consistently rubbished allegations by the Wall Street Journal, Sarawak Report and every private-owned media about his boss Najib’s involvement in the embarrassing but damaging twin scandals – calling them international conspiracy against the country.
Salleh took it that because President Barack Obama had golfed with PM Najib Razak, diplomatic calls were exchanged between both leaders for the investigation to be dropped, or at least halted. After all, A.G. Lynch was handpicked by Obama and had, together with FBI, carried out the president’s errands such as the recent cover-up for Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
Unfortunately, Najib’s 1MDB was too explosive and massive to be covered up by Obama administration. Coincidently, Attorney General Lynch openly declared – “The Department of Justice will not allow the American financial system to be used as a conduit for corruption,” – just a day after Donald Trump officially became the Republican Party’s presidential nominees.
The fact is, Barack Obama is struggling to ensure Hillary Clinton successfully become the first woman president, and continue Democrats’ agenda. The last thing they want is for Trump to make bombastic allegations that Obama and Lynch deliberately cover-up Najib’s corruption, and Hillary would continue such practice if voted to the White House.
To cover-up Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is one thing. But to cover-up Najib Razak’s 1MDB scandal, involving a whopping US$3.5 billion allegedly diverted from 1MDB funds, is another “very damaging” thing. 1MDB’s scandal is so huge that it creates a new record as the U.S. largest single action ever brought under the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.
Among the topics we spoke of last night, Najib and our lame duck Prime Minister!!! Of course Khairy’s name definitely crop up as it was linked to our Lame Duck Prime Minister, but we shall talk about Najib today as he seems to be a far more interesting topic, what with the Baginda case still on going. Most of the delegates around the convention was basically talking about the Abdul Razak Baginda scandal and of course Najib’s friendship with Abdul Razak and it brought back stories of his alleged “caught in the act of adultery” with Zaina Zain in Port Dickson, which is actually a smokescreen!! Najib had indeed been caught with that actress, but not in Port Dickson but in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Najib’s special Branch officers had inserted the story of it being in Port Dickson in order to lay the ground for his alibi and it has now been conveniently covered up and the blame place on his underlings in the Army!!
Anyway, so many of us seems to think that he’s the best option we have as Prime Minister!! Well, compared to the lame duck we are having, anyone would be far better!! However, we must bear in mind, he could also be a “wolf in sheep clothing” !! – Fly On The Wall
Source 1 : Finance Twitter
Source 2 : Finance Twitter