WE WANT THE NAMES, TOO!
1. Who is the Malaysia-born woman who had moved to Britain and has a news blog?
2. Who is the person from the Prime Minister’s own party?
3. Who is the prominent leader from the opposition?
4. Who are the media figures?
WHEN WILL JUSTO GO ON TRIAL?
1. What will he say in his defence?
2. Will he retract most or all of his ‘confession’?
18 July 2015
Thai cops won’t say what was tampered
Thai police have refused to elaborate on the nature of the alleged tampered documents sold by former PetroSaudi International Ltd (PSI) former director Xavier Andre Justo to third parties.
Asked whether the tampering was extensive, Thai police spokesperson major-general Prawut Tavornsiri told Malaysiakini: “The changes are small, but important”.
He said Thai police had made this deduction after interviewing Justo, who insisted to them that only the original documents from PSI were passed on to others.
Prawut said he was unable to provide further details on the tampering allegation as the matter was still under investigations.
4:40PM Jul 18, 2015
Thais deny arrest warrants for those who met Justo
Thai police have denied issuing arrest warrants for individuals who had purportedly met with former PetroSaudi International director Xavier Andre Justo.
“No, no arrest warrant, because it (the alleged meetings) happened in Singapore,” Thai police spokesperson major general Prawut Thavornsiri told Malaysiakini when contacted.
He was asked to respond to rumours circulated in Malaysia that arrest warrants for the individuals have been issued.
Prawut told Malaysiakini that the offer to purchase information from Justo went up to US$ 2 million.
“Inside the contract, it said two million, in US dollars,” he said.
However, Prawut said it is unclear if the transactions actually took place.
Rumour that Thai police will issue arrest warrants against those said to have met Justo have been circulating on social media since yesterday.
The rumour appears to have started from blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, who cited unnamed “deep throat” sources in the Royal Thai Police.
ARE THE THAI POLICE LYING?
Thai police sat that the Malaysian police have not received any information from them, but that they informed their Malaysian counterparts to work through the necessary diplomatic channels if they want assistance in the case.
If they are telling the truth, how is it that Tan Sri Khalid says he knows the name of the Opposition politician who met Justo?
Thai cops reject Malaysia’s request for Justo probe details, says report
The Malaysian police have not received any information from their Thai counterparts on the investigation into former PetroSaudi International director Xavier Andre Justo, a senior Thai officer said yesterday.
Channel News Asia (CNA) reported Lt Gen Prawuth Thawornsiri as saying that Thai police had turned down a request from Bukit Aman on the probe into the Swiss national over the leaking of information to a website that alleged the Malaysian government misappropriated state funds.
“We can’t reveal the details as it will affect many other people. But he (Justo) told us everything in his confession,” Thai police spokesman Thawornsiri told the regional news channel.
– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/thai-cops-reject-malaysias-request-for-justo-probe-details-says-report?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.X3W4TdEx.dpuf
BN TROLLS HAVE ALREADY CONCLUDED THAT THE OPPOSITION LEADER WHO MET WITH JUSTO IS…
Well, I dare any BN Minister to accuse me of meeting Justo.
Come on, don’t be pussies, don’t beat about the bush. No need to wayang.
Accuse me openly of Justo meeting, Tony Pua dares BN leaders: PETALING JAYA: The cut and thrust continue… http://bit.ly/1LsDpnR :Star
PETALING JAYA: The cut and thrust continues with DAP MP Tony Pua hitting back at Barisan Nasional leaders, daring them to accuse him openly of meeting with former PetroSaudi International executive Xavier Andre Justo.
Pua posted the challenge on his Facebook page Saturday along with a link of a news report of Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek urging opposition figures who allegedly met Justo in Singapore to clearly deny their involvement in order to put the matter to rest.
“Well, I dare any BN minister to accuse me of meeting Justo,” he wrote, telling his accusers not to beat about the bush.
HE SAYS HE KNOWS THE NAMES…
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysian police have identified the opposition leader who allegedly met former PetroSaudi executive Xavier Andre Justo and will summon several people for questioning over information disclosed by Thai police on Thursday.
The politician as well as a Malaysian media boss were among a group of people who had set up a meeting with the Swiss national in Singapore to buy documents that they could use against Prime Minister Najib Razak.
“A police report has been lodged based on the revealed information so that we can conduct investigations here,” Tan Sri Khalid told reporters yesterday.
“We have identified the opposition leader involved and several other individuals who will need to come in soon to have their statements recorded,” he said.
On 2nd July I asked
@tonypua : Has he ever met Justo? He said he had no clue who Justo was. We shall see…
At a press conference on Thursday, Thai police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said that in admitting to the alleged blackmail, Justo had also claimed to have met an important member of a Malaysian opposition party and a media tycoon at a hotel in Singapore before allegedly selling them classified information from PetroSaudi International.
Thai police did not provide any details about the documents and information in the alleged blackmail attempt, and did not say whether they were linked to 1MDB, Malaysia’s debt-laden state investment firm that is at the centre of a political crisis confronting the Malaysian Prime Minister.
Mr Khalid said the police will haul in those involved if they refuse to cooperate. “We will investigate all of them. We hope that they will give full cooperation to us, if not we will take action by catching and remanding them in police lock-up,” he said, adding that the Malaysian authorities have already contacted the Thai police and are working closely with them.
Friday July 17, 2015 MYT 6:52:16 PM
Justo names 10 over plot to tarnish Najib
SINGAPORE: Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo, who is expected to be charged with blackmailing his former employer, claimed that about 10 people bought documents from him to attack Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“He has confessed everything. He has given us very good cooperation … every document, even from inside his phone,” Thai police spokesman Lt-Gen Prawuth Thavornsiri told The Straits Times.
Justo reportedly sold the data he had taken from PetroSaudi to the group, which included media figures and a person from the Prime Minister’s own party.
Among them was a Malaysia-born woman who had moved to Britain. “She has a news blog,” Lt-Gen Prawuth said. Asked if the blog was the Sarawak Report website, he said: “Maybe. I didn’t name it, you named it.” “The website tampered with the data to discredit the PM,” he added.
Lt-Gen Prawuth said he could not mention names. But he said that Justo had met with “many people, about 10, from the media and from political circles, even from the same party as Najib”. Justo met the Malaysia-born woman three times in Thailand, and also in Singapore, for “negotiation”, said Lt-Gen Prawuth.
In the last stage of the negotiations, once the group had reportedly verified that Justo’s files contained the information they wanted, they discussed how to pay him.
The evidence from Justo allegedly included a full transcript of all the WhatsApp chats he had with the group during their negotiations and discussions on how he would be paid. Some meetings were reportedly said to have been held in Singapore.
“The way they paid was the same way money-laundering gangs pay, Lt-Gen Prawuth said. These details “should be useful” to Malaysian police, he added.
WE AWAIT A REPLY FROM SARAWAK REPORT
The Thai police spokesman Lt Gen Prawut Thavornsiri is believed to be referring to Sarawak Report founder and editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown, a British national who was born in Malaysia.
Justo reportedly sold the data he had taken from PetroSaudi to the group, which included media figures and a person from the Prime Minister’s own party. Among them was a Malaysia-born woman who had moved to Britain. “She has a news blog,” Lt-Gen Prawuth said. Asked if the blog was the Sarawak Report website, he said: “Maybe. I didn’t name it, you named it.” “The website tampered with the data to discredit the PM,” he added.
Shabery challenges opposition to deny having met ex-PetroSaudi official