Bank Negara Malaysia Governor, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz
12 May 2018
A council of eminent Malaysians will oversee the new cabinet:
1. Zeti Aziz
2. Daim Zainuddin
3. Hassan Marican
4. Robert Kuok
5. KS Jomo.
#Alert A council of leaders will be set up to study requirements on the cabinet as channeled by component parties. The council will include Tun Daim Zainuddin, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Tan Sri Robert Kuok, Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram – PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Move To Make 1MDB Advisor Bank Negara’s New Governor Was Objected By Zeti, WSJ Says http://bit.ly/replacezeti
The current central-bank governor, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, is retiring next month after 16 years in the post.
- A top government official on the board of advisors of a controversial state investment fund is set to become the new head of the central bank, which had recommended investigating the fund, two people familiar with the matter said.The current central-bank governor, Zeti Akhtar Aziz, is retiring next month after 16 years in the post, and she recommended a deputy governor to succeed her, one of the people said.The finance ministry’s top bureaucrat, Irwan Serigar Abdullah, is expected to be named as the new central-bank head by the government in the coming week, a cabinet minister and a senior commercial banker said Friday, 11 March.
WSJ also reported that the move comes over the objection of Tan Sri Zeti.
Meanwhile, Tan Sri Zeti said to patiently await for the government’s decision that will soon be announced
All the rumours circulating are just that, rumours.
1. She is in good health. She is not in hospital with a heart attack.
2. She has not resigned
3. She is not being investigated.
Zeti, 67, is part of a high level task force investigating claims made by The Wall Street Journal that some RM2.6 billion was channelled into prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s accounts.
Anonymous blogs have been set up to attack Zeti, accusing her of being part of a plot to topple Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. Don’t believe them and don’t share them.
16 October 2015
Police report filed against Zeti for ‘undermining’ AG
Police report filed against Zeti for ‘undermining’ AG https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/315930
A NGO has lodged a police report against Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz for allegedly “undermining” attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali.
Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) secretary-general Hamdan Mohd Salleh said Zeti should be responsible for revoking the three permissions granted to 1MDB.
“In doing so (revoking the three permissions), Bank Negara had mala fide (bad) intentions to tarnish the attorney-general’s good name and undermined him,” he told reporters after lodging the report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.
Malay Mail Online
MCMC probes spread of false news linked to AG, Zeti
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will investigate the spread of a false statement by Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali against Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz which was said to have been uploaded in a local news portal.
Head of the MCMC Network Security, Enforcement and Advocacy Sector Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin stressed that the party responsible for spreading the false news would be prosecuted.
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ALL EYES ON ‘QUIET ZETI’ AFTER APANDI ASSAULT: WAS BANK NEGARA LAX, INCOMPETENT & FOOLISH OVER 1MDB? http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=604695%3Aall-eyes-on-quiet-zeti-after-apandi-assault-was-bank-negara-lax-incompetent–foolish-over-1mdb%3F&Itemid=2#axzz3ob4VYE7V …
Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:14
ALL EYES ON ‘QUIET ZETI’ AFTER APANDI ASSAULT: WAS BANK NEGARA LAX, INCOMPETENT & FOOLISH OVER 1MDB?
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13 October 2015
WHO WOULD YOU BELIEVE? A RENOWNED BANKER OR AN UMNO POLITICIAN?
Umno minister targets Zeti for painting 1MDB as guilty
A government minister has taken aim at Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz for giving the impression that 1MDB had violated the Exchange Control Act 1953.
Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan claimed that this was despite it not being the case.
“So it seems 1MDB did comply with Bank Negara’s requirements.
“Why did the Bank Negara governor give us the impression that 1MDB broke Bank Negara rules and regulations?” he said in a Twitter post today.
“Bank Negara is a respected institution. Reckless accusations are not helping its integrity which by the way the governor told us must be protected,” he added.
Abdul Rahman said this after Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali earlier today rebutted Bank Negara’s claim that 1MDB had provided inaccurate or incomplete information in its application to move US$1.83 billion overseas.
Apandi said omission of documents by 1MDB was not its fault as Bank Negara did not request for the necessary information.
12 October 2015
Zeti: Bank Negara’s move on 1MDB vital for integrity
Zeti: Bank Negara’s move on 1MDB vital for integrity https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/315436
Malaysia’s central bank had to take action against a debt-ridden state investment company to protect the integrity of the financial system, according to governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, who said an improvement in the country’s political situation would help the ringgit.
The attorney general’s office earlier this month dismissed the central bank’s second request for criminal proceedings against 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) for breaching the Exchange Control Act.
Bank Negara Malaysia has revoked three permissions given to 1MDB for investments abroad totaling $1.83 billion, and instructed it to repatriate the amount.
“He has the right to make that assessment,” Zeti said, referring to the attorney general. “But for the central bank we believe it is very, very important to comply with our rules and regulations that we have in place. This is vital, it’s critical for the functioning of the financial system” and its integrity, she said.
13 August 2015
Thursday August 13, 2015 MYT 2:28:52 PM
Zeti: I’ll sue those spreading rumours
KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz has warned she will seek out and sue those spreading rumours about her and Bank Negara Malaysia over issues surrounding 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
“There is no truth to these allegations against me personally and the bank, said the Bank Negara Governor.
“Many of these allegations are made by anonymous people. We will seek out to identify who they are and take further legal action on them.
“Right now we do not know who they are. We have some ideas, follow-up leads as to who they are, but they have been anonymous so far,” she told the press at a briefing at the Bank Negara headquarters Thursday.
Dr Zeti denies allegations against her and Bank Negara
8:51PM Aug 13, 2015
Zeti: I may be arrested for speaking about an individual
Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz today declined to weigh into the RM2.6 billion deposited into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank accounts, stating that she may be arrested if she were to talk about a certain individual.
“I have to be very careful what I say – that it has to be within the confines of the law.
“Otherwise, the moment I step out of this door, I will face arrest for talking about an individual right now.
“And I am sure you don’t want that to happen,” she told a press conference at the central bank’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.
The response courted laughter from journalists and Bank Negara officers present.
6:49PM Aug 13, 2015
IGP: Bank Negara officials probed under FSA
The seven officials from Bank Negara Malaysia who have been questioned by the police over the purported information leaks are being investigated under the Financial Services Act (FSA), revealed inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar.
Earlier today, Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz said seven of her officials had been questioned by the police. She added they had not questioned her.
Khalid said that the police are now authorised to investigate the officials from Bank Negara under the FSA which was previously under the jurisdiction of Bank Negara itself.
This was because the police had been given the power to use the FSA from the Bank Negara governor, he explained.
“Before this, we could only investigate under the Computer Crime Act. But now we can investigate under the FSA,” he said in a press conference in Subang Jaya today.
However, he again insisted they were not just investigating Bank Negara officials.
“Like I have said, we are also calling in officials from commercial banks and also other witnesses,” he elaborated.
12:41PM Aug 13, 2015
Zeti not quitting, to helm Bank Negara until 2016
Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz said she will not resign amidst speculation that she is under probe.
Speaking to reporters today, Zeti said she will complete her five-year term, which ends in 2016.
“I certainly will remain in office until my term ends,” she said during a press conference today to announce second quarter GDP figures.
On allegations that Bank Negara officials were plotting to topple the government, Zeti said the central bank is investigating the matter and would take legal action.
Bank Negara 1MDB probe done, now in AG’s hands
Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz today announced that the central bank has completed its investigation into state-owned 1MDB.
She added the investigation papers have been handed to attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali this week.
10 August 2015
Dr Mahathir expects Bank Negara governor to be investigated next
It is likely that Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz will be investigated next after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed.
Dr Mahathir said that as of now, it was still a rumour that Zeti would be investigated for corruption, but he added: “In cases like this rumours like that have some truth to them”.
The former prime minister was referring to talk, fueled by certain blogs, that Zeti who is part of the task force probing into RM2.6 billion transferred to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal accounts, would be investigated for corruption.
Dr Mahathir touched on the rumour in his own blog today where he claimed that there were attempts to disrupt the operations of the task force assigned to investigate alleged misappropriation of funds by government-owned investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
The task force comprises the police, Attorney-General’s chambers, the MACC and Bank Negara (BNM).
Free Malaysia Today
Zam: Zeti being smeared in prelude to removing her
“From being a woman who can do no wrong, and hailed as a great central bank governor, her name is being deliberately and systematically smeared.”
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin readily acknowledges that he has been involved in psychological warfare before but what’s happening to Bank Negara Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, the darling of the international financial community, has never happened before in the history of the nation or anywhere in the world.
“From being a woman who can do no wrong, and hailed as a great central bank governor, her name is being deliberately and systematically smeared.”
“It seems that the people are being subject to conditioning to justify and pave the way for Zeti’s removal as Bank Negara Governor,” said Zainuddin. “They are being conditioned not to be sympathetic to her when the axe falls on her career at the central bank.”
“The powers that be want the people to simply accept whatever fate they have in store for Zeti.”
The skies are not always clear, conceded Zainuddin and in Zeti’s case the storm clouds are gathering.
“When the investigations by the Special Task Force were put off, she as a member was mentioned as one of the conspirators involved in plotting the downfall of the government.”
So, he continued, the news is being spread that she will be detained, investigated and retired from her job as Bank Negara Governor.
“Many are concerned that appears to be a real possibility. The public fears have increased after the bangang bloggers, Najib’s media, raised several matters that touch on the Bank Negara Governor’s integrity.”
6 August 2015
PKR: Improper probe against Zeti may hit ringgit
12:12PM Aug 6, 2015
PKR: Improper probe against Zeti may hit ringgit
The PKR trade and investment bureau has urged the police to ensure full transparency in the event that they decide to investigate Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz.
Bureau chairperson Wong Chen said Zeti is well-respected in the international financial community as a good and pro-active central banker, and any action against her that is perceived to be politically motivated would be detrimental to the already-weakened ringgit.
“The ringgit is weak. You don’t want to create an international problem if you arrest Zeti for investigation, and not do this in a proper manner.
“We are not saying that the police cannot investigate her. We are also not saying that the police cannot arrest her. We are saying that the due process must be done, with full transparency on the reason why she is being arrested.
5 August 2015
Nazir calls Zeti ‘global icon’ amid RM2.6b ‘donation’
Nazir calls Zeti ‘global icon’ amid RM2.6bil ‘donation’ http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307408
The prime minister’s brother Nazir Razak has hailed Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz as among the “global icons” as he posed for a photograph with her and International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde.
Nazir who posted the photograph on Instagram wrote: “My moment with two icons of global finance”.
The photograph appeared innocent enough but it came at a time when members of the special task force on 1MDB, including Zeti, are coming under attack for investigating deposits of RM2.6 billion into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank accounts.
THIS NOT A RUMOUR. It comes from the horse’s mouth.
9:00PM Aug 3, 2015
IGP does not rule out quizzing Zeti, MACC No 2
The police will record statements from more officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Bank Negara and Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).
Asked if this would include Bank Negara governor Zeti Akthar Aziz and MACC number two Shukri Abdull, inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar did not rule out the possibility.
“We’ll see. Questioning those whom we believe can shed light on an investigation is part of procedure,” he told Malaysiakini.
Zeti, Shukri and several other high-ranking officials from Bank Negara, MACC and the AGC were named in certain blogs as conspiring to bring down Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
MACC has repeatedly denied that its officers are involved. Previously, Bank Negara also denied that its officials had leaked banking transaction matters.
Police are probing the case under Section 124 of the Penal Code for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.
On Friday night, former MACC adviser Rashpal Singh and AGC officer Jessica Gurmeet Kaur were arrested. On Saturday morning, MACC deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Sazalee Abdul Khairi was detained.
The three have since been released.
CAUTION! Anything written by Fromtheeleventh cannot be trusted. It is pro Rosmah Mansor.
Below is an example of the untruths Fromtheeleventh pushes:
No doubt this article is funded by you know who.. Read with a pinch of salt.. They want Zeti, one of the most… http://fb.me/7ja96iYNX
Friday July 31, 2015 MYT 10:00:03 PM
Asia Sentinel journalist given 48 hours to apologise to Rosmah
PETALING JAYA: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has given Asia Sentinel journalist John Berthelsen 48 hours to issue an unconditional apology to her for allegations made in his article.
“Unless Mr Berthelsen has full proof and justification in making the representations and imputations, he is to issue an unconditional and voluntary apology within the next 48 hours,” said Rosmah’s lawyers Noorhajran Mohd Noor Advocates and Solicitors in a press release on Friday evening.
“Should he find the justifications and basis from all the knowledgeable, well informed sources of Asia Sentinel, academicians and political analyst to be true, to surrender all information to the relevant authorities in the investigations within the next 48 hours,” said the firm.
The firm added that Rosmah supports any investigation by the lawful authorities, and refuted the claims made in Berthelsen’s story “Malaysian PM’s Wife Seeks Central Bank Governor’s Ouster” which was published on Thursday.
“My client firmly denies the allegations made by Mr Berthelsen that she is to oust the Governor of the Central Bank. My client holds no authority nor any harmful or malicious intent against the said Governor or anyone else,” it said.
7:17PM Jul 31, 2015
Rosmah denies ‘out to nail Zeti’ article
Rosmah Mansor has denied an article published in the Asia Sentinel which claimed that the prime minister’s wife is seeking to oust Bank Negara governor Zeti Akthar Aziz.
“The insinuations and allegations are made with the intention to injure the reputation of Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor in her personal capacity and (as) the wife of the prime minister.
“Words used by Mr (John) Berthelsen (author of the article) are adversarial in nature as those misinformed ‘facts’ are highly skewed to connote and create a negative perception of Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor as the postings are in the public domain,” read a statement issued by the law firm Messrs Noorhajran Mohd Noor.
Malaysian PM’s Wife Seeks Central Bank Governor’s Ouster
Two powerful women take center stage in spreading scandal as government clings to power
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s controversial wife, Rosmah Mansor, is trying to drive another powerful woman, internationally respected Bank Negara Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, out of the central bank, according to knowledgeable sources in Kuala Lumpur.
Rosmah is said to be enraged over leaks of her personal financial details. She also fears that Zeti has detailed information on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd. scandal that could bring down the government and the prime minister. Insiders say Rosmah, a lightning rod for criticism over her lavish spending, is the field marshal directing the defense of her beleaguered husband’s government.
“My own view is that Najib will fight to the political death because of the wife,” a longtime academician and political analyst told Asia Sentinel. “She is much stronger than Najib and will not accept any retirement package. She is powerful in her own right.”
Driving Zeti out won’t be easy. The Central Bank Act of 2009 – ironically passed that year at Zeti’s request after Najib became prime minister – insulates the central bank from political influence. The governor can only be appointed or fired by the Malaysian King, a rotating monarchy that passes among nine sultans. The current king is from Kedah, the home state of Mahathir Mohamad, Najib’s most implacable enemy. The king reportedly has told Mahathir he is staying out of the matter so that the law can take its course.
Rosmah is said to have targeted Zeti after the Sarawak Report published details on July 9 about the deposit of RM2 million [US$523,400] into her account in Affin Bank, after which Rosmah demanded that Zeti find out who leaked the information within 72 hours or resign.
When Zeti apparently declined, she came under attack from blogs said to be linked to Rosmah.
One of the blogs, “Fromtheeleventh,” alleged that the police Special Branch intelligence unit is investigating Zeti and three other Bank Negara officials for sedition and carrying out a parallel investigation into Selangor state water contracts involving Zeti’s husband, Tawfiq Ayman, and their son Alif. The blog also alleged that Tawfiq is being investigated for allegedly illegal commissions paid in a bank deal in which third parties benefited from insider information, supposedly which could have been provided by the central bank.
Bank Negara denies rumours of Zeti’s heart attack
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today denied rumours in the social media that its governor, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, suffered a heart attack.
This comes after talks circulating in the social media and markets since yesterday that Zeti, who is part of the special task force probing allegations against 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), has resigned from her position due to health reasons.
Reuters reported today that BNM has denied the rumour.
“This is not true.” the newswire quoted a central bank spokesman as saying.
The Star Online also contacted BNM and a spokesman denied that the governor had suffered a heart attack.
“She is fine and came to work as usual,” the spokesman reportedly said.
Now it is big news when somebody did not resign —> Bank Negara: Zeti has not quit http://fw.to/qTXcjhR
Thursday July 30, 2015 MYT 6:04:24 PM
Bank Negara: Zeti has not quit, did not suffer heart attack
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has denied rumours circulating in local media and financial markets that its governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz (pic) has resigned.
When asked to comment on the rumour, a central bank spokesman said: “This is not true,” according to Reuters.
When contacted by The Star on Thursday, a BNM spokesman also denied that Zeti, 67, suffered a heart attack.
“She is fine and came to work as usual,” added the spokesman.
Thursday July 30, 2015 MYT 6:09:36 PM
IGP: Zeti not probed over 1MDB
KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has denied that the Bank Negara governor was being investigated by police over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue.
“Not by us,” Khalid told reporters when he was asked whether Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz was being probed by police over the matter.
Khalid said this during a press conference at the Royal Malaysia College here, Thursday
Saturday March 14, 2015 MYT 8:43:30 AM
Zeti awarded Wharton Dean’s Medal
KUALA LUMPUR: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has awarded Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz the Wharton Dean’s Medal for her accomplishments and successfully navigating the Malaysian economy.
In a statement Friday, the dean of Wharton School, Geoffrey Garrett, said the Dean’s Medal was the school’s highest honour, to a Penn alumna, who has had a tremendous economic impact on Asia and beyond.
“Zeti is a leader of amazing accomplishments and has successfully navigated the Malaysian economy through more than one financial crises.
“She is dedicated to good governance and has been a trailblazer with her widely recognised work in both regional financial integration and internationalisation of Islamic finance,” he said.
He said Zeti was an incredible policy maker, central banker and person.
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The Most Inspiring Women in Malaysia
|Rank||The Most Inspiring Women in Malaysia|
|1||Zeti Akhtar Aziz (Tan Sri Dr)Governor Bank Negara Malaysia|
|2||Nicol Ann David (Datuk)|
|3||Siti Nurhaliza binti Tarudin (Dato’)|
|4||Zainah AnwarSisters of Islam|
|5||Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (Dato’)|
|6||Marina Mahathir (Datin Paduka)Actress|
|7||Teresa Kok Suh SimPolitician|
|8||Mazlan Othman (Datuk Dr)Astrophysicist|
|9||Jamelah JamaluddinCEO of the Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad|
|10||Mother Mangalam Iyaswamy Iyer (Datin Paduka)Pure Life Society|