Another RM2.6b Tale: Jasa DG Mohd Puad Zarkashi says that Zeti, Bank Negara governor, gave permission to bring in the money

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The Jasa DG is on a “Veracity Tour” of Australia, to explain current issues in Malaysia.

25 May 2016

Puad should explain ‘lies’ he told students in Canberra

May 25, 2016

 

Lim Kit Siang says DG of Jasa told students PM had informed the Umno Supreme Council about the RM2.6 billion and obtained approval from Bank Negara to bring in the money.

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KUALA LUMPUR: DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang wants all the “Veracity Tours” undertaken by Director-General of the Department of Special Affairs (Jasa), Mohd Puad Zarkashi, to be made public. “What were the countries and cities he has visited and when, the total expenses incurred, and the real motive and outcome of such tours.”

The question arises, added Lim who is also Gelang Patah MP, because Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz has contradicted what Puad told Malay students in Canberra, Australia, about the RM2.6 billion political “donation” which entered Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts. “Nazri said that the Umno Supreme Council was never informed about the so-called donation.”

It’s indeed a great irony that Puad should be telling lies instead of the truth in his “Veracity Tour” of Australia, lamented Lim.

Nazri’s account which contradicted that given by Puad, said Lim, tallied with that given by Umno Deputy President and former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. “He (Najib) never told us (Umno Supreme Council). He didn’t have to tell us. He just has to get approval from Bank Negara, that’s all.” (Malaysiakini),” Lim quoted Nazri as saying.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/05/25/puad-should-explain-lies-he-told-students-in-canberra/

22 May 2016

Kit Siang to PM: where are your Bank Negara documents?

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang has cast doubts on Department of Special Affairs (Jasa) director-general Mohd Puad Zarkashi’s revelation that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had gotten the green light from former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, to accept a RM2.6 billion donation in 2013.

The Gelang Patah MP asks why Najib had not come forward to say this himself, if things were so clear cut.

“If Najib had Bank Negara documents which approved the deposit of RM2.6 billion in his personal banking accounts, why is Najib unable to show them in the past 11 months since the Wall Street Journal report?

“If the RM2.6 billion donation had come from the Saudi King, why can’t he produce documentation to prove it?

“Can Najib produce these documents now?” Lim asked in a statement today.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/342501

21 May 2016

Malaysiakini

‘Najib spoke to Bank Negara governor, got permission to bring in RM2.6b’

Published 21 May 2016, 5:35 pm

Department of Special Affairs (Jasa) director-general Mohd Puad Zarkashi has revealed the contents of a meeting between Umno leaders and Najib Abdul Razak shortly after the revelation that the prime minister received RM2.6 billion in his personal bank accounts.

In a dialogue with Malaysian students last night in Canberra, Australia, Puad said Umno leaders had sought a meeting with Najib as soon as the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke the news about the deposits.

He did not specify the date of the meeting, but indicated that it happened on the night after the WSJ broke the story on July 3 last year.

In the meeting, Puad said Najib admitted to receiving the money and claimed he had discussed the matter with then Bank Negara governor Zeti Akthar Aziz and even received the central bank’s approval to bring in the money.

“When we arrived at his home, we asked Najib if he indeed received RM2.6 billion, he said correct. He didn’t deny it and he said he had Bank Negara documents of the approval to transfer the money into his personal bank accounts.

“The only problem, he said, was that perhaps an officer from Bank Negara or AmBank had leaked the matter to Sarawak Report and it was then passed to the Wall Street Journal.

“Depositing into his personal account in the country would require Bank Negara’s approval and he had discussed it with the Bank Negara governor, documents had to be filled,” Puad (photo) told students at the dialogue organised by Australia Umno Club, held at the Australian National University’s Warrumbul Unilodge.He said Najib had also insisted to Umno leaders in the meeting that the massive deposits was not for himself.

“He said if the money was for his personal use, it would be better for him to keep them in his overseas personal bank account,” added Puad.

Puad, who is also Umno supreme council leader, added that Najib denied the money originated from 1MDB.

To combat the Islamic State

Puad said Najib in the meeting had told them that the money was from the Saudi King (Raja Saudi).

“We already knew that night. It was a contribution from the Saudi King and it was not deposited into (Umno’s) official account as the purpose was to combat the Islamic State, and secondly, to help in other places such as in Palestine and others.

“That was what we were told. That is why we remained silent,” he said.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/342425

 

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