7 October 2017
Kit Siang: Plans afoot to arrest, parade me in lock-up attire
PETALING JAYA: DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang has claimed that a plot is being hatched for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to arrest him over allegations that he was a beneficiary of a RM1 billion bribe from PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The Gelang Patah MP alleged that the conspiracy was being planned to help offset opposition criticisms on reported loss of 1MDB-related funds under Prime Minister Najib Razak.
“There is a plot to get MACC to arrest and parade me in handcuffs in orange-coloured MACC lock-up uniform to counter kleptocratic allegations against Najib over the 1MDB scandal,” he said.
Claiming that Najib, who is also finance minister, could not clear himself of the allegations surrounding the sovereign wealth fund, he said Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) strategists were faced with a “great problem” on how they should be countered.
“The top UMNO/BN election strategists had brain-stormed long and hard as to what is the most effective way to counter the main issue against Najib in the ‘do-or-die’ 14th general election (GE14),” Lim said in a statement issued after his visit to fire victims at the Seremban Central Market this morning.
The DAP parliamentary leader also accused media controlled by BN of being full of reports and pictures of Parti Warisan Sabah vice-president Peter Anthony in handcuffs and in lock-up gear at the Kota Kinabalu courthouse after he was remanded for five days for a corruption probe yesterday.
“Now UMNO/BN strategists are trying to implicate Mahathir and me in one of the wildest allegations that Mahathir had given me a RM1 billion bribe, even claiming that RM750 million had already been paid into my bank accounts outside the country,” he said.
“There are even some UMNO/BN strategists who want MACC to arrest me over the outrageous RM1 billion bribe allegation, put me in orange-coloured MACC lock-up uniform and parade me throughout the country as the best way to counter the kleptocratic allegations against Najib,” he added.
Lim said he would meet his lawyers next week on a test case to sue the media that printed “lies and defamatory material” about him receiving the bribe from Mahathir.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 ― DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said today he will sue those who published claims that he received a RM1 billion bribe from former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
In a statement, Lim said he would instruct his lawyers to take up a “test case” to sue the “media which printed lies and defamatory materials” about him.
Last week, exiled blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin alleged in his Malaysia Today website that Lim received the bribe from Dr Mahathir in order for Dr Mahathir’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) to be allowed to join Pakatan Harapan, for Dr Mahathir to be made chairman for the coalition, and also for Lim’s silence on the 1990s Bank Negara foreign exchange (forex) scandal.
“We are seeing a new modus operandi in character-assassination and spreading of lies and falsehoods against DAP and Pakatan Harapan leaders,” Lim said.
“Are these media protected from defamatory proceedings for recycling such lies and falsehoods? This is the test case which I have instructed my lawyers to initiate and institute,” he added.
Lim also said that if the bribe was indeed true, Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad should resign as MACC was unable to detect such a huge transaction.
“I would go one step further and state that if there is any truth in the lies about Mahathir’s RM1 billion bribe to me, with RM750,000 already paid into my accounts, and MACC knows nothing about it, then MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad should resign in disgrace because of utter incompetence,” he said.
“How could the MACC know nothing of such a huge billion-ringgit bribe to me, with RM750,000 already paid to me overseas?” he added.
Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/kit-siang-says-will-sue-publishers-of-rm1-billion-bribe-claim#jUecWeA5M6jCUDbo.99
Only those who believe that Pak Arab donated RM2.6B can believe that Lim Kit Siang got RM1B from TunM.
Madey has bought off Kit Siang with RM1billion, that is why the old Chinaman has turned into the old Mamak’s lapdog? http://www.malaysia-today.net/mahathir-bribed-kit-siang-rm1-billion-to-become-pakatans-chairman/ …
Mahathir bribed Kit Siang RM1 billion to become Pakatan’s Chairman
Mahathir bribed Kit Siang RM1 billion so that he could become Pakatan’s Chairman. Part of that deal was Kit Siang would not spill the beans on the Bank Negara forex scandal and Mukhriz would be given a safe parliament seat to contest in the next general election. RM750 million has been paid thus far and once Mukhriz’s seat is confirmed the balance will be paid.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Lim Kit Siang’s actions since the beginning of this year has puzzled many people, the top leadership of DAP in particular. Kit Siang appears to have warmed up to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and no longer does Kit Siang consider Mahathir the father of racism, the godfather of corruption, the man who killed democracy, the man who destroyed the judiciary, the criminal who must be put in jail for the rest of his life once Pakatan Harapan comes to power, and so on.
In fact, today Kit Siang considers Mahathir as the man who is going to save Malaysia and he says he never had any personal grudge against Mahathir but just disagreed with him on matters of policy and the management of the country. How far Kit Siang has fallen from calling Mahathir ‘Satan’ to now calling him ‘The Son of God’.