Is Jho Low the owner of Equanimity?
3 March 2018
Are these 53 media publications purveyor of fake news?
1. South China Morning Post
2. The Australian
3. Australia Broadcasting Corporation
4. Sydney Morning Herald
5. Herald Tribune
6. Herald Tribune Latin America
7. International Business Times
8. International Business Times Singapore Edition
9. Wall Street Journal
10. International New York Times
11. TIME Magazine
12. The Guardian
13. The Daily Mail
14. Sun Daily (UK)
16. Deutsche Welle
17. Singapore Straits Times
19. Today Online
20. India Today
21. Business Standard (India)
22. India Times
24. EJ Insight (Hong Kong)
25. Anadolu (Turkey)
26. Bangkok Post
27. Chiang Rai Times
29. New Zealand Herald
32. Channel News Asia
34. PAKISTAN FIRST
36. MWC News
37. East Asia Forum
38. Radio New Zealand
40. The Independent
41. NewsX (Pakistan)
42. StateoftheStateKS (USA)
43. Asian Correspondent
44. Times of London
45. Financial Times
46. Asia Sentinel
47. Courier Mail
48. Jawa Post
51. The Telegraph
52. The Diplomat
53. Myanmar Times
From a Whatsapp message…
Salleh Keruak said that the seizure of Equanimity is an example of fake news that circulate in our country. So we can see that Malaysia’s minister has same thought with Trump. Dahsyat.
BREAKING FAKE NEWS . . . Equanimity, the yacht, nothing to do with Jho Low https://fernzthegreat.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/breaking-fake-news-equanimity-the-yacht-nothing-to-do-with-jho-low/ …
Salleh: Opposition thriving on fake news about Equanimity
PETALING JAYA: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak has criticised the opposition for harping on Indonesia’s impounding of a luxury yacht allegedly owned by Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low.
He claimed this was a failed attempt to mislead Malaysians with fake news.
In his blog yesterday, he said the opposition had seized on “unverified and unproven allegations” that “The Equanimity” was owned by Penang-born businessman Jho Low and was purchased with funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
“The reality is that the source of the allegations is contained in the United States’ Department of Justice (DoJ) civil lawsuit, which in fact has been put on hold since August 2017.”
Salleh claimed that apart from the “bare” allegations, the DOJ had not shown any tangible proof that Low was the actual owner or that the yacht was purchased with money from the sovereign wealth fund.
The Umno treasurer also claimed the DoJ had also yet to prove any of its allegations in a court of law.
“The Mahathir-led, DAP-dominated Pakatan Harapan (PH) is using fake news as their primary political weapon to garner votes for the coming general election,” he said.
Businessperson Low Taek Jho, through his spokesperson, has decried the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) “global overreach” after his superyacht Equanimity was seized by authorities in Bali.
The superyacht, reportedly worth US$250 million (RM1 billion), is among several assets being sought by the DOJ for allegedly being acquired using funds it says were misappropriated from Malaysian state fund 1MDB.
Multimedia and Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak previously said that the DOJ had not shown any “tangible proof” that Low is the owner of the Equanimity.
“Until today, apart from bare allegations contained in the DOJ civil lawsuit, which has been put on hold since August last year, the DOJ has not shown any tangible proof that Low is the actual owner of the yacht or that it was purchased with funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
“Furthermore, the DOJ has yet to prove any of its allegations in a court of law, despite nearly two years passing since its sensationalised press conference of July 2016,” said the minister in his blog on Thursday, Mar 1.
3 March 2018
Were 1MDB-related files seized from Equanimity, asks former senator
Businessperson Jho Low’s yacht, the Equanimity, has an Asian-themed interior, a swimming pool, movie theatre, helicopter landing pad and other luxurious amenities.
However, what’s more important is whether documents, agreements and correspondence related to 1MDB were seized by Indonesian authorities, and if so, what information they contain.
Was the yacht a secret hiding place for legal documents and correspondence?
Former DAP senator Ramakrishnan Suppiah raised these questions. He added that as the US Department of Justice (DOJ) builds its case against Low and his business partners, they are interested in uncovering documents and correspondence for its civil or criminal case connected to the 1MDB scandal.
In June, the US DOJ filed a civil case seeking the recovery of US$540 million in assets, including the yacht that it says was bought using funds siphoned off from 1MDB.
Overall, the DOJ says more than US$4.5 billion was allegedly stolen from the fund.
“As the DOJ builds its case it now needs more documentary evidence to bring Jho Low to court. In all charges, it’s solid documentary evidence that will justify whether Jho Low and his partners are guilty,” said Ramakrishnan, who is also the deputy chairperson of the Johor DAP committee.
“Jho Low has the audacity to flirt his ill-found wealth all because of the high connection in Malaysia.”
15 June 2017
Published on Jun 15, 2017