What Is This RPK Man Smoking?!

The Blair-Rewcastle multifaceted complicity to destroy 1MDB

On the 11th of January 2010, Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak made public a multi-billion dollar joint venture initiative between 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, and China’s leading power grid operator, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). The news did not go down well with Andrew Brown, the brother of former British premier Gordon Brown, who decided to try and dissuade the Chinese against persisting with their energy ambitions in Malaysia.

Just for that, Andrew came up with the idea of dedicating a news portal to running the gamut of conspiracy against the then Chief Minister of Sarawak, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud. He tasked his wife, Clare Rewcastle Brown, to come up with editorials that would expose alleged acts of criminal and moral impropriety on the part of the former Chief Minister in relation to Cahaya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS), a flagship of the Taib Business Empire.

One thing led to another before team Rewcastle (comprising Andrew, Ms. Rewcastle and a few of Andrew’s associates) got down to registering the with Cloudfire, a web hosting and internet security firm based in the United States (US). The domain name was soon identified with Sarawak Report, a fake news portal that kicked off with an editorial accusing CMS of receiving numerous government contracts, engaging in shoddy business deals and benefiting illegally from taxpayer money.

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The husband of the Editor of Sarawak Report, Andrew Brown (who retired over a year ago from his communications role at EDF Energy), is commonly known to moan to those who know him that his wife always does precisely as she likes and he cannot guide her.

Yet ‘RPK’ appears to have a wonderful and weird inside knowledge to imply the opposite. In a characteristically rambling and contorted piece of bad writing, he has come up with a baffling story to connect everyone his paymaster Rosmah doesn’t like into a global plot to make up the whole 1MDB scandal in order to tarnish the squeaky clean Najib Razak.

It is the usual ridiculous and unsubstantiated bilge that readers (if there are any genuine ones left) have come to expect.

However, he undermines the entire edifice of claptrap right at the start with the statement “Andrew Brown tasked his wife”.  No self-respecting wife gets tasked by her husband… certainly not this one and certainly not Rosmah!

Nevertheless, FLOM has doubtless paid RPK for his job as usual, courtesy of used notes via the Embassy.

It's Not the 'Trump Effect', but the 'Najib Effect' Stooopids!

The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today as it is still feeling the impact of the Donald Trump’s US presidential election win, a dealer said.

At 6pm, the ringgit was traded at 4.4600/4650 against the US dollar from 4.4530/4600 on Friday.

Second Finance Minister, Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani, said Malaysia has no option but to face the current volatility of the ringgit while focusing on enhancing its economic fundamentals.

“The US needs money and funds. Americans have been investing overseas and it is estimated that about US$2-US$3 trillion of their investments are in Asean countries.

“To bring back the money, the US will raise interest rate and when this happens, our interest rate will become not so attractive,” he said. The further decline of the ringgit was worsened by speculative activities in the offshore market, he said. The ringgit was traded mostly lower against other major currencies.

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It’s the corruption Stoopid.

That’s the elephant in the room that all those analysts are so politely trying to find ways to talk around.  If ‘the Trump effect’ was the real reason for Malaysia’s problems it would not be doing so much worse than all the other currencies, despite the fact that Najib’s tame new Governor is throwing the country’s reserves at trying to prop the currency up and lecturing banks on not selling.

How can there be any confidence in a currency that represents a country which is being plundered by a bunch of corrupted and out of control politicians, who make up the law as they go along?

The Economist told the truth in it’s leader last week called ‘Falling Down – Malaysians underestimate the trouble their country is in”

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Gangnam Style!

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans marched in central Seoul on Saturday to surround embattled President Park Geun-hye’s office, forming a so-called “human chain” to demand the president’s resignation, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

As of 4pm local time, organisers estimated over 200,000 people gathered around the Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, just over a kilometre away from the presidential Blue House where Park’s office and residence are located.

The demonstrators marched up to 200 metres from the Blue House as a Seoul court allowed it.

Park’s office was encircled by a chain of protesters in three sides along the wall of police bus that were parked to prevent an attempt to enter inside the presidential office.

The association to let the Park Geun-hye administration resign, composed of about 1,500 civic groups, held a preliminary event for three hours before the march to the Blue House.

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This President Park ought to take some lessons from the world’s self-proclaimed ‘greatest democracy’, Malaysia.

This march ought to have been declared illegal and its leaders arrested under terrorism laws.  A bunch of thugs should have been mobilised to frighten the marchers and then clapped in jail too (only overnight of course) to give a show of ‘fair play’.

Any criticism of Park ought then also to be declared illegal and Facebook scoured to identify perpetrators.  Park should sack all her senior colleagues and replace the top law enforcers, so they declare her ‘cleared’.

To make sure, she should rush through a law allowing her to shoot people dead if she feels it to be necessary – for terrorism offences that include ‘seeking to topple an elected prime minister in between elections’.

Then Mrs Park can really start looting as much money as she likes – not just a few million, but real billions!

UBS Should Declare It's Interest


An investor is not concerned about the potential political fallout on the ringgit as she expected the country’s leadership to remain “more or less status quo”.

Speaking to CNBC, Tan Min Lan said: “There are ongoing issues, but the opposition is in disarray and therefore there is no alternative. And hence a change in government in Malaysia is highly unlikely.”

Tan, who heads the Asia Pacific investment office for UBS wealth management, was reacting to strategists at the National Australia Bank (NAB).

According to NAB, the political turmoil does not herald good news for the Malaysian currency.

“The simmering political crisis remains and is likely to continue to undermine investor confidence with speculation about elections continuing to swirl,” it said.

NAB had made its forecast in a note titled “Malaysia – Truly awkward,” which is a sarcastic take on the country’s tourism advertising slogan, “Malaysia, truly Asia.”

With the ringgit continuing to slide against the US dollar, Tan remained positive of the situation.

“The current account position is very comfortable. The fiscal balance is very well managed. The monetary policy, as well, Bank Negara continues to have a very good standing with international investors,” she told CNBC.

Expressing concern over the high foreign ownership of Malaysia’s domestic bonds – at nearly 40 percent on some measurements – she however noted that the country was still rated single-A by the three major credit rating agencies Fitch, S&P and Moody’s.

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As a bank which has just paid a fine in recognition of its shoddy dealings over 1MDB’s stolen billions, UBS ought to have declared its interest before putting up Ms Tan to opine about politics and the future in Malaysia.

UBS is currently facing a prosecution case in Switzerland over its disgraceful handling of Sabah’s Musa Aman’s off-shore timber kickbacks.

It was also none other than UBS who held the account for the bogus Aabar PJS Limited BVI at its branch in Singapore, through which hundreds of millions in payments were mysteriously funnelled, sometimes in just one day.

UBS plainly failed to bother in the slightest to do its appropriate due diligence on this account.

So, the last thing UBS wants to see is any political change in Malaysia or (heaven forbid) a clear up of the notorious political corruption that it has shown itself very happy to facilitate over the years, providing bank accounts for any number of these high level crooks.

If, on top of this, they want to send their ‘wealth managers’ on to TV to try to reassure the world that all is good and well with Malaysia’s seething corruption, then they ought state first where they are coming from…. which is that they are vested up to their necks in the corruption they are defending.

Hadi's Creepy Law Promotes Perversion

“Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Jamil Khir requested for Hadi to alter his motion so that there will be a limitation (on the punishments),” Khairuddin said.

He added that details on the various offences and corresponding punishments would be decided by the state governments.

These would only apply to Muslims and involve offences such as pre-marital sex, adultery, drinking alcohol and qazaf (false accusation), he stressed.

Khairuddin also defended the proposed 100 times of whipping.

“Caning 100 times under civil and syariah law are different. Under syariah law, it’s like caning a child only. It’s just a light slap.

“A hundred strokes of the whip under syariah law is just like one stroke under civil law,” he said.

Hadi will now have to give notice to the Parliament secretary to alter his private member’s motion, taking into account the new punishment cap.

The changes came after a briefing organised by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for Muslim MPs on Hadi’s motion yesterday.

Hadi’s effort is often referred to as the ‘Hudud Bill’ as it would ultimately pave the way for the partial implementation of the Islamic penal code, specifically in PAS-ruled Kelantan, which has already passed an enactment to that effect.

For example, the punishment of whipping under the enactment ranges from 40 to 100 strokes.

However, the Kelantan state enactment cannot be implemented as long as the current punishment limits on the syariah court stands.

Meanwhile, PAS will organise a nationwide solat hajat after maghrib(dusk) prayers today, for Hadi’s bill

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Hadi needs to be aware that his primitive and perverted punishment ideas will be counter-productive in the extreme in the field of moral probity, which he says he seeks to promote.

He talks lightly of “caning like a child only”.  It is well known that the psychological damage of childhood whipping extends into many adult disorders, including sado-masochism and paedophilia.

Public displays of such a crude and vicious kind soon whets the blood lust of those within the crowd who hold such tendencies and it will lead to crimes by them against others.  It will also start the slippery slope towards more and more violent and disgusting crowd-pleasing punishments.

Everyone knows that people who come from the most repressive societies are always the first to indulge in gross and abusive carnal practices of extreme kinds when they get the chance. Appalling activities by wealthy, ‘pious’ Arabs frequently shock the public in the “liberal” West.

Two wrongs do not make a right and violence begets violence.  No religious person should therefore advocate combatting what he believes to be a sin by an act all know to be a sin, which is unnecessary violence.

It is unpleasant to consider the psychological motives of someone so bent on seeking out permission to inflict humiliation and pain on another person who has transgressed into temptation, but we all know that such impulses lurk at the bottom of many of the perversions in our society.

So, Hadi ought be wary of being painted in future minds as some kind of dirty old man by promoting this adoption of foreign cult practices and drop his distasteful and dangerous bill.

If RKP Is Not Paid From 1MDB's Stolen Money How Is He Paid?

Mahathir and his ANC were hoping that Hillary Clinton would win the US Presidency. Then they can keep this DoJ issue alive. But now that Donald Trump has won instead, there goes their US campaign to create the perception that Najib is a dead man walking…

Oh, by the way, a little bird told me that the letter below was prepared yesterday in anticipation of Trump winning the US Presidency today. And that is the difference between Najib’s Boffin Boys and Mahathir’s Keystone Cops. Najib’s boys know what they are doing while Mahathir boys blunder every step of the way.

Now you know why in February 2015 when I was asked to decide whether to join Mahathir’s team or Najib’s team I chose Najib’s team. It is just that I detest working with idiots and enjoy working with brilliant people. I mean, only idiots would enjoy working with idiots. And I would like to believe that I am brilliant and not an idiot.

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Today’s message point from PMO Communications Dept has been the claim that Najib is best golfing pals with Muslim-bashing Donald Trump (greasing up to Obama and funding Frank White are soooo yesterday….. time to re-dial Josh Trevino).

Cabinet was informed by Najib that this means he is definitely off the hook over 1MDB and blogger RPK duly parroted the line in his latest libellous ramblings from the back of his North Manchester cafe joint.

Interestingly (for once), having accused SR, the WSJ, the DOJ and various others of being in the paid thrall of a Soros ‘Jewish plot’, RPK went on to admit he works for ‘Najib’s team’, which he says means he is “brilliant”.

This raises the question as to what money is being used to pay him, since he isn’t on the books at PMO?  It seems highly likely that another foreign based recipient of 1MDB’s stolen money has been identified therefore and the various law-enforcers will be notified.

As for Trump ‘letting off Najib’.  RPK has amply demonstrated that he has a morality-free, grovelling UMNO mentality, which is that boss-man fixes everything, so stick close to boss-man skirts. However, the US has a more advanced approach, meaning even the all-powerful Trump will not be able to ring the DOJ and tell them to “pull the investigations on that guy Najib I played golf with in 2009″.

To the contrary, he has vowed to “drain the swamp” (on corruption) and what better place to start than to encourage a speed-up of the action against Islamist agitating kleptocrats, who hide their money in the USA and send fighters into IS by the plane load from SE Asia?

Najib Admits He Is A Kleptocrat - Says So What?

West shouldn’t lecture, Najib says as Malaysia embraces China:

In an editorial in a Chinese state-run paper, China Daily the Prime Minister sought to explain his administration’s move to increase trade and cooperation with China…“More generally, we believe it is incumbent upon larger countries to treat smaller ones fairly. And this includes former colonial powers. It is not for them to lecture countries they once exploited on how to conduct their own internal affairs today.

“Malaysia and China are united in agreeing on the need to defend the sovereignty of the nation state and in the belief that the individual histories, values and governance systems of different countries must be respected,” Najib wrote.

The PM stressed that it is important for “global institutions” to reflect the views of countries which were given no say in the” legal and security infrastructure” that was set up by the victors of the Second World War.

….. Calling it the “Asian Century”, Najib said that China and Malaysia must continue working on the partnership…

“When it comes to the South China Sea, we firmly believe that overlapping territorial and maritime disputes should be managed calmly and rationally through dialogue, in accordance with the rule of law and peaceful negotiations,” he said.

Yesterday, Malaysian and Chinese companies made history with the signing of 14 agreements worth RM144 billion.

PM Najib had said the amount was the biggest ever recorded in conjunction with his official visit overseas, and it was a historic achievement.

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Najib is saying that the US should “respect” his system of government, which happens to be kleptocracy.

And by this he means that he should be allowed to make the single biggest recorded theft of public money and then use that money to purchase properties and assets in the United States, in contravention of US domestic laws against money laundering.

Anyone who says he can’t break the laws of America in this fashion is simply a frightful colonialist from the century before last, who is personally responsible for similar crimes, according to Najib.

It is a lame argument, which goes into the same category as Saudi donors and Cayman Island funds. Incidentally, it also acts as an open admission at last that he is up to his neck in the DOJ investigation in America.

The vast majority of Malaysians of whatever creed are sickened and shocked by this freewheeling madness.  However the Prime Minister, his wife, his refugee from Hollywood stepson and Senior Minister Without Portfolio, Jho Low, reckon that their place-men in UMNO are bought and paid for junior gangsters, who will continue to do their bidding.

In the UK MP's Can At Least TALK Mr Pandikar!

Members of Parliament may harp about the practices of western parliaments, but they do not even act like they belong in one, House Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia says today.

“We always say we are a democratic country, we should emulate how democratic countries operate.

“But we don’t act like the lawmakers we refer to.

“In the British House of Commons, there are no MPs who walk out during the tabling of the budget, never,” Pandikar told a press conference in the Parliament reception room today.

This was a swipe at opposition lawmakers who walked out of the Dewan Rakyat during Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s Budget 2017 speech last Friday.

“Maybe for me, as someone who moved to the city from a kampung because I happen to work here, I can’t fathom this sort of thinking,” he said in jest.

He said he felt sad that the public, who don’t know the House rules and conventions, were swayed by media reports and the actions of lawmakers who ran against these norms but pretended it was democracy.

Pandikar said ultimately, it is the MPs who must behave themselves.

“During a debate, no speaker in the world can control anybody unless you put cellotape or masking tape on their mouths.

“The control is actually them (the lawmakers),” he said, noting that they were supposed to be the best in society.

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If Speaker Pandikar wishes to lecture MPs on how things are done at Westminster he should at least show a basic awareness of that most sacred of institutions, which is Parliamentary Privilege.

Parliamentary Privilege acknowledges the right of MPs to discuss all matters they consider to be important and relevant freely within the House.

Even if that might embarrass the Prime Minister!

Instead, because it might embarrass the Prime Minister, Pandikar has ruled that there must be zero mention of 1MDB in Parliament.

He came up with a lie for an excuse, saying it was ‘sub-judice’. To the contrary all investigations and prosecutions into 1MDB have been dropped by the AG, again on the demand of the Prime Minister, who had unconstitutionally sacked his predecessor for initiating a prosecution (against him).

But, even if it were sub-judice, the point of Parliamentary Privilege is that it frees MPs from the danger of contempt of court, if they consider the matter important enough to be raised within the confines of the House.

So, having been illegally denied their constitutional right and duty to talk about the pressing matters of the day, MPs chose to walk instead. Every democrat in genuine parliaments across the world would support and sympathise with that gesture and it is Mr Pandikar who stands deplored in all such circles.

But, maybe he is holding out for that second private toilet, which his offices undoubtably stand in need of given all these troubled times?

Najib Must Refute His Followers

Maria had received the threat via her mobile phone, and the message had stated that it was a warning from Malaysian Islamic State operatives.

According to Maria’s report, part of the threat read: “Demi Allah dan kesucian perjuangan Islam di Malaysia, kalau ko nak hilang kepala macam kt Syria, teruskan keje bodoh tu. Aku potong kepala ko aku rakam dan akan aku sebar dalam u tube…aku kenal sape ko, aku tau kt mana kau tinggal dan aku jugak tau sape fmly dan anak-anak ko…”

(In the name of Allah, and the sanctity of the Islamic struggle in Malaysia, if you want to lose your head like in Syria, continue with your stupid work. I will decapitate you, record it and spread it on You Tube. I know who you are, I know where you live and I know your family and children).

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It has been well-established that the organisers of the Red Shirts, who exist to counter Bersih are supported by Najib.

The sole message of the Red Shirts is unquestioning loyalty to Najib.

Now that they have adopted increasingly violent and aggressive tactics, resorted to direct racism and religious bigotry and started to cite support from IS in their attacks against Bersih organisers, Najib must publicly refute their behaviour.

Otherwise, what has long been suspected, which is that the Prime Minister is seeking to encourage extremism in return for militant support will be confirmed.

Speakers Ought Speak For Parliament

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia today said questions related to the United States Department of Justice’s (DoJ) civil complaint on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) should not be answered in the present sitting as it is tantamount to subjudice.

He said the issue is still a court matter and therefore, the minister involved (Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak) should not answer related questions.

Pandikar said he would instead give a written explanation on his decision today to those who had submitted questions on DoJ’s civil complaint. “I have made my decision, unless there is a private motion (on the issue). “I did not make the decision in haste, but it was made after taking into account the legal implications on the country involved. “Whatever decision made in this sitting will also be known by those in other countries due the advancement of information technology,” he said.

His decision however, was questioned by Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Gelang Patah) and Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong), who claimed that the proceedings were not in Malaysia and Pandikar’s controversial ruling would set a precedent to similar cases in the future.

In his firm response, Pandikar said both DAP members of parliament should first read the written answer before making any allegations against him. “We do not want to create a negative perception before the time comes for the minister involved to answer the questions,” he said.

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One assumes that the holder of the august office of Speaker cannot be ignorant or that at least his advisors cannot be so.

Therefore, one can only lament that he is exploiting ignorance in others and cultivating the dissemination of false information about the law.

Sub-judice rulings exist to prevent the influencing of juries in criminal cases. As Malaysian Government officials have repeatedly said, so far the 1MDB case in America is not a criminal case.

Furthermore, although the vast majority of Malaysians rightfully believe there ought to be a case under way in Malaysia relating to this matter, there is not.  So, it is not sub-judice on those grounds either.

So, sadly the Speaker is talking nonsense and it is plain it is in order to slap silence on a subject that ought to be of primary importance in Parliament and which the Prime Minister ought to answer to.

The reason for his behaviour is obvious. In real Parliamentary democracies the Speaker is chosen by MPs to represent them and ensure fair play.

In Malaysia the Speaker is appointed by none other than the Prime Minister himself, to represent him and to shut up anybody causing difficulties to him by doing their job in representing the people in Parliament.

By silencing Parliamentarians on the subject of primary importance of the day the Speaker is indulging in Activities Detrimental to Democracy, which is the charge Najib has laid against this blog for exposing his own criminal thefts.