|From missing RM42 b to US$1.83 b swindled, the goal post moved yet again
The Edge's Financial Daily did a front page drama today on how we Malaysians had supposedly been cheated US$1.83 billion cash by PetroSaudi and Jho Lo in 2009.
To some, the front page has made Edge owner Tong Kooi Ong a hero. But to blogger Lim Sian See, it is just The "final kopek" for Tong and The Edge?.
"The Edge's final desperate roll of the dice is to accuse, Saudi Royal family member, KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and the Abu Dhabi government of conspiring with Malaysian govt to cheat Malaysians."
The 1MDB called it "irresponsible reporting" and "unnecessary sensationalism".
"We are surprised that these old and unproven allegations are being recycled yet again."
Some of you will be asking, So what happened to the missing RM42 billion? The missing RM27 billion? The missing USD700?
In the Edge and Tong's final analysis, Jho Lo with the Abu Dhabi government and the Malaysian government had committed international fraud in Singapore to cheat Malaysian public money. If this is true surely Singapore, the bastion of transparency, will be able to prove it and send them all - Jho Lo and gang - to rot in jail? Malaysians have full faith in Singapore justice system, what!
And by the way, what was the issue with Prime Minister Najib Razak then? After all these months of implied accusations of Najib's "involvement ", none of their documents seem to carry any proof. It's all about Jho Lo, isn't it?
Me, I have only ONE question for Tong: Did you pay Justo for his information? (Sepuloh Budak Hitam, Big Dog).