5 April - So which deadly duo gave the political donation of RM30 million through Nazir? One of them sits on the the board of a media company, according to blogger Zakhir in Now everyone can donate ...
|Global icon is how Nazir describes Zeti|
Bangsar, 4 April:
People tell me that Nazir Razak, the Prime Minister's vocal youngest brother, should resign from the bank now that he's been "caught" having received some RM30 million in his own account to help big brother with the general elections in 2013. These people said they are glad to know that Nazir did help out. But going by the moral benchmark he has set for others (for Najib, especially), they think the right thing - the only thing - for him to do his quit as Chairman of the CIMB Group, one of the country's banking giants. Which is something Nazir doesn't seem to be in a hurry of doing, going by the statements he's been making in his own defence ("I thought funds were legit"), which are only making him look worse in the eyes of his many admirers.
And which leaves me to wonder if Zeti Akhtar Aziz, the outgoing central bank governor, is going to step in.
I remember Zeti did in the case of a Chairman of a local bank who was charged with assault in 2003. In that unprecedented move, the Chairman of the Bank was forced to resign. I was the Editor of the Malay Mail, which broke that assault story back then ...
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