Saturday, September 24, 2016

Matthias says he will have the laugh last, yet

Puchong, 24 Sept 2016: 
"We know what we are doing."  

"Don't worry. Laugh last laugh best. Salleh Kruak press statement is counting chicken before it is hatched. All thunder but no rain. We know what we are doing. Watch my video speech again "DOJ Bombshell". Soon he has to eat back all his words. Have faith in God." - Matthias Chang's whatsapp in response to Salleh Said Keruak's comments on the dismissal of a lawsuit against 1MDB filed by, among others, Chang himself.
Salleh, one of PM Najib Razak's more savvy allies, had labelled Chang's lawsuit as "a pure publicity stunt to manipulate public perceptions (and) part of Tun Mahathir’s plan to sabotage 1MDB and damage Malaysia’s economy to unseat the democratically-elected government".

The Communication and Multimedia Minister's press statement in full:
QUIET DISMISSAL OF U.S. LAWSUIT
24 September 2016
1. The class action lawsuit filed in the United States against 1MDB and others by Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s political secretary Matthias Chang and Husam Musa generated global controversy. It was based purely on the allegations in the US Department of Justice civil complaint, and on false smears published by the Wall Street Journal.
2. This lawsuit by Tun Mahathir’s henchmen generated global news and controversy when it was filed on 11 August. But, strangely, the Wall Street Journal and other Western media haven’t reported that yesterday the lawsuit was dismissed.
3. The reality is that it was baseless from the start, a pure publicity stunt to manipulate public perceptions. Part of Tun Mahathir’s plan to sabotage 1MDB and damage Malaysia’s economy to unseat the democratically-elected government. And all this for selfish political reasons, just to benefit his son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.
4. It must be frustrating for Tun Mahathir that each of his attempts to subvert Malaysia’s democracy has failed. They will continue to fail. One of the hallmarks of a true leader is knowing when to quit quietly.
5. The Prime Minister’s real record has just been stated by UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova. She said that “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, the government of Malaysia has taken a firm stance against violent extremism through inclusion and education, which UNESCO considers the most effective long-term prevention to forces threatening to divide societies”. She also praised Malaysia as “An example to countries of all income levels”; said the country is “Proof that respect for diversity is a source of enrichment”; and that we have taken the lead in encouraging “The teaching of religion to promote tolerance, respect and mutual understanding”.
6. The government won’t be distracted by Tun Mahathir’s increasingly desperate attempts. The Prime Minister will continue to serve the people and prioritise their security, safety and prosperity.

3 comments:

xnakdedak said...


"Salleh, one of PM Najib Razak's more savvy allies, had labelled Chang's lawsuit as "a pure publicity stunt to manipulate public perceptions (and) part of Tun Mahathir’s plan to sabotage 1MDB and damage Malaysia’s economy to unseat the democratically-elected government".

So savvy that he can't tell the difference between the DOJ lawsuit and the Huaam-Chang one.

Kota Belud deserves a lot better then SSK and SRD.

IT.Scheiss said...

Whilst this withdrawal of the civil suit certainly dents the credibility of the plaintiffs, still, I doubt it's time to cheer just yet, considering that The Star reported their intention to re-file the case later with amendments and perhaps updates.

"Husam Musa: Lawsuit withdrawn to allow for amendments"

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/09/24/husam-musa-lawsuit-withdrawn-due-to-amendments/

In matters such as these, I'd rather wait and se what actually happens down the road.

RD. said...

Dear Dato Rocky..

I just hope you too, would not go over the moon or jump to conclusion, too quickly... just to be in the good books of Najib, like Dato Salleh Keruak.


That DoJ's case was a civil suit, so nobody have been criminally penalized,,, yet... until those defendants could proof, their source of funds are legitimate, otherwise... assets forfeiture, then... criminal suit will ensue.

And that was also why Red Granite Pictures was allowed to continue work on other exciting new projects, so its employees would not be deprived of their pay-heck.

And... most importantly... of which, nobody on the side of Najib, dare to mention... Red Granite's future profit/earnings are frozen under escrow funds.*

*As in real estate (specifically in mortgages), Escrow is also known in the judicial context. So-called escrow funds are commonly used to distribute money from a cash settlement in a class action or environmental enforcement action. This way the defendant is not responsible for distribution of judgment moneys to the individual plaintiffs or the court-determined use (such as environmental remediation or mitigation). The defendant pays the total amount of the judgment (or settlement) to the court-administered or appointed escrow fund, and the fund distributes the money (often reimbursing its expenses from the judgment funds)*
End quote from Wiki.

Therefore, hold on your horses and don't jump the gun... as yet, After-all ... "The voluntarily dismissal was also done without prejudice, which will give them leeway to file a new legal action in the future, if they so desire."... obviously, after commencement of criminal proceeding.

Haven't Dato Rock wonder, why... after DoJ's filing, the Board of Directors, and even Deloitte, have disowned 1MDB's 2013 & 2014 Financial Statement. Wonder also why 2015's Financial Statement had not been reported? Its already coming to end of Sept.2016. Cannot find a replacement for Deloitte?

So... keep your fingers crossed, at all times.

PS... You would be more credible if you publish comments from readers... or else... your blog would be just like ShuZheng the coward.