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Ojay Khoo
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 23:58

Written by FinanceTwitter

Bloggers under Najib Razak’s payroll were running around like aheadless chicken, not knowing how to react and what to do when U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch suddenly tells all and sundry that the US Justice Department has filed lawsuits to seize assets that it said were the result of US$3.5 billion that was misappropriated from 1MDB.

As much as they like to deny the fact, there’s little doubt that nobody had expected the US Department of Justice (DOJ) would have acted so quick.Actually, whistle-blower Sarawak Report and The Wall Street Journal had triggered the alarm numerous times. Prime Minister Najib Razak’s band of bloggers, however, was too arrogant to notice the warnings.

“Emperor Najib”, for once since the explosion of 1MDB scandal, does not rubbish and shrug off what A.G. Lynch said. Obediently, the supposedly “untouchable” Malaysian Prime Minister has given an assurance that his government will fully cooperate with the US DOJ who is seeking to recover more than US$1 billion stolen from 1MDB.

Smarter first-tier politicians such as Najib’s No 1 bootlicker Salleh Said Keruak (Communications and Multimedia Minister) made a gigantic U-turn and dismissed his “usual” claims of an international conspiracy against Malaysia; as does Oxford-graduate Khairy Jamaluddin (Youth and Sports Minister) who chooses to zip his mouth.

US DOJ Lawsuits - 1MDB - Auditor General Ambring Buang and Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar Reactions

Auditor-general Ambrin Buang has refused to comment when asked about the move made by the US DOJ to file legal action to forfeit assets which it claims originated but diverted from 1MDB. Inspector-general of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, the country’s top police who love publicity, claims police will not act on 1MDB scandal because it is a civil matter.

1MDB Scandal - Untouchable Emperor Najib Razak - Raining Money

However, dumber third-tier politicians such as Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, whom was caught with her skirts down in CowGate scandal siphoning RM250 million in public funds meant for a state cattle ranch but used the money to purchase luxury condominiums instead, is accusing the Government of the United States of meddling in the internal affairs of Malaysia.

US DOJ Lawsuits - 1MDB - Shahrizat Jalil and Hadi Awang Reactions

Shahrizat also warned the US DOJ of a deadly consequence – the DOJ’s actions could turn Malaysia into a Syria or Iraq. Islamist party PAS President Hadi Awang, Najib’s latest bootlicker who often regarded himself as Prophet Muhammad’s private messenger also warned that the US government intervention may cause conflict and civil war in Malaysia.

Suddenly, all the UMNO warlords were so frightened of America. Perhaps their group of gangsters – Perkasa and Red Shirts – should be unleashed and mobilised to demonstrate in front of U.S. Embassy in Malaysia, scream until foaming on the mouth that the lawsuits are seditious and an insult to the Malays, Islam and the King, as they would normally do (*grin*).

US DOJ Lawsuits - 1MDB - Will UMNO Gangster “Red Shirts” Mobilized Against US Embassy
Strangely, nobody complains and threaten the Government of Singapore even though the country had already seized S$240 million (RM719.5 million) of assets related to 1MDB. Ahh, that’s because Riza Aziz, PM Najib Razak’s stepson, wasn’t named and shamed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.Singapore also dared not use “Malaysian Official 1” to link Najib to stolen money.

Some bloggers have started attacking Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, accusing the woman of closing an eye to secret dealings between HSBC bank and wealthy customers, including drug lords and arm dealers. In short, A.G. Lynch should not have bothered about Riza Aziz’s dirty money, the same way she had allegedly protected other crooks’ dirty money.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Announces Lawsuits On 1MDB

What these paid bloggers and some UMNO warlords aligned to Najib Razak wanted the US DOJ to do was to treat the Malaysia Prime Minister’s stepson differently from other ordinary thieves. Because they belong to the elite group,Riza Aziz and Jho Low must not be made to face the music in the U.S., let alone trying to seize more than US$1 billion in “stolen assets” from them.

Najib’s supporters conveniently ignore the fact that it was Riza Aziz and Jho Low who had interfered in the United States’ internal affairs by conductingmoney laundering using the country’s financial system. Not the other way. By threatening the Government of United States with civil war, Riza Aziz and perhaps Najib Razak could be slapped with criminal lawsuits.

Wolf of Wall Street - Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Jho Low

True, the US DOJ has initiated civil lawsuits and not criminal lawsuits, for the time being. The primary reason civil lawsuits were used instead of criminal is to“quickly” recover the money stolen from 1MDB using “Non-Conviction Based (NCB) confiscation”. The conventional way – a criminal charge – to recover stolen money requires a criminal “conviction”.

Using a criminal charge, therefore, is too time consuming, not to mention that both Riza Aziz and Jho Low can easily get rid of their assets and transfers their ill-gotten wealth out of America in a flash. Additionally, the US DOJ isn’t sure if Riza Aziz would be granted diplomatic immunity by PM Najib Razak by virtue of being his stepson, as many Arab royals had done in the U.S.

US DOJ Lawsuits - 1MDB - US-DOJ Links Stolen Money To Riza Aziz and Malaysian Official 1
If somehow Riza Aziz claims immunity thus not subject to US jurisdiction, it would be rather stupid for the US DOJ to use criminal lawsuits against him in the first place. Of course, President Barack Obama was trying to play nice by masking his golfing buddy – Prime Minister Najib Razak – as the secretive VIP called “Malaysian Official 1“.

Regardless of civil or criminal lawsuits, the US DOJ has established that the thieves – Riza Aziz and Jho Low – have conducted “criminal act” in looting more than US$1 billion from 1MDB. But that doesn’t mean the Government of United States cannot initiate a new set of criminal lawsuits on top of the existing civil lawsuits.

US DOJ Lawsuits - 1MDB - Riza Aziz with Step Siblings Nooryana Najwa and Norashman Najib
Depending on the Government of Malaysia’s response and retaliation on the U.S. DOJ civil lawsuits and the potential domestic political pressure within the United States; Riza Aziz, Jho Low or PM Najib Razak could be dragged to face the U.S. jurisdiction. So insult and threaten the United States Department of Justice at your own peril. - http://www.financetwitter.com/
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