Tiada Siasatan Jenayah Sebenar Ke atas Isu 1MDB

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US-AttorneyPengumuman Peguam Negara Amerika Syarikat mengenai tindakan undang-undang ke atas beberapa individu adalah berdasarkan aduan bahawa mereka menyeleweng wang 1MDB dan terbabit dengan penggubahan wang haram BUKANNYA melalui siasatan jenayah yang biasa.

Saman sivil ini dilakukan di bawah Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative yang diusahakan sejak beberapa tahu lalu sebagai usaha menyekat penggubahan wang haram tidak menggunakan kaedah siasatan jenayah korupsi biasa.

Jabatan Kehakiman US juga tidak pasti sama ada wang yang ingin mereka rampas ini dari 1 Malaysia Development Berhad kerana 1MDB menafikan terdapat wang yang hilang.

1MDB has consistently maintained that no money was stolen and can account for where its money has gone to. However, 1MDB is currently in dispute with IPIC where 1MDB maintains that it has paid or deposited or guaranteed up to USD6 billion by a company called Aabar Investments PJS BVI upon the instructions of Aabar’s the then Chairman, Khadem Al Qubaisi and the then Managing Director.

IPIC disputes that it owns Aabar Investments PJS Ltd (BVI) and thus denies it has received these funds from 1MDB.
This dispute is now in arbitration at the London Arbitration Center and will take many months. However, 1MDB is confident that they will win this case and stand a good chance to recover their money – which is why 1MDB had earlier refused to pay the interest on a USD3.5 billion bonds despite comfortably able to, which triggered the bond guarantee by IPIC thus leading to the arbitration process.

FULL FAQ

The USA Govt’s Department of Justice (DOJ) have filed civil cases to seize the assets they believe is linked to 1MDB, from three individuals under the USA’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.

Q1. Who are the three individuals?
They are Riza Aziz, stepson of Prime Minister Najib Razak; Jho Low, a Malaysian financier; and Khadem Al Qubaisi, the former managing director of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign-wealth fund IPIC and the former Chairman of Aabar Investments PJS responsible for dealing with 1MDB at that time.

Q2. What is the USA’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative?

It is an initiative started in the year 2010 by the USA Govt under the US Department of Justice (DOJ) with the aim to seize and recover assets within the USA which the DOJ suspects is linked to corruption from a foreign country and return them to the originating country.

Q3. Why is the DOJ investigating this case?

In March 2015, the DOJ received a complaint from Sarawak Report. Further complaints appears to also have been made by Tun Mahathir loyalist, Khairuddin Abu Hassan.

Q4. What is the DOJ actually filing against the 3 individuals and what will happen next?

The DOJ is filing civil cases against the 3 individuals to ask the courts to seize their assets. The courts will then check if the identified assets are being claimed by anyone else. If no one else is claiming these assets then the courts will ask the DOJ to prove that these assets have indeed been stolen or received illegally.

Q5. Is Prime Minister Najib Razak also charged?

No. He is not charged and not named in this case despite Tun Mahathir previously saying in September 2015 that Najib is afraid to go overseas as he will be caught by the FBI. This is untrue as not only is this a civil case but Najib is not even named in the suits.

Q5. Will anyone go to jail if the assets are seized?

No. These is a civil suit and not a criminal case. If the courts find in favour of the DOJ, only the assets are seized. There is no jail terms or criminal conviction.

Q6. If the court allows the assets to be seized, what happens to the seized assets?

The assets are eventually returned back to the whomever the DOJ believes it is stolen from – in this case, 1MDB.

Q7. Are the assets purchased with money stolen from 1MDB?

1MDB has consistently maintained that no money was stolen and can account for where its money has gone to. However, 1MDB is currently in dispute with IPIC where 1MDB maintains that it has paid or deposited or guaranteed up to USD6 billion by a company called Aabar Investments PJS BVI upon the instructions of Aabar’s the then Chairman, Khadem Al Qubaisi and the then Managing Director.

IPIC disputes that it owns Aabar Investments PJS Ltd (BVI) and thus denies it has received these funds from 1MDB.
This dispute is now in arbitration at the London Arbitration Center and will take many months. However, 1MDB is confident that they will win this case and stand a good chance to recover their money – which is why 1MDB had earlier refused to pay the interest on a USD3.5 billion bonds despite comfortably able to, which triggered the bond guarantee by IPIC thus leading to the arbitration process.

Q8. If the money is not stolen then why is the USA DOJ acting on the complaint?

It is possible that some of the money that was paid by 1MDB into the Aabar Investments PJS Ltd (BVI) controlled by Khadem – which IPIC denies is owned by them, may have been used to fund various investments in the USA including real estate, investment in films, artwork and companies.

Q9. How much worth in asset is impacted by the USA DOJ?
No specific amounts have been confirmed yet but reports by NYT and WSJ is quoting up to USD 1 billion.

Q10. Why is the PM’s step-son Riza Aziz involved.

WSJ had previously reported that investigators believe that Red Granite, Riza Aziz’s film company received USD$155 million in loans from the Aabar Investments PJS Ltd (BVI) much of which went to finance the 2013 movie “The Wolf of Wall Street. and to purchase properties.

WSJ said documents show three transfers to Red Granite Capital in 2012 – US$60 million, US$45 million, and US$50 million.

Of this, US$105 million was booked by Red Granite Capital as a loan, while the other US$50 million was moved to the company through intermediaries.

“Among the intermediaries, according to people familiar with investigations and the person familiar with 1MDB: Telina Holdings Inc, a company that had been set up in the British Virgin Islands by Mr Al-Husseiny and his boss, Khadem Al Qubaisi.”

According to WSJ , the US$50 million loan from Telina Holdings has been repaid, citing people familiar to the investigations.

A Red Granite spokesperson told WSJ that the company “has been repaying and will continue to repay all its loans. “Red Granite had no reason to believe at the time that the source of Aabar’s funds was in any way irregular and still believes the loan to be legitimate,”

“What Red Granite have done and will continue to do is develop and produce successful and acclaimed movies that have generated more than US$825 million in worldwide box-office revenues.”

Q11. So, if it was a loan or investment into Red Granite and is already part repaid or being repaid from a successful film company, why is Riza Aziz still the target of a civil suit?

In the USA, if you make profits based on funding which the DOJ suspects was from an illegal source then this is called “profiteering” and hence your profits are also considered illegal and can be seized – essentially making money out of illegal funding. This is different from stealing money.

The DOJ will then have to prove that Red Granite is aware that the funding or loan that they received is deemed illegal.

Q12. What about Jho Low’s investments?

Not much has been revealed what assets or the amounts of investments are owned by Jho Low, who is a fund manager, in the USA but Jho Low had confirmed before that he has real estate holdings in the USA and may have co-invested in some US-based companies.

Q13. How long will this civil cases take before a judgement is reached?

Similar cases have taken years as both sides present their arguments to the US courts for the judge to make a final decision.

Q14. Is there anything unusual about this case?

Yes. Typically, the supposed victim of any stolen money has to make a complain to the USA DOJ to request the DOJ to seize any assets they deem was purchased using the stolen money. In this case, 1MDB has consistently maintained that there is no money stolen and they can account for all their investments or transfers but the DOJ seems to be still going ahead with filing civil suits to recover stolen money even though the “victim” said no money has been stolen.

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22 thoughts on “Tiada Siasatan Jenayah Sebenar Ke atas Isu 1MDB

  • July 21, 2016 at 4:21 am
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    Peguam Negara Amerika Syarikat akan memalukan dirinya sendiri jika tindakan undang-undang di ambil berdasarkan sarawak report, wsj dan kuncu-kuncu mahathir. Kalau IMDB tidak menyaman mengapa AG yng bakal hilang kerja bila Obama pencen beriya iya bena. Ada udang balik batu ke?

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  • July 21, 2016 at 4:56 am
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    Terbaek admin! Civil suit bukan criminal suit! Negara kapir harbi macam Amerika saja nak malukan negara Islam.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 5:17 am
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    Dear mykmu bloggers,

    No more words needed to be added.

    Please defend najib till you drop dead.

    Sesungguhnya Allah swt maha mengetahui.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 6:41 am
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    Biasalah melayu mcm badarudin ni, guna agama bila perlu

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  • July 21, 2016 at 6:46 am
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    Badarudin cuma nak mengingatkan kot-kot ada orang lupa hukum hakam sebagai orang Islam..jgnlah pandang rendah nasihat..

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  • July 21, 2016 at 7:02 am
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    Kita tunggu n lihat. At the end rakyat akan tahu siapa UMNO, siapa Mahathir dan siapa DAP. Ini bkn pun soal riza atau jho low.. mrk ibarat stepping stone utk pergi ke arah matlamat mrk. Insyaallah jika betul spt kata DSN/1MDB maka lepaslah mrk.. apapun bukan pendek waktu yg mrk perlukan.. lama tu.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 7:10 am
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    Saudara badaruddin…dah lama kita tunggu kesudahan drama tamil nie..hehehe..nampak mcm nak sampai episode finale tak lama lagi. Bye bye la mykmu…RIP.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 8:09 am
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    Punyalah sakit hati dgn najib sampai minta bantuan org luar menyiasat dan mendakwa konon najib salah. Yg bodohnya rakyat Malaysia percaya gila dgn dap buat apa

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  • July 21, 2016 at 8:17 am
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    Yang nyata penyelewengab dana 1MDB ada kebenarannya. Berlapang dada lah wahai penyokong tegar al jib on.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 8:22 am
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    Semangat dato haron

    Saya melayu islam.

    Tak pernah guna agama macam muted mufti dan ilmuwan agama.

    Sebab itu saya selalu ingat Allah.

    Nampak sangat melayu zaman najib tiada harga diri…masih cuba menegak benang yang basah.

    Terima kasih, Allah

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  • July 21, 2016 at 10:04 am
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    Kebenaran akan diketahui, tapi ni US. Wallahualam.

    Semoga Allah memelihara kebaikan.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 10:37 am
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    Kita harap, tuan Obama sudi terjun ke dlm tasik utk membantu mencari bola golf Najib.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 11:17 am
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    Apa pun saya sangat berharap kebenaran dan keadilan akan muncul dgn segera.Kecurigaan memang tidak dapat dielakan dalam soal ini,kerana ianya sudah melibatkan banyak pihak,tak mungkin mereka berkonspirasi utk memburk-burkan atau memfitnah seseorang.Sekarang terserahlah kepada orang berkenaan utk menanganinya dgn bijaksana.Kita sebagai rakyat biasa ,tunggulah hasilnya tanpa terlalu awal membuat keputusan.

    Hati kecil saya memang merasakan ada sesuatu yg tak kena dalam urusan 1MDB bila berbangkit isu 1MDB-IPIC,dan mungkin saja ada org ‘tertentu’ yg rapat dgn PM ,yg telah mengambil kesempatan dari 1MDB dgn kerjasam ‘kepintaran’ Jhpo Low dan org dalaman IPIC.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 11:38 am
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    nk tgk ape alasan puak2 pro tun bile keputusan xsebelahi mereka…ada kah mereka akan terima kebenaran…

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  • July 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm
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  • July 21, 2016 at 2:07 pm
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    sini bukan graphic design training lo(sebutan ‘law’) ya anak selangor.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 4:17 pm
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    Kita cuma mahu keadilan dan kebenaran ditegakkan…sejak bermulanya isu 1MDB nie. Jika di Malaysia beserta segala sistem perundangan, kerenah politik dan mentaliti rakyat jelata termasuk la institusi tertinggi raja2 tidak mampu menegakkan keadilan, biar saja dunia luar menegakkan utk kita. Ibarat org luar beramai2 melucutkan pakaian sampai spender abis terlondeh gara2 kerenah seorang PM yg bermasalah. Kena tebalkan muka aje la sbb hatta nak “merehat” kan si PM pun tak ada yg mampu buat…

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  • July 21, 2016 at 4:52 pm
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    Akhirnya kapir harbi juga yang bertindak berlandaskan Al Quran menentang rasuah dan pecah amanah! Mereka bukan saja buat kapal terbang bagi membolehkan orang melayu pergi haji, malah menentang rasuah dikalangan orana melayu jugak. Jom boikot McD…:-)

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  • July 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm
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    Cuba la korang baca perenggan demi perenggan.. yang akhir tu pun dah jadi kes pelik kepada DOJ USA. Biasanya mangsa yang buat aduan kecurian duit kepada DOJ, TAPI yang PELIKNYA, mangsa (1MDB) kata tiada wang yang dicuri pun.. haha.. yang buat aduan ialah Sarawak Report WSJ dan kuncu2 Tun sebab nak amerika jajah Malaysia sepertimana Amerika jajah Iraq.. konon Saddam simpan senjata biologi utk hapuskan Kurdis. Akhirnya lepas lebih 10 tahun yang jadi mangsa berjuta rakyat Iraq yang tak berdosa akibat kitul dan mandalier. Sejarah jatuhnya Empayar Melaka pun akibat kitul dan mandalier juga.. Ya Allah! Lindungi kami dari anasir jahat dari luar dan dalam negara kami. Amin

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  • July 23, 2016 at 12:03 pm
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    Rujuk kpd qna no 6, ikut doj jika mereka yg menang kes ni dn harta2 yg disita akan dipulangkan kpd yg empunya iaitu dlm kes ni 1mdb adakah masa tu mdb enggan menerima asset tersebut atau tetima je dn anggapnya sbgai derma dr doj

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  • July 24, 2016 at 10:20 am
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    No money stolen?haha…audit pun kena osa.mcnne rakyat no pecaya.ke dalamlah ko najib and the gang.

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