By Sirajuddin Ahmad
The latest revelation from former Attorney General Tommy Thomas, convinces that there was an attempt to coverup the scandal of former Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz.
This attempt happened when Pakatan Harapan ruled under Prime Minister Tun Mahathir.
In an interview, with an electronic media, Tommy Thomas admitted to knowing about Zeti Aziz’s scandalous paper regarding the stolen money from 1MDB that went into her family’s personal account.
However, Tommy stated that he knew but had not had time to take any action against Zeti Akhtar.
Regardless, Tommy’s answer was attacked by Datuk Puad Zarkashi in his Facebook.
How can there be time to create dozens of cases against Datuk Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Najib Razak but no time to read the investigation paper against Zeti Aziz? Puad asked.
On the 1MDB money scandal going into Zeti’s account, it is too clear that it can be opened immediately because it is the result of an investigation by a neighbouring country and only needs to be investigated for legitimacy, as Dr Puad said the case is very straight forward.
Dr Charles Santiago of DAP also questioned the failure of Tommy Thomas to prosecute Zeti Akhtar and considered it as a mistake and negligence.
Although Tommy gave his reasons, Charles still criticized him because Zeti’s case and scandal had already become public knowledge.
Recently, the voices urging Zeti Aziz to be dragged to court have become louder because the people are beginning to know that the case against Datuk Seri Najib Razak is due to the wishes of certain individuals with personal political interests.
The case is processed where the party who should be the offender is changed to the one imposing on DSNR and instead DSNR who is supposed to be a witness is changed to be the accused person.
For that reason, much of the evidence and documents had to be hidden from the knowledge of DSNR defenders.
Among what was hidden was information that Zeti Aziz and her family also received money from Jho Low as the results of the Singapore Police and CAD intelligence which was handed over to Bank Negara Malaysia, but was hidden.
Apart from that, the transcript of the conversation between Jho Low and Joana Yu was also hidden apart from the conversation between Hafiz and Joana Yu.
Many other pieces of evidence in favour of the defense were hidden, including the Zeti family’s bank account statement which was demanded by the defense to be disclosed and displayed in court.
This is very strange, because the personal account of the former Prime Minister DSNR can be revealed to the world, but the account of the former Governor cannot.
It is believed that Zeti’s family account from 2008 to 2016 had a transaction involving siphoned money to one of the people who was very vocal about imposing DSNR.
So, for that reason it is believed that “that person” will use all his strength and power to cover up Zeti’s case which will embarrass himself and his supporters for a long time if exposed.
So, now the big question that will embarrass the country is what law does Malaysia practices, if the case against the former Prime Minister is created so quickly, goods and property were confiscated, accounts were frozen, but cases and scandals against the former Governor who are known cronies to Tun Mahathir, has not been opened even after a long time.