Malaysia’s first coup d’état


Now, would that not be most embarrassing when you make an allegation against someone and then it is finally discovered that you and/or your children were actually the beneficiaries? Yes, in that case I, too, would want Najib buried before the truth is known.


Raja Petra Kamarudin


Susulan kepada kenyataan media bertarikh 4 Julai 2015, Pasukan Petugas Khas ingin memaklumkan kemajuan tindakan-tindakan yang telah diambil oleh Pasukan ini sehingga kini.

Perintah pembekuan enam akaun bank pihak-pihak yang dipercayai terlibat dalam kes ini telah pun dikeluarkan pada 6 Julai 2015.

Selain itu, Pasukan Petugas Khas telah mengambil dokumen-dokumen berkaitan 17 akaun dari dua buah bank bagi membantu siasatan.

Pasukan Petugas Khas juga telah mengambil dokumen-dokumen melibatkan isu ketidakpatuhan peraturan-peraturan dan kaedah Bank Negara Malaysia oleh bank terbabit.

Siasatan masih berjalan. Justeru, Pasukan Petugas Khas menyeru kepada semua pihak agar memberi kerjasama sepenuhnya bagi melengkapkan siasatan.

Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Peguam Negara Malaysia

Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia

Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, Ketua Polis Negara Malaysia

Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, Ketua Pesuruhjaya, Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia


Malaysian politics is really getting so interesting and is reminiscent of Indonesia’s day of the six generals of 1st October 1965. That was the day when six generals were assassinated in a coup d’état that trigger a civil war and saw the deaths of 500,000 Indonesians.

If the anti-Prime Minister forces succeed in bringing down Najib Tun Razak, this is going to be the first coup d’état in Malaysian history, 50 years after the one in Indonesia. And history will probably remember this as the day of the six Tan Sris — the four in that press statement above and another two who I am sure you know who they are.

And what is beautiful about this coup d’état is that it did not require the use of the army, like in Indonesia, but merely the use of the media to meet its objective. (Well, to be fair, there was no Internet back then in 1965 or else they would have probably used this medium as well).

Say what you like, this is all a perception war and the use of the media to fight the war. But when back in 2007 we said that the government or the ruling party are novices at this game, and that we in the opposition have been playing this game, and successfully too, for almost ten years since 1998, the ‘experts’ and ‘mahagurus’, such as the Minister of Erection-once-every-five-years, scoffed at us and belittled us.

Well, the 2008 general election result proved what we said and it was now our turn to scoff at and belittle the government. Three months later, Barisan Nasional held a meeting to contemplate the post mortem done on the 2008 general election and had to sheepishly admit that we were right and they were wrong.

As what one DAP leader said, as far as they are concerned, Najib and the government (meaning Umno and Barisan Nasional) have to be presumed guilty unless and until they are proven innocent. And this DAP leader said they are not interested in a trial in a court of law but instead a trial by court of public opinion. And they are going to use public opinion to pronounce Najib and the government guilty and hang them upside down by their you know what.

So that is what this game is all about. It is the game of perception and trial by media in a court of public opinion. Are those small boys still wet behind the ears in Najib’s office too dumb to understand this? So what hell are they doing about it? Idiots!

The anti-Najib forces do not want to wait for the taskforce or PAC to complete their investigations. What if the taskforce or PAC comes out with a verdict that says Najib is innocent of all allegations and that they have not found any evidence to prove that the Prime Minister is guilty of embezzlement or stealing? After all, this is the allegation and if no theft is proven then the whole case against Najib falls to pieces.

So before any conclusive evidence is revealed, that may or may not clear Najib, they want to ‘play safe’ and oust him now. In that way, in case the whole thing does not work out the way they hope, and Najib is not implicated in theft, then Najib would be out anyway so it no longer matters.

Even while the taskforce, which Bank Negara is a member of, announces that the investigation is proceeding (see above), someone from Bank Negara leaks even more documents to the Wall Street Journal. The question is are these documents fake or doctored or are they authentic? And if they are authentic then who from Bank Negara or from the taskforce leaked these documents?

Why can’t they wait for the investigation to be completed since not one but two groups are conducting an investigation — the taskforce and the PAC? Are they worried that the taskforce and PAC may not come out with a guilty verdict and that is why they are making a pre-emptive strike?

My sources say that whether RM2.6 billion was or was not transferred out from 1MDB as alleged, there is no evidence that Najib was actually the beneficiary of the money. In that case the allegation that Najib embezzled or stole the money would be demolished.

If Najib was not the beneficially of that money then who was?

Yes, that is the RM2.6 billion-question and that is precisely what they do not want Malaysians to know. So they need this coup d’état so that Najib can be forced out of office. Then the issue ends there and no further action is required. However, if they fail in their coup d’état and Najib stays in office, and if the investigation proves that Najib did not steal RM2.6 billion, then the investigation cannot stop there and has to go deeper into who, then, were the beneficiaries.

The danger with this, of course, is that some of those beneficiaries could actually be those making the allegations against Najib or maybe even the children of these people.

Now, would that not be most embarrassing when you make an allegation against someone and then it is finally discovered that you and/or your children were actually the beneficiaries? Yes, in that case I, too, would want Najib buried before the truth is known.


The day of the six Tan Sris