Rameli Musa’s RM1.4 million angpow to Clare Brown: what did the MACC discover?
MACC deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki said they were in the final stages of investigating the allegation that RM1.4 million was paid to Clare Rewcastle Brown to settle out of court the defamation suit by Abdul Hadi Awang. “I have instructed the investigating officer to submit the investigation papers to the deputy public prosecutor by next week for further action,” he said.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
(Bernama) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will hand over the investigation papers on the alleged payment of RM1.4 million for an out-of-court settlement involving PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to the deputy public prosecutor’s office next week. (READ MORE HERE)
First: the MAC has confirmed that Rameli Musa did, in fact, pay Clare Rewcastle Brown RM1.4 million.
Second: the MACC has confirmed that Rameli signed the RM1.4 million cheque in front of lawyer Americk Singh Sidhu.
Third: the MACC has confirmed that Americk witnessed Rameli signing the RM1.4 million cheque and has, in fact, admitted that he witnesses Rameli signing the cheque.
Fourth: the MACC has confirmed that Americk prepared the agreement between Clare and Rameli stating that the RM1.4 million is an out-of-court settlement on the civil suit between PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang and Clare in a London court.
Americk Sidhu prepared the agreement between Rameli Musa and Clare Brown for Bank Negara purposes
Fifth: the MACC has confirmed that the purpose of this agreement between Rameli and Clare was so that they can get Bank Negara’s approval to bring the RM1.4 million out of Malaysia and to show the British authorities when Clare brings the money into the UK to avoid any complications with the tax office.
Sixth: the MACC has confirmed that the instructions to prepare that agreement for Rameli and Clare to sign came from Clare.
Seventh: the MACC has confirmed that Hadi never met Americk and that at all times Americk dealt with only Rameli and Clare.
Eight: the MACC has confirmed that Hadi was not a party or a signatory to the agreement that Rameli and Clare signed.
The MACC was not able to link the RM1.4 million payment to Hadi Awang
Nine: the MACC has confirmed that they have sighted the out-of-court settlement agreement between Hadi and Clare and it states there are no costs involved.
Ten: the MACC has confirmed that the only crime that has been committed is the crime of falsely declaring the RM1.4 million as an out-of-court settlement to obtain approval from Bank Negara to bring the money out of Malaysia and to declare to the British authorities that the money is not income or profits.
Eleven: the MACC has confirmed that Hadi has not committed any crime or is involved in the crime of falsely declaring the RM1.4 million as an out-of-court settlement to obtain approval from Bank Negara to bring the money out of Malaysia and to declare to the British authorities that the money is not income or profits.
The MACC was also not able to find any evidence that Najib paid Hadi RM90 million
Twelve: the MACC has confirmed that they have found no evidence that Najib Tun Razak paid Hadi and/or other PAS leaders RM90 million and hence the RM1.4 million cannot be linked to the RM90 million.
Thirteen: the MACC has confirmed that there is no basis for arresting and prosecuting Hadi for either the RM90 million or the RM1.4 million and that any case they wish to pursue will be thrown out of court.
Fourteen: the MACC has recommended that no further action (NFA) can be taken or is required.
Fifteen: the MACC has recommended that an announcement be made confirming that the case be marked NFA because the evidence is not conclusive rather than announce they have found nothing.
It is now the problem of Tommy Thomas as to what to do next