An open letter to Judicial Commissioner Mohd Arief Emran Arifin

I suppose Guan Eng is not really interested in the money because I was told he has hundreds of millions stashed overseas. My insiders told me that the resignation of the director-general of the Labuan Financial Services Authority, Danial Mah Abdullah, was because he had given Guan Eng and Tony Pua three cryptocurrency licences.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Dear Yang Arif,

I woke up this morning wondering where to take my wife for dinner tonight (on Monday, 12th April, UK lifted the lockdown and restaurants are now open) because today is my 48th wedding anniversary — Marina and I were married on 14th April 1973.

Anyway, as soon as I activated my phone, a message from my brother, Raja Datuk Haji Idris Bin Raja Kamarudin, popped up and, lo and behold, it was the news about Lim Guan Eng demanding RM100 million for the ten articles I wrote regarding his corruption in the Penang undersea tunnel project.

Actually, I did not accuse, defame or slander Guan Eng. If you read the ten articles concerned in the links below, you can see that I only published the MACC investigation paper on the matter.

It was the MACC who said Guan Eng is corrupt, and the MACC’s report is based on the interrogation they conducted on Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli.

In short, the MACC said that Zarul said that Guan Eng is corrupt — and I just revealed or exposed that the MACC said that Zarul said that Guan Eng is corrupt. These were not my words. These were the words of Zarul and revealed by the MACC who had interrogated Zarul.

Hence, if I had lied, then the MACC would have also lied, as would have Zarul.

Tommy Thomas dropped the bungalow corruption case to repay Guan Eng for the job of Attorney-General

But the MACC or Zarul never said my ten articles were lies. In fact, the MACC was angry that their investigation report was leaked. That means the investigation report is legitimate and is not fabricated or fake news.

In essence, my crime should be for committing an offense under the Official Secrets Act and not a crime of slander.

Guan Eng says his reputation is priceless (or something to that affect) and that I have seriously devalued his reputation. Hence, I should pay him RM100 million.

I remember Anwar Ibrahim sued Khalid Jafri (the author of “50 Reasons Why Anwar Cannot Be Prime Minister”) for RM100 million and he only got RM4 million. And Anwar was the Prime Minister-in-waiting when that book was written (in fact, Anwar is still Prime Minister-in-waiting until today, 23 years later).

Anwar, against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s advice, then lodged a police report. The police then investigated the matter (as they would have to, since a police report had been made) and found that the allegations in the book were true.

So, what happened in the end was, instead of Khalid Jafri getting arrested, Anwar Ibrahim was arrested and eventually was sentenced to 15 years jail on corruption and sodomy charges.

Nevertheless, even though the allegations in the book “50 Reasons Why Anwar Cannot Be Prime Minister” were true and were not lies, Khalid Jafri still lost his case and was asked to pay Anwar RM4 million (this is known as justice in the legal world).

Anwar asked for RM100 million for this book but got only RM4 million

Anwar was the Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister-in-waiting. He lost his job plus he spent time in jail (from 20th September 1998 to 2nd September 2004). And yet Anwar was awarded just RM4 million even though he asked for RM100 million.

Guan Eng, on the other hand, is already tainted. He was tainted long before I wrote those ten articles (WHICH YOU CAN READ BELOW). In fact, Guan Eng is an ex-con. What type of reputation would an ex-con have? How can an ex-con’s reputation be priceless?

In 1998, Guan Eng was charged under Section 8A (1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 for maliciously printing a pamphlet containing false information — in short, for spreading fake news — and was sentenced to 18 months jail.

So, Guan Eng’s reputation is not as sterling as he has told the court, Yang Arif. Guan Eng has spent time in jail for a criminal offence. He is just a common criminal like a pimp, loan shark, drug trafficker, rapist, sodomite, child molester, bank robber, handbag snatcher, smuggler, kidnapper, etc.

Then he was arrested and charged for corruption involving the bungalow he bought in Penang when he was Chief Minister. Selangor Menteri Besar Khir Toyo committed the same crime, and he was sent to jail in 2011. Khir Toyo spent 12 months in jail and his properties were confiscated.

Guan Eng, however, escaped punishment because the Attorney General, Tommy Thomas, was his friend. And Tommy Thomas dropped Guan Eng’s corruption case in September 2018 after Pakatan Harapan formed the new federal government.

READ MORE HERE: Why the AGC dropped LGE’s case

One important point to note is that Tun Dr Mahathir said it was Guan Eng who insisted that Tommy Thomas be appointed the Attorney-General. And Tommy Thomas paid back Guan Eng’s “favour” by dropping his corruption case (I am sure Yang Arif is aware of this…wink, wink).

Zarul told the MACC he bribed Guan Eng and a number of other DAP leaders

So, what priceless reputation is Guan Eng talking about? In fact, because of Guan Eng, the Malays will not be voting for Pakatan Harapan in GE15 — like they did in May 2018 when they thought that Guan Eng was God’s anugerah to Malaysia.

And that is why there are certain forces trying to break up Perikatan Nasional. If Umno, PAS and PPBM unite under one umbrella, then Pakatan Harapan is finished. Guan Eng and DAP are one factor why the Malays will turn their backs on Pakatan Harapan (unless Perikatan Nasional breaks up before GE15, like what the pro-Anwar Umno people are trying to do).

In short, Guan Eng is not an asset to DAP and Pakatan Harapan. Guan Eng is a liability. So how can he consider his reputation as priceless and worth RM100 million?

The Malays no longer think that Guan Eng (or Anwar) is anugerah tuhan

Anyway, since I did not contest the case and Guan Eng won by default because I gave him a walkover, Yang Arif has no choice but to award him damages. In that case, I will offer to pay Guan Eng RM10 a month if Yang Arif can agree to that.

As Yang Arif would know, I have been declared a bankrupt. So you cannot bankrupt me twice). I have no property. And I am surviving on a UK pension of £25 a week, which comes to RM568 a month (and I can show Yang Arif the evidence). If I pay Guan Eng RM10 a month, I would be left with RM558 a month to live on.

If Yang Arif grants Guan Eng damages of RM100 million, at RM10 a month, Guan Eng would receive probably only RM1,200 in total (by year 2031) because I am now 71 and I do not expect to live longer than another ten years or so. And if I die of Covid-19, Guan Eng would get nothing.

I suppose Guan Eng is not really interested in the money because I was told he has hundreds of millions stashed overseas. My insiders told me that the resignation of the director-general of the Labuan Financial Services Authority, Danial Mah Abdullah, was because he had given Guan Eng and Tony Pua three cryptocurrency licences.

READ MORE HERE: Surprise resignation of two bosses at Labuan financial regulator

Then there are the millions in kickbacks from the developers in Penang plus the three island reclamation projects. It is common knowledge amongst the Chinese and DAP supporters in Penang that Guan Eng is corrupt to the core. So, he definitely does not need my RM10 a month. He just wants to demonstrate that he has won his case against me, that is all.


1. FROM THE MACC FILES: Guan Eng Collected 10% But AG Buried The Case

2. FROM THE MACC FILES Part 2: How the Penang Undersea Tunnel deal with Guan Eng started

3. FROM THE MACC FILES Part 3: Nazri played a leading role in the Penang Undersea Tunnel deal

4. FROM THE MACC FILES Part 4: The Names Of The Others Who Received Bribes For The Penang Undersea Tunnel

5. FROM THE MACC FILES Part 5: Zarul Paid A RM22 Million Bribe To Close The Investigation On The Penang Undersea Tunnel

6. FROM THE MACC FILES Part 6: When And How Much Bribes Were Paid To Guan Eng

7. FROM THE MACC FILES Part 7: Zarul Says He Also Paid Nazri Aziz RM500,000

8. FROM THE MACC FILES Part 8: RM22 Million In Bribes To Get The MACC To NFA The Penang Undersea Tunnel Investigation

9. FROM THE MACC FILES Part 9: Guan Eng Owns 10% Of The Penang Undersea Tunnel Land-Swap Deal

10. FROM THE MACC FILES Part 10: Details Of The RM19 Million Bribe To Close The MACC Investigation Into The Penang Undersea Tunnel Corruption (PARTS 1-9 IN THE LINKS BELOW PART 10)