Jika pihak-pihak berkuasa Malaysia benar-benar telah mendapatkan keseluruhan dokumen daripada Xavier Justo mengenai hubungan dengan 1MDB, Jho Low dan PetroSaudi, mereka akan dapat mengesahkan bahawa pada 26hb Oktober 2010, seorang yang bernama Nawaf Obaid telah menuliskan sebuah emel yang luarbiasa kepada bekas Timbalan Penasihat Keselamatan Kebangsaan bagi Hal Ehwal Ekonomi Antarabangsa di Majlis Keselamatan Kebangsaan US, Michael Froman.
Emel yang dituliskan kepada Froman itu bertajuk ‘SULIT Awas’. Kemudiannya Nawaf mengutuskan salinan emel itu kepada saudaranya, Tarek Obaid, CEO dalam PetroSaudi, yang kemudiannya mengirimkan salinan yang sama kepada Jho Low, seorang peniaga yang merundingkan usahasama 1MDB dengan PetroSaudi bagi pihak Perdana Menteri Najib Razak.
Kami mengeluarkan semula kandungan emel penuh, keranaa tujuannya adalaah untuk menghalang bekas Setiausaha Negara US, Hilary Clinton, untuk berjumpa dengan ketua pembangkang Anwar Ibrahim, dengan menuduhnya sebagai menyokong kepengganasan.
To: Mr. Michael B. Froman
Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs
US National Security Council
I was just reading the morning papers and came across an article talking about Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s, upcoming visit to South-East Asia and to Malaysia in particular. In the spirit of our openness and deep trust that we have developed over the past two years of working together on various economic and financial issues dealing with the IMF/World Bank,G-20 and Energy in the context of the wider US-Saudi special “strategic” bilateral relationship, I think I should alert you on a possible deeply embarrassing situation that Secretary Clinton could find herself in.
The confidential secret assessment that I had come to see you about two weeks ago is nearly complete and I hope to be able to pass you a copy with a lot of hard supporting intelligence next week when we meet. Basically, this assessment has uncovered beyond any doubt the existing close ties between Malaysian controversial politician Anwar Ibrahim and the Muslim Brotherhood network. More alarmingly, we have found proof of Mr. Ibrahim’s ties with some of the leading brotherhood ideologues and financiers around the globe, such as Youssef Al Qaradawi, Yassin Qadi, Youssef Nada and others. The International Institute of Islamic thoughts in Virginia that was raided on numerous occasions by the federal authorities in the past several years and the nerve center of brotherhood financing in the US has Mr. Ibrahim as a founding member.
This came to our attention through a friendly country who informed us that the Malaysians were concerned that senior Saudi officials and the Saudi government were involved in supporting and funding Mr. Ibrahim’s political agenda. After a thorough investigation this has of course proven to be completely untrue and we were able to trace these misleading claims and their purposes. But the issue is that he has got himself involved with basically a lot of the names that were investigated by the US government after 9/11 with “potential ties to terrorism funding” and we have a trove of evidence to support this.
So, as this assessment will be shared with various governments as the data is collected from various countries (including the US, especially from the 9/11 investigation reports), I am concerned that the substance of the report or most of the report will be made public at some point which could cause embarrassment for Secretary Clinton and other senior US officials who might ask to see him publically. I do not think I will be able to turn over the entire assessment and supporting evidence before the end of next week, so I just thought it prudent to send you this very confidential email to alert you and your colleagues.
I that you will treat this email and the content with full secrecy when you pass it on.
I am available to talk if you about this issue whenever you want. I look forward to seeing you next week.
Maka, siapakah pemberi maklumat penilaian rahsia Saudi kepada pegawai-pegawai US, kerana emel-emel berikut menunjukkan bahawa kedua-dua saudara didapati telah mengucapkan tahniah pada diri mereka sendiri setelah Hilary Clinton berjaya dihalang dari berjumpa Anwar pada kunjungannya itu?
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Clinton-Ibrahim NO Meeting
I have just been told to look for this Reuters story that appeared two weeks ago. In fact, Secretary Clinton was made aware the weekend before her trip to Malaysia about “the assessment” and was advised NOT to meet him in person. On arriving in KL, she had no plans on seeing him or having the picture taken with him. The issue of conflicts of her agenda was never the reason as she could of met with him if she really had insisted. To avoid giving the true reason (due to the understanding we have with our friends), a close advisor to her used an excuse of timing and simply said she would talk to him by phone, which she ended up NOT doing.NO
Clinton calls for fair trial for Malaysia’s Anwar
Tue, Nov 2 2010
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to get a fair trial but carefully sought to avoid offending the Malaysian government.
Anwar, on trial for sodomy in what Washington views as a politically motivated case, has denied the charge and says it is a repeat of a government conspiracy that saw him dismissed as deputy prime minister in 1998.
Clinton is in Malaysia for meetings with top officials of a country that has seen its relations the United States improve significantly in recent years despite the disagreement over Anwar’s treatment.
“It’s well known that the United States believes that it is important for all aspects of the case to be conducted fairly and transparently and in a way that increases confidence in the rule of law in Malaysia,” Clinton told reporters at a news conference with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman.
Clinton said she has discussed Anwar’s prosecution with the Malaysian government but it was unclear whether she had done so on Tuesday or in the past.
“I have raised it and we have continued to raise it and it is a part of our ongoing dialogue,” she said.
Anifah said his government wanted to ensure that Anwar received a fair trial and would not interfere in the case.
“What surprises me is that if there is a political prosecution … the Malaysian national government is much smarter. We may as well stop Anwar before he becomes a member of parliament rather than bring it to the open trial in the court,” Anifah told reporters.
“It is my interest and our interest to make sure that Anwar get a fair trial because if there is such thing as a political prosecution — if it can happen to Anwar — it can happen to the rest of us,” he said.
“I have faith in the independence of the judiciary … it doesn’t bother us one bit whether Anwar will be getting a federal judgment or otherwise, but what bothers us is that there will be a fair and open trial,” he added.
Clinton did not meet Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who is ill, during her visit to the South East Asian nation but spoke to him by telephone from his hospital room and will hold talks with the foreign minister later on Tuesday.
In what appeared to be a carefully calibrated effort to ensure symmetry, two U.S. officials said Clinton would speak to Anwar on the telephone but would not meet him face to face.
(Editing by Robert Birsel)
Nawaf Obaid adalah saudara kepada Tarek Obaid yang selaku Pengarah dalam PetroSaudi. Mereka dua beradik itu adalah dari tiga beradik anak kepada bekas peniaga dan juga penjual senjatapi, Essem Obaid, yang memulakan perniagaan itu yang kemudiannya mengalami kerugian di Arab Saudi sebelum dia meninggal dunia dahulu, menurut maklumat dari kenalan rapat mereka.
Dengan menubuhkan ‘institut pengajian strategik’ yang dinamakan Projek Penilaian Keselamatan Kebangsaan Saudi, Nawaf telah beroperasi sebagai ‘penasihat’, yang pakar dalam kerja-kerja risikan di Arab Saudi untuk mengkagumkan orang-orang di Barat.
Pada tahun lalu, Obaid bersaudara telah menjadi rapat dengan Jho Low untuk menubuhkan sebuah yayasan sempena nama keluarga mereka, yang telah mereka promosikan sebagai institusi dermawan. Nawaf bertindak sebagai CEO syarikat ini, namun kebanyakan wang adalah dari urusniaga 1MDB PetroSaudi. Sebelum itu, dua bersaudara itu amat rapat dengan kenalan mereka tetapi tidak begitu kaya.
Pengkalan data PetroSaudi telah memberikan banyak maklumat menunjukkan bahawa dalam tempoh masa itu Nawaf Obaid telah terbabit dengan menyediakan khidmat kepada Najib bagi pihak Tarek dan Jho Low, setelah masalah dalam urusan PetroSaudi timbul.
Ini merangkumi mengatur kunjungan Najib ke Mekah dan mengadap Raja Arab Saudi, membantu menderafkan ucapan Najib dan bekerja pada sebuah projek gergasi yang dicadangkan Najib, di mana Raja Arab Saudi akan meminjamkan 1MDB sejumlah wang US$10 billion, sebagai balasan melancarkan projek-projek mewah sempena nama baginda.
Komen Nawaf kepada saudaranya Tarek, yang memberikan salinan emel ini berhubungan cadangan yang dibuat antara Jho Low dan “BB” (Najib Razak) adalah:
“No No N, just ask for 1 Trillion dollars in this case and save everyone the hasstle! Someone is taking some sever and I mean sever DRUGS!” (sic)
Re: Spoke to BB, some ideas. Let’s discuss first before we talk further to BB.
No No N, just ask for 1 Trillion dollars in this case and save everyone the hasstle!
Someone is taking some sever and I mean sever DRUGS!
From: Tarek Obaid <[email protected]>
To: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Sent: Sat, Oct 30, 2010 11:22 am
Subject: FW: Spoke to BB, some ideas. Let’s discuss first before we talk further to BB.
Thought we could just wire it straight out…..
—— Forwarded Message
From: “LOW, Jho (Personal)” <[email protected]>
Reply-To: <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 01:57:47 +0200
To: Tarek Obaid <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Spoke to BB, some ideas. Let’s discuss first before we talk further to BB.
Sorry sent empty msg earlier. Spoke to BB, some ideas. Let’s discuss first before we talk further to BB.
– A special 7 day high profile visit to Malaysia end nov, early jan with a entourage of 500 people and the most senior religious leader to be accompanying King Abdullah.
Potential commitments include:
– 30 year loan of usd10b islamic debt to 1MDB/GOM at 1.1% interest. If to GOM, a portion (more than 50%) to be recommitted to 1MDB from GOM at same terms
– USD1b to build the King Abdullah Institute of Islamic Finance in KLIFD
– USD1b to build the King Abdullah Science & Tecnology University in Bandar Malaysia
– USD1b for the world first full fledged Islamic Mega Bank License issued by Central Bank of Malaysia
– USD250m to build the King Abdullah University of Islamic Studies in a location of GOM’s choice to be managed by 1MDB
– USD15/TBCm to build Permata Schools (gifted kids) in a location of Permata’s choice to be managed by 1MDB
– J/V between a Saudi Company and 1MDB of USD1b to invest in Langkawi to promote Langkawi as a tourism hub accompanied by PM and TDM
– USD (TBC)m to build Saudi Royal Summer Palace in Langkawi to be managed by 1MDB
– USD (TBC)m King Abdullah Chair/Scholarship in major Malaysian University for Islamic Studies in KSA
– USD (TBC)m donation by King Abdullah to Yayasan 1MDB
– Signing (potentially private) between PetroSaudi and Petronas (contents to be confirmed). Oil & Gas concessions and purchase of assets both ways
– Friday prayers at major mosque with top islamic cleric and HM with PM to be broadcasted nationwide
– A new special honorary award created for HM King Abdullah
– 1 and a half day official visit coupled by a 5 and a half day private holiday. PM and family will join the weekend holiday in Malaysia (Four Seasons Langkawi and perhaps also jungle)
– PM and all ministers to receive King Abdullah and entourage personally at airport coupled with full guard of honour and military parade with F-18 fly-by. All roads to be cleared
– anything else to add?
Nawaf berhak menjadi sinikal, kerana tiada wang yang datang dari luar. Penderma dari Timur Tengah yang direka-reka oleh Najib bukannya dari Saudi Arabia!
Dalam masa yang sama bukti-bukti menerusi emel-emel menunjukkan bahawa Nawaf dikatakan sebagai pernah membantu dalam kempen propaganda anti-Anwar, untuk menamatkan rasa simpati liberal Barat terhadap ketua pembangkang Malaysia itu dan menggambarkannya sebagai pengganas.
Emel-emel itu menunjukkan usaha-usaha Nawaf dan Tarek bekerja dengan Jho Low, yang sering menganggap Najib sebagai “BB” (Big Boss). Jho Low telah memasukkan US$300 juta ke dalam PetroSaudi dan menjelaskan suatu yuran berjumlah US$85 juta kepada Tarek sebagai duluan dalam skema untuk menyedut keluar US$1.4 billion daripada usahasama 1MDB itu.
Kempen ini membabitkan Obaid bersaudara dalam operasi menentang Anwar, yang pernah didedahkan oleh Sarawak Report.
Dalam 2010-11 SR mendapati diri mereka menjadi mangsa pada kempen blog yang dipacu oleh seorang penulis pendapat Amerika Josh Trevino, yang kemudiannya kami dapati telah diupah oleh pejabat PM Najib untuk menyerang Anwar menggunakan blog-blog seperti New Ledger dan Malaysia Watcher.
Kami mendapati bagaimana Trevino dan syarikat FBC Media telah dibayar puluhan juta dollar oleh pejabat PM Najib untuk mengeluarkan kempen, pada mulanya untuk menentang Anwar dan kemudiannya oleh Taib untuk menentang kami. Bahan itu telah disampaikan kepada media di Malaysia seolah-olah ianya mencerminkan pendapat dan pandangan perdana di US.
Selepas pendedahan-pendedahan yang kami buat yang juga menunjukkan bahawa FBC Media telah mempromosikan Malaysia secara terpesong, operasi Trevino dan FBC Media telah ditutup dan inkuiri-inkuiri utama telah dipertanggungjawabkan kerana memanipulasi media di US dan di UK.
Kini dengan adanya pangkalan data dari Justo, kami boleh mendedahkan bagaimana pasukan PetroSaudi telah bekerjasama dengan para konspirasi komersil dalam usaha mengeluarkan cerita-cerita yang sama ke dalam agenda US dan bersama pejabat Najib.
Pada hari yang sama, 26hb Oktober 2010, bahawa Nawaf telah menuliskan emel kepada rakannya Froman mengenai Anwar, ketua politik Chuck Devore telah menerbitkan cerita yang serupa juga untuk memberi amaran kepada Hilary Clinton untuk tidak bertemu dengan Anwar.
Nawaf telah menuliskan emel kepada saudaranya beberapa hari kemudian iaitu pada 2hb November. Dia telah mengepilkan artikel daripada Chuch Devore yang bertarikh 26hb Oktober itu dengan mengancam Clinton mengenai kecenderungan Anwar pada kepengganasan.
Artikel ini telah dikirimkan Nawaf kepada Newsweek dalam cubaannya untuk membolehkan cerita itu diterbitkan:
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Fwd: This is beginning to get traction inside the US
Yep. Am on the case.
On Awlaki, have to write this week. So if you can’t Skype or phone, maybe there’s some other guidance you could give me.
Newsweek Paris Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor
French cell phone: +33 6 80 33 94 87
US cell phone: +1 917 297 7613
On Nov 1, 2010, at 5:51 PM, [email protected] wrote:
Secretary of State Clinton Should Steer Clear of Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim
Malaysia is on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s agenda this week as she swings through Asia. When she visits with Malaysian leaders, she might meet with Anwar Ibrahim, a supposed democracy and reform leader who, it is said, has been unfairly maligned by an overbearing government. Clinton shouldn’t, as Malaysia is no Myanmar and Ibrahim is no Aung San Suu Kyi.
Once a British colony, Malaysia has been independent since 1957. It has transformed itself from a raw materials exporter to a nation with a strong economy boasting a per capita income of $14,900, roughly quadruple that of its larger neighbors: the Philippines and Indonesia. Malaysia’s 26 million people are 60 percent Muslim, 19 percent Buddhist, 9 percent Christian and 7 percent Hindu. The legal system is based on English common law with Islamic law (Sharia) applying to Muslims in the matters of family law and religion. Islam in Malaysia, as in much of the Asian Pacific region, has been less prone to violence as it came to the region more as a function of peaceful trade rather than bloody conquest. Malaysia’s economy has steadily improved, and, under Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, so too has press freedoms and application of rule of law. It has a distance yet to travel, but a victory by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in next year’s elections would not advance the cause of democracy.
Serving as deputy to former long-time Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad, Ibrahim helped steer Malaysia through the Asian financial crisis in 1997. But, when Ibrahim tried to leverage his success into the Prime Minister’s office, Mahathir would have none of it, striking back with charges of corruption and sodomy. Ibrahim saw his political career sidetracked with his convictions on both charges (the sodomy charge was later reversed in 2004, but new sodomy charges were filed in 2008).
There’s no denying that Anwar Ibrahim knows how to manipulate Western press and politicians. Ibrahim has fashioned himself a sympathetic profile in the West by leveraging the sodomy charges the nominally Muslim government has twice maladroitly leveled against him while claiming to be two things he isn’t: a government reformer and a moderate Muslim.
Ibrahim’s passion for government reform was suspect from the start. While riding the crest of his popularity in 1998, his allies called for a debate on “cronyism and nepotism” which Malaysia’s former strongman Prime Minister Mahathir quickly turned on its head by producing lists of those who benefited from by receiving shares from privatized government corporations. The lists showed Ibrahim, his allies, his brothers and his father owned million of shares in newly privatized companies. Tellingly, Ibrahim’s corruption conviction was never overturned.
Selling Ibrahim as a moderate Muslim is altogether a different challenge. While Ibrahim enjoys the support of Al Gore and Paul Wolfowitz, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith calls him out as an anti-Semitic demagogue unworthy of meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State. Tellingly, when Ibrahim was recently in New York, shadowing a visit there by Prime Minister Najib Razak, he met with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). Ibrahim was a co-founder of IIIT which listed the Malaysian politician as a trustee as recently as last year.
The problem is that IIIT is a Muslim Brotherhood front that has repeatedly been tied to terrorist network financing. In their 2001 book “Violence” IIIT called the state of Israel a “foreign usurper” that must be attacked with “fear, terror and lack of security.” Only three years ago, Malaysian Muslim feminist Zainah Anwar called out IIIT for suppressing moderate Koranic teachings. Of direct concern to Americans should be that the Muslim Brotherhood’s new “Supreme Guide” or leader, Muhammad Badi, called for violent jihad against both the U.S. and Israel in a September 30 sermon, saying it was a commandment of Allah that cannot be disregarded. Ibrahim met with IIIT leaders in New York only days after this sermon.
Anwar Ibrahim is simply one in a long line of Islamist leaders who know how to say one thing to a Western audience who longs to hear soothing words, while saying and acting differently when they think no one from the West is paying attention. If Ibrahim’s People’s Justice Party (run by his wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) comes to power in 2011, it will likely mark another occurrence of democracy being used to destroy democracy. Secretary of State Clinton, if she meets with Ibrahim, will act to boost his destructive charade.
Beberapa hari sebelum itu iaitu pada 13hb Oktober Nawaf telah mengutuskan emel kepada saudaranya untuk menarik perhatian pada sebuah lagi artikel propaganda itu.
Artikel itu bertajuk “Anwar dan Para Pembiaya Keganasan” dan telah dihantar kepada Nawaf oleh Omar Mustafa yang mengetuai syarikat Ethos dan telah bertindak selaku penasihat kepada Najib, bertanggungjawab menyediakan teks-teks ucapan untuk Najib (nama kod Oscar – [email protected])
Menurut emelnya, Oscar sedang menunggu siapnya ‘laporan dalaman’ oleh Nawaf – laporan yang sama yang menurut Nawaf, disiapkan oleh Froman?
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Fwd: Please check out link below. We should meet soon once your internal repo…
Please check out link below. We should meet soon once your internal report is ready.
Oscar <[email protected]>
Perbualan menerusi emel-emel itu mengesahkan bahawa Obaid bersaudara mempunyai hubungan rapat dengan pasukan yang melancarkan kempen mencipta tuduhan kepengganasan ke atas Anwar.
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Michael B. Froman
Deputy National Security for International Economic Affairs
National Security Council & National Economic Council
The WHITE HOUSE
From: [email protected]
To: Michael_B._F[email protected]
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 08:04:36 EDT
I hope your well and had a nice restful month of August.
I would like to come over and see you about a delicate matter that has come up regarding a certain international financial network that is literally using Saudi Arabia as a cover without the knowledge of the Saudi government or the senior officials claimed by the culprits to being their sponsors and protectors. This issue has recently come to our attention and we will deal with it drastically. But there is a substantial US component to this network and hence why I would like to see you.
How does the last week of this month sound. The week starting with Monday the 27th? Many Thanks!
Sekali lagi, seminggu sebelum Nawaf menuliskan emel kepada Froman dalam bulan Oktober, dia dan seorang lagi penasihat dari Arab Saudi telah menuntut untuk dialu-alukan dengan permaidani merah oleh Tarek dan Jho Low semasa lawatannya ke KL (pada waktu itu Jho Low telah mendakwa dirinya tiada hubungan dengan 1MDB ataupun kerajaan Malaysia.
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Maka apakah sebenarnya hasil risikan yang telah dihantar oleh Nawaf sebagai pemberi maklumat kepada ahli-ahli politik Amerika?
Emel-emel itu telah bertukar-tukar antara dua beradik itu dan Jho Low dalam pangkalan data PetroSaudi amatlah penuh maklumat, kerana walaupun Nawaf memberitahu Froman bahawa dokumen-dokumennya rahsia, dia telah sebenarnya berkongsi maklumat dengan ramai pemberita, dengan tujuan mendapatkan pablisiti negatif terhadap Anwar kepada media-media terkemuka di US dan juga UK.
Emel-emel menyeluruh antara Robertson (CNN) dengan Nawaf jelas menunjukkan bahawa Nawaf telah memberikan banyak maklumat sebelum media lain sempat menuliskan penilaian mereka:
Nawaf, hi, as typical here I am getting diverted to other stories, Monday — Pakistan, Tuesday – Assange – , today Afghanistan, China and Lebanon..
I STILL PLAN TO GET TO IT THIS WEEK, BUT THANK YOU FOR THE HEADS UP.
On 1/12/11 5:07 PM, “Nawaf Obaid” <[email protected]> wrote:
Greetings from NYC!
ABC has been snooping around the assessment and the issue discussed in it.
I denied the assessment was for public use. They seems very interested in it after the Washington Times story.
Please let me know estimated time when you expect to write a story about it.
Akhirnya CNN telah menerbitkan cerita itu pada akhir Januari, setelah emel daripada Tarek kepada Nawaf memerhatikan “dia terhutang budi pada anda” – maksudnya Jho Low?
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Fwd: Here with the link
He owes you very big now, very big!
Cerita eksklusif oleh CNN tidak menghalang Nawaf cuba menyebarkan cerita mengenai pembiayaan kepengganasan Anwar kepada media-media lain, dengan menggunakan teknik yang serupa dengan mengatakan bahawa dia telah mendapat “penilaian” rahsia daripada pasukan risikannya di Arab Saudi.
Sasarannya seterusnya adalah New York Times, di mana dia menunjukkan artikel CNN dan menjelaskan bahawa dia dapat memberikan maklumat lebih menyeluruh. Sekali lagi, dia telah mengirimkan salinan emel ini yang bertajuk “Brotherhood Project” kepada saudaranya Tarek di PetroSaudi:
Fwd: greetings from DC
For the longer piece in the New York Times Magazine. We will need more information, but this will destroy him!
Fantastic. Saturday is perfect. Let me know where and when would suit you.
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
From: <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 07:37:33 -0500
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: greetings from DC
How about breakfast on Saturday in DC?
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!
happy new year from DC! i hope all is well with you. i wanted to let you know that i’m starting a new job this month: i’m writing full time for the new york times magazine. i’ll be based in DC but still traveling to the mideast for reporting. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, as my wife moved to DC last year to take a job and i’ve been spending way too much time away from my family.
Akhirnya New York Times didapati terlalu sibuk untuk membaca dokumen-dokumen kirimannya. Begitu juga Jeremy Bowen dari BBC.
Fwd: [E] 1MDB: Another financial scandal in the making?Date:
This is NOT good at ALL!
Janus at work again..
Do forward to your brother.
From: Alert Malaysia
Sender: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
ReplyTo: Alert Malaysia
Subject: [E] 1MDB: Another financial scandal in the making?
Sent: Sep 20, 2010 3:14 PM
1MDB: Another financial scandal in the making?
Date: 20 September 2010
The country may end up facing another financial scandal four times the size of
the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) fiasco if the government does not come clean on
the inner workings of its 1Malaysia Development Fund Bhd (1MDB).
PKR de-facto leader Anwar Ibrahim claims there are many questions arising over
the way 1MDB reports its earnings and performance, particularly since the
company’s audited accounts ending March 2010 have yet to be finalised.
He pointed out that 1MDB was allocated RM5 billion in 2009 via government bonds,
and is expected to be issued another RM10 billion loan through state-backed
bonds, for a grand total of RM15 billion in liabilities held by the company by
“This is four times the value of bonds issued for the PKFZ, which are valued at
around RM3.685 billion,” Anwar said in a statement today.
Ini tidak menghalang Nawaf terus mengirimkan dokumen-dokumennya. Lagipun dokumen-dokumen itu telah memberikan kesan merisaukan di kalangan ahli-ahli politik senior di US.
Sasarannya yang seterusnya, menjelang Krismas 2010 adalah Washington Times. Nawaf mengutuskan salinan apa yang dikatakan sebagai respon yang positif dari para wartawan yang telah cuba mendapatkan ‘penilaiannya’ kepada Tarek.
Dalam pertukaran emel dengan Washington Times, wartawan mereka telah menyediakan rumusan kandungan dan tujuan penilaian Nawaf, yang telah diedarkannya secara bersusah payah ke media antarabangsa:
Sender: [email protected] Subject: Here you go, Merry Christmas! Message-Id: <[email protected]> Recipient: [email protected]Subject:
Here you go, Merry Christmas!
Thanks Nawaf. I am writing the story this afternoon.
To confirm, what I have is a translation of an assessment produced by Saudi officials in response to allegations that senior members of the royal family were involved in funding Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim. The assessment clears the royals of involvement, but shows Ibrahim’s links to the large and complex web of financial organizations established by a group of leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, a number of whom have been indicted or designated as terrorists by US authorities.
The official who shared the assessment with The Washington Times said he had provided it to illustrate the scale of the challenge Saudi authorites face in trying to interdict funds provided by wealthy individuals for extremists, when the funds flow through a huge network of charities and other organizations, many of which are involved in funding non-violent Islamist political activities.
Is that about right?
The Washington Times
Tiada bukti bahawa Washington Times telah menerbitkan cerita itu. Namun akhirnya liputan itu telah diterbitkan oleh Huffington Post dan Newsweek berdasarkan “dokumen-dokumen menyeluruh dijilidkan oleh penganalisa dari Arab Saudi”, namun gagal mengeluarkan serangan terhadap Anwar.
Sebaliknya Nawaf telah mengutuskan kepada saudaranya sebuah kritikan, yang dituliskan oleh Seth Mandel, salah seorang ahli pasukan blogger Josh Trevino yang dibiayai Malaysia.
Nawaf telah menjelaskan tuduhan Mandel dalam huruf tebal bahawa artikel Newsweek tidak menyerang Anwar dengan berkesan. Tarek kemudiannya mengutuskan emel kepada Jho Low dengan komen “sila minta BB baca”.
Nampaknya, kesan utama kerjasama antara Nawaf dan pasukan blogger Trevino yang berbayar itu adalah untuk meyakinkan Najib bahawa dia telah mengubah pandangan dunia.
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“Tarek Obaid” <[email protected]>
Pls make BB read
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The Left Discovers the Muslim Brotherhood’s Transnational Network of Extremists–and Supports Them Anyway
Posted By Seth Mandel On February 10, 2011 @ 8:00 am In Anti-Semitism,Email,Feature,Right to Exist | 2 Comments
Here’s a riddle for you: How many rocket, mortar, and missile attacks can Hamasniks in Gaza launch without breaking a cease-fire?
You might think the obvious answer is zero–you cannot be firing rockets at civilians while still abiding by a cease-fire. But the world is more complex than that, or so I learned after reading the latest installment of Peter Beinart’s ongoing attempt at rehabilitating the reputations of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Hamas, Beinart writes, “has been basically observing a de-facto cease-fire for two years now.” As of early this week, Hamasniks have launched 43 attacks on Israeli civilians so far in 2011. I assume that Beinart inserted the word “basically” to account for the fact that Hamas has not completely ceased firing, but are making an effort. Yet considering they are averaging one attack per day thus far this year, it is a positively Clintonian abuse of the weasel word.
What’s more likely, however, is that Beinart simply has no idea what’s really going on over there. And we can give the Daily Beast the benefit of the doubt by assuming that when they merged with Newsweek, the Daily Beast acquired Newsweek’s fact-checkers, which explains this type of monumental mistake making it into print.
Speaking of Newsweek: The magazine recently ran an article that echoed Beinart’s opinion that the Muslim Brotherhood is no real threat to Israel or the broader West. Beinart informs us that “The Muslim Brotherhood is not al Qaeda: It abandoned violence decades ago, and declared that it would pursue its Islamist vision through the democratic process.”
Beinart takes the Muslim Brotherhood at its word, just as he takes Hamas’s word for the cease-fire they are respecting by attacking Israel every single day. And the Newsweek reporters tell us that in a democracy, the “mystique” of the Brotherhood will rapidly fade:
“When, finally, Arab governments come to understand that, the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood may well be over.”
But perhaps the Daily Beast/Newsweek idea of keeping the Muslim Brotherhood out of power by putting the Muslim Brotherhood in power isn’t the best idea. Perhaps, that is, they should not be taken at their word.
For evidence to back up our skepticism, we look to… Newsweek? Yes, that same article that tells us to trust the Muslim Brotherhood also includes this gem:
“NEWSWEEK has obtained an extensive dossier, compiled last year by Arab analysts with close ties to Saudi intelligence, that argues that a well-financed global Muslim Brotherhood network uses ‘moderate-seeming politicians to further its extremist agenda’ as far away as Malaysia.”
This would not have been news to Newsweek had they made a regular habit of reading our site. That “moderate-seeming” politician in Malaysia is Anwar Ibrahim, whose connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, anti-Semitism, and all-around bad habits we have documented here, here, here, and here.
And that is just one example. Let’s remember that the Brotherhood operates in 70 countries worldwide. And that brings us to the most significant issue with the constant exhortations not to worry about the Muslim Brotherhood. They have a transnational network of terror-supporting Islamist anti-Semites like Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters. What do you suppose the foreign policy of an organization like the Muslim Brotherhood would be if they gained power in Egypt? With whom, do you suppose, would they ally themselves?
When it comes to Malaysia–a country our government considers an important ally in the war on terror–the Brotherhood has Anwar Ibrahim in the opposition. In Israel, the Brotherhood has its affiliate Hamas.
So now that we know the type of groups the Brotherhood associates with, and considering their stated goal remains to bring about Sharia law in each country in which the Brotherhood operates, how should we feel about the Brotherhood affiliates in the West? Britain, Germany, and France all have prominent chapters. The U.S. has many–including beloved CAIR.
These organizations have tremendous influence already, which would only increase were the Muslim Brotherhood to take even a significant slice of the power up for grabs right now in Egypt. As Stephen Coughlin, Vice President of Strategic Communication Initiatives for the Strategic Engagement Group, told me, the best recent example of the Brotherhood’s influence in Western countries would be the French riots of 2006. Though the Brotherhood did not start the riots, he said:
“The Muslim brotherhood stepped into that situation, and knew how to take control of it. And it didn’t end until the French government asked the Muslim Brotherhood-associated imams to tell people to stop. And then of course the Muslim Brother imam did, and it stopped immediately. So what did they get? They got the French to recognize that if you want to work with the Muslims in France you have to go through the Brotherhood.”
The Brotherhood considers itself the gatekeeper, as it were, to the Muslim communities around the world. And it has demonstrated it knows how to take advantage of a populist uprising it did not spur or even join at the outset. That is because the Brotherhood is, as the Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano told me, “fanatically well-organized and well-financed.”
The point of Beinart’s essay, by the way, was to propose that Israel ease its restrictions on Hamas, thus giving them more land, more weapons, more resources, and more political power. He is suggesting to Western leaders that they allow for the rise to power of Hamas in the West Bank (instead of just Gaza) and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt simultaneously. Of course, calling for the inclusion of Hamas and pooh-poohing the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood has become mainstream leftist conventional wisdom. That’s why Beinart wrote it.
In the September issue of Commentary, Andrew Ferguson wrote the definitive article on Beinart, famous for his shameless careerism. The following paragraph is talking about Beinart’s New York Review of Books essay on why AIPAC and Orthodox Jews are to blame for the mess in the Mideast, but he just as easily could be–and I think, is–talking about anything Beinart writes:
“Influencing practical outcomes, though, is not the point of a career like Beinart’s. The career is an end in itself, which is why last year’s ideological fashion can be so easily shrugged off for next year’s model. Many American friends of Israel and students of Washington politics found his recent article unnerving, but not for the reasons Beinart might have hoped. Like the neoliberal he once was, he makes no new arguments and presents no new facts. If he wants to position himself as scourge to Israel’s government and scold to America’s Zionists, it is because those views are now squarely in the mainstream of liberal opinion. That alone is unnerving, and the sum of what his essay revealed. This is not a man to take chances.”
And that is the value in Beinart’s Daily Beast column as well. It is an indication of just how popular the concept of welcoming the Muslim Brotherhood into the international arena has become on the left.
We cannot control Egyptian politics, but we should not let our guard down, either. The Muslim Brotherhood is not now, nor will it be, an innocuous actor in democratic governance. The sooner we accept that, the better.
Article printed from NewsReal Blog: http://www.newsrealblog.com
Maka, kenapakah Nawaf sanggup memikul tanggungjawab membesar-besarkan cerita tentang Anwar, yang mana dia sendiri sukar untuk mendapatkan media yang serius menerbitkannya?
Longgokan emel menunjukkan bahawa Jho Low dan Najib telah cuba mengeksploit hubungan mereka dengan Obaid bersaudara untuk meneruskan agenda-agenda lain mereka. Kini Tarek yang telah dibayar berjuta-juta dollar kerana membantu melancarkan urusniaga 1MDB telah membayar upah saudaranya untuk melakukan tugasan-tugasan itu.
Berikutan penilaian keselematan itu, Tarek telah melakukan pindahan wang menerusi bank EFGL, suatu bayaran kepada Nawaf berjumlah US$200,000. Pemberi maklumat dalaman mendakwa bahawa ini bukanlah pindahan wang yang pertama kali dibuat.
Lovely talking to you and pray you will be a lot better soon.
I confirm our telephone conversation that we transfer £200,000 to Nawaf’s account as stated below, tomorrow.
Kind regards, please stay in touch.
From: Tarek Obaid [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 01 February 2011 14:14
To: Harvey-Phillips, Nermine
Subject: RE: Hope you are well
I hope you are well, I have been in the states for a long time now.
Nermine, I need to wire funds to my brother Nawaf at HSBC london, like the last wire transfer and same amount could you please execute that asap.
Tarek juga didapati membelikan saudaranya sebuah jam tangan buatan Swiss bernilai US$222,000 – semuanya menjadi mudah setelah dia menerima ‘yuran’ sebanyak US$85 juta daripada Jho Low untuk membantu melancarkan kecurian berbillion-billion dollar dari 1MDB.
PetroSaudi, telah menerima US$300 juta dari urusniaga itu, yang seterusnya digunakan untuk menyertai usahasama carigali minyak di Venezuela, di mana Sarawak Report difahamkan menerusi sumber dalaman, beroleh keuntungan lebih setengah juta dollar sehari.
Pada tahun berikutnya Nawaf diminta untuk meneruskan agenda propaganda untuk Najib. Wang pinjaman dari Saudi Arabia tidak ke mana-mana, seperti dijangkakan.
Namun Nawaf telah terbabit dalam ‘misi kemanusiaan’ yang dipelopori oleh Rosmah untuk menerbangkan pelajar-pelajar Malaysia yang terperangkap dalam konflik di Libya.
Dia juga turut diajak untuk menyediakan beberapa teks ucapan untuk Najib oleh pembantu khas PM, Omar Mustafa, begitu juga membantu menyediakan deraf komen-komen untuk akhbar di US, dijangkakan telah dilakar oleh Najib sendiri.
Pada suatu ketika Tarek didapati mengeluh apabila Omar menekan mereka untuk memberikan input mereka.
you see from his own words!
My dear Omar :-
You absolutely correct. We are working on it this evening and you will have the new shortened draft for the PM to speak for about 20 to 25 minutes tomorrow and as soon as you arrive in NYC.
Safe trip and talk in the evening!
I really like the final product for CFR. But am concerned at 3,800 words it is too long. PM speaks at a rate of 100 words per minute, so this is around 38 minutes! May be too lengthy for an impatient New York crowd?
Your thoughts my friend?
Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device via Vodafone-Celcom Mobile.
From: Oscar <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:39:54 +0800
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Final CFR Speech Draft
Noted, with gratitude for your assistance.
On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 6:31 AM, <[email protected]> wrote:
We have done a final edit and made some small tweaks, in BOLD.
I am pasting below and attaching it.
Thank you to Hank (Greenberg) for your kind words of introduction and to the Council for inviting me to speak with you this morning. Hank has been a longstanding friend and supporter of Malaysia and I am extremely delighted to be back in the United States, to partake of the
dynamic culture of the great city of New York, and of course to be here at the Council on Foreign Relations, one of the most progressive and productive political discussion forums in the world. It is especially inspiring to be here in a time of intense global uncertainty and tension – a time when the kind of clear-sighted, level-headed, intellectually-daring ideas and proposals for which the
Council is renowned is needed more than ever.
As the world still reels from a financial crisis that has reverberated through the economic fibers of almost every nation, and as we continue to take stock of and seek mutually beneficial resolutions to events in the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, I believe more than
ever that we must bravely embark on a new voyage of international dialogue, reflection and cooperation. We must work together to wrest growth from recession and harmony from conflict.
I would like to begin my speech today with a little anecdote about Thomas Jefferson, for as I am in America it seems only fitting and proper that I should take one of its great thinkers as a launching off point for the ideas I will here present. The time was 1777, and the founding father was circulating among his friends a copy of his Bill
for Religious Freedom; a more moving, fundamental expression of tolerance than even the First Amendment of the US Constitution. He was having little luck pushing the bill through the Virginia Legislature, which feared alienating the Anglican church, and felt that getting
some feedback on its phrasing might improve his chances. But in order that the feedback be unbiased, he omitted to mention to his readers that he was the author of the bill. Nevertheless, one of Jefferson’s friends, Quaker lawyer John Todd, intuiting the WRITER from the style, wrote to Jefferson approvingly of the document’s sentiments, and said something that I, as the leader of a multi-ethnic, democratic nation not entirely unlike America, have always taken as both an inspiration and a challenge: “People of different sentiments in religion will all be one in their love and fidelity to the State, which secures them
everything dear and valuable.”
I find this quote to be an inspiration because it helps us believe in people of all religions putting aside their differences and working for the common good, but it also contains a subtle challenge, for it makes clear that the common love and fidelity of the people for their state can only prove more powerful than their religious differences if the state “secures them everything dear and valuable.” It is to the issue of securing the people of Malaysia – and by extension all people – everything dear and valuable that my speech is dedicated. In short, I want to spell out what Malaysia is doing, both in our own country and in collaboration with our international partners, to maintain the peace, increase the economic prosperity, and play a pivotal role in the overall march of global progress.
First, I wish to talk about Malaysia’s relationship with the United States and to make some remarks regarding recent issues surrounding 9/11 and the meeting of the Muslim and American worlds. While there will always be those on BOTH sides who seek to sow misunderstanding and to fan the flames of hatred between Islam and the US, as President
Obama recently said, we must, while remembering the tragic events of 9/11, not give in to their prejudices. The forces that connect us are far greater than the forces that drive us apart, and Malaysia and the United States will remain united both by our common values and by our shared strategic interests.
In that light, I would like to announce today that Malaysia will commit to financially support TOTALING US$3m towards the building of the proposed Parc 51 Muslim cultural center in lower Manhattan. We will also commit to financing a special outreach program that will be MODELED on the inter-faith and inter-ethnic approaches we have taken
to bring communities together in Malaysia. We hope this small contribution will further cement the relationship between our two countries as we share our own experiences – successes as well as challenges – of sustaining nationhood in a complex ethnic and religious setting.
Among the many common bonds between Malaysia and the US stands first and foremost the safeguarding of our societies against the forces of terror. Our countries are united in the fight against the threats of extremism, and we must continue to cooperate intensively with each other on security issues. We are also one in believing that the world needs to come together to find a solution to the controversy surrounding Iran, and we believe that this solution must be diplomatic rather than military.
Malaysia stands with the United States in having concerns over various international issues. In Afghanistan, Malaysia is cooperating with American and other nations in rebuilding the country, training teachers and public officials, and looking at how we can do even more
to build social order by extending that training to policy and military personnel. In fact, just this summer we decided to send 40 personnel as part of an Interim National Support and Assistance Operation Mission to Afghanistan to work with the Provincial Reconstruction Team from New Zealand. A number of Malaysian medics also left for Kabul just a few weeks ago.
Another important area in which Malaysia looks to assist the US goals is in the Middle EAST peace process. While Malaysia considers itself a religious and ethnic melting pot, it has a strong cultural connection to the Muslim world and the Middle East due to the fact that over 60%
of its population PRACTICES Islam. Therefore, we take great interest in the Israeli-Palestinian situation. It is, in our opinion, extremely important that the violence and injustice occurring on all sides there come to an end, and we have lent and will continue to lend our untiring efforts toward that goal.
While Malaysia supports the peace process and believes that the core interests of both parties can be satisfied within a lasting agreement as proposed by the Arab Peace Plan put forward by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, we firmly declare that the basic rights of the Palestinians must not be sacrificed to achieve that peace. The Palestinian people must be deemed worthy of and accorded the same fundamental human rights – safety, dignity, freedom, justice, health,
self-determination, and economic opportunity – as all people on this planet. Israel’s settlement building policy must cease immediately and the Palestinians should have a viable independent sovereign state. I realise this may not be a popular statement to make in America – and perhaps even more so in New York – but I am speaking without fear nor favour, as an honest, long-standing friend of the United States.
On all issues relating to national security and international relations, I firmly believe that Malaysia can provide something to the United States that is perhaps as unique as it is valuable – We stand in a special position to be a moderate Muslim partner for America. In a time when America is reaching out to so many Muslim countries and
seeking to understand them and inspire them to join in the joint securing of our societies against extremism, such a partner could be extremely important, and I am all too happy to offer our assistance as such.
But relationship between Malaysia and America is about more than just strategic partnerships and international dilemmas. It is about trade
and investment. It is about investing in the global recovery. It is about spawning optimism and opportunity. It is about working together to provide our people with everything dear and valuable through the growth of our economies.
The United States is Malaysia’s biggest trading partner. Malaysia receives exports from the US worth more than $500 million dollars a month and rising. In fact, in the first seven months of this year, exports of US goods and services were up 17.9%. More than 600 U.S. companies now operate in Malaysia, with investments valued at almost $13 billion dollars. A high proportion of American direct investment
in Malaysia is by new knowledge-based companies like Dell, Intel and Motorola, and recently we have seen tech giants like Microsoft announce that they are expanding their operations in Malaysia. This is an exciting development that takes Malaysia another step closer to becoming the hi-tech, knowledge-based, innovative economy we envision
Indeed, Malaysia is the high-tech gateway to South East Asia, and South East Asia – the 10 ASEAN nations, nearly 600 million people with an economic growth rate of 6% this year, is a fantastic place to invest with new growth opportunities opening up all the time.
The importance of ASEAN to Malaysia and the other economies of which it consists cannot be overstated. In today’s fast changing global economy where companies can operate anywhere, nations like Malaysia need to work harder than ever to attract investors, and that means thinking regionally as well as nationally. For that reason I am
committed to working, with the welcome support of the United States, towards an ASEAN that is empowered to meet its goals OF greater economic integration – an unapologetic regionalism, but a regionalism that is co-operative, open and transparent rather than pitted against other regional and global architectures.
As America’s fourth largest overseas market, ASEAN is very much a force to be taken seriously – and with the second ASEAN/U.S. summit just concluded here in New York, I would encourage those of you from the business and diplomatic community to find out a bit more about all it has to offer. As Secretary of State Clinton has remarked, now is the time to re-engage with South East Asia.
So I am proud of Malaysia’s place at the heart of ASEAN, and I am determined to do everything possible to cement that strong position for the benefit of all. But to cement that position and make our country an economic model for all ASEAN members, it is important that Malaysia make some key policy changes to its economic regime. This is
why I am deeply committed to a wide-ranging program of domestic reforms to advance the economic status of our country and to make it more attractive to investors. What we are doing specifically requires a bit of backstory, so allow me, if you will, a short history lesson.
Since Malaysian independence in 1957, our tale has been one of incredible transformation and growth. We have developed from a low-income commodities-based economy dependent on rubber and tin to a modern, industrial, middle-income nation with strong economic fundamentals. The programs of our leaders have been responsible for this remarkable change, and for ensuring an average annual growth rate
of 8 per cent per year in the late eighties and nineties. In fact, from 1957 to 1997, the average annual growth rate was 6.7 per cent. This growth improved the lives of all Malaysians. The country’s per capita income rose from $306 in 1965 to over $6,700 last year. Also,the percentage of the population living in absolute poverty plummeted
from 50% in 1970 to less than 4% today. Most importantly, income inequality declined substantially during these years, and education and health standards also improved remarkably. These transformations continue to this day as we seek to move to the next level and take our place among the world’s high-income nations.
This amazing growth story has come about because of the New Economic Policy (NEP) that was put in place by my father nearly 40 years ago. It was for its time a highly enlightened plan, and it has brought us far. However, it is my assertion that certain elements of the NEP have
overstayed their welcome and that we must adapt them anew to better suit the economic climate in which we find ourselves.
This is why in March, 2010, I introduced my New Economic Model (NEM). It will replace the NEP and herald a number of significant improvements to the way Malaysia does business. It will cut red tape, encourage investment, increase competition and drive innovation. It will improve the performance of our institutions and public services.
And it will help assure even greater harmony among our many diverse peoples by giving each the opportunity to excel at their dreams without indiscriminate preference or artificial impediments.
Apropos OF this issue, as you may have heard, there is much debate in Malaysia about my decision to replace the NEP with the NEM because at the heart of the NEP was an affirmative action program, quite visionary for its time, that many hold largely responsible for the economic progress our country has made since its inception. The policy came about because of race riots first triggered by the native Malays in 1969. At that time, while they constituted 55% of the population, they only owned 3% of the wealth. Clearly, this was a state of economic inequality that needed to be addressed. Therefore, the NEP
was put into place and, as my father wrote in the foreword, while the goal of the policy was to reduce severe economic inequality, a bedrock principle of the law was that no Malaysian should “experience any loss or feel any sense of deprivation of his rights, privileges, income, job or opportunity.” This remains our guiding principle to this day, and I have no intention of dismantling my father’s legacy and every intention of furthering it.
However, I do plan on adapting it to the demands of the 21st century. Under my government, we are finding more market efficient mechanisms to achieve the goals of the NEP: increasing social equity and creating a more level playing field for all market participants, domestic and
international. The steps that we are taking – for example in liberalizing ownership requirements in key sectors of our economy and gradually withdrawing broad based and unsustainable subsidies – are real and far-reaching: sometimes risky, occasionally unpopular, but essential if Malaysia is to escape the middle income trap and make the
leap from a manufacturing and export-oriented economy to a hi-tech, knowledge-based economy.
Certainly, Malaysia is a highly competitive country, but faced with increased competition from low-cost producers like China, Vietnam and India, it is clear that we cannot compete for the manufacture of low-cost goods and services in a race to the bottom. Instead, we must become a major player in the race to the top – moving up the value
chain to compete with any global player due to the innovation, skill and talent of our people and businesses.
Let me add that I am a firm believer that for Malaysia to succeed in its aims to transform ourselves into a high income economy, we will continue to need the active participation, boundless energy and innovative capacity of the private sector. It is in this light that only last week, my government unveiled for public scrutiny, details of the National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) that were identified as drivers of growth in this next stage of our development. A total of 131 projects amounting to $444 billion in investments have been identified under this 10 year Economic Transformation Programme to kick start our drive towards high income nation status. 92% of the
funding required is expected to come from private sector sources, of which around 27% is expected to be foreign direct investment. The 12 key sectors identified include ground-breaking investments and projects in oil & gas, financial services, tourism, urban infrastructure, education, palm oil, agriculture, ICT services, urban
infrastructure and retail trade. If we get this right, we will create 3.3 million new jobs, triple our Gross National Income (GNI) from $188 billion to $523 billion by 2020 and more than double per capita income from $6,700 currently to at least $15,000 to achieve the World Bank’s benchmark for a high-income nation.
In short, if our economy is to flourish, and if our society is to become more unified through the benefits of prosperity, we are going to need to work together to find new niches, new sources of growth and
new ways of gaining a competitive advantage. I believe it is that spirit of enterprise and innovation, through ever closer partnership between government, the private sector and civil society – coupled with a firm political will to eliminate corruption, wastage ad inefficiencies (one of 6 NKRAs, or “National Key Result Areas” of my
government) that has for too long held our country in its grasp – that will set Malaysia on a bold new path and chart the course towards economic success and the ability to again – in the words of Jefferson – secure everything dear and valuable for our people.
And now, just before I hand the floor back to Hank and begin taking questions, I want to speak more specifically about what I mean when I say the Malaysian people, for in a more detailed description there lies, I believe, an important, unique feature about Malaysia and a way
in which we can play a pivotal role in US/Islamic relations and global issues in general. I am speaking of the most striking social aspect of our country – our diversity.
Malaysia is a melting pot. We are a multi-ethnic nation made up of Malays, Chinese, Indians and indigenous peoples. And despite – or perhaps because of – this diversity, we have been blessed with a veritable boon of social harmony. Peace has flowered beautifully in our nation, and we have reaped its many rewards.
How have we done it? While there are many reasons – a solid
parliamentary structure, an emphasis on economic progress and education, a strong governmental commitment to religious freedom and ethnic harmony – one quality of our political and social culture is perhaps more responsible than any other.
You see, in the Muslim world we have a word, wasatiyyah, which means ‘moderation’ or ‘balance’. It is a quality that is valued very highly in Malaysian society, and it has been key in preserving the social harmony of our nation. It promotes a sense of fairness and justice that seeks to maintain balance. Indeed, the holy Quran celebrates such
balance premised upon justice in these words: “Thus We have made of you a community justly balanced that you might be witnesses over the nations and the Messenger a witness over yourselves” (al-Baqarah,2:143).
It is because the nation is “justly balanced” that the interests of the different communities are taken into consideration when formulating national policy. Thus, while Malay is the official language and taught in mainstream public schools, other languages are widely used in everyday life – and public funding is provided for special schools where Mandarin and Tamil is the medium of instruction.
While Islam is the religion of the Malaysian Federation, the followers of other faiths are accorded freedom of worship. While the Malaysian Constitution protects the special position of the Malays and other indigenous communities, it also safeguards the legitimate interests of
the other communities.
I have attempted to codify into policy this spirit of equilibrium and tolerance by announcing 1Malaysia, a new national banner behind which all Malaysian citizens can unite in the name of building a more open and equitable society that allows all its members an opportunity to
flourish. It is a determinedly democratic impulse that is underpinned by my commitment to furthering national unity and social justice, but I also make no apologies for saying that it is also about leveraging our economic strengths.
For if we are to continue to compete in the new global economy, we must make the most of the talents of all our people and not just some of them. We must inspire, educate and empower not only the Malays, but all of our citizens. For just as America’s great melting pot has always been a source of strength, I am equally certain that Malaysia’s
multicultural diversity is to its great benefit as well. We are geographically and culturally unique, with strong historic and cultural links to China, India, the Middle East, and this means we are able to engage with new and emerging centers of economic growth while at the same time act as a sturdy and established bridge to the West.
By taking steps to help everyone make the most of their talents – and human talent has for too long been undervalued in Malaysia, something I am seeking to address – we are paving the way not only for a fair society with opportunities for all our citizens regardless of race or
religion but also for a Malaysia that is more stable, more transparent and even more market friendly. We are fully accepting that social harmony and economic reform are the two feet of a forward-moving nation. And the energy that compels them both is increasing prosperity through fairness, through balancing meritocracy with social justice to build a nation that is united and ready to meet its many challenges and opportunities.
Thomas Jefferson had to wait until 1786 – nine years after it was first introduced – to see his Bill of Religious Freedom become law in Virginia. While I am confident that I will not have to wait quite that long to reap the dividends from the New Economic Model, I am also aware that politics is a process, and that there are always more questions and more answers to insert into the laboratory of action.
Certainly, for my part, I feel that one of the most important things I can do is listen: to the markets, to the insights and opinions of those around me – and I especially look forward to our upcoming discussion – and, of course, I must listen to the Malaysian people. For in the end it is their interests that I have at heart. It is their
unity and prosperity that I know to be my primary objective as their leader. In short, I know that they will put aside their differences and give their allegiance to their state if their state can secure them everything dear and valuable. It is to that end that I dedicate
myself for the days ahead just as I dedicate myself today to discussing with you how we might best achieve it together.
Apabila Najib ingin berkunjung ke Mekah, mengadap Raja Arab Saudi dan juga untuk menambahkan kuota haji, sekali lagi Nawaf diarahkan untuk menyediakan deraf permohonan itu dan menyampaikannya menerusi kenalannya di istana Arab. Jho Low telah mempastikan bahawa keistimewaan ini hanya untuk Najib – dengan membelakangkan Anifah Aman yang juga cuba menggunakan kenalan-kenalan keluarga OIbaid untuk mengatur umrahnya ke Mekah!
Dalam perbualan berperibadi, Nawaf memberitahu saudaranya dan juga Jho Low bahawa Rosmah adalah “cerewet”!
She is NUTS
Subject: You are welcome!!!
Sunday February 6, 2011PM and wife’s personal ties a big help
KUALA LUMPUR: The Saudi Arabian government has granted unlimited flight access to Malaysia to airlift its citizens from Egypt to Jeddah – a rare move made possible due to the close personal relationship between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor with the Saudi Royal House.“I am very happy with the Saudi authorities for granting us all sorts of special concessions in the airlifting of our citizens,” said Najib in an interview here yesterday. “They have told us that we can mount as many flights as we need in the rescue mission.“This is a rare privilege, mostly because of
the close personal ties my wife and I have with King Abdullah Abdul Aziz and his family,” he added.The Saudi government had granted blanket visas to all those evacuated from Egypt as well as landing rights for the eight RMAF, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia aircraft taking part in the evacuation exercise.Najib said that when faced with such a crisis, it was diplomatically acceptable for both private and official channels to be used to ensure the rescue operation was successful.“It is fortunate that we enjoy such a good relationship with the Saudi royal
family. I was actually awakened at 2.30am on Thursday by a call from Saudi Arabia confirming the various special concessions for our airlift.“I think it takes a very special friendship to work until so late to solve someone else’s problem and then to call someone at that hour to tell them about the blanket approval.”Rosmah said she had also made some calls because she could not stand by and watch the students suffer “as some of them had nothing to eat”.“As a mother, how could I not act? I feel for all the mothers whose children are studying there.
I am glad I could help.“Some of the Malaysian officials, aware of my Saudi connections, also asked me to assist. My husband was busy so that was why I helped,” she said.“I could not afford to take any risk by waiting as every minute matters in a situation like this. Waiting a minute could cost lives. That’s why I made the call to the Saudis,” she said.“Of course, I reported to him (Najib) what I did later.”
Namun terdapat satu aspek turutan peristiwa-peristiwa yang menunjukkan kenapa Nawaf dianggap ebagai serius oleh Froman dan kerajaan memerintah di US pada akhir 2010, walaupun kebanyakan media di US meragui artikelnya berhubung Anwar.
Pada masa yang sama bahawa Nawaf mempromosikan “penilaiannya” mengenai pembiayaan kepengganasan beberapa siri rancangan pengeboman penerbangan telah mula terbongkar.
Nawaf telah mendapat kredit setelah pihak risikan Arab Saudi berjaya menyelongkar dua buah pesawat kargo yang disaspek membawa bahan peledak Al Qaeda dalam penerbangannya dari Yemen menerusi Manchester ke Chicago.
Tarek telah menghubungi Jho Low untuk mengakui ada hak milik ke atas cerita itu di mana Jho Low memberikan respon yang menggalakkan.
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Re: Guess who behind this and meeting next tuesday in 3 days? My guy
“LOW, Jho (Personal)” <[email protected]>
From: Tarek Obaid <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 11:06:05 +0200
To: LOW, Jho (Personal)<[email protected]>
Subject: Guess who behind this and meeting next tuesday in 3 days? My guy
Saudis provided key intelligence in identifying suspicious packages
By the CNN Wire Staff
Saudi Arabia provided tracking numbers for two suspicious packages headed for U.S.
Packages apparently contained explosive material
They were bound for Chicago synagogues
Packages were found in the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates
(CNN) — Saudi Arabia played a key role in providing intelligence that led to the interception of suspicious packages in at least two locations abroad that were bound for the United States — including the packages’ tracking numbers — officials said Friday.
The tracking numbers from the Saudis explained how the packages were traced so quickly in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, a source with firsthand knowledge of the situation told CNN Friday.
White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan thanked Saudi Arabia for helping to identify the packages, which President Barack Obama said were thought to contain explosive material.
“The United States is grateful to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their assistance in developing information that helped underscore the imminence of the threat emanating from Yemen,” Brennan said in a statement Friday.
“Their assistance, along with the hard work of the U.S. counter-terrorism community, the United Kingdom, the UAE, and other friends and partners helped make it possible to increase our vigilance and identify the suspicious packages in Dubai and East Midlands Airport,” he said.
President Obama said Friday that the packages were bound for two Chicago synagogues.
If not for Saudi intelligence, former U.S. homeland security adviser and CNN contributor Fran Townsend said Friday, the packages “would have arrived at these Jewish houses of worship and would have exploded … (they) could have killed some, maimed others.”
U.S. officials believe that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, commonly referred to as AQAP, is behind the incident.
Obama confirmed that the packages originated in Yemen, the stronghold of the extremist group, which was formerly called al Qaeda in Yemen.
Brennan first briefed the president on the potential threat on Thursday at 10:35 p.m., White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at a Friday press briefing.
Obama directed U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies and the Department of Homeland Security to take security precautions and to determine whether the threats were a part of a broader plot, Gibbs said.
Brennan continued briefing Obama throughout the night while also talking by phone with Homeland Security Secretary
Janet Napolitano, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Central Intelligence Agency officials and other officials into early Friday morning, Gibbs said.
Brennan said that intelligence officials were specifically looking for suspicious packages when the first discovery — the package in the United Kingdom — was made.
At 5:15 a.m. Friday, Brennan held a phone call with British deputy security advisor Ollie Robbins, to receive an update on the suspicious package identified at East Midlands Airport, about 100 miles north of London, Gibbs said.
Four hours later, Brennan talked with Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to discuss the threat, Gibbs said.
At 10:15 a.m., Obama was briefed on the threat from Brennan, White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough.
After the packages were found Thursday night and Friday morning, authorities were tracking about 13 other packages shipped from Yemen in the same time frame, a law enforcement source said. Some of them had been found, and an investigation of those had not indicated that they are a threat, the source said.
A Yemeni diplomat in Washington said his government has opened a full-scale investigation into the incident but that it was too early to speculate or reach any conclusions.
“I would say the C.T. (counter-terrorism) cooperation right now with Yemen is better than it’s ever been before,” Brennan said at Friday’s White House briefing. “That doesn’t mean that it can’t improve more. It needs to improve.”
Drama itu mungkin memberikan satu alasan mengapa Nawaf dan amarannya mengenai Anwar telah diambil serius oleh pihak-pihak berkuasa US.
Emel-emel menunjukkan bahawa apabila dia bertemu dengan Froman minggu berikutnya, mereka disertai oleh Ketua Penangkisan Kepengganasan Jhon Brennan yang telaj mendominasi berita-berita berhubung drama pesawat kargo beberapa hari sebelumnya. Tarek begitu teruja dengan tindak-tanduk saudaranya itu:
Re: Meeting with Mike Froman
“Tarek Obaid” <[email protected]>
I want to ask you something before I meet with Ed today.
All is well, hope the same for you. Mike departs next Fri (Nov 5), so let’s go with Thurs (Nov 4). Mike would like to do this meeting with John Brennan, so I will coordinate a good time with his office. Are you available any time on Thurs., Nov 4?
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Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 5:50 PM
To: Burton, Groslyn
Subject: Re: Meeting with Mike Froman
I hope your well?
Can we do it on Thursday or Friday at anytime? I just got delayed a little.
Mike Froman would like to meet with you while you are in town next week, do you have any availability on Nov 1 or 2?
Tanpa diragui, keadaan-keadaan telah memberikan penegaasan pada amaran-aamaran Nawaf dan penilaian ke atas Anwar. Seminggu kemudian, Hilary Clinton dinasihatkan untuk patuh pada amaran itu.
Najib mungkin berjaya menempa nama baik, di samping Nawaf bergerak lebih jauh untuk diikhtirafkan sebagai felo di Harvard dan sebagai Felo Hal Ehwal Antarabangsa Terkenal di Majlis Kebangsaan pada Hubungan US Arab.