マレーシア首相サウジ王室から 2013年にUSD 約7億ドルの寄付を受ける: ずくなしの冷や水

2016年01月26日

マレーシア首相サウジ王室から 2013年にUSD 約7億ドルの寄付を受ける

RT2016/1/26
The findings of a probe into a high-profile corruption case in Malaysia show that Prime Minister Najib Razak had received nearly USD 700 million as a gift from Saudi Arabia’s royal family.

Malaysia’s attorney general, however, cleared Najib of any criminal wrongdoing Tuesday, saying the USD 681 million transferred into Najib’s personal bank account in 2013 was deemed personal donations.

“I am satisfied with the findings that the funds were not a form of graft or bribery,” Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali said.

“Based on the evidence from witnesses and supporting documents submitted, I am satisfied that no criminal offence has been committed in relation to the said ($681 million) donation,” he said.

He said Najib had returned USD 620 million of the money to the Saudi royal family in August 2013, about five months after the transfer.

Apandi said no reason was given for the donation, which was a matter between Najib and the Saudi royals.

He also said no criminal offence was committed by Najib in relation to three investigations submitted by Malaysia’s anti-graft agency, and that no further action would be taken.

There was no immediate comment from Najib, who has recently come under immense pressure to resign over the issue.

Saudi government officials have made no immediate comment about the investigation either.

Opposition lawmaker Tony Pua denounced the attorney general’s decision, saying the fact that it was a personal donation does not rule out corrupt motives or transaction.

Opposition and some ruling party members believe the money was siphoned off from debt-ridden state-owned strategic development company 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) that Najib had launched.

The prime minister sacked the previous attorney general tasked with probing the issue, and appointed the current one who has close ties to the ruling party.

Najib came into office in 2009, promising clean government and a more relaxed rule.

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2015年12月10日 えっ クルドのリーダーがサウジから80億ドルもらっていた?

こちらはサウジ政府から、マレーシアは王室から。どちらも個人ポケットに入った。

今、サウジは財政破綻に瀕している。

FARSNEWS2016/1/27
Media: Saudi Donations to Najib Razak Hit Shias in Malaysia



TEHRAN (FNA)- The story provided by the judicial officials in Malaysia, who tried to portray Prime Minister Najib Razak's money scandal as an election campaign donation, was challenged by many media inside Malaysia and across the globe.

The Wall Street Journal, in a comprehensive report fully covered the story, cited a Malaysian investigating body that a transfer of nearly $700 million to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s alleged private bank account before a 2013 election was a personal donation from Saudi Arabia’s royal family and not illegal.

Malaysia's Attorney General said on Tuesday that $681m transferred into Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank account was a gift from the royal family in Saudi Arabia, and there were no criminal offences or corruption involved. The official said Najib returned $620m to the Saudis as the money was not utilized, the WSJ reported.

The BBC also tried to paint the whole story as simple donation case. It cited a Saudi source saying that the $681m (£479m) deposited in the bank account of Malaysian PM Najib Razak by Saudi Arabia was to help him win the 2013 elections.

The Saudi source said the donation was made amid concerns in Riyadh about the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Although, Malaysia's opposition alliance included the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) and its founders were inspired by the Brotherhood, there is little evidence the Brotherhood actually has much support in Malaysia.

However, the real story, probably, was narrated by The Malasian Insider that in a report, published on Wednesday, wrote the leaders of Malaysia's ruling party, Umna publicly said that the money was only a gift from the Saudis to the Malaysian government to fight terrorism and uphold Sunni teachings.

It added that the statement by the ruling party gave the impression that the money was to fight the militant ISIS ideology, as well as to help local Islamic bureacrats’ efforts to counter Shia teachings.

This looks set to jolt the fragile courtship between Umno and its current partner party, PAS. This is chiefly because the party, since the fall of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in 2011, has openly rallied behind the Egyptian Islamists represented by the Brotherhood. PAS leaders had wasted no time to openly support the incoming Brotherhood leadership

For years, PAS, like many Islamic movements around the world, have sympathized and supported the 1979 Iranian revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini, who caught the imagination of Muslims worldwide in defeating a regime armed to the teeth and fully backed by the US.

This was despite an intense Saudi propaganda to stop the spread of Islamic Iran's revolutionary ideas across the Persian Gulf.

Billions of petro-dollars were poured in countries with sizeable Muslim communities, in the form of donations to construct mosques and Islamic schools, leading to younger generations of Muslims subscribing to Saudi Wahhabi scholars and what they call Salafist Islam.

The Egyptian uprising took place at a time when Syria was set to fall apart amid a proxy war by Saudi Arabia.

In a Muslim world dominated by the Sunnis, the Sunni propaganda gained the upper hand, and Islamic movements around the world, including Malaysia, rallied around the disparate and relatively unknown anti-Assad groups.

Back to malaysia, government and Islamic schools bureaucrats found the Syrian conflict handy in their fight to contain what they call “deviant Islamic teachings”. Mosques were given official Friday sermon texts to preach about Shia pogroms in Syria under Assad, and this fuelled the “Sunnah wal Jamaah” sentiments among Malay Muslims to solidly support the anti-Assad forces.
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