MACC Commissioner, Tan Sri Abu Kassim should come clean and stop reiterating the power to prosecute lies with the Attorney General for the upteen times.
MACC: We are not challenging AG's authority
By NST ONLINE - 25 February 2016 @ 10:59 PMORP Chairman refute
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission today said it had taken note of the advice and recommendations made by the commission's Operations Review Panel on its investigation into issues related to SRC International and the RM2.6bil donation.
MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, in a statement tonight, said he also hoped that certain quarters do not misinterpret it as the commission challenging the authority of the Attorney-General.
The advice and recommendations, he said, were made during the panel's 29th meeting yesterday.
"I hope the matter isn't misinterpreted by any quarters as challenging the authority of the Attorney-General.
"I would like to stress that as per Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution, the powers of prosecution falls under the Attorney-General," he said. ...
Read on here.
His reply last night ignored the statement made by the Chairman of MACC's Operation Review Panel, Tan Sri Hamid Bugo made yesterday in the day time.
We, the undersigned, being the Chairman and two members of the Operations Review Panel ("Panel") which advises the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), expressly distance ourselves from the contents of the news report entitled "Enough proof to charge Najib over SRC, says MACC oversight committee" ("the Article") published by The Malaysian Insider earlier today.Anonymous panel member
We note that the Article cites an anonymous panel member as the source of various statements attributed to the Panel.
We wish to state that no anonymous source is authorised to speak for and on behalf of the Panel under any circumstances. In any event, we hereby expressly disassociate ourselves from all such statements attributed to the anonymous source.
We further wish to add that Panel did not at any time say that it had “enough proof to charge Najib over SRC” as claimed by the title of the Article, or that “there is credible evidence to frame charges against Datuk Seri Najib Razak”.
The Panel also did not conclude that “The MACC investigators had collected sufficient evidence to prove a prima facie case against Najib.”
However the Panel advised the MACC to complete their investigation.
We would also like to refer to the Press Statement issued by MACC yesterday that stated that “The MACC was requested by ORP to issue public statement on these issues”. We wish to state that we made no such request of the MACC. It is however up to the MACC if it wishes to issue any statement.
Tan Sri Hamid Bugo, Chairman
Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, Member
The TMI report meant by Hamid is below:
The report mentioned below:
MACC oversight panel meets for last time today, insists Najib should face chargesBlogger Captain Seademon here notice the following:
“Insyallah (God willing), we are on the same page that Najib ought to be charged with alleged offences,” a panel member said on condition of anonymity.
Tan Sri Dr Hamid Bugo, Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, Datuk Zamani Abdul Ghani, Datuk Azizah Arshad, Datuk Wan Abdul Wahab Abdullah, Professor Dr Normah Omar, Dr Sundramoorthy M. Pathmanathan and Lim Chee Wee.
Read more here.
"... the Oversight Review Panel of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission that met for the last time on the 24th February 2016 at 10am. The meeting lasted three hours and they concluded the meeting at 1pm.By now, it is no secret as to who the suspected anonymous panel member. The social media is accusing Lim Chee Wee.
Look at the time the above was released by The Malaysian Inciter – 7am! Now how did the ORP issue a statement before it even convened?"
The MACC statement refuted by Hamid refers to the February 24th statement here, reproduced below:
Isu SRC International Dan RM2.6 Bilion: Panel Penilaian Operasi Nasihati SPRM Supaya Ambil Tindakan LanjutHamid has mentioned that certain part of this statement is untrue. This is a serious slap in the face on MACC. However, Abu Kassim ignored and was merely reported as "...taken note of the advice and recommendations made by the commission's Operations Review Panel..."
SURUHANJAYA Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) hari ini dinasihati oleh Panel Penilaian Operasi (PPO), yang mengadakan mesyuarat panel yang ke-29 pagi ini, berhubung perkara-perkara yang telah dibawa untuk pertimbangan Panel.
Antara lain, PPO telah menasihati SPRM berhubung kes membabitkan SRC International dan dakwaan wang derma RM2.6 bilion. SPRM telah diminta oleh PPO supaya mengeluarkan satu kenyataan umum berhubung kedua-dua perkara terbabit.
PPO bersetuju bahawa SPRM perlu mengemukakan kembali kertas siasatan berhubung SRC International kepada Peguam Negara untuk pertimbangan.
Memandangkan siasatan SPRM berhubung dakwaan wang derma RM2.6 bilion masih belum lengkap, Panel telah mengesyorkan agar SPRM meneruskan siasatannya dan memohon Peguam Negara agar mengeluarkan kebenaran Bantuan Undang-undang Bersama (MLA) bagi SPRM memperoleh bukti dan dokumen-dokumen daripada institusi kewangan di luar negara sebagai sebahagian daripada siasatan ke atas isu RM2.6 bilion.
SURUHANJAYA PENCEGAHAN RASUAH MALAYSIA
24 FEBRUARI 2016
Already, there was a public statement made that had accused MACC of challenging AG's constitutional power to determine prosecution [read in Snapshot2016 here].
Such strange occurence should have been taken into account by Abu Kassim for it will tarnish the good name of MACC.
If Abu Kassim wants to charge Najib, he should come clean and speak out. He has often said he is only answerable and fear God. So he should not be hiding behind cliche statements. By being forthcoming, then naturally AG will be expected to be forthcoming.
Hopefully the law and rules allows for it because the public will benefit from knowing the truth on the case.
Too often public opinion are swayed by secondary opinionated and spinned reports meant to create negative perception on Najib and government.
The endless and ridiculous perception game has to stop because the intention is too obvious not with the interest of truth or justice but the pursuit of power and greed. Cheap, shallow and simplistic messages of perception play is nothing more than lies and manipulation of facts.
Pursue the truth and stop being taken in by sensationalism. Step back to read and think carefully as the matters will be much clearer. Truth will save us all.
MACC confirmed the RM2.6 billion was a donation and also said investigation on it is incomplete. Time they stop hiding and "baling batu sorok tangan". What will it be now on the RM2.6 billion: to charge or not?