Nazri, Maslan & Ermieyati – These 3 UMNO Warlords Would Be Next To Be Grilled By MACC Over 1MDB Scandal

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Jul 06 2018
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Shahrir Samad, once the invincible UMNO warlord of Johor Bahru, was grilled for 7 hours by MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) two days ago. When he emerged from the MACC office, he was surprised to learn that his boss, ex-prime minister Najib Razak, had been arrested. Obviously, it wasn’t a walk in the park being questioned by the anti-corruption commission.


Speaking to reporters outside the MACC office, former Johor Bahru MP Mr. Shahrir said he was called to give his statement on the RM1 million cheque given by Najib in November 2013. He said – “To me, the money was part of political funds and not illicit funds. Both my account and that of Johor Bahru UMNO have been frozen.”


Thanks to some UMNO geniuses who opened their big mouth claiming the recently seized RM116 million cash confiscated in luxury condominiums – Pavilion Residences – related to Najib Razak and his family members belonged to the Malay nationalist political party, and even dumb enough to demand the money to be returned to the party, MACC has frozen a staggering 408 bank accounts.

Maslan Ahmad and Shahrir Abdul Samad and Mas Ermieyati Samsudin - Election Loot

But Shahrir Samad will not be the last UMNO warlord to be questioned by MACC in relation to the 1MDB scandal. There are at least 3 warlords who could be called up soon to the MACC office – Nazri Aziz (former Minister of Tourism and Culture), Ahmad Maslan (former Deputy Minister for International Trade and Industry) and Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (former Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture).


How did the trio link to the 1MDB corruption and money laundering scandal? Like Shahrir Samad, both Ahmad Maslan and Mas Ermieyati Samsudin were alleged to have received money from their boss Najib Razak after the 13th general election. Maslan was reportedly received RM2 million while Mas Ermieyati got RM50,000.


As exposed by whistle-blower Sarawak Report, over US$650 million was transferred from Prime Minister Najib Razak’s AmPrivate Bank account in Kuala Lumpur to an account in the name of Tanore Finance Corporation (BVI) at Falcon Bank in Singapore after the general election. The transactions were done on 30 August, 2013 while the 13th general election was held on 5 May, 2013.

1MDB Scandal - Money Trail Into Najib Razak Private Account - Transferred Back

Interestingly, on the same day the US$650 million was transferred to Falcon Bank in Singapore, Najib’s AmPrivate Bank account was closed. Months earlier in March 2013, the same Singapore’s bank was used to transfer two transactions – US$619,999,988 and US$60,999,998 – to Najib’s AmPrivate Bank account.


The US$681 million (RM2.6 billion) in Najib Razak’s private banking account would explode to become the biggest scandal in Malaysia. It was the money from this private account that the disgraced former prime minister would use to distribute fund to some UMNO (the party led by Najib) leaders, including that of Shahrir Samad, Ahmad Maslan and Mas Ermieyati Samsudin.


It is believed that bank accounts belonging to Shahrir, Maslan and Ermieyati are some of 408 bank accounts being frozen by MACC. Another warlord – Nazri Aziz – could be in bigger trouble than Shahrir, Maslan and Ermieyati. Apparently in May 2016, without him realizing it, the badass Nazri exposed more than he should about Najib siphoning RM2.6 billion from 1MDB fund.

Nazri Aziz Showing Finger Gesture

Due to arrogance, Nazri told all and sundry that his boss Najib Razak had no obligations to inform anyone that he received a RM2.6 billion political donation. However, the only witness (ex-Deputy PM Zahid Hamidi) who claimed to have had met the donor – “Arab king and prince” – has now changed his story and said that he had actually met “wakil (representative)” of the Arab royal family.


Nazri, a well known thuggish and braggart UMNO warlord, had also claimed that Najib only needed to alert Bank Negara (Central Bank) of a large tranche of cash coming into the country and need not keep anyone else in the loop, suggesting that he somehow was aware of the existence of the “secret” US$681 million (RM2.6 billion) cash after all.


Mr Nazri, amusingly, had also bitched and whined about not knowing how much money former Mahathir had collected when he led UMNO (from 1981 to 2003), unlike Najib. The UMNO warlord said – “Najib collected money into his accounts, at least I know how much he collected. Mahathir, five times (he led us in the) general election … I don’t know how much he collected to this day.”

1MDB Scandal - Najib Razak - Nazri Aziz, Ahmad Maslan, Mas Ermieyati Samsudin

So, Congratulation!! Mr. Nazri Aziz. Since warlord Nazri had admitted that Najib Razak practiced transparency about every ringgit and sen he collected, MACC would be very interested to hear his story over the RM2.6 billion found in Najib Razak’s private banking account. Clearly Nazri’s bank account has also been frozen.


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