Najib’s Hotshot Lawyer Shafee In Hot Soup – Here’s Why His RM9.5 Million Could Land Him In Jail

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Sep 08 2018
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Last year in November, Malaysia High Court struck out Anwar Ibrahim’s suit against Najib government over allegations that RM9.5 million was paid to senior lawyer Muhammad Shafee bin Muhammad Abdullah to prosecute the former opposition leader in his “Sodomy version 2” case. High Court Judge Justice Azizah Nawawi argued that Anwar’s claims were “bare allegations”.


Mr. Shafee, an Indian convert, celebrated at lightning speed, telling news media that the allegations about him taking RM9.5 million were “total nonsense.” He said – “I was never paid RM9.5 million to prosecute Anwar’s case.” Well, Shafee, whom ex-premier Najib Razak declared was his hotshot lawyer, would now wish he hadn’t opened his big mouth. His denial is on the record and could be used against him.


Exposed by none other than whistleblower Sarawak Report, the RM9.5 million was allegedly transferred to Mr. Shafee’s account from Najib’s private account. Now, the so-called hotshot lawyer’s lying has come back to haunt him. Najib’s downfall also means the Attorney General Chambers (AGC) and courts are no longer playgrounds or toys that Shafee can abuse whenever he likes.

Lawyer Shafee Abdullah - Sad Face

Anwar Ibrahim today confirmed that his lawyers received an affidavit this morning (7 Sept), signed by an officer in the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) which he said substantiates his previous claim that lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was paid RM9.5 million by former Prime Minister Najib Razak. The money was paid during the period from Sept 2013 to Feb 2014.


Apparently, on 11th September 2013, Najib paid Shafee RM4,300,000 from his AmBank account no “2112022011906” and again on 17th February 2014 the lawyer received RM5,200,000 from the same account. So, what’s the problem here? The problem is that the account has been identified as having been funded by money stolen by Mr. Najib from the 1MDB subsidiary SRC International.


There were three personal bank accounts under Najib Razak’s name (bearing account no “2112022011880”, “2112022011906” and “2112022009694”). During a press conference, the idiot former Attorney General Apandi Ali famously waved MACC investigation papers showing the money trail into account no “2112022011906” in January 2016, hence confirming the transactions.

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

This explains the frozen of Shafee Abdullah’s CIMB  bank account under Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLA). The two cheques from Najib were deposited into Shafee’s CIMB Bank account on Sept 13, 2013 and Feb 17, 2014, as confirmed in the affidavit signed by Siti Rahayu Mohd Mumazaini, the special officer of the AG’s Chambers.


So what? Even if Shafee was paid RM9.5 million by Najib, it would still be sodomy and Anwar had screwed Mohd Saiful backside, had he not? When a criminal defendant is prosecuted, the prosecutor must prove the defendant’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt”. If the jury or the judge has a reasonable doubt as to the defendant’s guilt, the jury or judge should pronounce the defendant not guilty.


Amazingly but not unexpectedly, Anwar Ibrahim was pronounced guilty of Sodomy Part-2 in 2014 despite multiple doubts. For example, Mohd Saiful did not complain immediately after sodomized but happily met Anwar a day after being raped. The victim was clever not to wash his “anus”, apparently to preserve semen samples, but was dumb enough to wash his underwear.


Saiful also suddenly introduced a bottle of lubricant – KY Jelly – when giving his testimony during a trial. The awesome part was when medical evidence confirmed that there was no trauma or injury found on Saiful’s anus, as if he had some kind of super ability to heal himself like the mutant Wolverine. You can go to this article here to read the 12 screw-ups written 4 years ago.


Okay, even if Anwar was convicted due to the Kangaroo Court, it wasn’t Shafee’s fault. Not really. That’s because Anwar’s conviction was done in an unconstitutional manner. Anwar was denied a fair trial under Article 5 (1) of the Federal Constitution. A fair trial simply means the right to prosecute must be done by an independent person, not by someone who had a personal interest.


Not only had Najib government given a temporary licence to Shafee to be made ad-hoc prosecutor to conduct the appeal that led the court to set aside Anwar’s acquittal by the High Court in 2012, the hotshot lawyer was also paid a staggering RM9.5 million by Najib. Hence, Shafee, as prosecutor, had a financial interest and was not a fair prosecutor, making the entire trial unfair at best and a fraud at worst.

Anwar Sodomy Busted - Selective Recognition Of Reports

Adding insult to the injury, Shafee Abdullah was supposed to be a material witness in Anwar’s sodomy case. Anwar said today – “Shafee was a witness to events in the conspiracy against me that took place in the presence of Najib, making both parties potential witnesses.” Why and how Shafee was an important material witness?


The funny part about the entire poorly-written script was when initially the then-Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak denied he had ever met the victim Mr. Saiful. It was only after a photograph showing Saiful happily posed with Khairil Annas Jusuh (one of Najib Razak’s senior aides at Najib’s office) that both PM Najib and Saiful admitted that the meeting had taken place.


Yes, despite claims of being sodomised several times by Anwar, Saiful didn’t go to the police immediately but chose to complain to the prime minister instead. More comically, Najib explained that Mr. Saiful met him to seek help about scholarship, not about being sodomized. Shafee Abdullah has been proven to have been at Najib’s house at the same time.

Anwar Sodomy Busted - Meeting With Prime Minister Najib Razak

However, the lawyer claimed he was not part of the meeting between the Prime Minister (Najib) and Mohd Saiful. Instead – laughably – Shafee claimed he was doing something else, somewhere else at Najib’s residence. Two days after that meeting and discussion at Najib’s house, Mr. Saiful pressed charges that he was sodomized by opposition de-facto leader Mr. Anwar.


Shafee’s role didn’t end there after receiving the RM9.5 million. After Anwar was sent to jail, the despicable lawyer embarked on a road show justifying the “Sodomy Part-2” and gave personal attacks upon Anwar. It was similar to the road show embarked by Arul Kanda Kandasamy explaining everything was rosy about 1MDB just days before the May 9th general election this year.


During his road show, Shafee told a forum that Anwar is a “closet homosexual” and posed a threat to national security, when explaining the Federal Court’s decision to jail the opposition leader for five years for sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan. He also shared in detail Saiful’s testimony on how Anwar had sodomised him in 2009.

Prime Minister-in-Waiting – Anwar Ibrahim

Clearly, the RM9.5 million was paid partly for the road show conducted by Shafee, arguably Najib’s legal fixer. The burning question is this – did Shafee also use the money to bribe the three-man Appeal Court that found Anwar guilty, overturning an earlier acquittal judgement of the High Court? In the same breath, was the Federal Court judges tainted when they speedily passed the guilty verdict on Anwar?


Although Anwar is now a free man after granted a full pardon by the Agong (King) shortly after Pakatan Harapan took over federal power in May, somebody has to pay for the time he served in prison. And that person is none other than the hotshot lawyer Shafee Abdullah, the invincible lawyer who may not be able to save himself from jail now that the judiciary system cannot be manipulated.


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