Mahathir Gets Angrier While Daim Hides In Hospital – Here’s Why The “Untouchables” Are So Terrified Of Anwar’s Crackdown

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Jan 26 2024
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Get ready for more whining, moaning and bitching from former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The Malaysia’s longest serving premier, once the most powerful man, is set to go ballistic again after another son – Mokhzani – has been summoned by the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission). After Mirzan and Mokhzani, his two other children namely Mukhriz and Marina could be next.


Amusingly, while Mahathir, despite his advanced age of 98 years old, struggles to defend his mega rich children, his sidekick and former finance minister – Daim Zainuddin – is hiding in the hospital, leaving his wife to fend for herself. It appears that even Daim isn’t any different from other crooks such as Najib Razak or Musa Aman, who would suddenly become very sick when faced with corruption charges.


Of course, Mahathir already knew that Mokhzani would be charged following Mirzan’s probe. As the ninth richest man in Malaysia by the Malaysian Business magazine in 2014, and celebrated as the second-richest Malay in the country, Mokhzani would be very busy with his homework – declaring his assets, both in and outside the country. That is the easiest part.

Anwar Ibrahim Laughing - Mahathir Mohamad Angry Mad

The toughest part is to explain his source of income after the declaration of assets. That’s how the authorities, and Anwar government for that matter, are trying to nail Mahathir’s balls to the wall. First, they would summon the distinguished families of Mahathir and Daim to the MACC for a cup of Nescafe, during which they will also be served with a notice to declare their respective assets.


Next, they will need to justify those assets, and any discrepancies could and would be used against them. The best part is they don’t know how much the MACC knows about their hidden wealth. The MACC might know very little, hence they were on a “giant fishing expedition” as accused by Daim’s lawyers after the ex-minister’s wife and two sons spent almost 9 hours at MACC’s headquarters.


However, it’s likely that the anti-corruption agency had in its possession a complete database of Daim’s business empire, including the money trail of his ill-gotten money. What they needed is the confirmation – and admission – from Daim’s wife, Na’imah Abdul Khalid, and his two sons, Muhammad Amin Zainuddin Daim and Muhammad Amir Zainuddin Daim, for verification purposes before charges are triggered.

Daim Zainuddin Wife Naimah Abdul Khalid

Unless the Attorney General’s Chambers is retarded or incredibly clueless and incompetent, the fact that the wife of Daim was swiftly charged in court on Jan 23 (after the coffee session at the MACC) for failing to declare assets speaks volumes that the MACC knew more than what both Mahathir and Daim had hoped for. Apparently, Na’imah failed to declare the prime assets – Ilham Tower.


The 60-storey Menara Ilham, built at an estimated cost of US$580 million (RM2.7 billion), is the crown jewel of Daim’s fortune. It was seized on Dec 18, 2023 after Daim repetitively refused to entertain MACC’s petition to declare his and his family’s financial holdings. This means the authorities actually knew that the tower was part of “undeclared assets” before it was frozen.


Even if 85-year-old “womaniser” Daim Zainuddin, who was known as the so-called financial wizard in the 1990s, is senile, exactly how could his 66-year-old intelligent wife forgot to declare assets as massive as Ilham Tower, two companies (Ilham Tower and Ilham Baru), two Mercedes-Benz and seven properties in Kuala Lumpur and one property in Penang. At best, it was tax evasion. At worst, it was money laundering.

Menara Ilham - Daim Zainuddin

To put it in perspective, Ilham Tower was as huge as RM2.6 billion found in disgraced Najib’s bank accounts linked to the infamous 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. Both didn’t declare their assets. The only difference is Najib claimed the money was donations from Saudi royal family, while Daim’s wife might claim in court that the tower was built using Daim’s own pocket money.


Facing up to 5 years’ jail and a fine of up to RM100,000 if found guilty, Na’imah was so furious that she had even warned – and threatened – PM Anwar that “power is brief”, hinting that her super billionaire husband, who could easily qualified as the richest man in the country, would use his wealth to launch a political persecution against Anwar once he is no longer in power.


In truth, Daim was also on a fishing expedition, challenging and testing the limit of the MACC. His wife deliberately refused to declare Ilham Tower even after she had been given multiple opportunities to do so because the Daim family wanted to see what type of offences that the anti-graft agency would charge them. At the same time, the tycoon is trapped and can’t declare Ilham Tower.

Daim Zainuddin

If the Daim family suddenly declares the tower as assets, they could be charged for tax evasion or even money laundering. If they don’t, the offence is failure to declare assets. When even rental income from residential properties must be declared, what more profits derived from the 60-storey Menara Ilham. Either way, they have committed offences since 2015 when the tower was opened.


However, the charge slapped on Daim’s wife was just the beginning. Under Section 36(1)(a) MACC Act 2009, which was served on Daim Zainuddin, he is compelled to furnish information on his assets and sources of income – both in and outside Malaysia. Likewise, his family members were served notices under Section 36(1)(b), which compelled them to do the same.


It isn’t just about properties or luxury vehicles, but also other assets such as private jets, superyacht, paintings, jewellery, cash, expensive watches and of course, shares in companies. Such assets, if undeclared and discovered, could be confiscated. It doesn’t matter if those assets are abroad. The MACC, under the powerful AMLA, can work with foreign powers to bring those assets back.

Mahathir Mohamad and Daim Zainuddin

Therefore, Daim could only pretend to be sick for so long. Similarly, Mahathir could only bark and accuse protégé-turned-nemesis Anwar of using the MACC as a political witch-hunt for so long. Having “Tun” title in front of their names does not grant them immunity from prosecutions. The thought that it was clever to park their wealth under family members is a double-edged sword.


To hurt Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad the most, you need to hurt his children. For the old fox, that would be worse than death. Anwar does not need to go after his former boss as part of the Malay culture to “respect the elders”. Even if “Tun” is untouchable, which is not, it does not apply to the family members. Hence, targeting Mirzan, Mokhzani, Mukhriz and Marina is perfectly legitimate.


There’s a reason why the MACC is using civil rather than criminal charges against Mahathir and Daim families. In a criminal case, it is the prosecution who bears the legal burden to prove beyond reasonable doubt of the accused’s guilt. In a civil case, it is the plaintiff who bears the legal burden to prove his case on a balance of probabilities against the defendant.

Mahathir Wealthy Children - Mirzan, Mokhzani and Mukhriz

Meaning, in a criminal case, the prosecution must convince the jury or judge that there is “no other reasonable explanation” that can come from the evidence presented at trial. In layman term, the court must be convinced 100%. The defence does not need to do anything. In a civil case, however, the prosecution just needs to convince the judge that there is 51% that the defence is guilty.


Obviously, it’s easier to score 51% than 100% in your exam papers. Another advantage of civil case over criminal case is that civil forfeiture allows the government to file cases against property that would not be reachable through criminal forfeiture. Asset forfeiture is designed to deprive criminals of the proceeds of their crimes, to break the financial backbone, and to recover property that may be used to compensate victims.


Crucially, a criminal conviction is required before asset forfeiture can be carried out in criminal cases. Unlike a criminal case, there is no conviction required in a civil case before asset forfeiture is carried out. That’s why both Daim and Mahathir were hopping mad like a cat on hot bricks when the Ilham Tower and other assets were seized and frozen even before any charges are drafted.

MACC - Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission - Logo and Office

Furthermore, criminal forfeiture is generally limited to the property involved in the particular counts on which the defendant is convicted. So, in Daim’s case, it’s the Ilham Tower that can be seized. Civil forfeiture, besides allowing the government to seize property located outside the country, also permits recovery of assets of defendants who have died or where the wrongdoer cannot be identified.


That’s why crooked Najib’s stepson Riza Aziz gladly agreed to pay US$60 million to the U.S. government in order to settle a civil lawsuit in Sept 2020. The civil lawsuit was chosen and preferred by the U.S.-DOJ so that Riza’s company, Red Granite, cannot sell anything or try to get money out of the country. If criminal lawsuit had been filed instead, the U.S. government has to win their case in the court first, allowing the crook to potentially sell everything.


The juiciest part is that the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA) is powerful enough to include offences committed before or after the commencement of the AMLA 2001. So, it doesn’t matter if the dubious wealth accumulated by Mahathir and Daim’s families occurred back in 1980s or 1990s (or in the 2020s as in the case of Muhyiddin Yassin or Ismail Sabri).

Mahathir Mohamad - Solemn Sad Facial Expression

Pharaoh Mahathir had never in his wildest dream thinks anyone would dare to touch his children. And for Anwar to use the same powerful law gazetted on July 2001 during the Mahathir dictatorship against his family is simply breathtaking. Worse, there’s nothing to stop the MACC from proceeding with criminal charges at a later stage after the civil charges.


It doesn’t help the Opposition Perikatan Nasional that the case could drag for years, cutting Mahathir-Daim’s access to funds critical not only to overthrow Anwar government, but also money needed to stop opposition MPs from switching sides. More importantly, Anwar would become more powerful as his crackdown on corruption could destroy the already fragile and demoralized opposition camp.


After he was given a second chance in the May 2018 General Election, Mahathir should not have betrayed the people through his silent participation in the “Sheraton Move”, and broke his promise to hand over power after 2 years to Anwar. The last straw that broke the camel’s back was his stubbornness and arrogance to topple yet another Pakatan Harapan-led government.

Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim - Pakatan Harapan


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This article just nailed it and absolutely right. The biggest political blunder was the Sheraton Move. If things are are allowed to follow it’s course it is unlikely that Dr M and Daim would be in current mess. So are the others cohorts whom have betrayed the trust of Anwar. And if the first blunder was not enough, the second blunder was with the wisdom of the King who suggested a unity government with Bersatu and PAS joining were flatly rejected. What utter arrogant. And all of them are bitching and whining about how they are falsely accused. Like the Chinese saying “A dying chicken kicking at the rice pot cover”. So it is right that there are no green wave, blue wave or whatever bullshit waves. The end game will be “waves and waves of corrupt politicians going to jail. Followed by waves and waves of frog jumping and switching alliances. No matter how much they don’t like Anwar they should just make peace with him and kiss his hands. Get their lawyers on a plea bargain missions to settle the cases. It is not that difficult and after that move on with their lives.

Why is the hero of the Memali Massacre, Ops Lalang, Operation Save Palestine (with stooge Matthias), and the Grand Goblin of PerKKKasa (with Ibrahim Oily) so scared now that his diaper is overflowing with his terrified piss?

The Mullah Anwar antic to corner the “elders” of Malaysian and maybe international corruption hasn’t even really begun, and our mouthy old hero racist and fascist is pushing himself on fast forward to his waiting grave! The Snake Pharaoh M for Memali Massacre Monster is so anxious and so sure he’d meet his doom that he’s become extremely twitchy and shaky and inviting his self-fulfilling fear that his end is definitely near.

We still have no assurance Anwar can engineer a half successful bid to expose the bunch of clowns he’s so far only grabbed the pubic hair of, let alone see them prosecuted, have their assets seized, and even with criminal prosecution send them off to crash at Ah Jib’s palace.

Mamakthir’s lost his composure for sure, he even looks compost than his cocky composed. Only weeks ago he was daring Anwar take him to court. Anwar hasn’t done that but already old Keling dictator is scared witless, wtf! It’s not even Dying’s turn, so far it’s only his talent-free super-wealthy Mrs and children who’s visited the MACC for tea. The old floor mop’s missus has been charged but no one should worry as it is not for the tea.

Yes, the Snake Pharaoh’s No. 1, and now No. 2 son have been invited round for tea by the MACC, but then so what? Been asked to come round for tea don’t mean much. It is only mildly serious business if you are charged for the tea – which can be costly as it can lead to lots of rounds of tea. With that it may even cause the old Keling pendatang to be so worked up he could even kick the bucket placed so very near his hooves.

I would advise the Kerala Krait to calm tf down and stop appearing so terrified and twitchy that he’s actually showing he’s actually guilty of something or even plenty. Mamakthir should adopt the ability of the Chinese pendatangs at looking “inscrutable”, appearing absolutely expressionless, let the world work out the presence or absence of guilt.

What the old Keling is doing now is an absolute disaster. One moment he’s arrogant, the next he is crawling to Anwar begging him to remember the good old days Himmler was the godsend for the blackie Hitler. It shows Mamakthir as a confused old geezer and no wordy, shifty, and slimy plantation lawyer. In other words the dirty Macaivillain is not showing good form but he’s already behaving demoralised and defeated.

The Snake Pharaoh M for Memali Massacre Monster should stand tall and don that stolen hotel shower cap he wears to show he’s the idolised big chief godfather of PerKKKasa. Even more so, the Keling pendatang Kerala Krait should borrow a Made-in-China tourist keris and wave it vigorously in the air. I wouldn’t advise learning how to do that from Ibrahim Oily, he waves the keris too dangerously close to the snout, he wants to cut his snout to spite his face.

I won’t advise appearing with that tiny crowd of well-wishing clowns who stand in the streets to give long speeches. Nobody listens to those Matt Armpit “ultra nationalists” whose idol is a fcuking pendatang with three teaspoons of “pure blood”. No matter how much that bunch postures, yell, and screams, there’s something effeminate pondan about them, so steer clear of them.

Be confident even if the crowd of supporters are smaller than the one in Langkawi you lost your election deposit on. Be brave and stop whining and moaning and crawling to Mullah Anwar. Don’t be defeatist. Fight the good fight, get the filthy fakir Zakir Naik to pray for you, and all will be well. Though not necessarily for you.

Can we sue Mahathir & Najib directly for siphoning fund from kwsp? Kindly share important steps to take.

I vote we stop persecuting Malaysia’s debatable (or bulls*t) number one financial wizard, genius, and bomoh, Toon Dying. I’ve just seen that sh*t scary picture of him with one eye open wide and the other doing eye dunno what. I’ve also found out (or the good financial bomoh told us) he’s lost the sight of wan eye.

While I am usually sympathetic to unusually wealthy filthy crook politicians, I am still hesitant about believing them dodgy types. Last time the Snake Pharaoh M for Memali Massacre Monster Mamakthir demonstrated he had gone senile and fcuked-up his memory for Toon Ling. It turned out to be another of the Keling Kerala Krait’s dirty tricks and lies.

Came the time the Dirty Arsewipe Party told us to “forgive” the “forked-tongued” Macaivillain in order that the treacherous operators can get into gomen, I no longer believe the Snake Pharaoh. Or the Deceptive Arsewipe Party which advised forgiveness for the treacherous snake.

I cannot summon any sympathy for either Toon Dying or Toon Mamakthir even when they are the suspicious subjects of great attention and international interest. And when Toon Mamakthir is jumping up and down breathing fire, spewing venom, while also crawling to and pleading with his erstwhile right iron-fist Himmler to go easy on him and Toon Wan Eye Jerk. The thought of the Kerala Krait writhing in pain while grovelling to Anwar even when nothing has been done to him, is both painful and revolting at the same time.

Mamakthir is making things worse for Toon Dying by being threatening while being sickly gooey sweet at the same time. Mamakthir’s whore act makes him all the more suspicious, he looks all the more a dishonest shifty operator you want to “kill the Keling and spare a poisonous snake”. At the moment, it’s only Toon Dying’s missus who’s got to say she’s forgotten she’s got to declare her massive building, and it’s only Mamakthir’s one Muthu of his foul Muthu sons and one daughter M for Marina who’s got to declare to her M for Malaysia fans why she’s loaded with M for money with so many many companies registered when M for Mamakthir was only an Honest Injun poor politician who’s dared Anwar to investigate him. And the deadly old snake is only a failed roti baker due to his “untrustworthy” and “lazy” Malay workers.

Toon Dying is carting himself in and out of court in a brand new wheelchair of late. He looked like he’s still learning how to drive a wheelchair. He looks frail, helpless, and certainly Dying. The sad sight definitely made me feel sorry for him (I’m not paid to say this). Not to say some may feel Dying’s sudden illness is fishy and highly suspicious even when it’s common occurrence politicians do get sick for their court appearance. I put that down to the synthetic polish used to give that posh luxurious auto smell to the cheap surfaces they breathe in the courtroom.

If Anwar doesn’t bungle his investigation, it’ll soon be Mamakthir’s turn to face the MACC. I have all the confidence in the slimy slippery piece of longkang slime. He’ll talk cocky, deceptively, deceitfully, deflect, deny, after all he’s the “forked-tongued” creature of the dark. He’ll go round in circles like a “Keling” barista who in court serves rounds and rounds of confusing cocktails of plain old bull manure, lies, distortion, and good old canai craftsman’s weird humour. Any seasoned interrogator would want to commit suicide halfway through getting nowhere with the interview.

Appearance is everything, the PR guys call that the optics. Mamakthir should borrow Dying’s wheelchair and act like he’s at death’s door. He is, literally, if Anwar skillfully handles his part, it’ll be M for Mati for M for Mamakthir.

It’s early days yet for the Mother of all Battles, Mamakthir would have plenty of cards up his sarong, the macaivillain is yet to pull a few more fast ones. It’s a race against time too, you might just get the Kerala Krait to just pack up kick the bucket in front of the judge. Then Anwar would be blamed for torturing Mamakthir, hasten him to Hades, Alhamdullilah!

As Bolehland’s wise would like to question – what then is my “constructive advice”?

It’s quite simple for me really. For all the drama in court, I’d fill up the courtroom, courthouse and the nearest estates/plantations with our all-talking, all-gesticulating unemployed and unemployable giving their ten-sen, two-sen, and no-sen’s worth. Never in our legal history (apart from the line-up of cases for Mamakthir’s Muthus, his children) are there going to be anything this big ever. While the cases are going on, our plantation lawyers and our other half-baked self-proclaimed “experts” can run
their free endless talking free legal kelingniks. They would out-talk everybody else.

I’ll just study the forms of the contending parties, do the betting odds, collect bets.

Btw, what’s happened to that bunch of Playmates from the Dirty Arsewipe Party who can often be seen at the hooves of Mamakthir? Shouldn’t they be out working hard at defending the Snake Pharaoh? Or at the slight whiff of difficulty they’ve sneaked away quietly from demonstrating their ardent devotion and deep admiration for the Snake Pharaoh?

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