Hornbill Unleashed

June 17, 2017

DoJ suits distracting us from larger agenda, says Hisham

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

hishamudon-dojThe latest lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) to recover billions of ringgit worth of assets it says were bought with funds misappropriated from 1MDB can distract the Malaysian government from its larger agenda, said Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.

However, he said, nothing could be done to stop the DoJ’s action, especially since similar lawsuits had been filed before this.

“Let them do what they are doing. Furthermore, this is not something new. They (DoJ) have done it before and we were able to answer and overcome them.

“Things like these distract us from our larger agenda,” he told a media conference at Wisma Pertahanan here today.

However, he did not explain what he meant by “larger agenda”.

In its latest court filings in California, the DoJ is seeking to recover US$540 million (RM2.3 billion) in assets including art works, jewellery and film rights believed to have been paid for with funds siphoned from 1MDB.

The assets named in the applications included the film rights to two comedies, “Dumb and Dumber To” starring Jim Carrey and “Daddy’s Home” with Will Ferrell. Both productions were allegedly financed with millions of dollars from the Malaysian investment fund.

According to a Bloomberg report, the court filings yesterday were the latest attempt by the US government to seize assets linked to 1MDB, bringing the total sought by the DoJ to US$1.8 billion.

The DoJ charged that from 2009 through 2015, more than US$4.5 billion (RM19 billion) belonging to 1MDB had been diverted by high-level officials of the fund and their associates.

Earlier filings named several people, including Malaysian financier Jho Low and Prime Minister Najib Razak’s stepson Riza Aziz.

Low, Riza, Najib and 1MDB have consistently denied any wrongdoing.

Today, 1MDB again rejected the charges, saying they were not furnished with clear evidence.

This stand was echoed by Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali and the Prime Minister’s Office, which said the DoJ documents were a repetition of previous charges but without any proof.

Source : FMT Online by Adam Abu Bakar




  1. What the fuk is this stupid idiot talking about? All the crooks in Umno Baru including the biggest crook and kleptocrat and his bitchy hippo were protected by all the Institutions controlled by Najib. Malaysians want Najib, Rosmah and 1MDB to sue the Singapore government, DOJ, WSJ and Sarawak Report to clear their names. Malaysians want the AG to reopen the probe on 1MDB and SRC International financial scandals and emblazement. Do not fuking threaten Malaysians and the Opposition for demanding that the biggest scandal in the world be investigated again.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — June 17, 2017 @ 8:39 PM | Reply

  2. We should thank DoJ for saving the nation from being raped and sodomised … Thank you and God Bless the nation

    Comment by tigeryk — June 17, 2017 @ 4:21 PM | Reply

  3. What or who has driven Mr MO1 to such insatiable financial and materialistic greed? Is his love for Mrs MO1 and his family so great that he is willing to allegedly steal RM4.2 billion from the rakyat to satisfy their lust and penchant for the high life?

    Why have you done this to the rakyat, Mr and Mrs MO1? Do you not have pity and sympathy for the rakyat who are suffering from a shocking increase in the cost of living as a result of the massive national debts caused by greed and selfishness?

    Comment by Heng — June 17, 2017 @ 8:40 AM | Reply

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