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In short, Najib is giving them the rope with which they will hang themselves with once Najib comes out to explain and reveal that all these people who had been whacking him all this while knew the real story all along.

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin

There is a certain video that has gone viral showing ex-Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin talking to a group of supporters soon after he was replaced. He spoke for about half an hour or so but the video shows less than a minute of what he said.

Why show only 0.3% of the video? Why not show the entire 100%? What are they trying to hide in the balance 99.7% of the video which they did not show?

There was supposed to have been a meeting tomorrow but this has now been postponed indefinitely. At this meeting Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is supposed to explain and reply to the many questions being asked regarding so many issues, in particular regarding RM2.6 billion of 1MDB’s money that was supposed to have been transferred into his personal bank account.

Najib has already met the Umno Supreme Council and has already explained everything. Even Muhyiddin has received an explanation. But Muhyiddin and a couple of others are acting as if they are still in the dark about the matter and that whatever may have been explained is too skimpy and lacks crucial details.

Actually this is not true. Najib has explained everything in great detail about what really happened to those who matter. And they all know the facts. Only that some who know the facts are pretending they don’t because they know Najib would be in a bind if he told all and sundry what he told the Umno Supreme Council behind closed doors.

There are just some things that are too sensitive to the security of the nation and/or to international relations that you cannot reveal any details to the public. For example, when the United States bombed Cambodia they had to do it secretly without telling the world and the funding had to be clandestinely done ‘under the table’.

Of course, later, the American public found out so the government was forced to confess to that ‘crime’. The same went when America was secretly funding the purchase of weapons to supply the country’s enemies using drug cartel money, now known as the Iran-Contra scandal or Irangate.

Anyway, the long and short of it is that Muhyiddin knows that, first of all, it was not US$700 million that was transferred to Najib’s personal bank account. It was a figure higher than that.

Secondly, the much higher than US$700 million that was transferred to Najib’s personal bank account did not come from 1MDB. It came from another source.

Thirdly, not only does Muhyiddin and the Umno Supreme Council know the details, the Special Task Force itself does as well and some of its members, have, in fact spoken to the source to verify this story. And the story confirms.

So why is Muhyiddin still talking about US$700 million of 1MDB’s money when it was neither US$700 million nor was it 1MDB’s money? They know what the real amount was, which was higher than US$700 million, and they know where the money came from, which was not 1MDB.

But then these people know that if Najib were to reveal the real figure and also reveal where the money came from then he would have to also reply to a third question, which is: what was the money for?

And this is what will put Najib in a bind. So they keep repeating it is US$700 million of 1MDB’s money knowing that Najib will have to just keep quiet.

But what if Najib decides to silence all these people and come out and reveal the truth? And what if he also reveals that Muhyiddin and those others have also known about this for some time but just pretended that they were in the dark all this while? What new story would they then come out with?

I suspect Najib was supposed to explain all this tomorrow but be postponed tomorrow’s meeting to give an impression that he is afraid. This would give his critics new wind and will make them step up the attacks and say things that will hurt them later.

In short, Najib is giving them the rope with which they will hang themselves with once Najib comes out to explain and reveal that all these people who had been whacking him all this while knew the real story all along. – Malaysia Today

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