Thursday, September 5, 2019

Day 3: The 3 BFFs Revealed

At the 1MDB trial on Tuesday, Malaysians received insights about three BFFs – who, today, are well-known for their infamy:

The Kuala Lumpur High Court heard from Najib Razak's former special officer Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin that fugitive financier Low Taek Jho (or better known as Jho Low) was not just a confidante of the former prime minister but he was especially close to Rosmah Mansor. 

Najib's wife would always contact him – but the eighth persecution witness was unsure of and never found out the details of these conversations. 

Amhari (right) divulged: “Jho (Low) often spoke about how he would frequently meet up with Datuk Seri Najib’s family, where it seemed that sometimes he knew about detailed plans concerning Datuk Seri Najib’s family affairs, plans that were even beyond my knowledge when I was Datuk Seri Najib’s special officer”. 

He described Low as a charismatic man with “kuasa luar biasa” (extraordinary powers), who could give out orders to officials at the Prime Minister's Office – despite having no official appointment. 

"This was because he (Jho Low) was the “penasihat khas” (special advisor) to Najib in behind-the-scenes special functions that outsiders did not know”, he explained. 

Amhari, who was reading from his witness statement, said Jho Low was the dealmaker in investment dealings, government-to-government negotiations, Najib's political moves, as well as funds received by Najib. 

He told Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah that “Jho Low was a master manipulator" and Najib knew this. Interestingly, he added that both these two men would know the bigger picture relating to the 1MDB strategy they planned and even more intriguingly, Amhari himself knew he was being "used for dishonest purposes”.  

I suddenly gave a chuckle because I was reminded of Arul Kanda, former 1MDB president and CEO's vigorous denial that Jho Low had anything to do with 1MDB! (New Straits Times, April 27, 2018)

The truth is steadily and surely emerging from Najib's closet of secrets.

I came across this Quote: The Cost of Success.

It says it’s worth it! Hmmm, I really don’t know because I have encountered, experienced and endured everything – as indicated above  and I’m still unsure if it was really worth it, LOL! 

I guess I must redefine success!

Anyway, I don't worry about it too much. I have another Quote: Never Give Up!

Yup, never say never.

But for some of us, perhaps, it's better to just move on, LOL!

I think I'll get myself a Coke now, LOL!

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