Jho Low supporters are traitors, say Umno veterans

Umno Supreme Council member Mohamed Nazri Aziz is among those perceived as defenders of the Malaysian businessman implicated in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 17, 2018.

IT is treason to defend Low Taek Jho aka Jho Low because the businessman is at the root of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal and has caused the government to be dragged into the mud, said the Umno Veterans’ Club.

Umno Veterans secretary Mustapha Yaakub said a sane Umno leader would never support Jho Low, much less “love” the man, Sinar Harian Online reports today.

“In fact, they would want action to be taken against Jho Low, in accordance with the country’s laws, if he truly had stolen 1MBD money,” Mustapha was quoted as saying in the report.

He was commenting on his Umno colleague, Dr Rais Yatim’s call for Jho Low to be investigated, which had drawn flak from party leaders and supporters.

Mustapha urged Rais to go to Prime Minister Najib Razak himself if he had evidence of wrongdoing.

Umno veteran Abdul Rahman Bakar also slammed party leaders for airing contradictory views of Jho Low.

“If they want to give statements, they should be consistent instead of contradictory, which would only cast doubt on the leadership,” said the former human resources deputy minister.

He also said certain Umno leaders who had made statements indicating they were unhappy with the party leadership were enemies from within whose actions could not be ignored.

Umno Supreme Council member Mohamed Nazri Aziz had attributed Rais’ statement to a grudge he held against the government.

Nazri said Rais, along with Rafidah Aziz, who had also spoken out against Jho Low, were still bitter about losing their government posts.

“It is not easy to have been dropped. If you have been minister for more than 10 years, you will hold a grudge,”  said the tourism and culture minister.

“Obviously, they still hold a grudge, so let them say what they want to say,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Rais responded by saying he was still a minister and that he had spoken out against Jho Low because Malaysia is being criticised by the world community over the actions of the businessman.

“The world is criticising Malaysia through Jho Low. Why (do we) love the crook Jho Low so much?,” Rais said on Twitter recently.

Rais’ statements had been slammed by pro-Umno quarters, including Jasa director Faisal Ismail Aziz.

Rais’ statements had been slammed by pro-Umno quarters,including Jasa director Faisal Ismail Aziz.

Pakatan Harapan chairman, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had mocked Umno leaders for defending Jho Low as though the businessman was a party member.

Jho Low returned to the spotlight following the Indonesian authorities’ seizure of his RM1 billion yacht, the Equanimity, in Bali, recently. The Indonesians said they were acting at the request of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has launched a criminal probe into alleged kleptocracy linked to 1MDB.

In response to the seizure, Umno stalwart Salleh Said Keruak, who is the Communications and Multimedia Minister, said there was “no proof” that Jho Low was the owner of the yacht that was impounded.

Former minister Rafidah had expressed disbelief that the Malaysian government had failed to locate the yacht wanted by US investigators.

She said she had spotted the yacht in Thailand during a snorkelling trip to Phuket last year, and had asked how the yacht had eluded Malaysian authorities when its exact location was easily known to holidaymakers like her. – March 17, 2018.

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  • The whole world knew that Jho Low is a criminal who money laundered the country, except Umno leaders n BN leaders. They pretended not to know to show support n loyalty to MO1. This is false support n loyalty. This is supporting a lie that MO1 is innocent. More than that, they supported MO1 because of money n position. They do it for their self interest rather than for the rakyat. They betrayed their pledge to serve the people who elected them.

    Posted 6 years ago by Peace Maker · Reply

  • Twist and turns ignoring the flying pig in front of everyon'e eye. Even ex-UMNO on Mahathir's side hold back with the absolute truth either for fear or self-preservation..Why do not they come and say. When will the Malay stop accepting their leaders stealing and abuse of power. "Ketuanan Melayu" idea NEVER and CANNOT INCLUDE THIS. It is against Islam and when the world say, then Islam is bull, what do you say?

    Posted 6 years ago by Bigjoe Lam · Reply

  • Good. Very good . !!!!!!!! The sandiwara of UmnoBN leaders whether the ministers or ex ministers in capacity, are just fueling the concerns less the world forgets about it. The idiosyncrasies are so distinctive trademark of Umno in resloving concerns by going at each other throat without a solution in hand follow by ignorant silence and lastly sweeping it under the carpet. Pure stupidity and yet we have them as Ministers in our country. A crook is a crook judge by their actions and no matter what religion, dressing or political designation that will abslove them from their bad deeds. Only fools like the Umno ministers will blindly acknowledge a crook is a saint due to the very fact that the hand they are kissing smells with lots of goodies to be given.

    Posted 6 years ago by Lee Lee · Reply

  • Jho Low has no power over 1MDB, because only Najib has the full authority over 1MDB and he can veto 1MDB board. if Jho Low has been able to make use of money from 1MDB, it can only mean that Najib allowed that to happen. Was Najib cheated? Maybe. Najib's stepson in his submission to IRS of US stated that he received a gift of USD 94 million form Aabar BVI. Aabar BVI received payment from 1MDB. The relationship between Jho Low and Najib's family show total racial harmony. Najib will call for celebration on his achievement in creating environment where one can trust a person of a different race in handling money in the amount of billions of USD.

    Posted 6 years ago by Meng Kow Loh · Reply

  • The Traitors are in axa affin life insurance berhad. Many staffs/agents are branded as Traitor for not answering the chief agency officer whatapps within 30 minutes at midnight. Read more axa traitor at changenow083.blogspot.com

    Posted 6 years ago by Chris Ng · Reply

  • My ONLY take here is: Full of drama...drama...sheer DRAMA by 'tis group of Bigly Morons; the whole world knows Messrs. Jho Low is just one bigly runner of the power that be, tho he gotta huge dose of 'dedak' along the treacherous trails of 1MDB! :) :)

    Posted 6 years ago by Musang Wang · Reply

  • The world is a stage and we are all actors on the stage. Some are good at acting and some others pretend to be good actors. In this pilgrimage of life, sandiwara may not last long. Every act will come to an end, sooner or later. hence, BEWARE!

    Posted 6 years ago by Peter Johnson · Reply

  • Not under my purview...n does not declare it here....huh? WATAJOKE... LOL.... THEY MUST ME FOREIGNERS THEN ON TOUR IN MALAYSIA...LOL!

    Posted 6 years ago by SYEM1 Syem1 · Reply

  • The Cash King Is Gone, Please do not bring Calculator Or Abacus to the next assembly.

    Posted 5 years ago by Imbernard Ong · Reply

  • Umno stalwart Salleh Said Keruak, who is the Communications and Multimedia Minister, said there was "no proof" that Jho Low was the owner of the yacht (Equanimity) that was impounded. What was he smoking?

    Posted 5 years ago by Roger 5201 · Reply

  • UMNO is not the government. PH, BN all these parties are not the government. They are political parties. Not knowing how do differentiate between which is the main reason BN fell.

    Posted 5 years ago by Abolqaz Bin Anuar · Reply