It is quite exhausting to read the Wall Street Journal articles who are too nosy on our country internal affairs when they are also fond of repeating distortions after another. It is thus timely for the government to act against them and above all who are the culprits to provide them with informations even if it is the nation’s classified documents.
The rakyat should be very thankful to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to lodge a police report against the WSJ and this was confirmed by PM Najib in his response to journos. It is certainly the right thing to do as the published documents are under the the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
It all began with Tony Pua revealed that PAC chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin has striked off two paragraphs from the 1MDB concluded report and accused him of editing them without the members’ approval. The sentence included a line mentioning ““Bank Negara Malaysia was voluntarily informed by the country’s authorities that Good Star Limited is a company owned by an individual with no links to the PetroSaudi Group”.
Since Bank Negara has clearly reminded PAC that the two paragraphs contained confidential information for further investigation and not to be publicly issued when it could lead to misleading, so which part that is still unclear? Infact Datuk Seri Azalina Othman has replied to Guan Eng’s parliamentary questioning.
Knowing Tony Pua he wishes that whatever that pops from his mouth is like a religious ruling and everyone must nod their heads to believe them eventhough it was proven wrong and misleading many times.
Recently in his very own words he had thanked WSJ to confirmed that the sole owner of Good Star Ltd is Jho Taek Low or well known as Jho Low. Was it aconincident or was it plotted for Tony to thank WSJ after the disclosure with their usual anonymity? Once again, we should be suspicious who provides WSJ with BNM classified documents?
Infact, in WSJ’s recent article titled “Malaysia’s Probe into 1MDB fund was flawed”, explicitly wrote that PM Najib wasn’t interviewed by investigators and this is an obvious lie with ill intentions for even the world knew that PM Najib was very cooperative with MACC and spent hours of interogations with them. It was even widely reported in not only the local medias but covered by foreign too.
It is also the right thing to do when PM Najib’s media secretary Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad urged our authorities to act against such statement as they have made too many multiple false claims. One of them is when WSJ falsely wrote that PM Najib would purposely appoint Tan Sri Irwan Serigar Abdullah to be the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia for his political interests.
For how long should we tolerate such day light lies from WSJ and allowing them to tarnish our nation’s reputation? Statements of warning seems no more workable and WSJ is still having the leverage to produce nonsensical articles. All WSJ’s claimed ought to be probed and let the police investigate who are their anonymous informers and they need to be disclosed to the public too.