Najib’s Gang And The Sarawak Plot – PBB Election Rivalries Open Up

20 Apr 2016

Adenan's house - senior politicians from BN are arriving here to pick up sacks of cash

Adenan’s house – senior politicians from BN are arriving here to pick up sacks of cash
Adenan’s house – senior politicians from BN are arriving here to pick up sacks of cash
Speaking in Sarawak at the weekend, Najib called Adenan a “member of the gang”.
In the context of Malaysia’s criminalised political scene, it did not make for much of a joke.
So, why has Adenan, after
months of keeping his distance from Najib’s unravelling scandals, now
signed up to bless his federal ‘gang’ boss, the very moment that it has
become evident the PM is about to get busted?
The answer is the usual
one, which is that money in the form of mixed denomination notes is now
flowing through the Sarawak BN party machine, as Adenan sets out to fix
this election in the way that it has been done all his political life.
Insiders have told Sarawak
Report that the operations centre for the bags of cash is none other
than the Chief Minister’s luxury home in Santubong.  Senior members of
SUPP have already been round there to pick up their share.
The source of the cash?
Sarawak’s timber tycoons and Najib’s agent, Bustari Yusof (seen
clambering out with Najib from helicoper above), say PBB insiders.
Sarawak rural voters have
been educated to understand that this is how democracy works and that
they are lucky to be able to sell their votes at election time.  This,
BN tells them, is ‘progress’ and keeping the money flowing through
Sarawak’s “safe deposit” is Najib’s priority to keep his party and
himself in power.

Najib’s fighting fund was the 1MDB theft’s smoking gun

Indeed, without their
ability to buy votes in Sarawak/Sabah BN would have long since lost its
majority in Federal Malaysia and this was the reason why Najib has
openly admitted that he used money from 1MDB to channel his bogus “Saudi
royal donation” into his election fighting account at AmBank in March
2013.
Otherwise, the PM would more sensibly have kept all of his 1MDB haul safely off-shore.
Satem's timber tycoons are also up to the same thing - elderly Janet Lau of the KTS family has been appointed as a candidate and is handing out mega-cheques, claiming it is merely a charitable coincidence!

Satem’s
timber tycoons are up to the same thing – elderly Janet Lau of the KTS
family has been appointed as a ‘direct’ candidate by Adenan and is
handing out mega-cheques, claiming it is merely a charitable
coincidence!
Insiders have confided that Najib pump-primed his KL AmBank account
to over a billion dollars in March 2013, because he had feared he might
lose the BN majority and have to shell out extremely large sums of this
taxpayers’ cash to buy over individual opposition MPS.
In the end he was able to save on that money and, as Sarawak Report originally revealed back last year, he returned most of the money back out of Malaysia shortly after the election.
This having been exposed,
Najib has tried to argue that he gave the money back to the unidentified
“Saudi royal donor”.  The account he used from the company Tanore
Finance Corporation, has emerged as having been set up by Jho Low’s fixer Eric Tan. Why did the ‘Saudi Royal’ donate his billions through such a route?
'Reformer' Adenan has even continued Taib's taste for gilt furniture in his reception room where the money is being handed out

‘Reformer’ Adenan has even continued Taib’s taste for gilt furniture in his reception room where the money is being handed out
Now the same game is on again, in the same Sarawak state, and Adenan
playing ball with both Najib and Sarawak’s traditional timber tycoons to
make sure of victory.
After months of acting the reformer and showing a cold shoulder to
Najib, he has now embraced the Prime Minister and all the money that is
being handed out in his own living room, according to our sources.
Flying in, yet again, on
Sunday to check on progress (see main image), Najib was again
accompanied by his key agent in this matter, Bustari Yusuf, whose brother has positioned himself, with Najib’s support, to replace Adenan, as soon as is decent after the election.
Meanwhile, Adenan was
lecturing the opposition not to discuss Federal matters in an election
that is being micro-managed by the Federal Prime Minister.

How Adenan is being managed by Najib

However, these developments
are causing friction and concern within Adenan’s local PBB party, which
has thrived for months off the new chief minister’s supposed
independence from KL and his supposed ‘reformist’ stance – all now
jettisoned.
Najib has adopted an
aggressive strategy with Sarawak, according to PBB insiders, which goes
well beyond merely supporting an Adenan win.  They have confided fears
to Sarawak Report that the Prime Minister is moving together with the
super-wealthy Bustari brothers to achieve an UMNO takeover of the local
party once Adenan goes.
Adenan appearing at one of Fadillah's Sarawak 'youth gatherings' - note the UMNO flag in the audience!

Adenan appearing at one of Fadillah’s Sarawak ‘youth gatherings’ – note the UMNO flag in the centre of it all!
The blatant positioning and
channelling of funds to the Bustaris has therefore created a rift
beneath the surface of Sarawak’s main BN coalition partner, which has
always traded on its alleged independence from KL with local Dayak
voters.  Najib wants that independence ended, say PBB defectors, so that
he can get a more direct hold on the wealth of Malaysia’s richest
resourced state.
To this end they say Najib has orchestrated the siphoning of  major
chunks of Sarawak’s infrastructure and health budgets into companies
controlled by Bustari Yusof, as we reported already this weekend.
Fadillah is frequently wheeled out by UMNO these days - how come?

Fadillah is frequently wheeled out by UMNO these days – how come?
Meanwhile, his brother
Fadillah, head of Sarawak PBB’s youth wing, has been developing his UMNO
links in KL in the course of his role as the Federal Minister of Public
Works.
Fadillah finances the
Sarawak youth wing, something the Bustaris have positioned themselves
financially to do by giving themselves public contracts such as the
Borneo Highway (handed by Fadillah to his brother Bustari with Najib’s
blessing).
Fadillah has also become a promoted speaker within Federal UMNO, the same malcontents explain. Why?
Red all over!  Fadillah's ex political secretary is just a place warmer, say PBB dissenters

Red all over! Fadillah’s ex political secretary is just a place warmer, say PBB dissenters
 
The plot, they claim,
concerns the candidate for Tupong, Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman (who
tactlessly wears UMNO red, rather than Barisan blue).
Fazzrudin, Fadillah’s
former political secretary, is one of a number of Fadillah’s placemen in
the PBB list of candidates, who is believed willing to step aside to
allow Fadillah to take a State seat the moment he needs it to come back
and become leader.
The deal, they claim, is that Fadillah will be Najib’s man in
Sarawak, much in the same way that Taib and his uncle represented the
party before.
Adenan has himself bought
into this system throughout his political career – after all he is on
record as saying that “only Malays” must be allowed to control the
non-Malay majority in Sarawak!

Fadillah’s list

The PBB dissenters have provided Sarawak Report of their list of
identified Fadillah/Najib controlled candidates within the PBB election
list – they say they represent half, i.e. 20 of the 40 PBB candidates:
“They
are Abang Zohari, Michael Manyin, Talip Zulpilip, Stephen Rundi, Karim
Hamzah, Abdullah Saidol, Abdul Rahman Junaidi, Sharifah Hasidah, Ripin
Lamat, Aidel Lariwoo, Simoi Peri, Razi Sitam, Annuar Rapaee, Dennis
Ngau, Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman, Gerald Rentap, Allen Siden Gramong, Juanda
Jaya, Idris Buang and Shafie Ahmad”, one of the dissenters told Sarawak
Report.
Adenan has of course moved
to create his own power base within the BN coalition, using his creation
of a mass of constitutionally illegal new seats in already tiny rural
areas to do so.
He has appointed no less
than 11 so-called ‘Direct Candidates’, in an unprecedented move to
secure place-men, who belong to no party and who are therefore entirely
loyal to him.
Star turn all over UMNO?

Star turn all over UMNO?
It is a further erosion of
Sarawak’s already tattered democratic processes by the man who has spent
the last couple of years telling the world that he is a reformer.
To rub salt into the wound, half of these candidates are blatant representatives
of Sarawak’s most wealthy timber families, who have for the past half
century worked hand in glove with BN politicians to plunder the state.
Indeed, Adenan “the
reformer” shocked listeners when he announced a few days ago that only
these families could manage Sarawak’s timber business and that was why
he was backing the status quo and would resist ending their monopoly of licenses in the state.

It is why Sarawak voters
must understand that elderly Adenan and his line up of elderly timber
tycoons are all about preserving the present regime against change and
reform and they (along with Najib’s behind the scenes rivals to succeed
him) are using all the same old tactics and faces now that the gloves
are off and the election battle is on