Saya ingin komen artikel wawancara Thestar dengan Rahman Dahlan mengenai isu2 semasa yang sedang hangat ketika ini. Agak panjang artikel itu namun saya sarankan anda baca kerana terdapat satu pendedahan yang agak mengejutkan mengenai isu draf Charge Sheet yang Rahman kaitkan dengan satu cubaan mahu criminalise Najib. ( mendakwa Najib atas tuduhan jenayah )
Q: Why didn’t the PM trust the special task force investigating to finish their job? Or are you saying that there was attempt within the task force to criminalise the Prime Minister?
I don’t know. The AG Apandi mentioned the word 'criminalise the PM'.
In the first place the task force was illegally constituted. They were not supposed to be investigating the PM or any individual for that matter.
The original task force was set up to look at the overall policy of the banking system such as money laundering, the illicit flow of funds, the illegal use of money changers to move money in and out of the country, illegal money transactions involving terrorism and drug business and the loopholes in the system. That is why the AG, Bank Negara, MACC and the police were there. The four Tan Sris.
When there was an instruction to investigate the RM 2.6bil (in Najib's personal account) that task force was used. But the Attorney- General cannot be part of the task because his job is to prosecute. He cannot be involved in investigation. It is a conflict of interest.
The Attorney-General's chambers should maintain the separation of powers. Investigations should be left to the agencies responsible for investigations which is the police, MACC and Bank Negara. The AG was not supposed to be part of the task force but he was. To me that was wrong.
Pertama Rahman berkata AG tidak seharusnya terlibat dalam siasatan Task Force dalam isu RM2. bil. Berlaku conflict or interest sebab tugas AG adalah sebagai pendakwa. Pihak Task Force ada menjawab persoalan ini pada 16 Julai lalu di mana satu kenyataan bersama dikeluarkan oleh Zeti BNM, Khalid PDRM, Abu Kassim SPRM yang menyatakan kehadiran AG Abdul Gani hanya sebagai tempat rujukan hal2 berkaitan undang2 dan bagi memasikan siasatan berjalan lancar.
Pendek kata - AG Abdul Gani TIDAK terlibat secara langsung dalam siasatan Task Force sebagaimana didakwa Rahman.
Apakah Rahman mempertikaikan kenyataan bersama Task Force itu ? Anda boleh juga rujuk kenyataan resmi dari BNM di SINI.
Q: So who is investigating 1MDB then?
The special task was something the IGP wanted I suppose. The police, MACC, and Bank Negara can conduct their own individual investigations without having that task force. That is not a problem. But the task force doesn’t have the mandate from the Cabinet. There is no executive order from the Cabinet to constitute that task force to investigate that particular issue.
Kenyataan Najib melalu blognya bertarikh 8 Julai boleh menjawab kenyataan Rahman di atas dimana Najib ada menyatakan -
4. Siasatan sedang dilakukan oleh Pasukan Petugas Khas untuk menentukan sama ada tuduhan yang dibuat oleh Wall Street Journal bahawa saya telah mengambil dana 1 MDB untuk kepentingan diri sendiri berasas atau tidak.
Bukankah kata2 arahan Najib lebih besar dari Executive Order ?
Kenyataan seterusnya adalah penting !
Q: There is the issue of the transfer of the two MACC directors (Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zain and Datuk Rohaizad Yaakob) and the DPP and other officers on the case were detained, why did that even happen? Why is there no confidence in MACC to let them do their job professionally?
When Tan Sri Apandi made the comment that there could be a plot to topple the Prime Minister by way of criminalising the Prime Minister what would you do?
Have that in mind first as a background to all your questions and the pieces will fall into the right places.You have the allegation of MACC revealing information to Sarawak Report – what do you do? Under normal circumstances you will transfer officers.
Q: No you should charge them.
Yes of course, But you must remember these are very dynamic situations so God forbid if that draft charge sheet was actually served – can you imagine what would happen?
Q: Can you tell me if the draft charge was real?
I don’t know. I just look at Tan Sri Apandi ‘s statement. He said the charge sheet was not in the system of the Attorney-General's office so that is suggesting that it was done outside the system and outside the normal process. And he said this could be a plot to criminalise the Prime Minister.
Given that scenario what would you do? You would take drastic action wouldn’t you? Okay take these people out first so that things will get back to normalcy and see what will happen next. If you could appreciate that scenario then you would understand the flurry of action taken by the PM.
Q: How is it that Tan Sri Apandi comes into office as the new AG and in just a matter of days is able to say there is an attempt to criminalise the PM?
That is the plausible scenario that Tan Sri was saying, so of course, then you would have to take some drastic action. I am not too sure because I am not privy to the information whether what he said is true or not. I just based it on what AG Apandi was saying. That the charge sheet was false and that the investigation into (the former 1MDB subsidiary) SRC International (Sdn Bhd) was not even completed. When I say false it means that it did not go through the proper channel of charging an individual.
Q: So that is not to say the draft charge wasn’t there?
It could be there. By reading what Apandi said, the charge was there but it wasn’t going through the proper procedure. Obviously you need evidence first. You need to complete your investigation and if you feel the evidence is strong enough then you charge someone.
Apakah berlaku salahguna kuasa dalam penjelasan Rahman di atas ? Jika charge sheet itu benar, kenapa perlu di 'pintas' dan di batalkan ? Kenapa tidak dibiarkan proses keadilan berlaku ? Jika sebarang dakwaan mahu dilakukan, ia harus melalui Peguam Negara. Dan Peguam Negara tidak akan sewenang2nya bertindak jika pertuduhan itu tidak punya cukup bukti.
Jika tidak ada sebarang dakwaan terhadap Najib oleh Peguam Negara, dengan sendirinya terbukti Charge Sheet itu adalah palsu.
Perkara ini berlaku semasa Abdul Ghani masih Peguam Negara dan sewajarnya beliau diberi peluang untuk menjelaskan keadaan.
Kenyataan Rahman seperti mengatakan Charge Sheet itu benar wujud !
PS - Panjang lagi artikel TheStar itu termasuk komen Rahman mengenai 1MDB dan PAC. Mungkin kita komen di lain artikel.