Justice for Hussain Ahmad Najadi


July 20, 2015

COMMENT: The Late Hussain Najadi was a pioneer merchant banker when I first met him. I had just left the service of Bank Negara Malaysia in the early 1970s. I kept in touch with him on fairly regular basis till his passing under mysterious circumstances. Why should a banker who was promoting foreign investment into our country be brutally murdered right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, I asked myself.

Hussain Najadi murderI also wondered why the Police were unable to bring the mastermind behind this despicable act to book, although his identity is known to our Inspector-General of Police and his men. With recent  revelations by his devoted son, Pascal Najadi, I came to know that Hussain’s murder is linked to !MDB and the transfer of  its funds to our Prime Minister’s personal accounts at AMBank (in excess of RM2 billion) just before the 2013 General Elections.

Anything with possible connection to the Prime Minister will remain unsolved, just like the case of the Mongolian model Altantuya C4 murder. We can be certain that the WSJ investigation quartet will probably not look into the  Hussain matter since their job  is not to establish the facts on 1MDB scandal, but to protect the Prime Minister from prosecution. Najib Razak will be not touched since it is their self interest that he remains in power.. I agree with Pascal that:

Malaysia today is without governance, without leadership without self controlling processes to ensure best practice best service government to its people, foreigners and foreign investors. In any other nation the suspects would be picked up by blue light and put in to jail by order of the office of the respective Attorney General. In Malaysia such duties are enshrined in article 145 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

“In Africa there are nations where we say, no surprise. But Malaysia, today, is a failed state that shocks not only all its citizens but the entire world that has eyes on Malaysia and her future, if there is one left. This is not the sorry state of affairs the founding fathers, my late father and people of Malaysia dreamt about, in fact it is a nightmare and a shame, the current corrupt and defunct situation.”

We must now move aggressively to bring about change in the way we manage our affairs. Malaysia must be founded on the Rule of Law and Justice for all who wish to live and work here. No one can act with impunity. Let us fight  for Justice and for the Late Hussain Ahmad Najadi.– Din Merican

Justice for Hussain Ahmad Najadi

Written by Malaysia Chronicle

Swiss banker Pascal Najadi’s bid to get justice for his father murdered in the heart of Kuala Lumpur appears to have gone viral, with the Justice for Najadi – Ambank Facebook page reaching out to more than 330,000 people after just four days in operation.

“We are now a movement for Justice. Please follow for the noble cause to wipe out corruption from the top to down in Malaysia. Together we can do it,” wrote an exuberant Pascal in the frequently updated page.

“I want to thank all of you wholeheartedly for your unrelenting amazing support in growing numbers. Our people reach after only 4 days in operation has now reached over 330’000, that is a third of a million Malaysians being with our cause. Please maintain your strength to bring about Justice, it is about the brutal assassination of my late father Hussain Najadi that occurred in the middle of KL amidst a lot of other innocent people on Monday July 29, 2013.

“Malaysia today is without governance, without leadership without self controlling processes to ensure best practice best service government to its people, foreigners and foreign investors. In any other nation the suspects would be picked up by blue light and put in to jail by order of the office of the respective Attorney General. In Malaysia such duties are enshrined in article 145 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

Hussain Najadi“In Africa there are nations where we say, no surprise. But Malaysia, today, is a failed state that shocks not only all its citizens but the entire world that has her eyes in Malaysia and her future, if there is one left. This is not the sorry state of affairs the founding fathers, my late father and people of Malaysia dreamt about, in fact it is a nightmare and a shame, the current corrupt and defunct situation.”

‘I told those ba#%$rd&  to go fly a kite’ – Hussain was very ‘cynical’ about Najib

Pascal also posted a recent interview with Berita Daily, where he spoke of how his father Hussain Najadi had spurned “huge multi billion ringgit transactions involving KLCC land”.

One of the conversations Pascal had with his dad took place just 4 days before Hussain was gunned down and Pascal believes the people behind the corrupt deal may have wanted to silence his father.

“I remember there were two such cases. The first one was sometime in June 2013, when my father told me and my mother in a proud manner that he had dismissed a senior UMNO big wig.

“He (my father) said those ba#%$rd& came to my office and proposed a huge multi billion ringgit transactions involving KLCC land, but my father told them to fly a kite. He was very vocal about this as he was against the corruption that they’re proposing,” Pascal had told Berita Daily in a Skype call.

“Unfortunately I could not recall the names, he did mention it then. I wish I could go back in time and put a tape recorder on the table,” said Pascal.

“The second one was four days before the shooting, on July 25, 2013.It was during our family lunch, we had a conversation where he at one point was being very cynical about (Prime Minister) Najib (Razak) and the current government. He had expressed how heavy the corruption within the government was, so heavy that its unbelievable.

“I left Malaysia that day when I flew off to Moscow, Russia,” said Pascal, adding that little did he know that would be his last meeting with his father.

WSJ reported a money trail of US$700 million into Najib’s personal accounts at AmBank

Recently, Wall Street Journal alleged that money from debt laden government strategic investment arm 1Malaysia Development Bhd through several transactions was transferred into Najib’s personal account in Am Private Banking in 2013.

This lead to speculations that Hussain’s untimely death may have something to do with 1MDB and was not caused by him being a mediator of a property deal on a temple land as concluded three years ago. This was however denied by the police.

Hussain founded the Arab-Malaysian bank way back in 1975 and made the bank public in 1981 when he introduced it to now Bursa Malaysia, formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

“He did not hold any position at all. It was during the mid-80’s that he had sold all his stake to Azman Hashim.But he always stayed in touch with the old boys club. In the circle, he had important friends like Azman Hashim,Tun Mahathir, Zeti Akhtar Aziz, and several royalties as well,” he said.

The Switzerland-born founding President of banking advisory firm, Najadi & Partners Ltd mentioned that his father first resided in Singapore in the late 60’s and later moved to Malaysia in 1974.

Hussain had direct line to the top banking circles

Pascal frequently flew to Malaysia with his Swiss mother during holidays to spend time with his father. He remembered how different things were back then.

“I remembered when we used to have the first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman as guest, and other friends of different races all the time. It was a free society then.

“My father despite his busy schedule, he always manage to spend time with me and my Swiss mother. We always met up with each other in different parts of the world.

“He was the most caring father in the world. We shared great love for each other as he had thought me so many things especially in business. He is an inspiration to my whole life,” he said.

The only child in the family said that even though he is going through a struggle to seek justice, he added that its not just justice for his father, but its also for Malaysians and Malaysia.

“It can’t keep going on like this. Malaysia could be paradise but unfortunately, corruptions have sucked out money from the people. Malaysians who are paying taxes but don’t get much out of it in return,” he said.  – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Najadi-AmBank/1460541000930606

13 thoughts on “Justice for Hussain Ahmad Najadi

  1. The Malaysian Government’s “boat” is for the first time in decades being violently rocked by the rough sea of Internet & Social Media users. Trial, or more accurately public lynching, by the alternative & foreign media is currently the ‘in-thing’ in Malaysia unfortunately.

  2. Agreed Malaysia today is well n its way to a failed state. All our institutions are suspect. Until recently BNM was looked upon as a paragon of virtue. With the controversy on 1MDB even BNM. Is not coming out with appropriate comments; where did the money come from and who was it given to…surely BNM KNOWS. When an ordinary citizen spends 50k all institutions want to know where it came from. Now it would appear as if it is of no importance in moving Billions. Where is the integrity.

  3. The execution and murder of the murderer was passed by the court but there was no motive behind such murder how and why such incident could happen to the banker. No details were available to the reasons of such cruelty for killing a banker as allegedly paid RM20 thousand for the job.

  4. “Trial, or more accurately public lynching, by the alternative & foreign media is currently the ‘in-thing’ in Malaysia unfortunately.” alie

    Absolutely! I happen to hear from these irresponsible internet sleuths that your beloved and ‘lynched’ Village tok batin, is presently in London for a holiday with the rest of his Bugis-Minang clan. Flew off after a hard day receiving dullards on the HR open-day.

    And that the whole Cabinet of Curiosities and their goonish enforcers are in a tipple – hunting for a rogue entitled informer, who’s also there ostentiously to deliver further documentation to that Pesky, Busybody, Gossip Queen of SR. That’s why the SR has been blocked. Stupid Conspiracy theorists out to destroy our most ‘innocent of Innocents’. What Gall!! What Rubbish!!!

    Like all responsible blokes who ‘tunduk’ to the Tandok, i refuse to believe in such spurious unconfirmed fables. So could you please tell us the Genuine “Truth”?

  5. The nation has probably passed the point of no-return. Hiding beneath most of this financial juicy scandal, involving sex, money and politics, is the boring simple fact that the household debt in the nation is already at an unsustainable state.

  6. Tun Dr Mahathir was a poor judge of character then & wised up through the mistakes made by taking corrective actions. He had lousy advisors then, I presume.
    There’s not much good men left available. All of them were brought up via corporate politics mooted by the sodomite, also mistakenly judged by Tun as his successor.

  7. In my reckoning, Malaysia is already a failed state. While there is no universal agreement on what constitutes one, I believe the following announce the country’s quiet arrival as South-East Asia’s first.

    1. Complete breakdown of all processes and controls that lead to accountable governance
    2. Corruption at the highest levels of government across the board which in turn protects widespread misconduct and abuse down the line.
    3. Failure of all agencies related to economic development, justice, security, human trafficking, immigration
    4. Capital outflow such as never seen before
    5. Influx of unskilled workers (legal and illegal) by the millions matched by the steady exodus of talent
    6. Plummeting standards in education, healthcare, housing, transportation, quality of life
    7. Secret nurturing of armed gangs such as Pekida, militia such as Rela and racist groups Perkasa, Utusan, Isma, Jakim, Jais, Mais and state funding for hate mongers BTN, Jasa et cetera
    8. Repeated incursions by armed bandits; inexplicable failure to respond to incursions by air.
    9. The deliberately-engineered rise of a largely incompetent, corrupt, connected class with incestuous links across almost all decision-making bodies and agencies
    10. A well-establish crony-capitalist system feeding and sustained by the regime
    11. Feudal beliefs and practices which help lubricate maladministration
    12. Creeping “islamization” promoted as tool of oppression

    A country’s systemic decline is always imperceptible to its inhabitants unless one steps out to examine it from afar.

    One may regularly whinge about the daily aggravations – the crime, the snatch thefts, the traffic jams, the rising cost of everything and the blatantly corrupt lording over it all.

    But its when you step out and place it all in the context of other neighboring places that you begin to see how badly off you are, how you’ve been serially short-changed by the self-serving scum you have been programmed to call “Yang Amat Berhormat”.

    So we may debate whether we are there or not – even as the thieving continues unabated.

  8. Din
    I know Hussein Najadi personally and Pascal Najadi.
    I was introduce to him by Johari Low(Patrick Low) x Arab merchant bank CEO.

    Hussein is a deal maker and he get involved with so many business deals . The problem with Hussein he always becomes a spoiler for the deal.

    I think his murderer had nothing to do with 1MDB.
    He’s trying to instigated the temple committee not to proceed
    With the deal that they had agreed earlier.
    Period.

  9. Funny country, this 1Malaysia.

    People get libeled and they don’t sue.
    They just (1) deny vehemently; (2) ask their friends and supporters to issue supporting statements vouching for their character/innocence; and (3) ask for “clarification” from those who libel them !

    (3) = “What do you mean? Are you serious? Are you kidding with me? Am I misunderstanding what you wrote? Is this all a joke? Have you been fooled by THE CONSPIRACY?”

  10. “While there is no universal agreement on what constitutes one…..”

    I think this article published by the Global Policy Forum, is a good place to start :

    https://www.globalpolicy.org/nations-a-states/failed-states/52061-10-reasons-countries-fall-apart.html?itemid=id#30491

    1. Lack of property rights
    2. Forced labor
    3. A tilted playing field
    4. The big men get greedy
    5. Elites block new technologies
    6. No law and order
    7.A weak central government
    8. Bad public services
    9.Political exploitation
    10. Fighting over the spoils

    While I don’t think that Malaysia is a failed state yet, we seem intent on failing. YMMV.

  11. I grew up in this country as a young boy since independence with only one thing in my mind- My Country Right or Wrong. And in that spirit I served it throughout my working life in Government. Has my trust been misplaced?

  12. Quote:- “Has my trust been misplaced?”

    No.

    Just that the country, or rather the top political leadership, (don’t confuse the two like identifying UMNO as Malaysia), had “mistrust your trust”

    No, I don’t agree Malaysia is a “failed state” yet because there is still hope of a turn around. More like a company with lots of assets but has short term cash flow problems. The cash flow problems are caused by wastage, leakage due to inefficiency and rampant corruption due to creed and systemic patronage at all levels of government.

    Reduce them drastically, (because elimination is impossible), then Malaysia will be an “Asian Tiger” again.

    The immediate problem is our top political leader, when assuming office promised to do just that, but instead of nurturing the Tiger back to health and vitality, is actually riding it and cannot dismount for fear of being eaten.

    So Malaysia is not a failed state, but has failed political leadership.

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