First, there was the statement by the Malay Rulers calling for thorough and speedy investigation of the 1MDB issue which they felt had caused a crisis of confidence in the country.
The Rulers' actual Press release on 1MDB
The statement was made after the pre-council meeting of the Rulers' Conference.
I had checked and was told that the pre-council meeting is actually exclusively attended by the nine Malay Rulers or their direct representatives and no one else.
In this case, they are the Rulers of Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.
It's a real band of brothers kind of stuff.
Not even the governors of Penang, Malacca, Sarawak and Sabah were invited,
There were also no PM and menteri besar.
In fact, a senior palace official told me that the pre-council meeting is more important than the actual Rulers' conference because in that meeting, the Rulers can express themselves more freely with each other as there are no outsiders monitoring the whole thing.
So, that rare statement issued after the pre-council meeting genuinely represents the wishes of the Rulers and not a case of it being hijacked or other kind of bullshit as suggested by some.
In reply to that, the Attorney General Chamber issued this statement,
The way I read it, the AGC or to be more precise AG TS Mohamad Apandi Ali was telling the Rulers that the 1MDB issue had been investigated and he found nothing wrong with it.
The AG also seemed to say that the investigation by Bank Negara, the only one concluded so far (the other being that of the police and MACC) had been carried out poorly.
The AGC had rejected the Bank Negara's recommendation for it to take action against those who created the mess at 1MDB, triggering the whole crisis. The AGC also turned down an appeal by Bank Negara on the matter.
The AG basically said if there is anyone to blame for a less than convincing performance in the 1MDB saga, then it should be Bank Negara for carrying out a sloppy investigation.
Imagine that, Apandi telling the highly respected Bank Negara governor TS Zeti Akhtar Aziz that she's sloppy.
Of course the cute lady reacted.
Thus this statement yesterday,
BANK NEGARA - Statement on 1MDB
It's basically a slap in the face of the AGC.
The delivery of the slap was so deliberate and calculated that it's even painful just to watch it landed on the intended target.
I think Zeti just don't give a shit anymore.
They had tried all sorts of dirty tricks on her these past months and she had kept quiet.
She and her team just did their job.
For context, please read my previous posting;
The attacks on Zeti have continue till today.
This time I think they have pushed her too far, thus her fightback
I'm expecting her to be replaced soon.
I can't imagine how it's going to be if they let her finishes her tenure as Bank Negara governor till end of next year.
How they are going to do it is another difficult question.
They cannot just sack her because it will further erode not only Malaysians' confidence in the government but also the international community as Zeti is highly regarded around the world.
My bet is that they will make her situation very difficult that she will have no choice but to quit herself.
That's the SOP these days if they want to get rid of someone whose work is good and the person is highly principled and respected,
It will be a sad day when Zeti has to leave that way or any other way.