Nothing new was revealed by French lawyer William Bourdon @ the Suaram Ops Scorpene fundraising dinner tonight, because I had somehow reported most of it. But the lawyer sort of told everyone to hang on to his/her seat BECAUSE the best is yet to come 🙂
The BEST is when the “beneficiaries” of the alleged corruption and scandal of the two submarines purchased by the government in a 2002 deal are exposed.
Bourdon has promised to share with us those details. Revelations would include secret meetings held in Paris or elsewhere and participants of the meetings, related to the subs deal. Who benefited from the commissions, who travelled with Abdul Razak Baginda and Altantuya Shaariibuu, are all those details people are waiting for.
Would it shed light on the Altantuya murder in 2006 by Prime Minister Najib Razak’s bodyguards? That remains to be seen.
About 600 people turned up for the Ops Scorpene dinner. Lucky we were not served mamak dinner in a yellow submarine. The response and support was overwhelming. Organiser Suaram said they had achieved more than their targeted amount and thanks all the kind souls who donated. It’s not yet enough though. Wait till the case go to court. Translation fees alone amounts to about Euro20K. Sorry, can’t use google this time 🙂
It was funny that they played Beatles’ Yellow Submarine at the beginning of the dinner. So right for the occasion. Mat Sabu came in his wheel chair, Lim Kit Siang in his dark sunglasses. Tian Chua was in his usual cheeky mood. Saw Kee Phaik Cheen, who looks good. Met many FB friends like geraklah Gerakan (gG spokesperson) Yeap Ban Choon and a host of other people (including an ex-boss), most of them were people I know. Anil Netto was around and did ‘LIVE’. Oh, how I wish!
Friends Devan and Dr. Gong, who came all the way from Ayer Tawar, Perak, and who donated money for the dinner, and sat at my table (as mom and my neighbours attended too) added some flavour to an otherwise busy night @ work for me. I couldn’t eat. Had to write a story. At the end, the story would only be published tomorrow 😦
BUT tea with Cheah Kah Peng and Raymond Ching after the event was a great conclusion to today’s life story!