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    Najem: Makna cash is in

    This is from www.thestar.com.my this morning...

    Najem: Makna cash is in

    BY ROYCE CHEAH and CECIL FUNG

    newsdesk@thestar.com.my

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Elie Najem saga continues with the self-professed billionaire claiming that he has banked in RM1.166bil into the National Cancer Council (Makna) account.

    Najem met reporters at his Villa Putra residence here and claimed the transaction was made yesterday.

    He read out to them the transaction number for the transfer of funds and claimed that a man named Aman from Maybank had verified this.


    GOOD MOOD: Najem and Farinnie chatting with reporters outside a magistrate’s court in Kuala Lumpur Friday.
    “The transaction has been made with monies worth £175mil with extra to spare. And now that this is done, do you have anymore questions?” the 45-year-old Lebanese asked the assembled reporters.

    “In 10 to 12 days, the money should appear on the screen. Not now, because it is the holidays here,” he said, adding that there was also the matter of conversion of large amounts of money to ringgit taking time and needing Bank Negara approval.

    Najem made this announcement after meeting Makna president Datuk Mohd Farid Ariffin at the lobby of his apartment building.

    Farid later told The Star he would make an announcement once the money was in Makna's account.

    Earlier, Najem excused himself during the press conference and returned 15 minutes later with the news.

    Before that, however, he refused to say anything concrete, claiming that his lawyer who had the confirmation was not around.

    “After Feb 15, I hope to be standing on the land where the Makna hospital will be built and move into my new RM20mil home,” he said.

    Najem also announced that he and his wife Farinnie Mohd Farid were soon to be parents. Farinnie said she was six weeks' pregnant and had only found out about it on Thursday.

    “All I can say is Alhamdulilah (Thank God),” she said.

    Najem said that he hoped it would be a girl so he could name the her after the mother.

    He added that those to whom he owed money – and had proof of it – should contact his father-in-law Mohd Farid Abdullah or his accountant Daud Shah Sulaiman Kamal Bacah at 013-2655318 and they would be paid immediately.

    In the morning, Najem’s appearance at a magistrate’s court here drew the attention of people present and sent reporters scrambling.

    Reporters who had been expecting him to be brought to court since Monday were caught off guard when he turned up early in the morning with his lawyer S. Selvam, his wife and father-in-law

    Selvam said Najem wanted his passport released to enable him to renew his visa and open a bank account.

    Najem surrendered his passport to the court last September when he was charged with two counts of cheating and one for an immigration offence.

    The trial has been set for May 17 to May 19.

    Magistrate Normazaida Ahmad Narihan fixed Feb 3 to hear Najem’s application.

    Najem, who was waiting outside the courtroom, told reporters that he needed to open a bank account for his daily expenses.

    “I spend US$37,000 (RM137,000) a day. Just yesterday I spent US$10,000 (RM37,000) because I need to take my shots every day.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexhay
    BY ROYCE CHEAH and CECIL FUNG newsdesk@thestar.com.my

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Elie Najem saga continues with the self-professed billionaire claiming that he has banked in RM1.166bil into the National Cancer Council (Makna) account.

    “I spend US$37,000 (RM137,000) a day. Just yesterday I spent US$10,000 (RM37,000) because I need to take my shots every day.

    Wow, don't know what 'daily shots' costs RM137,000 a day. Can anyone help?

    So if he has actually paid the RM1 Billion plus into the Makna account, please wake me up k. I'm taking a nap now.
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    I sincerely do not know who we should be more sorry for - 1. the newspapers that carrying these stories continually 2. the NGO President who still meets him hoping to see the hospital up or this fella who continues to make a damm fool of all of us?

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    Answer:

    All of the above

    But frankly, time will tell. Soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. J George
    I sincerely do not know who we should be more sorry for - 1. the newspapers that carrying these stories continually 2. the NGO President who still meets him hoping to see the hospital up or this fella who continues to make a damm fool of all of us?
    ........... OR
    3. us the Malaysian public ...... who feel that this moron is worth discussing.

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    By end Feb we should know if the money is in. So lets wait till then for comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky19
    By end Feb we should know if the money is in. So lets wait till then for comments.
    Bank transfer from "Maybank" (assuming offshore branch) to any of Makna's bank account should be known by next Monday, even assuming holidays and slow inter-bank clearance. No necessity for the money to be routed through USA to come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky19
    By end Feb we should know if the money is in.
    What's the basis for saying 'end of February' then? FIC approval?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shali
    What's the basis for saying 'end of February' then? FIC approval?
    Najem said it will take 12-15days before the money is in. So lets give him additional two weeks and that will take us to end Feb. That way we have more than enought time to cover any hiccups, Bank Negara approvals, holidays in the world and sailing time for the money from across the world. So lets wait..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky19
    Najem said it will take 12-15days before the money is in. So lets give him additional two weeks and that will take us to end Feb. That way we have more than enought time to cover any hiccups, Bank Negara approvals, holidays in the world and sailing time for the money from across the world. So lets wait..
    Agree! Hold our fire now and give this guy a break! Come end of February, and if the money is not in, we will have all the time in this world to discuss about it. Or if the money is in, we will have all the time in the world thanking this guy for it!

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    Err...there was supposed to be one Arabian Prince showing up recently to substantiate Najem's claim of being the 3rd wealthiest man alive in this world...

    Ahem...what ever happens to the Prince?...did he missed his flight to this unbelievable country...?

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    I think it is so pathethic that our Govt is willing to wait for this money. Are we heading to a huge embarassment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang
    I think it is so pathethic that our Govt is willing to wait for this money. Are we heading to a huge embarassment?
    Correction: It's not "our government". It is MAKNA. Anyway, i really hope that this is true so that I will stop seeing those "professional funds raisers" soliciting donations for MAKNA at monorail and LRT stations.

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    Err...yesterday NST carried a news report that Najem would further donate about RM227 millions to various charitable causes...

    Ahem...about half of which is to be used to build a mosque n a church...n he has named his father-inlaw to oversee the construction of both projects...

    Err...the rest of his donations would go to orphanages...n etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchipalar
    Err...yesterday NST carried a news report that Najem would further donate about RM227 millions to various charitable causes...
    I'm holding a vigil till this matter is settled beyond shadow of doubt, LOL
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