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Economic saboteur claim by blogger not proven

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KUALA LUMPUR – March 24, 2017: Blogger Zakhir Mohamed is firm in saying that a Malaysian blogger based in Australia has failed to prove his allegations about the Saudi Aramco-Petronas cooperation.

In his blog post, Zakhir, who writes as Big Dog, points out that Ganesh Sahathevan has failed to prove that Petronas chief executive officer Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin was in fact the saboteur, an issue referred to by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Sunday.

Big Dog was responding to Ganesh’s reaction to his earlier post in a story by The Mole yesterday.

Ganesh had blogged that Najib and Wan Zulkiflee were not on good terms.

The former journalist with The Sun newspaper here maintained that what he wrote about Wan Zulkiflee was based on official news reports and press releases from Saudi Aramco but no details were given to back this claim.

According to Big Dog, Ganesh had also failed to provide evidence that money from the Employees’ Provident Fund would be used to bail out Petronas’ Refinery and Petrochemical Development project in Pengerang should Saudi Aramco pull out of the deal.

“Ganesh might have a problem (of understanding Big Dog’s previous post) due to his weakness in understanding the national language.

“But, the article in BigDogDotCom which he had responded to, is actually questioning his accusation, that Datuk Wan Zukiflee is the one that had been described as the traitor of the state.

“In fact, Ganesh in his blog had manipulated the news reports (on Saudi Aramco pulling out) to back his write up, when the truth is he is an example (of the economic saboteur) described by the prime minister.”

Big Dog also appeared to take offence as being labelled an Umno blogger by Ganesh.

“This is clearly a lie, there is no evidence that Zakhir is a blogger representing or appointed by Umno,” he wrote.

(Note: Zakhir is the chief executive officer of The Mole.)

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