Apart from the New York Times, the doyen of the plagiarist press and manufacturer of stories and situations (Jayson Blair) generously giving space to a pseudo academic and intellectual, Tudor Parfitt, an adventurer who goes round the world attempting to find Jews where none existed before, there is little for the Prime Minister of Malaysia’s wife to really feel slighted about this insult to her by a group funded by the US (the Central Intelligence Agency) called the Antiquities Coalition.

The reasons for dis inviting Datin Rosmah to and withdrawing the award they proposed to give her on behalf of the group Permata is cited as her ‘lavish’ lifestyle which includes her Hermes Birkin handbags. Now here’s the lesson for Datin Rosmah to learn from this snub.

Datin Rosmah Mansor joins the over 1 million Palestinian children, denied their right to be human beings, children and a part of the comity of nations.A denial and cruelty the likes of Irina Bokva and the Met are part of, but more importantly UNESCO is the architect of.

If I were Datin Rosmah I would wear that snub with honour, dignity and pride rather than to feel snubbed. Gandhi was snubbed by the British till it was too late for them to realize the inverted value of insults and snubs to their adversaries. Nelson Mandela was snubbed by the west for 27 years. There are others too in this category of self righteous snubs by the west.


The Antiquities Coalition is by its own material “a diverse group of experts in the global fight against cultural racketeering: the illicit trade in antiquities by organised crime and terrorist organisations”. What they don’t say is who they really are and why it is they are suddenly interested in the looting and intercontinental trading of stolen cultural artefacts and antiquities. Israel has long been a final destination (a fence) for stolen and misappropriated valuable historic artefacts from other civilisations and nations.

The Greek government continues desperately to seek the return of the so called “Lord Elgin Marbles”. In fact these are historic ancient marble artefacts, an integral part of Greek and ancient history, taken without authority (stolen ) by Lord Elgin (the Briton) from Greece’s Parthenon in much the same way the British and French looted the Pyramids at Cheops in Egypt appropriating much of the loot to themselves as “discoverers”.

The British museum is home to the largest loot (a Hindi word for stolen goods also stolen by the British to incorporate into their dictionary) in the world. And from where does that loot derive? Their colonies.

Now it is not as if the late Princess Diana, her mother in law the Queen of England or Hillary Clinton dress in rags or outfits belonging to them.

The Queen of England for instance continues to wear and “own” the Khoor-I-Noor diamond, stolen from the undivided India for which the Indian government has begun the process of attempting to recover that stone.

Her grandchildren and their spouses are decked in pearls and diamonds no one is game to ask them the provenance of. They are embraced and celebrated for their ostentatious display of stolen property as their own. No snubs there.

Oddly enough, of all places in the world for the Antiquities Coalition to make the presentation of this award and a set up to embarrass the first lady Datin Rosmah Mansor was the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York (“Met”). Also known as the Met it is sometimes also  referred to in art circles as “Rogues Gallery”. 

The Met has a chequered and very colourful history for being the repository of fake works of Vincent Van Gough to being a conduit of black money over the years.

High society (what we otherwise call the well dressed pimps and thieves of the Champagne set) finds comfort and refuge in the stolen cultural artefacts striped bare from the ancient ruins of Babylon (during the US invasion of Iraq), Jordan and Egypt, India and China and the art world in general all under the eyes of the Antiquities Coalition. It provides the cover of legitimacy for tax avoidance, provenance laundering and money launderers using the respectability o the Met for cover.

It is widely believed that 1 in 3 of any great artworks in the hands of collectors today is a fake. These so called masterpieces in the hands of collectors from the Hollywood glitterati to former presidents are today more likely the works of David Henty, John Myatt, Ken Periyeni or even Wolfgang Beltracchi.

But who knows? Certainly not the Tate Gallery in London, the Louvre in France or the Met in New York. Each of these world renowned art galleries have at one stage or the other in their existence housed, purchased and traded in fakes, stolen paintings and artefacts and entertained the Parfitts and Irina Bokova’s of this world. And the Antiquities Coalition has quietly followed in tow and said nothing of it.

The one thing that has driven most art forgers in the pursuit of their craft is “fooling the experts”. These so called “experts” give themselves and their credibility away with their vanity taking hold and their senses and craft suspended most of the time in cocaine induced bouts of fantasy. In much the same way as they repeat and regurgitate well worn clichés like Gobells suggested  a lie be repeated in order for it to be accepted as truth, they mouth off and react to what a dirty coalition of political whores in Malaysia pay them to do.


In the background of this snub can be seen the handiwork of the people who hold the dog chain that leads to Anwar Ibrahim’s gonads. The Tan Sri who finances his deception and jaded quest for power lapping it all up.

Parfitt is not competent to spell Rosmah judging from his thesis of fantasies in pursuit of making the whole world a Jewish connection, let alone judge her character. The New York Met is perhaps more appropriately Caligula of the art world and the Antiquities Coalition the world’s largest fence for stolen goods.

It is perhaps a blessing in disguise that Datin Rosmah Mansor was disinvited to the function that would have seen her bestowed an order of sorts that could only have tarnished her reputation and that of her country. Saved by the Bell, by Parfitt, Anwar, the Neocons and the lowest of them all Irina Bokova, the Bulgarian Jewish aspirant for position of Secretary General of the UN.

Tod Volpe art dealer to the stars, the rich and famous writes extensively about the hypocrisy, the theft, forgeries and trade in stolen and often forged works of art and antiquities in much the same way Mark Landis wrote about them.

How could anyone forget the fake Vermeer’s and the Nazi ordered duplicates and forgeries to replace that which they stole from Jews who some say unconscionably got their own loot from Europeans they exploited over the centuries? Who knows where the truth lies in all of this? Certainly not with the Met or the Antiquities Coalition (of thieves) or with Irina Bokova.

The late property developer, philanthropist and at collector Adolph Alfred Taubman himself once the owner of Sotheby’s the great British Art dealer was jailed for 3 years for peddling in stolen art and doing what his predecessors at Sothebys had one. Tax avoidance and price fixing. Taubman’s own personal secretary in exchange for immunity against prosecution testified against the man. This is the character and nature of the people who seek to set themselves up on a pedestal of high morality and sit in judgment of people like Datin Rosmah. Taubman was a great friend of the Met. He thought the world of Bokva.


To the Datin we say, it is not as if Hillary Clinton a benefactor to the anti Najib campaign and a pro Ambiga Srinivasan campaigner wears Bata shoes. It is not as if her handbag is chelup made in China bought in Petaling Street for her by Ambiga.  She wears a ring around her persona and reputation studded with incredulous and immoral ‘achievements’ like ‘dodging bullets in Bosnia’.

Hillary may look like a tramp in oversized Salvation Army design blue pants and blouses, but beneath that façade of a humble woman is a humble woman indeed. Hillary has a lot to be humble about. Nothing in the world can dress her up to look any better or different than she already is.


As for Irina Bokova she was trained by the KGB for service in her native Bulgaria. She is of Jewish heritage ( committed Zionist) although she prefers to keep that out of her CV. Her Bulgarian Jewish anti Islamic credentials are legendary. She aspires to the post of Secretary general of the United Nations a job which will bring both her and the UN undone unless of course Donald Trump wins the presidency of the USA first.

One cannot expect anything less from someone with such extreme credentials. Her mindset and withdrawal from participation in the award is reminiscent and consistent with the standard of “proof and evidence” applied to a people that saw 6 million Jews like Bokova’s ancestors go to the gas chambers of Europe. She now applies those same standards to a woman someone else as incredulous as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times (and the Neo Cons) “suspects” of living the high life at public expense. It is just what the Nazis accused the Jews of Europe of doing in 1939 sufficient for them to condemn them to a horrible death in the Holocaust.

 “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear”.

They will remain what they are always. Move on.

  1. Pmathews says:

    As usual, great piece with lots of little known facts. Please correct spelling of Mansor. There is no ‘u’ in her name. Sorry to point it out only now but I couldn’t read your piece till now. Cheers.



  2. Zack says:

    Does smell something is not right in the first place. An antique organization wants to give an award to a children education initiative. And the award to be given at an antique museum. Thanks for digging the information.


    • grkumar says:

      After the Iraki Museum of antiquities was looted in Baghdad about a decade ago by “Blackwater” contractors, many of the artefacts appeared in Tel Aviv one of the antique and art collector capitals of the world. As had occurred after the collapse of the Soviet Union, they were the first in looting the place under a corrupt regime of Gorbachev then his successor Yeltsin. With the artefacts from Irak they began an illegl trade with Americans unprecedented in human history. Some were then sold and bequeathed to the Israelis. Many more became “connected” to Israel’s claim to a greater Israel that stretched (like their imaginations) to Iraq. A good way of making your claim and “proving” your version of history.

      Irina Bokov may well become the next Secretary of the UN which is also what Vladmir Putin desires. it will not only split the UN it will pave the way for a newer and more equitable organization.

      Under Bokov the Palestinians were denied the most basic gifts of the world body contributed to by all of humanity bar Israel and the US.

      The Chinese are a better bet along with the Russians in every respect. These people did not insult Rosmah Mansor they insulted the all of humanity. There are still those in our midst who will sell their mother to the Americans and the west believing them to be their masters and the infallible.


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