PAC never had the chance to question Najib over 1MDB, says Pua

Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua says the Public Accounts Committee investigation was limited in scope and focus in reviewing 1Malaysia Development Bhd's financial statements. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 24, 2018.

PRIME Minister Najib Razak’s claim that the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) investigation into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) had cleared him of wrongdoing is fake news as the parliamentary body never got the chance to question him after its chief was replaced, DAP lawmaker Tony Pua said today.

The Petaling Jaya Utara MP who was on the PAC when it held investigations into 1MDB in 2015, said Hasan Arifin who replaced Nur Jazlan Mohamed as committee chief had “rejected all attempts to summon the prime minister to testify to the PAC”.

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  • If All Malaysian are buying what the PM is admitting now, are fools. We all knew what he did then to admit today he's innocent. This guy has a skin as thick as a PIGaand a tongue twisser....he has taken the makaysians as fools with his innocence. After all these, he still has the guts to admit he's still innocent! Great act of stupidity..

    Posted 4 years ago by Crishan Veera

  • Right now he can always say and we are hearing that he is cleared of the charges and innocent as his regime ensures that he will not be incriminated. Let's wait post GE14 and if UmnoBN is out, he can plead not guilty and we can still hear but will seriously listen.

    Posted 4 years ago by Lee Lee

  • You listen to the OVERENTITLEMENT, THE ARROGANCE - the mentality is not MEDIEVEAL - not just third world in these days and age. This is no man who can take the country anywhere. Check the productivities numbers carefully, take out the the illegal migrant population, and the productivity is zero. With mounting debt, he is heading this country to ruins. His mega projects ALL LOSES MONEY and work goes to foreign workers.

    Posted 4 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • So Pua is suggesting the BN members on the PAC were preventing the course of justice. This is a criminal offence in most jurisdiction.......not in BOLEHLAND!

    Posted 4 years ago by Matt H

  • Where on earth a thief readily admitting that he stole something

    Posted 4 years ago by Leslie Chan

  • In the 1MDB account, the payment of USD 700 million to Good Star as 1MDB's capital input into the PetroSaudi joint venture would raise no question. Unless the auditor of account had prior information as to the real owner of Good Star at that material time was not IPIC, but Jho Low, he might want to ask questions. Else the account is certified. The issue would arise when 1MDB has to make payment again on account which 1MDB claimed it had already settled. Thus the decision of the London Commission of International Arbitration that 1MDB is liable to make payment to IPIC plus interest on its hare of capital in the joint venture with PetroSaudi should demand forensic auditing on 1MDB accounts. The London Commission's demand for 1MDB to settle with IPIC what it owed to IPIC came after PAC report had been tabled. So the PAC had not covered this aspects of cheating by 1MDB, though PAC has other areas of funny dealings to report. If Najib claims that PAC cleared him, why then is PAC report is still a classified document? Only one person, the AG clears PM, but millions others think that the MO1 identified by DOJ of USA is guilty of corruption. They too believes that MO1 is Najib. Indeed one UMNO minister confirmed that MO1 in the report is Najib. A few days later, MO1 will be an item of fake news, when the law on fake news passes the parliament.

    Posted 4 years ago by Meng Kow Loh