UMNO/Barisan Nasional leaders, media and cybertroopers have gone to town after the tabling of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Report on 1MDB in Parliament yesterday, declaring as one UMNO/BN media has blared from its front-page today: “No criminal wrongdoing on the part of PM”.
How could the PAC exonerate the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak of any criminal wrongdoing in the RM50 million 1MDB scandal, when it had not even summoned Najib to appear as a witness?
It is noteworthy that these propagandists had also blissfully ignored the suppression of the Auditor-General’s final audit report on the 1MDB, which would normally be appended to the PAC report on 1MDB.
I have read through the 106-page PAC report on the 1MDB and I cannot find any exoneration of the Prime Minister in the 1MDB scandal.
May be Ministers and UMNO/BN leaders and propagandists who are going to town on this claim would like to point out and share the parts or paragraphs in the PAC report which had exonerated Najib of any wrongdoing!
While the PAC Deputy Chairman and DAP MP for Kepong, Dr. Tan Seng Giaw is right that there is nothing in the PAC report which directly implicated Najib for being responsible for the 1MDB scandal, I can refer to many paragraphs and parts in the PAC report which clearly calls for further investigation as they point in the direction that Najib must bear responsibility for the 1MDB scandal.
As the Minister for Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Salleh Said Keruak is very “gung-ho” in asserting that Najib is not implicated or responsible in any way for the RM50 billion and RM4.2 billion twin mega scandals, is he prepared to arrange for a series of live telecast forum on the topic on whether the PAC Report had exonerated Najib of any responsibility in the 1MDB scandal, for participation not only by PAC members from both sides of the House but also others concerned about the issue?
Salleh should know that when the PAC made the recommendation for the removal of Clause 117 of the 1MDB memorandum and articles of association (M&A), which provides that the “written approval” of the Prime Minister, who chairs 1MDB advisory board, is a requirement for any changes to the M&A, any appointments or terminations of directors and top management, as well as any “financial commitments (including investments), restructuring or matters involving government guarantees”, it is in fact pointing to Najib’s responsibility in the 1MDB scandal.