Will PAC Chairman Hasan apologise for his several breaches of parliamentary privileges in connection with PAC Report on 1MDB and make amends by tabling in Parliament the Report of Auditor General on 1MDB as he had promised on 7th March and re-open investigations into 1MDB scandal?


Will the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin apologise for his several breaches of parliamentary privileges in connection with the PAC Report on 1MDB and make amends by tabling in Parliament the Report of the Auditor-General on 1MDB as he had promised on 7th March?

On 7th March 2016, Hasan gave a categorical statement that the Auditor-General’s final report on 1MDB investigations would be “declassified” under the Official Secrets Act 1972 once the PAC tables its report to Parliament.

The PAC Report on 1MDB was tabled in Parliament on April 7, and there are no signs that the Auditor-General’s final report on the 1MDB will be tabled in Parliament, which will adjourn on Thursday this week.

Hasan had said at the time that the Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang had explained that the Auditor-General’s final report on 1MDB will no longer be a classified document under OSA once PAC tables its 1MDB report.

Can Hasan explain why he is dragging his feet in tabling the Auditor-General’s final report on 1MDB as attachment to the PAC Report on 1MDB?

What has Hasan and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his government to hide in refusing to make public the Auditor-General’s final report on 1MDB?

An important principle of parliamentary democracy is involved here. As PAC is a committee of Parliament, any document or information provided to PAC must be regarded as being provided to Parliament and must be finally submitted to Parliament, and no witness or agency should be allowed to make the utterly spurious and unacceptable claim that its information provided to the PAC is only for the “intelligence” of PAC but not to be extended to Parliament.

I am surprised that the Speaker of Parliament, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia is not upholding this important parliamentary principle, but instead is supporting the spurious argument that Official Secrets Act could be used as an justification not to extend information by PAC to Parliament.

As an important principle in the doctrine of separation of powers is involved, the Speaker should be upholding and defending the powers of the Legislature against encroachments by the Executive, and it is most regrettable that the Speaker of Parliament is not upholding the powers and rights of Parliament but acting as a mere civil servant of the Najib Executive!

Where in the Parliamentary Standing Orders give the PAC powers, as a committee of Parliament, to receive information which is denied to Parliament –arrogating to itself powers PAC does not have.

Where in the Parliamentary Standing Orders allows the PAC Chairman to unilaterally and arbitrarily tamper with a PAC Report which had been finalized by the PAC?

Where in the Parliamentary Standing Orders confers on the PAC Chairman powers to receive correspondence or information which is denied to other members of the PAC, as in the case of the so-called Bank Negara letter to the PAC Chairman about Good Star Limited (GSL), the mysterious company implicated in the “original sin” of the 1MDB global scandal?

Who was in charge of the PAC Secretariat which allegedly fed the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Azalina Othman, with wrong information causing her to lie in Parliament when she replied to the DAP MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng last Monday that PAC members were informed about the deleted lines from the PAC Report on 1MDB because of correspondence from Bank Negara on April 6 that its information was “confidential for the purpose of intelligence only and not for court usage or public report”?

Finally, as the PAC Report on the 1MDB had only dealt with the “tip of the iceberg” of the 1MDB global financial scandal, leaving many leading and important questions unanswered, is Hasan as the PAC Chairman prepared to re-open PAC investigations into the 1MDB scandal to get to the bottom of the nation’s first global financial scandal, or will he resign as PAC Chairman so that PAC could re-open investigations into the 1MDB scandal without any impediment or obstacle whatsoever?

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  1. #1 by drngsc on Monday, 23 May 2016 - 8:26 am

    This “cari makan” Hasan fella is a real fumbler. He was placed there to cover up 1 MDB, but he has committed so many breaches that it keeps 1MDB alive. How can a chairman hide evidence and amend minutes? I think we should call him, “cari makan, fumbling Hasan”. As for the question of action against Hasan and Azlina, aiyo, Najis will surely protect them. They were acting on Najis behalf.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Monday, 23 May 2016 - 9:15 am

    The fact even the rural heartland call him Mr. Cari Makan, means it’s really very marginal to attack him unless it goes deep into his pocket and personal liabilities. What is really wrong is, go to PAS Ceramah, and they do not call him Mr. Cari Makan.

    The message that should be sent to the rural heartland is why PAS knows it will lose in the by- elections and yet they say never mind? This is what happens with religion as excuse, performance do not mean anything, if it fails look to religion. THIS is better than UMNO/BN? This is Islamic governance? More unaccountable than UMNO/ BN. PAS is in religion because it think religion is more powerful.than money and race, well money at least.. It does not mean they are not as abusive with power as UMNO/BN. In fact, eventually, self- righteous, they will be worst.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Monday, 23 May 2016 - 2:53 pm

    Haha, “宁放巫统牛,不养行动党猪”
    Did 哈迪 apologise?
    http://www.kinitv.com/video/33937O25

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Monday, 23 May 2016 - 5:26 pm

    Haha, “宁放巫统牛,不养行动党猪”
    Truly amazing dat Hadi abang-adik 行动党猪 fr 2008 to 2015

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