Nazri says Tajuddin did not disclose interests in MAS deals

By Shannon Teoh
The Malaysian Insider
Oct 06, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 — The government said today that Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli had breached the Companies Act by not disclosing his interests when he was chairman of Malaysia Airlines (MAS).

But Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said that the fine incurred by Tajuddin has been postponed as the case involves a civil suit that has not been resolved.

The de facto law minister said that reports made by the national carrier against its former boss had been referred to the Attorney-General in 2006.

“Based on the investigation, evidence shows that he had breached section 131 of the Companies Act which involves ‘disclosure of interests’.

“As the case involves a civil claim that has not been resolved, he asked the Attorney-General’s Chambers to delay the compound. The A-G’s Chambers has granted the request,” Nasri said in a written reply to Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timor) in Parliament today.

The DAP parliamentary leader had asked if the Attorney-General can absolve the former MAS chairman from criminal liabilities as there has been no prosecution against Tajuddin despite the reports made by the flag carrier to the police and anti-graft authorities.

Putrajaya had directed all government-linked companies (GLCs) in August, including MAS, to cease all civil suits against Tajuddin via a letter sent by Nazri.

Nazri informed them that the Finance Ministry had agreed to settle all claims against Tajuddin, a poster boy of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s plan to groom Bumiputera entrepreneurs.

Nazri later said that the agreement could save Putrajaya “billions of ringgit” as Tajuddin had also filed counterclaims against the GLCs.

  1. #1 by monsterball on Thursday, 6 October 2011 - 3:14 pm

    Revealing it later and not earlier is a crime.
    Leave it to this sickening weasel Law Minister give his law interpretations that the whole world is laughing for years…at UMNO b…but all keep ignoring that.

  2. #2 by monsterball on Thursday, 6 October 2011 - 3:19 pm

    That should build up a case to somehow prove Mahathir is innocent..because Tajuddin faulted the law.
    Recall what Nazri said in the past…that this matter should be settled out of court RM500 million not worth going to court…and waste tax payers money…..something like that.

  3. #3 by monsterball on Thursday, 6 October 2011 - 3:23 pm

    Anyway…we are all liars and traitors and the Govt is all truthful and patriots.
    Leave that to Malaysians to vote with their conscience…for country and people.

  4. #4 by Loh on Thursday, 6 October 2011 - 4:34 pm

    ///Judge Datuk Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah said that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyers had failed to prove “relevancy” in issuing a subpoena to the prime minister and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to testify in the trial.///–MalaysianInsider

    It may not be relevant to the purported sodomy, but it would certainly be relevant to the decision taken by the Fool of Sai to make police report. It could, for example, be the encouragement to make police report after having fixed up some evidence. Najib has thrown away the opportunity to appear in court to tell his side of the story to prove that the case was not politically motivated. Najib needs to prove his ‘innocence’ rather than for other to confirm his ‘guilt’, if he wishes to regain his standing as a PM to the outside world.

    Has Najib something to hide through preventing court subpoena?

  5. #5 by sheriff singh on Thursday, 6 October 2011 - 4:47 pm

    ‘….the case involves a civil suit that has not been resolved….’.

    Yep. Looks like the case will drag on for another generation.

    Until then, enjoy life. No worries.

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Thursday, 6 October 2011 - 5:52 pm

    Any surprise at all? Of cos NOT! UmnoB n cronies r lawless n above d law mah

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