Would Azalina refer herself to the Committee of Privileges for lying in Parliament or would there be an Acting Minister in the PM’s Department appointed to be in charge of parliamentary affairs to refer Azalina to Committee of Privileges?

Would the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Azalina Othman Said refer herself to the Parliamentary Committee of Privileges for lying in Parliament, or would there be an Acting Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department appointed to be in charge of parliamentary affairs to refer Azalina to the Committee of Privileges?

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) member and DAP MP for PJ Utara, Tony Pua has made a very serious charge that Azalina had lied in replying to the DAP MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng that PAC members were informed about the deleted lines from the PAC Report on 1MDB.

Pua said Azalina lied in Parliament when she said in her parliamentary reply on Monday that the PAC Chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin had informed or showed PAC members letter from Bank Negara Malaysia which stated that the information provided to the PAC was confidential and not for public consumption.

Azalina had replied to Guan Eng that Hasan had received Bank Negara’s information which stated all the information given was “confidential for the purpose of intelligence only and not for court usage or public report” and that all PAC members were informed of the matter via a letter penned by the PAC chief to the deputy governor of the central bank on April 6.

I have received confirmation from the Deputy Chairman of PAC, Dr. Tan Seng Giaw (Kepong) that PAC members were never informed about the matter by the PAC Chairman on April 6 and that Azalina had told a lie in Parliament.

Pua had said that the final PAC meeting on April 4 approved the PAC report on 1MDB for publication, and that Hasan “never at any point of time communicated with the PAC members on any developments subsequent to the meeting on April 4”.

Hence PAC members were shocked to discover, upon perusing the tabled report, that two crucial lines in the report was deleted unilaterally by the PAC chairperson.

The lines deleted concerned Bank Negara’s information that Good Star Ltd, into which US$1.03 billion from 1MDB’s joint venture with PetroSaudi International was diverted to, was owned by an individual and not linked to the PetroSaudi group as claimed.

I fully agree with Pua that the deleted lines indicated a brazen case of misappropriation by 1MDB, which also proved as true the allegations made by 1MDB critics such as Sarawak Report, The Edge, The Wall Street Journal and opposition critics.

Why is Azalina trying to hide the fact that the “mover and shaker” of 1MDB, Penang billionaire Jho Low, was in fact the owner of Good Star Ltd and even more important, why a Cabinet Minister is still involved in a conspiracy of silence to hide the true facts of the RM50-55 billion 1MDB global financial scandal from Members of Parliament and 30 million Malaysians – when it is the subject of international investigation by about eight different countries?

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 3:39 pm

    Sorry to digress but did Najib lost his freaking marble in London trying to justify his corruption with Mahathir’s own? Isn’t it admission charges against him are TRUE? Did he got confused that UMNO standard of perverted morality is NOT acceptable elsewhere least of all in developed countries?

    Seriously, Najib losing his mind if he is trying to out- immoral Dr. M.

  2. #2 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 6:31 pm

    Y do U insist 2 refer HER/him? to d Committee of Privileges?
    What a WASTE of all your long long years as an MP
    Don’t U know UmnoB’s DNA meh?
    Which 1 of them UmnoB kaki NO lie 1?
    Tsk, tsk, all sama sama, religion or no

  3. #3 by drngsc on Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 9:18 am

    The sooner our politicians realise that there is no longer rule of law in Malaysia, the faster we can work out a strategy to fight the uneven playing filed. It is obvious to all in Malaysia, that Malaysian ruling elite, have mastered the art of lying ( shamelessly ) with a straight face. They know that they control ALL the institutions and their lies are enforceable as truths and your truths can be easily made into lies. In essence, democracy is dead and putting a piece of paper into a square box once every 5 years is hardly democracy. Even Russians, and people of the Republic of China do that regularly. How do we win an undemocratic election, democratically? How do we win “buy elections”? Please teach us and lead us to do that.

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 9:36 am

    I just have to repeat. Amanah should contest SG Besar while Mahathir contest Kuala Kangsar. Imagine Mahathir campaigning for Amanah, THEY WILL WIN. Not only that, if Mahathir wins Kangsar, it’s WITH AMANAH – who better to handle him? Better Amanah than Mahathir to get close to PKR ambitious. And it’s not going to be more than one term, even if Mahathir turns around and side with UMNO after Najib falls, it’s just one seat, will not make a difference. It’s worth the calculated gamble.

  5. #5 by good coolie on Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 4:15 pm

    If there were a referendum to exile Azalina, and an illiterate peasant unknowingly approached Azalina to write “Azalina” on the ostrakon the way Aristides wrote his own name in similar circumstances, I have no doubt as to Azalina’s course of conduct.

    Why ask whether she would commit herself to be judged by her peers? Isn’t the answer clear enough? Feisty fella, that Azalina!

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