Fifth tranche of questions for Salleh from 1MDB, RUU 355 to PISA 2015

My fifth tranche of questions for the Minister for Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak to help him reinstate his right to ask questions and demand answers from others, after forfeiting such right when as Minister responsible for the portfolio of information, he failed to answer numerous questions about government scandals and failings, are as follows:

Question 21:

Can Salleh explain why there was no post-Cabinet statement yesterday on the Cabinet position on Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act (Act 355), especially after the joint admission by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Jamil Khir Bahrom and the Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister, Datuk Ahmad Maslan on Sunday that the UMNO leadership wanted to force the other 13 component parties to support Hadi’s private member’s bill by a government takeover of the bill in Parliament next March?

Did the Ministers from MCA, Gerakan, MIC, and the Sabah and Sarawak BN component parties just keep their silence in Cabinet yesterday when they should have spoken up after Jamil and Ahmad Maslan’s revelations?

Question 22:

Does Salleh agree with the Finance Minister II Datuk Johari Abdul Gani that the conviction of former BSI Singapore banker Yeo Jiawei on witness-tampering charges in relation to Singapore’s investigations into the 1MDB money trail was “very good”? Is this also the position of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak?

As Yeo is the third banker to be convicted in Singapore of criminal charges in connection with the international 1MDB kleptocracy money-laundering scandal, how can the Cabinet continue to pretend that there is nothing wrong with 1MDB or that the criminal actions and international investigations about 1MDB money-laundering scandal in half a dozen countries has nothing to do with Malaysia? Did the Cabinet meeting yesterday discuss the latest developments in the 1MDB scandal?

Question 23:

Does Salleh agree that police investigation and action against 91-year-old great-grandfather Tun Mahathir, longest-serving Prime Minister for 22 years, under Section 124C of Penal Code for engaging in activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy can only shame Malaysia in international society, and whether the Cabinet yesterday had discussed this matter and whether the Police and the Attorney-General Chambers would be informed that they should not subject Malaysia to new embarrassment and humiliations in the global society with any such actions?

Question 24:

Does Salleh agree with Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali who recently said that 90 per cent of the people rejected Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak although he predicted that BN will retain federal power in the next general election. On Sunday, former Deputy Prime Minister Tun Musa Hitam returned to his “three options” for Najib to step down as Prime Minister which he canvassed in his recent book “Frankly Speaking”.

Should Najib’s consider resignation as Prime Minister in view of his loss of moral authority and legitimacy because of 1MDB scandal, which catapulted Malaysia into a “global kleptocracy”, and whether this question was ever considered and discussed by the Cabinet?

Question 25:

Why is there no post-Cabinet statement yesterday on Malaysia’s shameful and shocking exclusion from Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 ranking for mathematics, science and reading? Is this because the Education Ministry could not come out will any credible explanation for Malaysia’s exclusion from PISA 2015 ranking as the Education Ministry had been caught red-handed trying to cheat and affect results with inaccurate data and sampling?

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 4:34 pm

    Again, Hadi Awang claim they will fight corruption with matured politics cannot be left unchallenged. They cannot even recognise corruption in front of their nose. And they are simply wrong that corruption is about spirituality nor is it, their prescription, the answer. Their view that grand public corruption is lesser evil than minor thefts, fornication, drunkenness, is SIMPLY WRONG TECHNICALLY AND BY EVIDENCE.

    Hadi’s PAS is simply unqualified to govern.

  2. #2 by good coolie on Friday, 23 December 2016 - 12:10 am

    So, after five tranches of questions, that is the 25 questions, all shame has disappeared from 1 MDB leaving behind only the ghostly grin of the Chesire Cat.

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