Archive for July 3rd, 2018

Najib should be summoned to appear before the PAC which should be directed to conduct a full and comprehensive investigation into the 1MDB scandal when 14th Parliament meets later this month

The 14th Parliament, which is to meet on July 16, must have as one of its priorities the purging of the infamy of the 13th Parliament in failing to defend Malaysia’s international reputation for being regarded as a global kleptocracy by directing the Public Accounts
Committee (PAC) to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the 1MDB scandal and to submit its report within 12 months.

I have said that the PAC of the 13th Parliament had committed one of Parliament’s greatest national disservice in six decades in allowing its 1MDB report to be distorted as exonerating the then Prime Minister-cum-Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, from any wrongdoing in the 1MDB scandal – when this was not the case.

Instead of unearthing the criminality and monstrosity of the 1MDB scandal, the PAC of the 13th Parliament sought to do a cover-up of the 1MDB scandal and refused to conduct a fuller and more comprehensive investigation when the US Department of Justice (DoJ) kleptocratic litigation suit in July 2016 to forfeit overt US$1 billion of 1MDB-linked assets made public a mountain of new information and evidence about the 1MDB scandal, which was not available when the PAC concluded its 1MDB investigations and submitted its report to Parliament in April 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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