Will Hamzah in his speech in the debate on the 2023 Budget tomorrow call for the removal of the Official Secrets Act on the billion-dollar 1MDB settlement with Goldman Sachs and for revelation whether the monies recovered had gone to repay 1MDB debts

The parliamentary debate on 2023 Budget presented by Prime Minister-cum-Finance Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Friday begins tomorrow — eight days for policy debate and ten days for committee-stage debate.

One of the biggest questions is whether the parliamentary opposition — Perikatan Nasional — is prepared to commit itself to provide political stability in the next five years for Malaysia to reset and return to the original nation-building principles for Malaysia to become a first-rate world-class nation with a world-standard economic, educational, and social systems, and to reunite a very polarised plural nation.

The parliamentary opposition leader, Hamzah Zainudin, will open the debate tomorrow.

Will he call for the removal of the Official Secrets Act on the billion-dollar settlement of the 1MDB scandal with Goldman Sachs and for the revelation whether the monies recovered have gone to repay the billion-dollar 1MDB debts, so that Malaysia can start anew in the war against corruption and will ensure that the rule of law and good governance are practised in Malaysia?

Or will Hamzah keep quiet on the 1MDB scandal so as not to compromise the first “backdoor” Prime Minister after the Sheraton Move political conspiracy — i.e., Muhyiddin Yassin — in February 2020?

If Hamzah dare not touch on the 1MDB scandal, which made Malaysia infamous world-wide as a kleptocracy, Hamzah might as well not speak tomorrow.


(Media Statement by DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Sunday, 26th February 2023)

  1. #1 by tmc on Monday, 27 February 2023 - 4:57 pm

    Yes LKS, we stand with you that the unity govt of today should fulfil its assurance that the UUCA Act should be abolished, it’s taken some time but better late than never. What about the bans on blogger Hussein Hamid and Marian Mokhtar, banning/blocking/blacklisting a human being from his/her land of birth or threatening them if true with arrest upon their setting foot back in their land of birth? If this is true, that is cruelty indeed. This is surely the right time and moment for the unity govt to allow them back.

    So where is our unity govt’s sense of right and wrong and justice? What exactly is right, wrong, justice and injustice. Allow our people to come back. Our govt under Anwar must walk the talk.

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