Former Kedah MB says if this cannot be done, a Royal Commission of Inquiry should be formed so the truth about 1MDB can be unearthed.
PETALING JAYA: Malay rulers in the country should call on all agencies investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to brief them on their findings thus far, said former Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir.
In a statement he issued today, Mukhriz said it had been four months since the Confernce of Rulers had called for a transparent and quick resolution to the controversies surrounding 1MDB.
He mentioned the Attorney-General, Bank Negara Malaysia Governor, Inspector-General of Police, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, as well as the Auditor-General and Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee as among those who should brief the Conference of Rulers when they meet on February 17 and 18.
“If this can’t be done, or if there is any interference by the party being investigated, or if the reports presented are not acceptable, I plead for the Rulers to set-up a Royal Commission of Inquiry so the truth about 1MDB can be revealed as soon as possible.”
Questioning if Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is implicated in allegations of corruption at 1MDB, had heeded the Rulers’ request made in October last year, Mukhriz said that so far, the chairman to the Board of Advisors had done little except to become the official voice of the investment fund, attempting to fool the nation with irrelevant announcements that the company had successfully repaid its debts.
Mukhriz also referred to an event he attended with his Umno peers last December where he had touched on the failure of Najib and certain other ministers as well as 1MDB chief Arul Kanda Kandasamy to respond to queries regarding 1MDB.
“Although my remarks were made in jest, the hidden message was well understood by all those present.
“In fact, Najib himself told me my speech was the reason he was angry with me, subsequently resulting in my removal as Kedah menteri besar.”
Source from FMT NEWS