Malaysian youths are not interested in the RM15 million development fund the prime minister extended to Kedah, but instead want Datuk Seri Najib Razak to answer their questions over debt-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and the RM2.6 billion donation he received, DAP said today.

The party's parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said this was because both scandals had brought shame to Malaysia's international image and damaged confidence in the country's future.

Lim was referring to reports that the prime minister had agreed to a special allocation of RM15 million to improve facilities in the Kuala Muda district on the request of new Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah yesterday.

Citing the posting of a Penang Umno Youth activist who had expressed disenchantment with the Malay ruling party following the resignation of former menteri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, Lim said it represented "the cry of the young generation of Malaysians, whether in Umno or outside, whether in Penang or in the rest of Malaysia" who wanted answers from the prime minister.

He asked if Najib was ready to give a satisfactory reply on his role in both scandals.

"When will Najib give full and satisfactory accountability for his role in the twin mega scandals and not hide behind the exoneration of his Attorney-General, Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali, who is going down in Malaysian annals as the attorney-general with the least credibility, trust and public confidence in the nation’s history?" he said in a statement.

The Gelang Patah MP also asked if the prime minister was prepared to convene a special Parliament sitting this month to clear himself of any impropriety, abuse of power and malpractice over both scandals.

"Or is he agreeable to the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the twin mega scandals, with the RCI membership arrived at by consensus by Parliament and the civil society?" he said. – February 6, 2016.

Source from The Malaysian Insider

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