Tuesday, February 16, 2016

PAC confirms Bakke never said RM2.6 billion came from 1MDB

Public Accounts Committee chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin today confirmed that former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh had never said money from 1MDB was transferred to the prime minister's personal accounts. He said this was consistent with the repeated public confirmation of the matter by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Attorney-General's Chambers. "As chairman of PAC, I noted with regret the misinformation published by the social media and websites with regard to false claims made in relation to what was said by Bakke at the hearing before PAC on February 11," he said in a statement.  He said PAC was a bipartisan parliamentary committee comprising experienced MPs from the government and opposition, and it was investigating the 1MDB matter in a professional and transparent manner based on documentary evidence, interviews of witnesses and the outcome of audit by the National Audit Department.  He said PAC's conclusion would be on public record. "Therefore, we call on all quarters to cease unnecessary speculation and wait for the official PAC report that will be presented to Parliament in March 2016," he said. Yesterday, Bakke in reference to rumours on social media dismissed allegations that he had said a RM2.6 billion fund had come from 1MDB. – Bernama, February 16, 2016.]]>

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