Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sue WSJ to restore image, Wan Azizah tells Najib

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to heed the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's call for Putrajaya to address negative perception on alleged corruption and misuse of power by suing The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) over its negative reports against him and state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). In debating the Agong's speech, Wan Azizah also said that the prime minister should sue all international media that have reported on the matter if they had tarnished his name and Putrajaya's image. "1MDB is a symbol of national disgrace in the eyes of the international community. "It has emerged as an international benchmark for illicit financial outflow and official corruption in its most perfect form," she said in the Dewan Rakyat today. She said investigators in six countries were currently conducting probes which implicated 1MDB but that Parliament had rejected her question to the prime minister to state the government's position on reports in WSJ that exposed alleged wrongdoing. The PKR president also said people were puzzled at the way months of investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was set aside when the attorney-general declared that there was insufficient evidence to charge Najib. She urged Putrajaya to guarantee its cooperation with foreign governments in their investigations into bribery, misappropriation of funds and money laundering involving 1MDB.– March 8, 2016. MORE TO COME]]>

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