Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Was PAC meeting delayed to suppress auditor-general’s 1MDB report, asks Kit Siang

DAP's Lim Kit Siang today questioned the reasons behind the postponement of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting last week, saying if it were to buy time to suppress the auditor-general's final audit report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Referring to a report by a news portal today that the final audit report has been placed under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), 1972, he said, this was a clear violation of parliamentary powers and jurisdiction by the executive branch of the government. "Was the last-minute postponement of the PAC meeting on February 24 and 25 to give Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's henchmen in the executive, in particular the new attorney-general, time to think of ways to suppress the auditor-general's final audit report on the 1MDB? "(It) shows the insufferably arrogant attitude by some members of the executive who think that they are the only patriots in the country, although they are responsible for the international opprobrium and odium suffered by the country on the world stage," the DAP parliamentary leader and Gelang Patah MP said in a statement today. – March 3, 2016. MORE TO COME]]>

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