In wake of the recent statement by the Attorney General, the very morning of 1 Muharram 1437H 1MDB issued the call for Strategic Director Tony Pua to “Present the clear cut evidence” and “Walk the Talk”, or risk losing the position of adjudication.
Media statement by 1Malaysia Development Berhad
Issued on 14 October 2015
For immediate publication
Walk the Talk, YB Tony Pua
1MDB refers to a statement issued on 14 October 2015 by YB Tony Pua which, in typical “instant expert” style, is long on rhetoric but short on facts.
The facts are as presented by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), via a clear and unambiguous statement issued on 13 October 2015 (www.agc.gov.my). In summary, the AGC, having reviewed all relevant documentation contained in the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) investigation papers (including the application forms submitted by 1MDB and the relevant BNM letters issued), applied the relevant laws governing such matters and confirmed that “no offence had been committed” by 1MDB.
This confirmation by the AGC reinforces the statement by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on 22 September 2015 that 1MDB is not under investigation.
1MDB continues to work closely with National Audit Department to provide requisite information for its final report, which will be presented by year end to the bi-partisan Public Accounts Committee (PAC), of which YB Tony Pua is a member.
YB Tony Pua claims his “expose” will provide “clear cut evidence” of “criminal breach of trust, abetting misappropriation and embezzlement” to the investigating authorities. These are serious criminal accusations, so we urge YB Tony Pua to “walk the talk” and provide his “clear cut evidence” to the lawful authorities for further investigation. 1MDB has consistently maintained that if there is any evidence of wrongdoing, then action must be taken under the law.
However, if he cannot provide such evidence, then YB Tony Pua should stop making wild and unproven allegations, which are clearly politically motivated.
Pua has been time and again abuse his position, role and function as a Parliamentarian Public Accounts Committee (PAC) member.
PAC is a select committee appoint by Parliamentarians, having the power to scrutinise the accounts of Government agencies and departments. It is supposed to be the highest forum of audit committee.
PAC is expected to be professional in their approach, in upholding the interest of the rakyat who voted Parliamentarians to represent them in the augur legislative chambers.
What Pua did was bastardising that position, role and authority for his sinister political agenda.
That is why Pua and his likes of demons should do the Hijrah and transform, in the name of the righteousness that they have been elected to do for the rakyat.
Then there is the other pressing various aggregated situation pertaining to 1MDB by various parties.
Yesterday Attorney General Tan Sri Apandi Ali put it sternly on record in a media conference that Bank Negara Malaysia erred in their statements with regards to matters pertaining to 1MDB, which include the approval of monies remittance in the past.
In the case of the arrest and charge of Khairuddin and Chang for “Attempting to sabotage the Malaysia’s banking and financial system”, Apandi also put that the ‘disaster duo’ were arrested and investigated under Security Ordinance (Special Measures) Act (2012). Later, the ‘disaster duo’ were charged under Article 124L of the Penal Code, not SOSMA (2012).
“SOSMA is a procedural law that provides the special measures to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of what is known as ‘Security Offences’. It is not limited to terrorism or terrorist alone”.
The former Federal Court Judge also added that SOSMA allowed persons to be arrested and investigated even they are not terrorists. Hence, the arrest of the ‘disaster duo’ is valid and legal.
Apandi was strong in highlighting the ‘Former Club’s first-thing-in-the media conference in Precinct 10, Putrajaya, which was designed to rile up the emotions of Malaysians.
They collective and in sundry issued strong but misleading statements to project that the Federal Government abused the law, for the purpose of ‘protecting Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak in the controversy issues arisen from 1MDB and its ongoing investigations’.
It is the right time for Pua and the ‘Former Club’ six and their staunchest supporters to do the Hijrah, for the betterment of the majority if not all Malaysians.