Friday, April 08, 2016
Switch off the political rhetorics already, YB Pua
1MDB tells Tony Pua that you can’t be '80% pregnant'
By Supriya Surendran / theedgemarkets.com | April 8, 2016 : 8:35 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has hit back at Tony Pua who was reported as saying he is only “80% satisfied” on the findings of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report, telling the opposition lawmaker that he can’t be “80% pregnant”.
In a statement today, the strategic investment firm made reference to numerous comments made by Pua on the findings of the PAC Report which were made public yesterday.
“[Pua], having signed off without reservation on the PAC Report to Parliament, is now seeking to backpedal and question the contents of the report, saying that he is only 80% satisfied,” said 1MDB.
The firm added that it has provided to the National Audit Department with all documents in its possession.
“[1MDB] has also explained to the National Audit Department [as to] why other documents could not be procured. [Pua] knows this yet persists with his recycled rantings.
“The consensus report is a comprehensive and conclusive document. The PAC has asked the relevant enforcement agency to further investigate certain matters,” said 1MDB.
The firm went on to say that Pua needs to respect the collective will of the PAC.
“[Pua] needs to switch off the political rhetoric and allow the lawful authorities to do their job,” said 1MDB.
Pua was quoted as saying in a news conference today that he is only 80% satisfied with PAC’s report on 1MDB, but since the report had to be tabled on the last day of Parliament, it had to be balanced.
He said the reason he was not fully satisified was because there are still many unresolved matters with the company, as 1MDB has still not submitted all requested documents throughout the proceedings.