Sunday, 14 December 2014

Sabah speaker questions motives behind police report against 1MDB

PETALING JAYA: Sabah state assembly speaker and former chief minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak has questioned the motives behind a police report made by an Umno division leader regarding 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

“What if the police investigation reveals nothing untoward and gives 1MBD a clean bill of health? Will the critics, in particular those within Umno, accept this in good faith?

“Or are they going to accuse the police of a cover up (like they are doing regarding the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the Sabah illegal immigrant issue),” Salleh said in a blog post on Saturday.

“For years they demanded a RCI on the Sabah issue. Then, once that is done, they allege that the RCI covered up many things (some even say that more than half the report is ‘missing’). Hence they still do not accept the findings of the RCI after demanding that one is done,” he said.

Salleh further expressed his fear that the same will happen with the police investigation on 1MDB.

“They demand police action and when the police do act they will say the police did not act in a transparent manner,” he said. 

On Friday, Batu Kawan Umno deputy chief Datuk Paduka Khairuddin Abu Hassan lodged a police report against 1MDB and its subsidiaries, alleging “questionable” business, investment and fund raising transactions and decisions.Khairuddin had called for “detailed and comprehensive” investigations in his report made at the Dang Wangi police station, such as the interrogation of 1MDB’s directors and representatives of any companies implicated.

- Source: AFP melalui The Start Online

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