Bar Council calls upon Government to set up 1MDB RCI

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 12 Sep 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council on Saturday called on the Government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate financial impropriety concerning 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

As part of the resolution during an extraordinary general meeting (EGM), Bar Council also wanted the RCI to also investigate the flow and transfer of the RM2.6bil into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak account from SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of 1MDB.

President of the Malaysian Bar Council Steven Thiru (pic), who moved the motion, said,  "we are here to uphold the rule of law."

He pointed out investigations into 1MDB had been derailed and the RCI would be the best way to ‘put it back on track.’

"We will be writing to the Government on these resolutions," he said.

Steven said 1040 lawyers attended the EGM and there was overwhelming support for the resolutions.

"Today is not about who is innocent or guilty but about those who interfered with investigations," he said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

1MDB , Bar Council , RCI


Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Nation

Panther attack: Negri Perhilitan advises villagers not to leave livestock roaming
Covid-19: Cases up by 1,315, bringing total to 63,176 (updated daily)
Security guard attacked with metal rod for asking too many questions
Borneo pygmy elephant found dead, believed poisoned
Fate has brought Bersatu, Umno, PAS together, time to unite and address bigger problems, says Muhyiddin
Time for a Perikatan presidential council as not all party heads are in Cabinet, says PM at Bersatu AGM
Hishammuddin expresses gratitude to India, says reduced import duty will benefit oil palm smallholders
Two more 'agents' nabbed in MACC's Ops Selat roundup
Suspension bridge at Kg Gusi where seven fell likely to be replaced, says Kundasang rep
Violating MCO: 577 arrested on Friday (Nov 27), says Ismail Sabri

Stories You'll Enjoy