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.

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