Phang rejects Nazri’s stand on accountability


  • Nation
  • Monday, 06 Dec 2010

PETALING JAYA: Civil servants and politicians are answerable to the people as well as Parliament, said Social Care Foundation chairman Tan Sri Robert Phang.

He expressed disappointment over Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz’s statement that “he owed it to Parliament to reply on the issues, but not to any ordinary citizen on the street.”

The Star reported yesterday that Nazri had said he was not accountable to Phang and there was no necessity for Phang to pressure him.

“Let me be clear that my statements were directed to the Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail and not to the minister,” said Phang adding that the issue of pressuring Nazri did not arise.

Phang who is also a member of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Foundation (MACC) Consultation and Corruption Prevention Com­mittee had said on Tuesday that several high profile court cases in the country had yet to be solved.

“These are matters of paramount concern to the public. The personal conduct of the A-G must be beyond reproach if the institutions of government are to have any credibility” he said.

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