Bring it on, Arul Kanda tells Pua on 1MDB debate challenge


  • Nation
  • Friday, 15 Apr 2016

Arul Kanda (left) and Tony Pua

PETALING JAYA: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) president and group executive director Arul Kanda Kandasamy has accepted Tony Pua’s challenge to a debate following the conclusion of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) investigation into the government investment arm.

In a statement on Friday, Arul Kanda questioned the Petaling Jaya Utara MP's remarks calling him a liar and asking him to resign from 1MDB just hours before issuing the debate challenge on Thursday.

“It is clear that YB Tony is confused and contradicts himself. He does not know if he loves me or hates me.

“He says I should resign, then says I need to stay on and debate with him,” he said.

Arul Kanda also said that he hopes Pua, who is a member of the PAC, had consulted the Parliament Speaker before issuing the challenge.

“To avoid being embarrassed a second time, I hope YB Tony has first checked with the Speaker of Parliament before issuing this debate challenge,” he said.

Arul Kanda said that despite questioning him for two full days at the PAC hearing, Pua still wanted “to spend quality time” with him.

“Far be it from me, to deny YB Tony this pleasure.

“I hereby accept the debate challenge. Bring it on!” he said.

On April 7, the 106-page PAC report on 1MDB was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat.

This is the second time Pua has challenged Arul Kanda to a live debate over 1MDB.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia had said that to safeguard Parliament’s integrity, Pua should first resign from the PAC if he wanted to debate with Arul Kanda.
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

1MDB , Arul Kanda , Tony Pua , debate challenge

   

Next In Nation

Customs seize nearly 30,000 litres of contraband liquor worth RM3.4mil in Klang Valley
KL cops end 'chameleon' robber's crime spree
Ministry optimistic 'Buy Malaysian Goods Campaign' sales will grow 2.5% this year
Umno asks MACC to verify authenticity of allegedly leaked investigation papers
Be your own boss instead of looking for jobs, Jeffrey tells graduates
Transport Ministry instructs JPJ to clear backlog of driving licence candidates
Singaporean, Malaysian girlfriend charged with drug trafficking
Cops cripple 'Geng Seri' in Besut
Najib: My right to a fair hearing, life and liberty at stake
Man caught wearing stolen panties jailed two years for theft

Others Also Read