Decision to summon Zambry, Aminudin for PAC hearing done unilaterally, claims Perak PAC member

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  • Monday, 19 Nov 2018

IPOH: Perak Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Leong Cheok Keng has been accused of jumping the gun in announcing that Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir (pic) and Datuk Aminudin Hashim would be summoned to attend the inquiry into the financial records of Mentri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc).

PAC member Pengkalan Hulu assemblyman Datuk Aznel Ibrahim of Barisan Nasional said during the committee meeting on Nov 15, they had not decided on whether Dr Zambry, the former Perak Mentri Besar, and Aminudin, who is the ex-MB Inc chief executive officer, should be summoned for the hearing.

Aznel said Leong had voiced his suggestion to call for a public hearing but the committee members felt that the matter must be discussed first because the session could only be carried out if the PAC had a solid basis to look into the matter.  

“The current development is worrying, as never in the history of the Perak PAC has such an important decision been made unilaterally, without the knowledge of the other six PAC members.  

“In fact, a special meeting to discuss the matter was supposed to be held on Friday (Nov 23), so how is it that Leong can jump the gun to make such an announcement,” he said a press conference at a hotel here on Monday (Nov 19).

Also present was PAS' Gunung Semanggol assemblyman Razman Zakaria.  

On Nov 15, Leong, who is also DAP Malim Nawar assemblyman, told a press conference that he had instructed the committee secretariat to send a notice to both Dr Zambry and Aminudin to attend a public hearing to be held on Nov 26.  

He had said that the inquiry would be called as MB Inc has not been transparent to the state assembly over its accounts.  

Leong had said that both Dr Zambry and Aminudin would be the first two witnesses at the hearing to give evidence on the operations of MB Inc.

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