Former Pakatan officials owe the nation an explanation for alleged 1MDB funds abuse

Former Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas' revelation on Friday (Nov 26) that the Pakatan Government had known about former Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Zeti Aziz's family receiving hundreds of millions of ringgit from Jho Low to hide in a Singaporean bank account from 2007 to 2013 when she was still the governor comes as a huge shock to many.

This follows the answer in Dewan Rakyat by de facto Law Minister Dato Sri Dr. Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar on Monday that the police had been aware of this matter since 2019 but are still investigating.

Zeti was made a member of the government's Council of Eminent Persons and also appointed the Chairperson of PNB overseeing RM400 billion of public funds despite the Pakatan Government already being aware of the said matter.

Therefore, former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) head Latheefa Koya and the Royal Malaysian Police must explain the long delay in these investigations - especially since the Singapore police had already taken action as early as 2019.

Leaders of the Pakatan government should similarly explain why this information was kept hidden from the public during the entire time they were in power.

Questions would also be asked if the crime of concealment of evidence had occurred since information of Zeti's family being paid hundreds of millions of Ringgit by Jho Low was also similarly not provided to the courts for the use of Dato' Sri Najib Razak's lawyers for his defence.

The fact that Dato' Sri Najib was charged first before investigations into Zeti were ever completed also raises serious questions as she was listed as a key prosecution witness in both his SRC and 1MDB trial.

Everyone deserves a fair trial and the prosecution withholding this key piece of information may appear to have violated this principle.

MCA Youth says that the rakyat demands to know the answer, as this very serious revelation threatens the integrity of the country’s central bank as well as Malaysia financial institutions.

We cannot stress how serious this matter on our country's integrity as Tan Sri Zeti's signature is on many of the Ringgit banknotes circulating today. That is how important her former position was to our country.

MCA Youth

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