MP SPEAKS | Maybe he looks into a crystal ball for answers. Whatever it is, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun’s conclusion that the Pandora Papers aren’t about the illicit outflow of money is baffling.
And even if “they are a revelation about the shareholdings in offshore companies”, as Azhar (above) says, why wouldn’t he allow for a debate? Isn’t it a matter of public interest?
Especially now, when funds from tax evasion if any, would come in handy to mitigate the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and the money could be channelled to help the poor.
I agree that it’s not illegal to have an offshore account but it’s certainly fraudulent to avoid taxes and have hidden assets. Without independent investigations, we would never know what some of the...