LETTER | Is Razali Ibrahim so involved in the 1MDB probe that he is in a position to speak on its dealings and the purchase of the Equanimity?
He is the minister-in-charge of the MACC and its affairs.
On June 17, MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad said the MACC is not probing 1MDB and that that was being done by other agencies, namely the police.
On Oct 31 last year, the attorney-general announced that he was reopening the 1MDB probe and directed the police to conduct further investigations into the matter.
In a reply to Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua on Nov 2 last year, the Minister of Home Affairs, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the police had carried out investigations as instructed by the attorney-general and have referred the investigation paper back to the Attorney-General's Chambers.
So how is Razali in a position to speak of the Equanimity and 1MDB’s dealings with it if any, when the probe into it is being conducted by the police and their findings yet to be announced?
To my mind, Razali should focus on his portfolio and on matters related to the MACC.
Perhaps he can tell us what has become of the probe into the video clips involving a senior MACC official in Bali which seems to have gone silent now.
Was there an internal probe carried out by the MACC and if so what became of it? And there was a police investigation into the same matter. What happened to that?
He should also explain what has become of “Ops Gopi” which saw the press widely reporting on the raids, arrests and the recovery of monies by the MACC. What has become of that probe? Why the silence?
Back to the Equanimity, I urge Razali to advise the attorney-general to take steps to work with the Indonesian police and other relevant authorities to investigate the yacht because that may lend leads which may help our probe into 1MDB.
The attorney-general’s position that we ought not to care because the yacht doesn’t belong to Malaysia is most unreasonable.
Such a stand defies logic and one would have expected the attorney-general to take great interest in the seizure and the contents of the yacht.
This stand surely cannot augur well for the MACC if it wants to improve its rank when it comes to the global fight against corruption.
The writer is MP for Puchong.
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