Malaysiakini NEWS

PKR demands probe, may seek audience with Agong

Published:  |  Modified:

PKR has called for an independent inquiry to be set up as soon as possible to probe the allegations concerning 1MDB and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

If need be, PKR president and opposition leader Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said, an audience would be sought with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to iron out the details.

This follows a Wall Street Journal report that US$700 million of 1MDB funds had been transferred into bank accounts allegedly belonging to Najib.

"The prime minister has no other option and must wait no longer. He must immediately issue an immediate, specific and credible response to these very serious allegations.

"The prime minister must also declare his assets publicly in a sworn statement," Wan Azizah added.

PKR Bukit Batu assemblyperson Jimmy Puah ( photo ) also called on Najib to answer the latest allegations, which he described as "earth-shattering shocking".

"If the content of the report is true, then Najib could be the first prime minister in Malaysian history to be probed, charged and convicted of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) or offences under the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

"I think the prime minister owes Malaysians an explanation," Puah said in a statement.

The Johor PKR deputy chief said it was "disheartening to note" that the report claimed that the relevant documents have been in the Malaysian law enforcement agencies' possession.

 

"Perhaps this would be an appropriate time for the attorney-general (AG) to break his silence on this matter," he added.

Related reports

Najib 'cheerful' despite more depressing news

PMO claims 'expose' part of political sabotage

PAS wants Najib, Rosmah to declare assets now

Minister casts doubt on WSJ report, bets RM1k

Embezzlement claim: 'PM has to step down now'

Could this be the smoking gun for Najib?

Najib didn't take our money, insists 1MDB

PKR rep: Najib, answer WSJ's shocking claims

MP: 'Eat chilli' Zahid trampling on rule of law

WSJ: 1MDB money found in 'PM's bank accounts'

Is confusion again the name of the game?

Zahid vs Edge: Show the tampered emails

Share this story

OR

Welcome back,

Your subscription expires on
  

Your subscription will expire soon, kindly renew before
  

Your subscription is expired
  Click here to renew

You are not subscribed to any subscription package
  Click here to subscribe now

Any questions?
  Email: [email protected]
  Call: +603-777-00000

Renew