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Nur Jazlan to help PM regain public confidence
Published:  Jul 29, 2015 12:00 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2015 12:45 PM

Newly-minted Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed has vowed to assist Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to increase people’s confidence in the government.

"I promise to help him in ensuring public order and heightening people’s confidence in the government.

"I will also help (newly appointed deputy prime minister) Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in his capacity as home minister," he was quoted as saying by Bernama .

Nur Jazlan was the former head of the Public Accounts Committee which was probing the 1MDB allegations.

Four out of eight BN MPs in the bi-partisan PAC have been offered minister and deputy minister positions following the cabinet reshuffle yesterday.

This led to criticism that it was an attempt to frustrate the PAC probe.

The PAC was initially scheduled to hear evidence from key figures in 1MDB next week such as Shahrol Ibrahim Helmi, Mohd Hazem Abdul Rahman and Arul Kanda.

Although the PAC can technically continue with the hearings, as the Standing Orders allow deputy chairperson Tan Seng Giaw to serve as acting chairperson.

The PAC only needs to fulfil and quorum of three in order to conduct meetings.

However, should the witnesses refuse to turn up, PAC is incapable of compelling them to do so.

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