Anti-graft fight has to take on a holistic approach

Stephen Ng

Modified 26 Aug 2015, 2:33 am

COMMENT It is disappointing to read Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low telling us that the National Consultative Committee on Political Funding (JKNMPP), which he currently chairs, will not be investigating the RM2.6 billion deposited into the private bank accounts of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

In the first place, none of us is expecting the JKNMPP to be set up like a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) or become another agency endowed with investigative powers.

If anything, the public think that the JKNMPP is nothing but another whitewashing act by the minister in charge of integrity, especially when Najib is still the sitting prime minister.

For this reason, both the opposition and the Bar Council have expressed their disinterest in participating in the council...

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