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'AG must explain if he is a complete puppet of the PM'
Published:  Aug 26, 2015 2:00 PM
Updated: 8:43 AM

Newly-minted attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali must explain why the re-named special task force will no longer investigate 1MDB, Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said today.

This comes despite repeated government assurances that the special task force would be able to independently complete its probe into 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion deposits into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's personal bank accounts, Pua said.

"Malaysians deserve the right to know why the investigations into 1MDB and its related companies, which were carried out by the task force, are stopped.

"Despite all the outright false assurances given by Paul Low, who is a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, the Najib administration clearly believes that the shenanigans in 1MDB cannot see the light of day," he said in a statement.

Pua was responding to Apandi's announcement that the special task force would be renamed National Revenue Recovery Enforcement Team (NRRET) and that it will have nothing to do with 1MDB.

The MACC and Bank Negara, which were part of the task force, have resorted to conducting their own investigations following the dissolution of the former special task force by Apandi.

'Most irresponsible AG'

"The failure to explain its inexplicable decision to stop all investigations into 1MDB will render the new attorney-general a complete puppet of the prime minister, who is also the finance minister and the chairperson of 1MDB’s board of advisers.

"His complicity in covering the single largest financial scandal in the country will also make him the worst and most irresponsible attorney-general in the history of Malaysia, less than two months into his term."

As a result of this, Pua added, details behind questionable deals by 1MDB may never be uncovered.

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