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No contradiction between Tan and Pua on PAC report, says Kit Siang
Published:  Apr 8, 2016 11:19 AM
Updated: 3:29 AM

DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang has refuted claims that there is disagreement between DAP’s two members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the PAC report on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Lim said PAC deputy chairperson Dr Tan Seng Giaw was correct in pointing out that the PAC report did not directly involve Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak as being responsible for the 1MDB scandal.

“In fact, no PAC report making such connection will ever see the light of day in Malaysia,” he said.

Lim added that what was more important about the report is not what was revealed, but what could be read between the lines.

“There is therefore no contradiction between what Tan said and the position taken by Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua. In fact, the crimes of the 1MDB scandal are even more heinous.”

Tan yesterday seemed to contradict Pua on who’s to blame for the 1MDB saga. Tan had pointed the finger squarely at the firm’s management while Pua said that Najib, as chairperson of 1MDB’s advisory board, should be held responsible for the mismanagement of the company even though the PAC report did not explicitly finger him.

Meanwhile, Lim said the PAC report was only “the tip of the iceberg”.

“Anyone who has read the 106-page PAC report cannot help getting the feeling that the PAC report is wrestling with larger forces than those it has named and identified,” he said.

The PAC report, he added, was also not successful in rebutting perceptions that Malaysia is now one of the world's top nations in global corruption.

“In fact, the PAC report will only confirm these international perceptions and doubts, which is why the 1MDB scandal is the subject of separate investigations by half a dozen countries,” said Lim.

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