PETALING JAYA – 1Malaysia Development Berhad has called upon DAP lawmaker Tony Pua â€œnot continue to mislead the public on matters outside his competencyâ€.
The Government investment arm was referring to a statement by the Petaling Jaya Utara MP on Tuesday morning, where they criticised Pua being â€œan instant expert on certain technical mattersâ€.
â€œIt is important to highlight Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) clearly stated â€˜… the Bank concluded that permissions required under the ECA for 1MDBâ€™s investments abroad were obtained based on inaccurate or without complete disclosure of material information relevant to the Bankâ€™s assessment of 1MDBâ€™s applicationsâ€™,â€ said 1MDB in a statement on the same day.
They added that the above findings are â€œvery differentâ€™ from the â€œunproven allegationsâ€ of fraud, embezzlement, theft, money laundering and more made against 1MDB by Pua, Clare Rewcastle-Brown, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and others.
â€œAccordingly, the Attorney-Generalâ€™s Chambers, having reviewed the investigation papers and recommendations of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), has determined that no further action is to be taken,â€ they added.
Bank Negara has clearly stated that under the Federal Constitution, the decision to initiate criminal prosecution lies solely with the Attorney-General.
â€œWe suggest that YB Tony Pua focus his attention on matters on which he has taken a “tidak apa” (lackadaisical) attitude, e.g. did he know that Clare Rewcastle-Brown was involved in the sale of stolen goods, based on the following quote attributed to her (which neither Clare nor Tony has denied) â€“ â€œI have told Tony that if he doesnâ€™t pay up then he will be seen to have been dealing with me as you (Justo) are threatening to publish (make public the deal),â€ said 1MDB.
They also suggested that Pua begin an enquiry as to how confidential Bank Negara investigation documents ended up in the possession of online portal, the Sarawak Report.
â€œ…Or how confidential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) documents such as the Auditor-General interim report ended up with the foreign news publication, the Wall Street Journal.
â€œWe trust YB Tony Pua will take all necessary actions to, at the very least, preserve the now questionable integrity of the PAC process,â€ they added. – The Star