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Cheras Umno Urges Govt. To Sack 1MDB’s Management For Giving PM Poor Advice

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PETALING JAYA: Cheras Umno division has passed a resolution calling for the Government to sack 1Malaysia Deve­lop­ment Bhd’s (1MDB) top management for allegedly giving poor advice to the Prime Minister over its financial dealings.

Its division chief, Datuk Seri Syed Ali Alhabshee, said the troubled company has been giving inaccurate information to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, to the point where it has been manipulated by the Opposition.

“The Prime Minister answered parliamentary questions on 1MDB based on their advice. Of course they should be responsible for doing so,” he said.

The resolution, which also includes four others, was approved unanimously by the division at their annual meeting on Sunday.

Others include calling for the Government to right all the wrongs done by the 1MDB management in terms of financial investments and verified documentation.

And whatever actions were taken, they must be based on the absolute truth, said the motion.

It said strengthening and stabilising the country’s badly affected economy and currency should also be made priority.

“We also need to restore the confidence of the people, who are thirsty for answers from the ongoing investigation, so that we could dispel all allegations against the government and the party,” it said.

The division also unanimously approved a motion to fully back the leadership of Najib as Umno president and the Prime Minister as well as his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

A high-level task force was set up to investigate 1MDB’s alleged misuse of funds, with five people arrested so far.

In another development, Johor Umno said the voices of the party’s grassroots must be heard at all times, especially as the party is now facing great challenges.

Its liaison chief Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said as an open party, Umno and Barisan Nasional would not issue any gag order on anyone who wanted to voice out their opinions, reported Bernama.

“We all have our own opinion and want to voice it out. As an open party, we will not stop anyone from saying anything. We’ll keep an open attitude,” he told reporters in Kota Tinggi, Johor yesterday.

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