PETALING JAYA: It is unacceptable that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)â€™s top executives are unable to attend the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) inquiry, says Datuk Seri Nazir Razak.
In a post on Instagram on Tuesday, Nazir, the younger brother of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, slammed 1MDBâ€™s president and group executive director Arul Kanda Kandasamy as well as its former CEO Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi for not being able to attend the PAC inquiry.
The CIMB group chairman had posted a picture of the front page of a financial news daily with the comment: â€œYour company has triggered a national crisis and you can be too busy to face Parliament? Unacceptable.â€
On Monday, the PAC set a new date for Arul and Shahrol to appear.
The two have sought a monthâ€™s extension before they face the committee, which had been set to meet them on Tuesday.
The PAC was notified by the Finance Ministry that Arul and Shahrol were unable to attend as they were away on official business.
PAC chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed told the media on Monday, â€œThey requested 30 days … We may give them less.â€