JOHOR BAHARU – The former Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed has called on Arul Kanda Kandasamy and Tony Pua to stop their public debate on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), to avoid the credibility and integrity of the committee being questioned by any party.
Speaking to reporters after launching the sports day of the Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Pei Hwa here today, Nur Jazlan said the PAC was formed by the Parliament at the highest level and anything relating to it should only be discussed within the committee.
“This is the actual process. So I suggest that both parties stop their childish acts and return to the PAC meeting with the proceedings which had been planned before this,” he said.
Nur Jazlan was commenting on Arul Kanda’s willingness as President and Executive Director of the 1MDB Group to meet with Tony Pua, who is Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara, to meet in person on television to talk about the investment issues of the company.
Arul Kanda had said that his willingness was unconditional and hoped the meeting would be held as soon as possible.
Nur Jazlan, who is also Deputy Home Minister, said PAC was equipped to resume functioning, so there was no need for both parties to quibble.
“The police have investigated the PAC and its members who were said to have sold information. Who are they, perhaps from Barisan Nasional, the opposition, others, or maybe nobody.
“I see there was a real attempt to destroy the integrity and credibility of the PAC and its members,” he said. – BERNAMA