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Tony Pua Should Step Down From PAC

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BUKIT MERTAJAM – DAP national publicity secretary, Tony Pua should quit the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) if he has dignity and is transparent, as bandied about by the opposition party.

Penang Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir, who made the statement, said this was because PAC was investigating the issue of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) documents.

He said Pua’s admission on Wednesday on meeting Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown many times in Singapore, Indonesia and London had raised questions and his credibility as a panel member of PAC was also doubted.

“We are talking about transparency, as far as I am concerned he should not be sitting on the PAC committee after having met the editor of Sarawak Report.

“He had met (her) and we have heard much, and if he sits in PAC how is he to investigate the matter, how is he to talk about transparency (when) he himself is not transparent.

Musa said this to reporters after a Bukit Mertajam Umno Division Aidilfitri Feast here, last night which was attended by 5,000 guests.

He said as an experienced politician, the Petaling Jaya Member of Parliament must withdraw from PAC, then the people would respect him more as a leader.

On Wednesday, Pua, at a media conference, at the DAP headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, revealed that he had met Brown many times in Singapore, Indonesia and London.

However, Pua denied he had met PetroSaudi International former executive, Xavier Andre Justo and Sarawak Tribune former editor, Lester Melanyi. – BERNAMA


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