Selangor Journal

1MDB: When will Arul Kanda meet PAKATAN leaders?

BY AFIX REDZUAN
KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 8:  Pakatan Harapan (PAKATAN) leaders once again would like to invite 1MDB Chief Executive Officer, Arul Kanda Kandasamy to explain regarding 1MDB issue including the payment of RM2.58 billion debts to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).
South Petaling Jaya Member of Parliament, Tony Pua is disappointed with Arul Kanda for declining his invitation, but he appeared before the PAS Committee yesterday to give clarification.
According to Pua, Arul Kanda should be fair to both PAKATAN and PAS.
“On behalf of PAKATAN, I am requesting once again for a session with Arul Kanda for him to brief and provide answers to all the questions that we would like to ask on behalf of the citizens.
“For me and PAKATAN leaders including Tan Sri Muhyiddin and Tun Mahathir (asking). There are many questions that we would like to ask for example how much was paid to IPIC,” he said.
Yesterday PAS has said that they were satisfied after listening to Arul Knada’s explanation regarding 1MDB’s debts and its rationalisation plans, in a meeting in de Palma Hotel, Ampang.
On August 1, the Abu Dhabi company, IPIC has given 1MDB five working days to settle its USD603 million (approximately RM2.58 billion) debts which it had failed to pay on July 31.
Commenting on the issue, Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament, Nurul Izzah Anwar said every member of Parliament has the right to the answers as an aspiration for a first-class Malaysian Parliament.
She said, Arul Kanda is given 24 hours to explain and meet PAKATAN leaders.
“We represent the people to listen to the reason that Malaysia is investigated by every country for 1MDB. Why is our (Malaysia) reputation so tarnished that people are saying this is a country where the government robs its citizens?
“For the sake of the country’s good name, I ask and urge Arul Kanda to clarify this matter without fear to each and every council member.
“KEADILAN and PAKATAN are also prepared to meet him in private,” she said.

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