Arul Kanda said he is confident that the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) would not just rely on the findings of the auditor-general’s report on 1MDB when it compiles its own report.
"What I can say on the general terms is that the auditor-general’s report (on 1MDB) is very detailed, comprehensive and professional.I am sure the PAC report will reflect all the findings PAC has made, not just based on the auditor-general’s report, but also on the interview and the additional information PAC obtained," he said during his interview with BFM89.9 yesterday.
First of all, given that the AG’s Report was classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), how did he know the contents of the Report?
Secondly, is Arul Kanda now worried that the AG has tabled a damning report against 1MDB, that he is counting on the BN-dominated PAC to reject the conclusions of the report?
In the past, Arul Kanda has used the fact that the AG’s investigation is proof that 1MDB and the Government are transparent and have nothing to hide. Why is Arul Kanda now attempting to cast doubt on the integrity and accuracy of the completed AG’s Report?
Instead Arul Kanda should tell Malaysians if he has cooperated fully with the AG to ensure that the AG had access to all necessary documents to complete its findings, especially on bank statements of its overseas subsidiaries.
If he has failed to submit even simple bank statements which demonstrates the money trail of 1MDB’s funds, then he is obviously lying to Malaysians when he blamed Malaysians for not trusting explanations from the state-owned fund “because the facts are boring” while the “baseless allegations” made by politicians are “sexy”.
What's more, the 1MDB President has also stubbornly refuse to clarify the simple but substantive allegations Wall Street Journal has made that 1MDB has transferred billions of US Dollars to a fictitious “Aabar Investment PJS Limited” set up in the British Virgin Islands which is completely unrelated to Abu Dhabi’s “Aabar Investment PJS” or its parent, International Petroleum Investment Corporation (IPIC).
If 1MDB did not make these allegedly fraudulent payments, why not just give an unequivocal “NO” in its statements? Instead of answering the allegations, Arul Kanda only chose to twist and turn, while going on the hyperbole to allege some global malicious conspiracy against 1MDB and Malaysia.