Monday, June 29, 2015

Ahmad Shabery urges Tony Pua to quit PAC

Tony Pua has been urged to withdraw from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in view of his prejudicial views over the probe into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the government was now in the midst of searching for the truth to resolve issues affecting 1MDB.

He said the DAP politician, who is also Petaling Jaya Utara MP, liked to issue judgmental comments while the PAC investigation into 1MDB was still ongoing.

"He should leave the PAC. He will not only shame the PAC, but also the Parliamentary system itself.

"He should be more responsible," Ahmad Shabery told reporters at a function, here, Monday.

The minister also described the action by Pua, who had the tendency to criticise the 1MDB, as bringing down his own integrity. 

"Thus he is no longer qualified to sit in the PAC. He makes biased statements, he should be ashamed, his party should be ashamed, his supporters and those associated with him should also feel ashamed," Ahmad Shabery added.

Earlier, lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah suggested that Pua withdrew from the PAC to enable investigation into 1MDB to proceed in a transparent and fair manner.

However, the statement was perceived by Pua as an effort to block him from expressing himself.

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