Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Najib says won't answer to SRC queries based on news reports by loshana k shagar

The Finance Ministry has chosen not to answer two Opposition lawmakers’ questions about funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd allegedly channeled to the Prime Minister’s private bank account.

In written replies to Wong Chen (PKR – Kelana Jaya) and Tony Pua (DAP – Petaling Jaya Utara), Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the questions were based on news reports where the authenticity of information could not be determined.

“As per Standing Order 23(1)(i), this matter does not need to be answered because it is a question that seeks clarification based on a matter raised by the media,” said Najib, who is also Finance Minister.

Wong had queried which authority had approved the transfer of RM42mil from SRC International to a private account owned by Najib without his knowledge, and if the entire sum had been returned.

Pua had asked if SRC International made payments of RM170mil between July 8 and Aug 8, 2014 to Syarikat Putra Perdana Construction, and why RM27mil of that amount was channeled to Najib’s bank account.

“The RM170mil had been given to Syarikat Putra Perdana Construction as payment for a turnkey project, which was later cancelled, and the money returned in full to SRC International,” said Najib to Pua’s question.

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