Would Muhyiddin propose the sacking of Najib as Prime Minister if Najib is responsible for all the major decisions taken by the 1MDB board in the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal?
The RM42billion 1MDB scandal and the Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin stole the thunder from the 11th Malaysia Plan and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak respectively when a video recording of Muhyiddin calling for heads to roll in 1MDB scandal circulated among MPs when Najib was presenting the 11th Malaysia Plan in Parliament this morning.
After Najib’s presentation of the 11th Malaysia Plan in Parliament, Muhyiddin stood by his speech at an UMNO gathering on Saturday calling for the 1MDB Board to be sacked for the RM42 billion debt scandal or it will bring down the Barisan Nasional government.
In the recording, Muhyiddin said this was his advice to the Prime Minister, adding he was not against Najib’s leadership.
Muhyiddin said in the recording:
“The entire 1MDB board should be sacked and the police should be called in to investigate their involvement in the scandal.
“I told the PM, sack the 1MDB board. If I owned the company, and the CEO racked up so much of debt, that I had to pay interest between RM100 and RM200 million every month, what else to do? Just sack.”
He said sacking the 1MDB Board would send a clear signal that Putrajaya viewed the issue seriously.
In his press conference in Parliament after Najib’s presentation of the 11th Malaysia Plan, Muhyiddin said he had made the same suggestion before in public.
He insisted that the opinion was a personal one and he has yet to receive any response from the Prime Minister on the matter.
This is a most extraordinary situation, where the Deputy Prime Minister insists that he wants the 1MDB Board to be sacked and investigated by the police, as there is no time to wait either for the Auditor-General or the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee in the face of the biggest financial scandal in the nation’s history, but it is his only personal view.
Did Muhyiddin make clear his position on the 1MDB Board in Cabinet that heads must roll, and when will he make a decision to resign from the Cabinet and as Deputy Prime Minister unless the 1MDB Board is sacked and the police called in to investigate the scandal?
Furthermore, would Muhyiddin propose the sacking of Najib as Prime Minister if Najib is responsible for all the major decisions taken by the 1MDB board in the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal?
What is the position of the majority of the Cabinet Ministers – are they in agreement with Muhyiddin and take the personal position that the 1MDB Board should be sacked but avoid taking an official position in Cabinet?
The whole situation is getting to be very farcical, if not for the brutal reality that it involves RM42 billion of the Malaysian taxpayers’ money.