Sixth tranche of questions for Salleh from 1MDB to Rukunegara, Vision 2020 and former Court of Appeal Judge N.H.Chan
My sixth tranche of questions for the Minister for Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak to help him reinstate his right to ask questions and demand answers from others, after forfeiting such right when as Minister responsible for the portfolio of information, he failed to answer numerous questions about government scandals and failings, are as follows:
Yesterday, the Finance Minister II Datuk Johari Abdul Gani yesterday said it was “good news” for the conviction of the third former BSI Singapore banker Yeo Jiawei on witness-tampering charges in relation to Singapore’s investigations into the 1MDB money trail, which has resulted in Yeo’s 30 month prison sentence.
Yeo is to stand trial next year for another seven charges including money-laundering, cheating and forgery in the illicit movement of S$23.9 million (US$16.54 or RM74 million) of 1MDB-linked funds.
Is Johari’s “welcome” statement an indication that the Malaysian Government has woken up from its charade and realised that the Malaysian government cannot continue to pretend that the global 1MDB kleptocratic scandal is no problem at all in Malaysia when criminal investigations and prosecutions connected with 1MDB are taking place in some 10 countries?
If so, what is the government’s next step to restore national and international confidence in the Malaysian government by coming to grips with the international 1MBD money-laundering scandal?
As transparency and accountability is the mantra of the Najib premiership in its National Transformation programme on integrity, will Salleh suggest to the Prime Minister to set a personal example by making public full details of his five accounts in his name in Ambank Islamic Bhd with regard to sources of funds in relation to SRC International Bhd and RM2.6 billion donation into one of Najib’s accounts?
Can Salleh explain why the Najib Cabinet has deviated from the bedrock nation-building principles entrenched in the Constitution, Rukunegara and Vision 2020.
In his UMNO Presidential Address on Nov. 30, Najib sought to make “secular” and “liberal” dirty words, which was a great national disservice, especially as the first and third Prime Ministers have be very zealous in defending Malaysia’s “secular” character and the second Prime Minister, Tun Razak was a strong advocate of Malaysia’s “liberal” dimension by writing it into Rukunegara –“to ensure a liberal approach to her rich and diverse cultural traditions”.
Najib has also failed all the nine strategic objectives in Vision 2020 to ensure Malaysia become a fully developed nation in all aspects in four years’ time by 2020.
Is Najib’s Cabinet prepared to issue a special White Paper to explain why it had failed the first four Prime Ministers of Malaysia and how it is going to uphold, protect and promote the principles of nation-building in the Constitution, Rukunega and Vision 2020?
Question 29: The Economist in its year-ender, “The World in 2017”, has a very unflattering piece on Malaysia in the coming year. Headlined “The grey man hangs on” with the sub-headline “Najib Razak will endure. Too bad for Malaysia”, the Economist seems to be on the same wavelength and rare agreement with the Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali who recently said that 90 per cent of the people rejected Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak although he predicted that BN will retain federal power in the next general election.
Does Salleh agree with the Economist’s "The World in 2017" forecast?
Question 30: Yesterday, the country lost a great judge with the passing of former Court of Appeal judge, Datuk N. H. Chan, 81, in Ipoh. He will be remembered for his courageous judgement in the Ayer Molek case, with the Shakespearean quote that “Something is rotten in the State of Denmark” as the judiciary was housed in a building called ‘Wisma Denmark’.
It was an era of “judge shopping” as alleged in the infamous Ayer Molek case. Lawyers, especially those involved in commercial cases, were found to have filed their cases in a manner which allowed them to manipulate their way to appear before their preferred judges.
N.H. Chan was a towering Malaysian. As an appreciation of his contributions to nation-building, will Salleh propose to the Cabinet the retrospective bestowal by the Yang di Pertuan Agong of the honour of “Tan Sri” on former Justice N.H. Chan?