I volunteer to speak at the UMNO/BN nation-wide roadshow on the Cabinet’s decision to set up special task force to probe Bank Negara’s forex losses more than two decades ago
Umno information chief Datuk Seri Annuar Musa has announced that Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties will be going on a nationwide roadshow to inform the public about the special task force set up by the Cabinet to probe Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) foreign exchange trading losses in the 1990s.
He said that the roadshow, scheduled to start on Feb 25, was mooted following attempts by certain parties to question the need for a task force.
Last Friday, I responded promptly to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, who said that I should assist the special task force set up to probe the foreign exchange losses incurred by Bank Negara more than two decades ago as I had been so vocal in the 1990s in the Dewan Rakyat bringing up various motions to propose the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to probe the losses.
I declared that I am prepared to serve on a public probe into Bank Negara forex losses, but the scope of investigations should be expanded to cover the BMF and 1MDB scandals, in view of the new dimension of the country suffering the ignominy and infamy of being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy because of the international multi-billion dollar 1MDB money-laundering scandal touching the honour, credibility and integrity of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak himself.
But there is thunderous silence from Azalina in the past three days. I hope Azalina will have the honour, courage and integrity to propose at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 firstly, to appoint me as a member of the Special Task Force (STS) to probe the Bank Negara forex losses more than two decades ago; and secondly, to expand the terms of reference of the STS to include the 1MDB and the BMF scandals, as well to give priority to the probe into the 1MDB scandal as it is haunting and hounding Malaysia and Malaysians with its international developments and headlines almost every other day.
While we wait for the Cabinet outcome on Wednesday, we have Annuar Musa announcing the launching of an UMNO/BN nation-wide roadshow on the government’s probe into the Bank Negara forex losses more than two decades ago.
I hereby make another offer to the top UMNO/BN leadership – I volunteer to speak at the UMNO/BN nation-wide roadshow on the Cabinet’s decision to set up special task force to probe Bank Negara’s forex losses more than two decades ago
Annuar Musa should inform me in the next 48 hours whether I have to re-schedule my programmes from February 25 onwards in order to speak at the launch-off of the UMNO/BN roadshow this Saturday.