Najib should be referred to the Parliamentary Committee of Privileges for tampering with the Auditor-General’s 1MDB audit report before it was presented to the last Parliament
Former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Pekan, Datuk Seri Najib Razak should be referred to the Parliamentary Committee of Privileges for tampering with the Auditor-General’s 1MDB audit report before it was presented to the last Parliament.
The Auditor-General Madinah Mohamad has confirmed that the then prime minister Najib Abdul Razak summoned her predecessor Ambrin Buang on Feb 22, 2016, and instructed certain parts of the report to be expunged.
She added that Najib's private secretary Shukry Mohd Salleh had also instructed the mentions of businessperson Low Taek Jho, a central figure in the 1MDB scandal, to be removed.
This is a most shocking disclosure and a total abuse of power which attacks the very basis of parliamentary integrity and which must viewed most seriously by all Malaysians, in particular Members of Parliament.
Even Utusan Malaysia, until a few days ago the unthinking mouthpiece of UMNO and Najib, have said that Najib and civil servant who purported to have conspired with him are traitors if allegations they tampered with the 1MDB audit report are true.
Utusan said: "If this really happened, this is an utmost betrayal of the trust given by the people to Najib and other civil servants."
If it is established that Najib had tampered with the former Auditor-General’s audit report on 1MDB, then it is up to the Committee of Privileges to recommend to Parliament what punitive measure should be meted out to Najib.