“Nazri must provide explanation on his court testimony in PKFZ case”

(Malaysian Digest) – Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar today said the Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz must provide an explanation to the public regarding to his court testimony in the case of Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.

Speaking to reporters in Parliament today, Mahfuz said the statement made by Nazri in court gave an impression that cabinet members in this country are afraid of the power possessed by the prime minister.

“Nazri in court said that there are majority of Cabinet members who disagree with the project. However, they had to agree to it fearing that it would become a bigger issue. I think Nazri needs to explain to the media the names of Cabinet members who disagreed with the project and what he meant by saying that they have finally decided to agree because of they fear that bigger issue will rise. What bigger issue is he talking about?” asked Mahfuz.

“This is something interesting for the people to know from Nazri because he is a member of the cabinet at the time. So as one of the senior ministers in the cabinet today, Nazri must give an explanation,” he added.

Mahfuz who is also PAS vice-president said it is inappropriate for Cabinet members who do not agree with the proposed project to be forced into giving consent when they knew the project will eventually caused problems to the country.

“So for me it proved to us that our Cabinet members are afraid of the Prime Minister as the leader of the cabinet. They are just ‘Pak Turut’ and did not function in the cabinet,” said Mahfuz.

Mahfuz said he believed that the practice still continues until now, and showed how weak the cabinet members in this country are.