I’ll talk on live TV if Pua quits PAC, 1MDB boss says


(Malay Mail Online) – 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) president Arul Kanda Kandasamy has accepted Tony Pua’s challenge to a discussion on live television on condition that the DAP lawmaker leaves the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Arul Kanda said it would be a conflict of interest for Pua to discuss with him on television the allegations against 1MDB as the parliamentary committee is currently investigating the state investment firm.

“Despite his efforts to do so, YB Tony Pua cannot be judge, jury and executioner,” Arul Kanda said in a statement.

“As such, I trust he will have the courage to do the right thing and resign from the PAC in order for us to have, in his words, a ‘no-holds barred’ discussion on live television,” he added.

Pua, who is Petaling Jaya Utara MP, challenged earlier today Arul Kanda to join him in a live talk show to disprove once and for all the allegations levied against 1MDB.

Yesterday, Arul Kanda reportedly told BernamaTV that there was no cover up of 1MDB’s activities and that it would be impossible to do so as the firm was being probed by five agencies.