Tony Pua: PAC chair’s satisfaction with 1MDB boss’ testimony only personal opinion


(Malay mail Online) – Public Accounts Committee (PAC) member Tony Pua disputes committee chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin’s statement that PAC is satisfied so far with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) president Arul Kanda Kandasamy’s testimony.

Pua, who is Petaling Jaya Utara MP from the DAP, said it was merely Hasan himself who was satisfied halfway through questioning Arul Kanda this morning.

Arul is expected to continue his testimony before the PAC this afternoon.

“It is not the PAC’s opinion as we have not deliberated on his answers and we have not heard from the other parties,” Pua wrote on his Facebook page today.

Yesterday, the PAC concluded two days of grilling former 1MDB chief executive Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi in its investigation into the debt-laden state investment firm.

Once the PAC finishes questioning Arul Kanda, the committee will call 1MDB chairman Tan Sri Lodin Wak Kamaruddin to give his statement.

The committee was briefed by the Auditor-General on his final report on the audit on 1MDB.