Kit Siang: Slow justice on 1MDB price to restore confidence in Malaysia’s law, judges

Lim Kit Siang today acknowledged that Malaysia appears slow in doling out justice on those who pilfered from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) after the United Arab Emirates government sent two key players named in a US rogues’ list to jail for financial crimes.

(MMO) – However, the veteran DAP lawmaker said it is the price the country has to pay to restore public confidence in Malaysia’s rule of law and the independence of its judges.

“Qubaisi and Husseiny’s conviction and jail sentences will make many Malaysians squirm and wonder why the wheels of justice in Malaysia grind so slowly and tardily, but this is the price we have to pay if we want to restore national and international confidence in the rule of law and an independent judiciary in Malaysia,” the Iskandar Puteri MP said in a statement.

Lim was referring to news reports yesterday of former International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) managing director Khadem al-Qubaisi and Mohammed Badawy al-Husseiny who once headed its subsidiary and were sentenced to 15 years and 10 years’ imprisonment respectively for abusing their positions in the Abu Dhabi fund for personal benefit.

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