Reopen probe into Bank Negara forex scandal? No problem, says Anwar

Fiasco took place when opposition leader served as finance minister in 1994

(The Vibes) – Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he has no issues reopening the investigation into the RM33 billion Bank Negara Malaysia foreign exchange (forex) scandal that took place in 1994 when he was finance minister.

“My stand is clear. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, come tomorrow, can instruct the attorney-general to reopen investigations. I have no problem.

“This is where I differ with Datuk Seri Najib. I don’t want any cases involving politicians are covered up using political machinery or torture. I don’t like that political and government machinery is misused to intimidate political rivals.”

He was questioned by Datuk Seri Najib Razak during last night’s debate with the former prime minister bringing up the lack of a forensic audit on the matter.

This came about after Anwar insisted on a forensic audit into the financially distressed Sapura Energy Bhd even though Najib suggested a bailout by national oil company Petronas.

Najib questioned Anwar over the “No Further Action” classification over the police report lodged during the Pakatan Harapan administration.

“I would like to know what your stand on this is,” Najib told Anwar.

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