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MP questions wavering stand of former ministers

Shahrir used to be a minister in the federal Cabinet.

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KUALA LUMPUR — October 25, 2016: A Member of Parliament who also served as a federal minister has questioned the wavering stand of two former ministers in the Dewan Rakyat on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad issue.

In this regards, Tan Sri Shahrir Samad of Johor Bahru said former rural and regional development minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and former second finance minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah had never raised any objection on the 1MDB rationalisation plan when they were in the Cabinet.

“The plan was decided by the Cabinet and Shafie, as a minister, agreed to it. Why didn’t he object then?

“I was a minister. Later I contested as an independent against the BN (Barisan Nasional). But in my campaigns I did not raise any of the issues which I had agreed to,” Shahrir said to reporters at the Parliament lobby today.

Shafie, the MP for Semporna, had questioned several government decisions on 1MDB during the debate on the 2017 Supply Bill.

Yesterday, Husni, the MP for Tambun, also raised questions on 1MDB and asked the government to be more efficient and transparent in managing the national economy.

Shahrir, who is chairman of the BN Back Benchers Club, said the former ministers must adhere to principles and not resort to being populist just because they wanted to oppose the BN.

Ketereh MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa said Husni and Shafie should have focused on policy shortcomings instead of questioning implementation.

He said that 1MDB is essentially good but faced problems in implementation. — Bernama




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