KUALA LUMPUR — July 14, 2020: Parliamentarians are calling for a royal commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of misconduct by Lembaga Tabung Haji’s previous management, with the proposal first sounded out by the agency’s former chairman Abdul Azeez Rahim, the Perikatan Nasional representative for Baling.
He found support for this from opposition leader and PKR president (Port Dickson) who commented that this may calm down a situation that has created heated discussions and is a burden to the people.
Anwar also wants the minister in charge of Islamic affairs to provide some views and explanation on the alleged mismanagement.
Ahmad Maslan (PN-Pontian) also questioned TH’s lack of financial reporting during the rule by Pakatan Harapan in 2018 and 2019 and that this failure to present the report to Parliament violated the Statutory Bodies (Accounts and Annual Report) Act.
“Barisan Nasional never failed to present the agency’s audited financial report every year. How can the hibah or dividend be announced when the account is not audited?” asked Maslan.