In his Comment that appeared in the NST yesterday (Monday, April 27, 2015), Tunku Abdul Aziz says quite a lot on the subject which we know is and has been very close to his heart. Tunku Aziz, as we know, is a man with strong principles in life. It is due to such principles that the once Deputy Vice Chairman of DAP quit the party in the run up to the 2013 General Elections.
I have had the privilege of meeting up with the man himself on a few occasions, just for brief discussions. I have not an iota of doubt of his integrity and moral values. It is with such awe and respect that I'm writing to highlight certain omissions and seek opinions from the learned man who is the founding member of the Malaysian Chapter of Transparency International.
Firstly, taking note of the above paragraph in which Tunku Abdul Aziz calls for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to lodge reports with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (of which Tunku is a board member) and the Police, I would like to inform Tunku that detailed reports to the respective agencies have been lodged. In the case of the Police, a specific report has also been lodged against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and two others from 1MDB.
So far there has been two police reports, including the one with specific mention of Najib Razak, and another report to the MACC. More reports may follow suit if the agencies remain like a tiger chained to the pole.
I'm sure the learned Tunku Aziz was not suggesting that the respective authorities would commence some form of investigations ONLY if Dr Mahathir himself lodges reports to the trusted agencies. If that is how investigating agencies operate in our country, then I would suggest Dr Mahathir to seriously consider Tunku Aziz's suggestion.
Secondly, I also fully agree with Tunku Aziz that 'we should not short-circuit the systems and procedures that regulate the conduct of government business'.
Dear Tunku Abdul Aziz,
Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak who is 1MDB's Chairman of the Board of Advisors, Finance Minister and Prime Minister is someone who has been directly implicated in the 1MDB scandal.
Najib is implicated not only in his positions/capacity as mentioned above but also due to his personal/family association with dubious characters linked to the 1MDB scandal. His wife is also very much in the picture.
Do you, as a learned person who is seen to be fighting corruption, upholding transparency, good governance and everything good that comes with it, share my opinion that Najib Razak should take leave from all Government positions until the Police, MACC, Auditor General and the Public Accounts Committee complete their probe into the 1MDB scandal?
Give us a Yes or No.
Should the Prime Minister not go on leave to allow the respective agencies unlimited access, free hand and a free-from-intimidation environment to complete the probe?
p/s Najib's position as Umno president, though very much inter-related, is another matter and is being addressed despite overwhelming scare tactics and RM.