Ex-Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has asked that a commission be set up to investigate the affairs of 1MDB.
Umno Youth Leader Khairy Jamaluddin has asked that certain people be called to testify in front of the PAC in its ongoing investigation into the affairs of 1MDB, Jho Low being one of those people.
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has asked that the entire Board of Directors of 1MDB be sacked as punishment for what happened in 1MDB and for the police to be brought in -- presumably to investigate whether any crime has been committed and whether there should be any arrests and indictments into possible crimes committed by certain people.
And the opposition, of course, has asked for Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s resignation for what they consider the mismanagement or even possible transgressions in 1MDB.
The issue that all these people have been harping on is that 1MDB has to explain what happened to the money, in this case a figure of RM42 billion has been quoted. They want to know whether the money is still safe or whether the money has disappeared, as some people allege.
How can all these suggestions from various people answer the question that everyone is asking -- whether the money is still safe or whether the money has disappeared? Is this not what the PAC is doing, trying to answer that question? The PAC, in fact, has said that its investigation is going to be deeper and wider than that. And we have not yet heard what the scope of this investigation is going to be.
If we keep politicising this issue and keep making political ‘noise’, that is not going to provide the answer to the question we are all asking. The only way to get that answer is to wait for the PAC to provide that answer once its investigation is complete.
Can’t we just allow the PAC to do the job it has been asked to do and see what it comes out with? We have not even read the PAC report yet and we are acting like we already know what the report is going to be when even the PAC itself does not have all the answers yet.
Are we really interested in the answers or are we just interested in a witch-hunt? We appear more interested in punishing those we suspect of possible crimes without even determining if in the first place any crime has been committed, and if so by whom, whereas we keep saying we are only interested to know what happened to the money.