Thursday, March 15, 2018
Justice and Common Sense has Prevailed
Salleh Said Keruak
Today, a motion submitted by Swiss MP Carlo Sommaruga, was debated in the Swiss National Assembly. YB Lim Kit Siang, YB Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, certain Malaysian online media portals and so-called independent NGO leaders, such as Cynthia Gabriel of C4, shamelessly tried to spread fake news, by linking the motion to 1MDB.
Their perfidy even extended to letters being written to Swiss MPs and representatives of the Malaysian NGOs taking a junket to Switzerland, to lobby Swiss MPs to support the motion.
The Swiss Parliament today voted to throw out the motion, with an overwhelming majority of 138 MPs voting against, and only 53 MPs voting in favour. Notwithstanding this, the position of 1MDB and the Ministry of Finance has been very clear- the motion is a concern only for the Swiss Government, Swiss Parliament and Swiss Courts. It has nothing to do with 1MDB as the monies being sought by the Opposition does not belong to 1MDB.
Fortunately, justice and common sense has prevailed, over fake news and biased reporting.