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How can speaker bars questions on DOJ lawsuit in parliament?

History will not look kindly at 13th Parliament as it pretends that the 1MDB financial scandal and infamy of Malaysia as “global kleptocracy” are no issues at all!

Today, we have the Speaker’s ruling barring all questions on the US Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit filed on July 20 seeking forfeiture of US$1billion 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland from over US$3 billion international embezzlement, misappropriation and money-laundering of 1MDB funds on the ground that it is “sub judice”.

DAP MP for Puchong Gobind Singh Deo and I immediately objected to the Speaker’s ruling. I asked how the “sub judice” rule in Malaysian Parliament could apply in connection with litigation proceedings in foreign lands while Gobind asked whether the Speaker had read the 136-page DOJ lawsuit.

However, the Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia said his ruling was “final” and would not be reviewed unless there is a substantive motion under Standing Order 43 to review it.

I then intimated that there would be a motion under Standing Order 43 to review the Speaker’s ruling and asked for an assurance from the Speaker that time would be allocated to debate the substantive motion – but such an assurance was not forthcoming.

All patriotic Malaysians who love the country deeply and passionately must feel ashamed and outraged that since the May meeting of Parliament some five months ago, Malaysia has acquired the international infamy being a “global kleptocracy”, especially after the July 20 lawsuit initiated by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to forfeit over US$1 billion of 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland from over US$3 billion international embezzlement, misappropriation and money-laundering of 1MDB funds and the recent actions by the Swiss and Singapore financial regulatory authorities to either close down banks or institute criminal proceedings in connection with 1MDB money-laundering crimes.

The 1MDB global scandal and the infamy of Malaysia becoming a “global kleptocracy” should be the first item of parliamentary business when Parliament reconvened today, but Speaker’s shocking ruling has given the official excuse for Government and Parliament to pretend that they not relevant and pertinent concerns and to perform the Malaysian magic of making a global problem disappear into thin air in Malaysia!

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History will not look kindly at 13th Parliament as it pretends that the 1MDB financial scandal and infamy of Malaysia as “global kleptocracy” are no issues at all!
18 October 2016 – blog.limkitsiang.com


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