8:51 am - Wednesday April 25, 2018

Govt lauds Swiss action to reject motion controversial funds

FILE PHOTO: Workmen are pictured on site at the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

MO,17/3/2018, MACHANG: Swiss parliament’s move to reject a motion for “corruption funds” to be repatriated to their countries of origin has quashed claims peddled by Malaysia’s opposition on the matter. Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob when met here today said it also proved that the opposition had committed slander. On Wednesday, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) reiterated that it had neither lost monies nor own the CHF104 million (RM430 million) held by the Swiss Federal Treasury.

Responding to news and press statements by opposition leaders about the motion, 1MDB hence said the amount in question could neither be claimed by the firm nor the Malaysian government. Opposition leaders Lim Kit Siang and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had written letters to members of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland for the motion to be debated. Ismail said despite clarifications and disclaimers made, many were taken for a ride by the opposition.

“We believe the parliamentarian (Swiss Social Democratic Party lawmaker Carlo Sammaruga who had tabled the motion) has a personal agenda against Malaysia and is close to the opposition here.”


Filed in: Nasional, Topik Pilihan

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