Dr M to chase every sen ‘wrongfully spent by 1MDB’


SHAH ALAM: If the opposition wins the next general election, it will chase every sen that has been allegedly misappropriated by 1MDB, promised Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

This is part of Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) election manifesto, which also aimed to investigate every debt incurred by 1MDB, and all the projects that may just be a waste.

“We will chase all 1MDB and government funds that have been embezzled, that we know is in the hands of certain people.

“And we will also look at the massive land sale to foreigners, to review the impact it may have on the country’s political future,” he said at the official launching of PPBM in Malawati Stadium here last night.

PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin, who was also present, said he would look into limiting the powers of the prime minister.

He would also propose a Royal Commission to investigate the scandals surrounding 1MDB.

“To give justice to the public that has to carry 1MDB’s debt, we will ask for all 1MDB’s stolen money and assets to be returned back to Malaysia as soon as possible.

“This is something that the Barisan Nasional leaders have failed to do.”

The former deputy prime minister however insisted on the importance of having the public’s support first. He said the opposition has to convince the public of its ability to be a good alternative government.

“The people are ready to change the government. But they want to see all opposition parties united, not divided.

“Let there be no three-cornered fight in the elections or the public will not support us.

“They will not be confident of our ability to win the elections if we are divided.”

Muhyiddin also re-floated the idea of a Barisan Rakyat, a coalition comprising all opposition parties that are interested in taking down BN. – FMT

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