DAP has invited MCA's Chua Tee Yong to explain the alleged Talam-Selangor scandal in detail.
Selangor DAP Treasurer and Subang Jaya assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh invited Chua to come on one of two dates (24th and 25th this month) to do so.
“I think he owes an explanation, [because] day in and day out, he can’t explain how the RM1 billion figure came out,” she told reporters at DAP’s headquarters here.
The two dates were divided into a Chinese-language and English/Bahasa Malaysia forums.
Both entitled “Talam Debt Controversy: RM1 billion scandal or RM1 billion mega-blunder?”, the Chinese-language one would be held at the Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall on July 24 at 7.30pm.
Speakers on that day would include DAP MPs Teresa Kok (Seputeh) and Tony Pua (Petaling Jaya Utara).
The English/BM one would be held at Dewan Serbaguna, Jalan SS15/4 Subang Jaya on July 25, 8.30pm.
Speakers on that day would include Pua, Yeoh and PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli.
The invitation was a response to Chua’s recent slur against Pua, claiming that the latter could not calculate or read the Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad’s (PNSB) balance sheet.
Chua said that because of this, the DAP MP was not fit to debate over the Talam matter with him.
Pua had previously explained PNSB’s current monetary status, showing that the state subsidiary had done better in recent times.
This was a response to Chua’s allegation that PNSB was burdened through the buying of formerly-owned Talam land from the Selangor state government.
Adding to this, Yeoh said that the invitation was a chance for Chua to teach Pua “how to do proper accounting”.