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PAS clarifies its ‘satisfied’ statement over 1MDB

 | August 13, 2017

Party’s deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man says there's no point crying over spilt milk and it wants to see a quick solution to problems.

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PETALING JAYA: PAS today addressed harsh criticism hurled at the party regarding its stance that it was “satisfied” with 1MDB’s rationalisation plan.

Recently, PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man was reported as saying that the party was satisfied with the explanation given by 1MDB CEO and president Arul Kanda on 1MDB’s debts and the company’s rationalisation plan.

Explaining his statement, Tuan Ibrahim said just because the party was satisfied with the rationalisation plan, it did not mean it was satisfied with the alleged misappropriation of funds involving the company.

“We condemn corruption and misappropriation of the rakyat’s money but throwing insults and slander is not going to fix the problem,” he said at a press conference at the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) auditorium here today.

He revealed that after the meeting with Arul Kanda, the party realised that there were few options left when it came to addressing the problem other than selling its assets.

“We don’t like it but there’s no point crying over spilt milk.

“We want this matter resolved quickly.”

He claimed PAS had made a decision to avoid the immature politics practised by most political parties today and would open itself to discussions and negotiations with anyone who was willing.

This prompted reporters to ask whether that meant PAS was also willing to negotiate seat allocations with PKR and DAP, especially when many had voiced their worry over three-cornered fights in the next general election.

“PAS has already made clear its decision to cut ‘political ties’ with both parties and that’s our policy.

“However, we are open to any negotiations and discussions even with them, just so long as it does not involve politics,” Tuan Ibrahim responded.

PAS ‘satisfied’ with 1MDB’s explanation on rationalisation


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