White House calls for transparency in wake of scandal

Source: FMT News | Reuters

The civil lawsuits present a potentially thorny issue for the two countries that have grown closer during the administration of President Barack Obama.

The civil lawsuits present a potentially thorny issue for the two countries that have grown closer during the administration of President Barack Obama.

WASHINGTON: The White House urged Malaysia on Thursday to demonstrate good governance and a transparent business climate, a day after US prosecutors sued to try and seize $1 billion in assets they said were bought with money stolen from a state development fund.

The civil lawsuits present a potentially thorny issue for the two countries that have grown closer during the administration of President Barack Obama, who has visited the southeast Asian nation twice in the last two years.

The lawsuits will likely affect relations, but they did not come as a surprise, said a US congressional aide. “It has been a concern of a lot of people for a long time. Corruption in Malaysia is a huge problem,” the aide said.

No criminal charges have been filed in the scandal surrounding Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund, which was overseen by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Read more

Siapa pun ‘Malaysian Official 1’, kerajaan Malaysia mesti bertanggungjawab – Dr Aziz Bari

Sumber: Roketkini

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KUALA LUMPUR, 22 JULAI: Pakar perlembagaan Dr Abdul Aziz Bari, berkata kerajaan tidak perlu berdolak-dalik terhadap pendedahan Jabatan Kehakiman Amerika Syarikat, sebaliknya mesti bertanggungjawab kerana 1MDB adalah syarikat kerajaan Malaysia.Ini katanya termasuklah melalui campur tangan Yang di-Pertuan Agong.Tindakan kerajaan yang disifatkannya sebagai cubaan ‘mengawal kerosakan’ itu bagaimanapun tidak menjadikan kerajaan dilihat bersih sebaliknya seolah-olah mengesahkan segala pendedahan yang dibuat pelbagai pihak termasuk parti-parti pembangkang, portal Sarawak Report dan blog-blog politik sebelum ini.

“Siapapun Malaysian Official 1 itu, 1MDB tetap milik kerajaan Malaysia. Kerajaan kena bertanggungjawab, kena jawab, dan yang akhirnya pada saya, Yang Di Pertuan Agong kena ambil tindakan. Jangan beri amaran lagi, perlu desak Najib buat tindakan yang sepatutnya,” tegasnya ketika dihubungi Roketkini. Read more

We’ll keep fighting, reminding Putrajaya of Sarawak’s rights – Adenan

Source: The Borneo Post Online

Adenan Satem

Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem. Pic taken from The Borneo Post Online.

KUCHING: It is the duty of Sarawak to remind officials from Kuala Lumpur of the pertinence of the Malaysia Agreement 1963.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who pointed this out during Sarawak Day 2016 celebration today (July 22), conceded that “there has been constant erosion of power given to us over the last 50 over years.”

He said Sarawak was in the process of claiming its rights and there had been a response from the federal government – a committee had been formed to work out the details.

“Those officials in Kuala Lumpur were not even born in 1963. They are ignorant. It is therefore our duty to remind them of the agreement. Read more

EAIC receives most complaints against police, chairman says

Source: The Malay Mail Online

EAIC chairman Datuk Yaacob Md Sam said 28 complaints were referred to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), 52 were referred to disciplinary authorities, 40 were referred to PDRM and MACC disciplinary authorities while 350 complaints had full investigations conducted. — Picture by Mohd Yusof Mat Isa

EAIC chairman Datuk Yaacob Md Sam said 28 complaints were referred to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), 52 were referred to disciplinary authorities, 40 were referred to PDRM and MACC disciplinary authorities while 350 complaints had full investigations conducted. — Picture by Mohd Yusof Mat Isa

PUTRAJAYA, July 22 — The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) received 1,551 complaints of misconduct in six years since its establishment in which 80 per cent or 1,065 of them involved the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).

EAIC chairman Datuk Yaacob Md Sam said 28 complaints were referred to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), 52 were referred to disciplinary authorities, 40 were referred to PDRM and MACC disciplinary authorities while 350 complaints had full investigations conducted.

The remaining 859 complaints received since April 2011 until Wednesday were rejected, he said.

Speaking at a media conference after opening an EAIC Complaint and Customer Service Counter here yesterday, Yaacob said the large number of personnel and officers as well as the wide provision of law enforcement were among the factors PDRM were ahead of other enforcement agencies in getting complaints from the public.

“PDRM is the leading enforcement agency dealing with the people and the situation may cause dissatisfaction which drives the people to lodge their complaints,” he said.

On the percentage of complaints resolved, Yaacob said all complaints presented in 2011 to 2014 were completely solved while 93 per cent of the complaints were settled last year.  Read more