All on-going investigations into the 1MDB scandal are no longer trustworthy as the people no longer have faith in them, even if the outcomes may be true, a BN Youth leader has declared.
Therefore, an independent Royal Commission of Inquiry should be set up to investigate the matter, Gerakan Deputy Youth chairperson Andy Yong told Malaysiakini today.
“Generally, Malaysians, especially those who are educated and without vested interests, will not believe the investigation report or outcome by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Public Accounts Committee, Attorney-General or the police – even if the findings are true.
“Hence, the only solution is to set up a truly independent RCI,” Yong (photo) said.
He said members of the RCI into 1MDB should consist of people from all walks of life including professionals, judges, business people and ordinary citizens.
“Transparent and fair appointment can be made via the selection of jury in a court system or vote by equal numbers of MPs from both political sides,” Yong said, adding that honesty is the best policy.
The MACC announced yesterday that the RM2.6 billion deposited into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal accounts were from donations and not from the 1MDB account.
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This left many Malaysians in disbelief. Social media users took to Twitter to vent their frustrations, making the hashtag #DearNajib one of the top trending topics yesterday.