PETALING JAYA, June 29 — A member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Tony Pua has been urged to withdraw from the committee in view of his prejudicial views on the investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) controversy.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the government was now in the process of searching for the truth to resolve the 1MDB problem, and the DAP politician liked to issue judgmental comments while the PAC investigation was still ongoing.
“He should leave the PAC. He will not only shame the PAC, but also the Parliamentary system itself.
“He should be more responsible,” Ahmad Shabery told reporters at a function, here today.
The minister also described the action by Pua, the Petaling Jaya Member of Parliament, who had the tendency to criticise the 1MDB as bringing down his own integrity.
“Thus he is no longer qualified to sit in the PAC. He makes biased statements, he should be ashamed, his party should be ashamed, his supporters and those associated with him should also feel ashamed,” he said.
Earlier, lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah suggested that Pua withdrew from the PAC to enable investigation into 1MDB to proceed in a transparent and fair manner.
However, the statement was perceived by Pua as an effort to block him from expressing himself.