Malaysian Finance Ministry has not given a single document on 1MDB - PAC

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has yet to receive documents from the Finance Ministry relating to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has yet to receive documents from the Finance Ministry relating to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/Asia News Network) - The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has yet to receive documents from the Finance Ministry relating to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

PAC member Tony Pua said it was not only 1MDB, which had yet to pass documents such as bank statements and relevant agreements, to the Auditor-General.

Despite meeting Ministry of Finance (MoF) officials in April, the PAC has not received any documents from then.

He added that PAC also did not receive documents from auditors Deloitte and KPMG, when they met in May and June.

"It was agreed during the meetings, the process of handing over the documents to PAC from the auditors would be via the MoF" he said.

Pua said he was concerned that MoF officers were being prevented or being ordered not to hand over these documents, which PAC needs to conduct their investigations.

"The question is, are there instructions to prevent these documents from reaching PAC, or is there any intention of delaying it as long as possible?" Pua asked.

The Petaling Jaya Utara MP said he welcomes the investigations being carried out against 1MDB by the special task force following allegations in The Wall Street Journal.

In his personal view, Pua said the 1MDB issue was a "monstrous" scandal.

"Reading some of the details, it still gives me the feeling of sheer disbelief at the scale of the problems that have arisen."

Pua said he did not know how long it would take to resolve the issue.