1MDB hits back at PAC panel member Tony Pua in response to his questioning of parliamentary report

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has hit out at opposition MP Tony Pua, saying that he cannot question the contents of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on it after signing it off to Parliament.

The company said this in response to a comment made on Friday (April 8) by the Democratic Action Party's Mr Pua, who is a PAC member, that he was "80 per cent satisfied" with the contents of the 106-page report tabled in Parliament on Thursday.

"You can't be 80 per cent pregnant, Pua," 1MDB said in a statement on Friday.

"Shockingly, Pua, having signed off without reservation on the PAC report to Parliament, is now seeking to backpedal and question the contents of the report, saying that he is only 80 per cent satisfied.

"1MDB has provided to the National Audit Department (JAN) all documents in its possession. It has also explained to JAN why other documents could not be procured," it said.

It added that despite being aware of the situation, Mr Pua, who is also Petaling Jaya Utara MP, persisted with his "recycled rantings".

"The consensus report is a comprehensive and conclusive document. The PAC has asked the relevant enforcement agency to further investigate certain matters.

"Pua now needs to respect the collective will of the PAC, switch off the political rhetoric and allow the lawful authorities to do their job," said 1MDB.