Bring those responsible for the stolen RM19billion to justice, if true – Khairy told Lim

KUALA LUMPUR: The police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should urgently investigate the Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng`s claim in Parliament that the previous government Barisan Nasional (BN) government has stolen RM19 billion from GST refunds.

“If true, bring those responsible to justice. Such a misappropriation, if true, must be investigated thoroughly & openly.

“Otherwise we are left with sensational headlines about RM19 billion missing or stolen without any real evidence being presented,” the former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin wrote on Twitter.

The accusation is so serious that an investigation must be carried out immediately, he said, adding that he would file reports with the police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to push for their investigations.

“I do not think an internal inquiry (by the minister of finance) is sufficient when a serious allegation of misappropriation has been made.

“Since (Lim) is not keen on anything beyond an internal inquiry for now, I would like to nudge this along in the public’s interest,” Khairy wrote on Twitter.-Malaysia World News (MWN)

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