PKR sue PM, 1MDB and EC over the RM2.6b ‘donation’

Insulting words from Nazri.
“This is a stupid move by PKR. She (Nurul Izzah Anwar) is a runt, who only just became an MP and does not understand the law.”

5:00PM Aug 12, 2015

By Shakira Buang

PKR’s suit against PM stupid, says Nazri

PKR’s suit against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is stupid, said Umno supreme council member Nazri Abdul Aziz.

He said the opposition clearly did not understand the law.

“This is a stupid move by PKR. She (Nurul Izzah Anwar) is a runt, who only just became an MP and does not understand the law,” he said in a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

Nazri called on PKR to prove their claims that BN candidates had spent more than RM200,000 each in the last election.

He said the Elections Act allowed parliamentary candidates to spend up to RM200,000 for their campaign, and as such, doesn’t see what the fuss is about.

“Even if they spend RM10 million after or before the elections, let them be,” he said.


Aug 12, 2015

By Alyaa Azhar

Opposition sue PM, 1MDB and EC over ‘RM2.6b’

Opposition figures sue PM , and EC

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PKR has filed a civil suit against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for alleged electoral offences, following The Wall Street Journal’s exposé on the RM2.6 billion deposit in the premier’s bank accounts.

PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar said the suit, which was filed today, was also named Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and the Election Commission (EC) as plaintifs.

“The RM2.6 billion used was 26 times more than the allowed amount of money (to be used during elections), as outlined by the country’s laws,” said Nurul Izzah in a press conference at the party’s headquarters today.

11:27AM Aug 12, 2015

By Hafiz Yatim

Graft, polls rigging claims in suit against Najib

In the suit against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and 1MDB, PKR and a PAS former central committee member are making the allegations of money laundering, corruption and rigging of the 13th general elections (GE13) with the use of public funds.

The plaintiffs also claimed that Najib as a finance minister had allegedly breached his fiduciary duty.

The plaintiffs are seeking several declarations; namely that Najib had committed corrupt practices with the fund of RM2.7 billion entering into his personal accounts, BN be de-registered, the conclusion of the 222 parliamentary seats had been compromised, and hence the results of the GE13 be set-aside.

They also want reliefs from the court that each of the defendants, either acting individually or with each other, had maliciously and dishonestly practiced fraud on the Malaysian electorates by the commission of corrupt and illegal practices, and as a consequence the results of GE13 be declared null and void.

Anwar, Saifuddin, Dzulkefly, Nurul Izzah and Tian Chua are also seeking that fresh elections be held within 120 days of the order and that the said elections be conducted freely and fairly in accordance with the Federal Constitution.

They also want orders that an enquiry be held on 1MDB or 1MDB-related companies dealt by Najib and BN for the purpose of the GE13, and that any payment that the prime minister received from 1MDB or other sources used for the said elections be disclosed.

The six of them further sought exemplary and general damages from the action.

Malay Mail Online

After WSJ exposé, PKR hauls PM, 1MDB to court for alleged electoral offences


zaAfter WSJ’s exposé, PKR has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the prime minister and several others, accusing them of violating election laws on campaign expenses. ― File pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 ― As a follow-up to the Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) exposé last month on the RM2.6 billion in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s accounts, PKR announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the prime minister and several others, accusing them of violating election laws on campaign expenses.

According to the party’s central executive council member Sivarasa Rasiah, other defendants named in the suit are Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and the Election Commission (EC).

He said the suit, filed today, includes Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Nurul Izzah Anwar, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Chua Tian Chang and Saifuddin Nasution Ismail as plaintiffs.

In a report on July 2, US-based daily WSJ, citing documents from Malaysian investigators currently scrutinising the troubled 1MDB’s financials, claimed that a money trail showed that US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) was moved among government agencies, banks and companies before it ended up in Najib’s accounts, two months before the 13th general election in May 2013.

It was previously alleged that the funds were used for Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Election 2013 campaigns but detractors have pointed out that this would be illegal as RM2.6 billion far surpasses the legal limit allowed by Malaysia’s election laws.

Last week, Malay Mail Online reported the EC as calling for legislation that requires all political parties to declare their sources of funding to make elections more transparent.

EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusof pointed out that the election agency does not have any investigative powers to find out if election candidates spend more than the limits of RM200,000 for parliamentary seats and RM100,000 for state seats, as they only rely on receipts submitted by the candidates.

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