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Bring it on, Arul Kanda tells Pua on 1MDB debate challenge

Posted: 15 Apr 2016 12:38 AM PDT

1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) president and group executive director Arul Kanda Kandasamy has accepted Tony Pua's challenge to a debate following the conclusion of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) investigation into the government investment arm.

In a statement on Friday, Arul Kanda questioned the Petaling Jaya Utara MP's remarks calling him a liar and asking him to resign from 1MDB just hours before issuing the debate challenge on Thursday.

"It is clear that YB Tony is confused and contradicts himself. He does not know if he loves me or hates me.

"He says I should resign, then says I need to stay on and debate with him," he said.

Arul Kanda also said that he hopes Pua, who is a member of the PAC, had consulted the Parliament Speaker before issuing the challenge.

"To avoid being embarrassed a second time, I hope YB Tony has first checked with the Speaker of Parliament before issuing this debate challenge," he said.

Arul Kanda said that despite questioning him for two full days at the PAC hearing, Pua still wanted "to spend quality time" with him.

"Far be it from me, to deny YB Tony this pleasure.

"I hereby accept the debate challenge. Bring it on!" he said.

On April 7, the 106-page PAC report on 1MDB was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat.

This is the second time Pua has challenged Arul Kanda to a live debate over 1MDB.
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia had said that to safeguard Parliament's integrity, Pua should first resign from the PAC if he wanted to debate with Arul Kanda.

Donation to Najib came from Saudi Arabia, confirms Saudi's foreign minister

Posted: 14 Apr 2016 11:06 PM PDT

Saudi's foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir has admitted that the donation to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak came from Saudi Arabia.

"We are aware of the donation and it is genuine with nothing expected in return. We are also fully aware that the Attorney-General of Malaysia has thoroughly investigated the matter and found no wrongdoing.

"So, as far as we are concerned, the matter is closed," he told Malaysian reporters here on Thursday.

Earlier, Adel held a bilateral meeting with Najib on the sidelines of the 13th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali had, on Jan 26, cleared Najib of any wrongdoing in relation to investigations into SRC International Sdn Bhd and the RM2.6bil alleged to have been deposited into his personal bank account.

Mohamed Apandi said investigations revealed that the amount deposited was RM2.08bil, which was a personal donation from the Saudi royal family in 2013, of which RM2.03bil was returned to the contributor the same year.

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