My first question in the April Parliament will be on the British mass media allegations on corruption, bribery and improprieties


by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, March 12, 1994:

My first question in the April Parliament will be on the British mass media allegations on corruption, bribery and improprieties

My first question in the April Parliament, which will be officially opened for the last time by the present Yang di Pertuan Agong, Raja Azlan Shah before the expiry of his term on April 26, will be on the British mass media allegations on corruption, bribery and improprieties against the Malaysian Government and its leaders.

I have yesterday given notice to the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, Tan Sri Zahir Ismail, that my first four questions for Parliament next month would be as follows:

Tuesday, 12th April 1994

To ask the Prime Minister why the Government has not established a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate into the numerous allegations about corruption, bribery and improprieties in the British mass media in the past few months concerning:

 the RMS billion Malaysian purchase of British arms, and in particular in the overcharging of Hawk jetfight-ers, frigates, radar and. communications systems;

 the RM1.8 billion Pergau hydro-electric dam project;

 the Tenaga Nasional privatisation and floating of Tenaga shares;

 the billion-ringgit Antah-Biwatsr waterworks projects; and

 the suppression of important documents in the RM2.5 billion Bumiputera Malaysia Finance scandal by the British Government as a favour to Malaysian Government;

how the Government proposes to account to Parliament and: the Malaysian people in connection with the serious questions which had been raised by these British mass media allegations; and whether the Prime Minister has decided to take legal action against London Sunday Times on its Wimpey report on February 20, 1994.

Wednesday, 13th April 1994

To ask the Prime Minister the results so far of government and police investigations into Australian mass media reports that Malaysian politicians had received bribes from Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), whether the government and UMNO politicians and. MPs alleged to have been receiving ASIS bribes until four years ago are holding important government posts, and to explain the double-standards of the Government in its reactions to the Sydney Sunday Telegraph report of January 16, 1994 and the Canberra Times report of February 3, 1994.

Thursday, 14th April 1994

To ask the Prime Minister the outcome of the re-opening of investigations by the Anti-Corruption Agency into the MIC Presi dent and Minister for Energy, Telecommunications and Posts and the MAIKA Telekom shares hijacking scandal, and whether the ACA had recommended arrests and prosecutions to the Public Prosecutor.

Monday, 18th April 1994

To ask the Minister of Education what actions the Ministry of Education had taken in the plagiarism allegation made against one of the new Professors of University of Malaya to safeguard the reputation of Malaysian universities in general and the University of Malaya in particular for intellectual and academic excellence and ethics.

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