Cabinet expressed confidence that no wrongdoing has been committed within 1MDB, and their desire for the company to be allowed to implement the proposed outcomes of its strategic review. Cabinet was told that the recent allegations directed at 1MDB relate to transactions undertaken by third parties such as Petrosaudi, not 1MDB. The relevant investments of 1MDB have been returned in full with significant audited profit.
Prime Minister’s Office, announcing the cabinet has found nothing wrong with 1MDB
If any wrongdoing is proven, the law will be enforced without exception.
Najib Razak, Prime Minister, instructing the auditor-general to independently verify 1Malaysia Development Bhd's (1MDB) accounts
Of course the scope of the audit can be widened but that is up to the Auditor-General. But letting an independent party like the Auditor-General's Department to audit 1MDB is certainly a good step by the federal government.
Nur Jazlan, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman
The PMO statement suggests that the power over 1MDB is no longer the exclusive of the Prime Minister. The Cabinet appears to be taking a direct collective responsibility. This could be useful for the Prime Minister. He now shifts part of the responsibility for 1MDB to the Cabinet. What started off as his one-man show is now collective burden of the Cabinet.
A Kadir Jasin, former News Straits Times group editor in chief
PKR will focus on all the 49 seats we contested in the 10th state election in 2011.
Baharuddin Mokhsen, PKR election committee deputy chairman, insisting that the party would be contesting 49 seats in the upcoming Sarawak state election
There’s no reason for the other leaders to declare their assets. There is nothing wrong with declaring, but there is no need to.
Tony Pua, Petaling Jaya Utara MP, insisting that there is no need for Pakatan Rakyat leaders who hold no executive power to declare their assets
This department does not agree with selecting Datuk Kazim Elyas (sic) because he often reads out false hadiths.
Asri Zainul Abidin, Perlis Mufti, on why he barred preacher Kazim Elias from a royal forum