Controversial property - Horses’ Mouths – 25 Jun 2015

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Mara’s controversial property in Australia

It is part of the procedure. It is brought to the Mara council and then to the Rural and Regional Development Ministry before it goes to the Finance Ministry or the economic council.

Annuar Musa, Mara chairperson, claiming Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had approved Mara's purchase of a property in Australia, which was bought at an allegedly inflated price


The decision is made based on consensus by the economic council.

Najib Razak, Prime Minister, insisting that certain media organisations had purportedly twisted the remarks of Mara chairperson Annuar Musa


Annuar's admission signals that Umno leaders are not hesitating to bear the responsibility to answer controversial business decisions involving Najib. As Najib himself ordered the authorities to carry out transparent investigation into the case, it is only fair for Najib to take the first step and go on vacation.

Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS deputy president, telling Najib Razak to go on leave pending investigations into Mara’s property purchase scandal


If the allegation of corruption in the purchase of The Dudley has basis, the prime minister must instruct a full and holistic investigation of other property purchases which involved hundreds of millions of ringgit in public funds.

Rafizi Ramli, PKR secretary general, reacting to a report by Australian-based newspaper The Age claiming that Mara had purchased an apartment block dubbed "The Dudley" in Melbourne at an inflated price




There is not the slightest indication that the MB has lost the support of the PKR, DAP and PAS assemblypersons. On the contrary, there have been clear expressions of support from leaders of the said parties.

N Surendran, PKR lawmaker, insisting that there is no need to dissolve the Selangor government


I would like to stress that PAS' cooperation with Pakatan components in Selangor is in the framework of upholding the (state) government which was built through the people's trust. As such PAS central has ordered Selangor PAS commissioner Iskandar Ab Samad [...] to order all Selangor PAS assemblypersons to continue supporting Azmin, to continue their service to the people and maintain the government in charge of Selangor at the moment.

Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang, PAS president




Investigations will be conducted to identify the appropriate laws that can be used to charge (the perpetrators). In view of the arrest in Thailand, we will provide any form of assistance requested by the Thai authorities, including providing witnesses from Malaysia.

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Home Minister, saying that Putrajaya would cooperate with Thai authorities with the aim of taking action against The Edge Media Group and whistleblower website Sarawak Report

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