Upko all for re-examination of 1MDB

TUARAN, Sabah: The United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organization (Upko) said today that it supports every step of the Auditor-General and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to re-examine 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

The acting president, Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau, a deputy prime minister of Sabah, said that he did not know much about 1MDB despite the fact that he was in the cabinet of the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government.

"Although I was in the BN government, there were many things that I did not know, for example that money from the Ministry of Finance was used to pay 1MDB debts.

"The various statements about 1MDB that we issued in the previous government were based on available information, including that of the 1MDB managers," he told reporters after opening the Triennial delegates meeting of the Upko Tuaran Division here.

Tangau said that many consequences had arisen from the problems related to the company.

"Because of these problems, investor confidence in our country's economy has continued to decline due to the huge debt burden, so we hope that the 1MDB problem can be resolved immediately and that all those found guilty will be treated," he said.

Meanwhile, during the first 100 days of the new Sabah government, consisting of Parti Warisan Sabah in collaboration with Upko and Pakatan Harapan, Tangau said it was a process of building a solid team.

"In the 100 days we have managed to forge compatibility in leadership and have gained trust," he said. – Bernama

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