February 23, 2012
Idris Jala can explain why a lenient out of court settlement for Tajuddin Ramli
by Aidila Razak@http://www.malaysiakini.com
PKR’s Subang MP Sivarasa Rasiah believes former Malaysia Airlines System chairperson Tajuddin Ramli may have a hold on “someone powerful in the government”, since no criminal charges have been preferred against him and he obtained a relatively lenient out-of-court settlement.
Speaking at a press conference in Tropicana, Sivarasa said the same could be asked of the lack of criminal action taken against Tajuddin, despite the several Police reports and a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission report against him by the senior management of MASKargo in 2007.
“Who is this person who is so powerful in the Malaysian government, in the cabinet probably, that Tajuddin is able to squeeze so hard that he can do all this?” he asked.
“Two people who can start helping us answer this question are ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department Idris Jala and Nazri Abdul Aziz, who has been in the news talking about the settlements,” he said.
Sivarasa said Idris could shed some light as he took over as MAS CEO in 2007 and had, according to the MASKargo MACC report, briefed the then prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on the alleged wrongdoings by Tajuddin in the same year.