September 8, 2015
Congrats, Tan Sri Dr. Samad Alias for doing the Right Thing
Reputable corporate figure Nazir Razak (above) has questioned what signal was being sent to government-linked companies (GLC) and agencies when state-owned 1MDB could deny information to its own adviser.
Nazir, who is also Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s brother, said this in response to Abdul Samad Alias who revealed yesterday that he had resigned from the 1MDB advisory board after his repeated requests for information, over six months, were denied.
“Respected, honest professional appointed by the government and welcomed by the (1MDB) chairman with fanfare.But denied access to information by management. If this is true and tolerated, what message does it send to other GLC/ agencies?” Nazir said in a posting on Instagram today.
Samad (photo), who is also Malaysian Deposit Insurance Corporation (MDIC) chairperson, was appointed to the 1MDB advisory panel on January 25 this year. However, he resigned on July 29, after futile attempts to get a briefing on the state firm’s affairs.
“I waited for six months. Despite repeated requests, I didn’t get any,” Samad had said. Najib is also chairperson of the 1MDB advisory board.
In a separate Instagram posting, Nazir shared also shared some words of wisdom – politics and family should not mix. He said this after informing his Instagram followers that he had finished watching two seasons of the American drama series, Tyrant.
“Entertaining, violent drama about a crumbling Arab dictatorship. Moral of the story – politics and family is a toxic mix,” Nazir said.