Khairy wants all individuals related to the alleged disappearance of the RM19.4 billion Goods and Services Tax refunds to be investigated, with no one spared, including former Finance Minister Najib Razak.
MP Khairy Jamaluddin (BN-Rembau), who was at loggerheads with Lim in the Dewan Rakyat over the missing RM18 billion, has lodged a police report to investigate Lim’s claim that the funds were stolen by the previous BN-led government.
The former Cabinet minister is expected to lodge another report at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
In a series of tweets, Khairy said: “The RM19 billion from consolidated fund that was supposed to be transferred to GST ITC trust account to pay back the claims were never transferred and kena ‘rompak’.
“Hence, my police and MACC report against the then minister and top officials of MoF,” he tweeted, adding that instead of an internal inquiry by the MoF, he hopes the police and the MACC will investigate Lim’s allegation.
“Otherwise, we are left with sensational headlines about RM18 billion missing or stolen without any real evidence being presented.
“If true, bring those responsible to justice. As a former minister, such a misappropriation, if true, must be investigated thoroughly and openly,” he added.
MP Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (BN-Jeli) also urged the government to immediately investigate Lim’s allegation.
“These allegations are very serious as it meant misuse of power and misappropriations were planned.
“The image of both the previous government and civil servants are tarnished. In my opinion, an in-depth investigation must be carried out immediately and completed within one week,” he said in a statement.
Mustapa was referring to the civil servants in the Ministry of Finance and Customs.
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