Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman claims that Pakatan had “sabotaged” 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) in its restructuring efforts.
Tajuddin said this when debating the motion on the Royal Address in Parliament on Wednesday (July 25).
“You all sabotaged 1MDB. I maintain that because there was a plan to go for public listing to raise funds for a project, which is a strategic project.
“We didn’t want the power plants to be controlled by the private sector, because it’s a very strategic project,” he said.
His comments drew the ire of RSN Rayer (PH – Jelutong) and Wong Shu Qi (PH – Kluang), who stood up to demand an explanation.
The controversial MP, however, went on to comment about the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), which he said was meant to be a world-class financial centre and the global capital of Islamic banking.
Tajuddin claimed that certain parties were spiteful and did not want the TRX to take place.
“I know some people are dissatisfied (dengki). They do not want this.
“The Jews do not like all this – that we were going to become the centre for the rise of Islamic civilisation,” he said.
Tajuddin also challenged the lawmakers in Dewan Rakyat, claiming that Umno had received funds from 1MDB to show proof of such transactions.
He also said he felt sad for Pakatan lawmakers as the Cabinet did not agree with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s plans for a new national car.
“I am sad for them – the Prime Minister wanted to make a new national car, but his Cabinet does not agree. Why didn’t you all agree? It’s a good project and I support it,” he said.
Tajuddin’s comments caused several Pakatan MPs to stand in protest, but Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon put a stop to the arguments.