Muhyiddin promises to weigh in on 1MDB critic’s detention, at ‘proper time’

Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin promised he would share his opinion on the detention of 1MDB critic Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan. — file picture
Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin promised he would share his opinion on the detention of 1MDB critic Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan. — file picture

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SEPANG, Sept 28 — Fresh home from abroad, former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin promised today he would share his opinion on the government’s action to detain 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) critic Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan under a controversial anti-terrorism law that provides for detentions without trial up to 29 days.

Muhyiddin, who was removed from Cabinet in July following his own critical views of the debt-riddled state investor, however, played for time when approached by reporters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport here upon his return from a conference on global peace in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“I will give a proper statement at the proper time,” he said.

Khairuddin, a former Batu Kawan Umno deputy division chief, is currently being held under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 following a global tour to solicit investigations by other countries into 1MDB, after US-based business daily Wall Street Journal published a series of reports detailing dubious activity allegedly involving the state-owned firm.

Khairuddin had also lodged reports locally against 1MDB late last year, reportedly because criticisms against the state-fund were “ignored” at the time.

His reports are believed to have prompted investigations into 1MDB in Switzerland, the SAR of Hong Kong, the US and the UK.

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