RCI presents BNM re­port to the King

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Com­mis­sion of In­quiry (RCI) has pre­sented its find­ings on Bank Ne­gara Malaysia’s forex trad­ing losses in the early 1990s to Yang di- Per­tuan Agong Sul­tan Muham­mad V.

Speak­ing to the me­dia af­ter the one-hour meet­ing with the King, the com­mis­sion’s chair­man Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Has­san said he ex­plained the find­ings of the com- mit­tee and its rec­om­men­da­tions to the King.

Mohd Sidek added that it was up to the King to de­lib­er­ate on the mat­ter now.

How­ever, he de­clined to re­veal the find­ings or the rec­om­men­da­tions from the RCI.

The RCI con­vened from Aug 8 un­til Sept 19, go­ing through a to­tal of 42 doc­u­ments and tes­ti­monies from 25 wit­nesses, in­clud­ing for- mer prime min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad and for­mer deputy prime min­is­ter Datuk Seri An­war Ibrahim, who was fi­nance min­is­ter dur­ing the pe­riod.

It is un­der­stood that it will be up to the Yang di-Per­tuan Agong to de­cide when the find­ings will be made pub­lic.

“Af­ter that, the Prime Min­is­ter will dis­cuss the find­ings in the Cab­i­net,” said a source.

Royal check: Sul­tan Muham­mad V read­ing the re­port as Mohd Sidek looks on at Is­tana Ne­gara. — Ber­nama

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