Political funding must be tabled at Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 – Secretary-General Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan stressed that the act on political funds must be tabled at the Parliament soon to avoid the donors and recipients from becoming victims of confiscation, compounding or prosecution.
“Barisan Nasional (BN) has agreed to implement a presentation related to this act since 2016 but the Opposition declined for worrying that contributors will be blacklisted by the government. Now the act should be tabled again,” he said in his Twitter.
The Pontian MP earlier thanked Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak who wrote on his Facebook page regarding the explanation of the compound for his (Ahmad) case.
“Thank you Datuk Seri Najib for providing facts against Pakatan Harapan (PH) statement. Yes, it is true I was offered a compound under PH in Oct 2019 but I declined because some were compounded 50, 25 times and 32 times,” he explained.
Through his Facebook page, Najib explained that the joint statement of the PH Presidential Council regarding the settlement of Ahmad’s case with compound payment was very wrong and just to deceive their supporters.
Here is Najib’s comment:
The joint statement of the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council regarding the settlement of Ahmad Maslan’s case with compound is very wrong and wanted to deceive their supporters.
“Does the SOP now allow a person to be charged with stealing money to be released by repaying part of the ‘case items’? was the question of the PH Presidential Council in a statement today.
Absolutely wrong!
The evidence is here:
“October 8: Only 8 (out of 80) agreed to pay the compound – MACC”
However last week, Ahmad agreed to pay to avoid a further court case. The funniest was the misrepresentation of PH’s facts today to dispute why Ahmad Maslan was released after paying the compound. Lim Guan Eng was among those who signed the statement..
His (Lim’s) bungalow corruption case was not settled with a compound but was REMOVED under the PH government even though his trial is already underway with dozens of witnesses already giving statements in court – in stark contrast to Ahmad Maslan’s case. PH Presidential Council failed not see this.
Try to differentiate the MACC statement when Guan Eng was released compared to when Ahmad Maslan was released.
2018 – Guan Eng:
“The MACC is very shocked by the decision of the Penang High Court today which acquitted Guan Eng of corruption charges. The MACC would like to emphasize that the decision to withdraw the case was decided by the Attorney General’s Chambers and not by the MACC. ”
2021-Ahmad Maslan:
“Ahmad Maslan had previously been offered the compound in October 2019 but chose to be tried in court at that time. During the trial period, he submitted representations and agreed to pay the compound again,” said the statement.
Does PH see any difference?