KUALA LUMPUR: Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin (pix) will lodge reports with the police and the MACC against former finance minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and the former administration of the finance ministry over claims that the BN administration had swindled RM18 billion in GST refunds.
Taking to Twitter, Khairy said he wanted Lim Guan Eng's statement to be thoroughly “investigated and substantiated” beyond an internal inquiry that was promised to be done by the Finance Ministry.
“I do not think an internal inquiry by the Finance Ministry is sufficient when a serious allegation of misappropriation or 'rompakan' (robbery) has occurred.
“Since Lim is not keen on anything beyond an internal inquiry, for now, I would like to nudge this along in the public's interest.
“Later today and tomorrow I will be lodging reports with the police and the MACC against former top officials of the Finance Ministry at the material time the allegation took place.
“This is so that an open investigation can take place to ascertain the veracity of Lim's expose,” Khairy wrote in a series of tweets.
Khairy said his reports to the authorities would also be against top Finance Ministry officials and the “then minister”.
Khairy will give a press conference, after making his police report, at the Parliament lobby today at 3pm.
During the winding-up debate on the Sales Tax Bill 2018 on Tuesday, Lim told the Dewan Rakyat that the former government had used money intended for GST refunds, resulting in payouts to be delayed for two years.