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Hindraf lodges police reports on RM2.8bn funds to help Indians- FMT

Police urged to begin investigations into possible embezzlement or misappropriation

hindraf_polis.jpgKUALA LUMPUR: Police reports against the government and the prime minister have been lodged in eight states by members of the Hindraf human rights movement for possible embezzlement or misappropriation of government funds to aid the Malaysian Indian community.

The police reports were made following a statement by Treasury secretary-Penang Hindrafgeneral Irwan Serigar Abdullah that RM2.88bn was allocated in 2012-2014 and a further RM260mil for 2015 to be spent on measures for the community.

In a statement today by Hindraf secretary P Muniandy, the movement urged investigations to be launched against prime minister Najib Razak, who is also finance minister, officers at the Prime Minister’s Office and the Treasury to account for the spending.

Muniandy said Hindraf’s chairman Waytha Moorthy had resigned from the government in February 2014, because the government did not have the political will to live up to an agreement made by the prime minister and Waytha Moorthy eight months earlier on steps to improve the lot of the Indian community.

perak hindraf polis report.jpg“In the circumstances how the government could have spent a sum of RM2.88 billion from February 2014 to December 2014 is a serious question. If there was any truth to the statement of the Treasury secretary-general, we believe there must have been misappropriation of those funds,” Muniandy said.

“Should there be any finding of wrong doing, misappropriation, embezzlement, criminal breach of trust, we urge the police and Attorney General to charge those responsible without fear,” he said.