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Parliament: Najib given until March 15 to explain his remarks on 1MDB

Parliament: Najib given until March 15 to explain his remarks on 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was given an extension of time until Tuesday (March 15) to explain to the Dewan Rakyat, his remarks on 1MDB during last week’s debate, said to have misled the House.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun said he had received a letter from Najib requesting a time extension to provide a written explanation on the matter.

“I have written to both Yang Berhormat (Pekan MP and the Finance Minister) to ask for clarification by today. Yesterday, after I chaired the sitting, I received a letter from Najib asking for a time extension until Wednesday to explain.

“I allowed the application until Tuesday morning next week, so there is no issue of the Yang Berhormat Pekan disobeying my order,” he said.