Monday, 22 August 2016

[ at last! ... ] ... Langkawi MP apologises to King over MO1 issue

[ at last! ... ] ... Langkawi MP apologises to King over MO1 issue

Umno lawmaker regrets the entire episode, vows to never write anything involving the King.
Langkawi MP Nawawi Ahmad
PETALING JAYA: Langkawi MP Nawawi Ahmad has apologised to the King for linking the monarch to Malaysian Official 1 (MO1), named in the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) suits pertaining to 1MDB.
In a statement, the Umno lawmaker said he made the apology on his own accord, without any pressure from any party.
Nawawi said he did not mean to link the King to the DoJ suit in a social media post, but his comments were made viral by people who did not understand what he was trying to say.
As a son of Kedah and a Malaysian who loved and gave his loyalty to his King, Nawawi said he regretted what had happened.
“The King is clean and pure, from all political matters, and is not linked, not even a molecule, to the DoJ suit and 1MDB issue,” he said, adding he took full responsibility for the issue.
“I regret this entire incident, and vow to be more careful in future when making comments on social media.

“I promise to never write anything involving  the King, who is, as Sultan, exalted by all in the country  Nawawi apologised once more to the King and begged for forgiveness. He also apologised to the Kedah royal family and vowed to avoid commenting on issues like this on social media

He also offered an apology to all Malaysians, and stressed that the confusion surrounding the issue arose from him alone, and did not involve any government or party.

Nawawi had recently courted controversy by saying that according to the Federal Constitution, the “Agong is the MO1”.

Many notable figures, including former Umno Deputy President Muhyiddin Yassin and former Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir, had demanded that Nawawi apologise for issuing the “treasonous” statement.

A total of eight police reports have been lodged against him to date, including one filed by former Langkawi Umno member Anina Saadudin.

The DoJ had filed civil suits on July 20 saying that over US$3.5 billion was misappropriated from 1MDB.

The DoJ had named Riza Aziz, who is Prime Minister Najib Razak’s stepson, Low Taek Jho (better known as Jho Low), and Abu Dhabi government officials Khadem al-Qubaisi and Mohamed Ahmed Badawy Al-Husseiny, as well as an individual named only as MO1.

source : fmt

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