Is the second finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani the mysterious minister who was said to be on the verge of quitting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s cabinet?
A comment by Johari on the troubled 1MDB seems to indicate that is the case.
The Umno man said to The Edge newspaper whatever that was made public about 1MDB is only half story full picture needed before any charges made, The Edge Daily reported.
The bombshell has since then gone viral on social media in Malaysia, and the people are now waiting again to see if there is such a resignation on the table of Najib Razak soon.
If this were to happen, it would be a massive blow to Najib who has been sailing smoothly against all the headwinds created by the 1MDB scandal so far.
“Even the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Attorney General (AG) were unable to specifically tell what went wrong. “transfer of money to accounts . . That’s only half the story.
If you want to charge people, you need complete story,” Johari said responding to questions from The Edge.
The Edge apparently asked him what he thought of the lack of effort from the authorities investigating the 1MDB, compared with prosecutions, convictions in Singapore related to the massive scandal that has gone international.
Local political websites are saying that Johari is the minister the Selangor Menteri Besar was referring to when he tweeted on February 12 that a minister was quitting Najib’s cabinet.
Najib had then said no such minister said that ‘he was quitting’ giving away the fact that the minister in question was a male.
In February, Malaysia was bracing for its Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman to resign, based on the rumours that were circulating regarding the Azmin Ali’s tweet.
A second Finance Minister, Husni Hanadzlah resigned from his post during last year’s cabinet reshuffle, only to later disclose that he could not continue as the minister in Najib’s cabinet due to the moral issues he faced over the 1MDB scandal.
Husni openly said that he suffered too much stress and suffered high blood pressure because he could NOT answer all those questions about 1MDB.
The Prime Minister has not commented on the rumours that Johari was indeed the minister who wanted to quit over the 1MDB issue, and has also not given any statement on Johari’s reference to the scandal.