The matter was brought up again during News 1st’s Face the Nation show on TV 1 last week.
The discussion began like this;
Faiszer Musthapha: There is law in this country.
Faraz Shauketaly: Is there?
Faiszer Musthapha: Yes.
The answer of Minister Musthapha was followed by another question from Political Commentator Faraz.
He asked what the Bribery commission, the CID and FCID are doing about the money, 165 million, dumped in the safe of ‘some chairman’.
“And it wasn’t in part of any accounting process. Answer that Mr. Musthapha, and you are in the same cabinet.” added Faraz.
The Minister of Local Government & Provincial Councils responded saying that it is easy to just make a statement, and added that there is a mechanism and an investigative process in place.
“There is a court and consequent to that the ones who responsible will be found guilty.” he added.
However, President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya said otherwise.
Counsel Warnakulasuriya stated that in a situation where there is a confession, almost, by the former Minister regarding his wealth, the AG’s department should have found a B report and begin investigations after impounding his passport.
“That is what would have been applied to any other PC” – added Hemantha Warnakulasuriya
How was Rs. 165 Million transferred
to a Company Chairman’s safe to purchase a house for a Minister?
The money stolen from a Taiwanese bank has been recovered.
Did this Company Chairman in question receive funds in a similar manner?
Is there a connection between the people involved in these incidents?
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