• Farah Salim

Govt sets up special committee to look into Najib’s ‘reward’


19 Nov 2021

By Farah Salim


KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Government has established a special committee solely to look into former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s remuneration of a property said to worth RM100 million.


Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar clarified that Najib’s application for a plot of land for him to build a house is in accordance with the provision under Act 237 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration) Act, 1980.


“Following his application, the government then had shown the former premier three pieces of land.


“In principle, the Cabinet has agreed to grant the former premier his request on the ground of his right under law.


“However, I must stress that this decision is not final and is subject to further deliberation and final approval by the Government,” he said in a statement today.


The statement comes hours after Najib announced that he was withdrawing the request.


According to Wan Junaidi, the Cabinet has today decided to establish a committee to look into the proposal.


“The committee's role will be to review the proposed guidelines for the fulfilment of the request, including rates, conditions and maximum limits or quantum, for the provision of land and residential houses, under the Former Prime Minister’s Remuneration Schedule, for future implementation.”