King consents to setting up of RCI to investigate Tabung Haji issues, says Wan Junaidi

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KUALA LUMPUR: The authorities has obtained the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate Lembaga Tabung Haji’s administration and operational points from 2014 to 2020.

Minister within the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (pic) mentioned the setting up of the RCI was in accordance with the Commission of Inquiry Act 1950 (Act 119).

Wan Junaidi mentioned as well as, His Majesty had additionally consented to the appointment of six RCI members, together with former Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif as its chairman.

The different 5 have been former Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Samsudin Osman, RHB Group founder Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Hussain, former Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad chairman Tan Sri Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (Unishams) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asmadi Mohamed Naim and Malay Chambers of Commerce Malaysia deputy president Norsyahrin Hamidon.

Wan Junaidi mentioned the RCI members have been these with calibre with huge experience and expertise of their respective fields, particularly the judiciary, civil service, administration, economics, finance, funding, capital markets, banking, Islamic finance and accounting.

“Those appointed have been ensured to be impartial and don’t have any direct hyperlinks with Tabung Haji.

“This is to be sure that the investigation might be carried out transparently and pretty and to keep away from any points involving battle of curiosity with the related events,” he mentioned in a press release on Wednesday (Jan 19).

Wan Junaidi mentioned the appointments can be efficient from Jan 20 to July 19, and the Commission was given six months to perform an investigation and put together a report to be introduced to Al-Sultan Abdullah. – Bernama



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