19th of August – Good afternoon. I am in Parliament today for a whole day of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meetings. Tomorrow, I will be back again for more PAC meetings. Then on Wednesday, back to Parliament again but for an ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) meeting.
While Parliament is currently not sitting for Parliamentary debates, subsidiary Parliamentary works such as PAC and ASEAN matters, mean that I will be spending a substantial part of my work hours in Parliament.
This morning, we had Derek Fernandez to testify before the PAC. I have known Derek for years and he helped my office to stop the Sports City project in Kelana Jaya, 3 years ago.
The PAC is investigating the settlement of many suspicious development and land transactions by DBKL under the Pakatan Harapan government. This investigation started some two months ago, with the testimony of YB Khalid Samad, the minister for FT and will likely take another 4 to 6 months to complete.