Audit report that Japan paid Dr Mahathir’s govt RM207 bil: Rayer
MP calls for auditor-general to look into large sum awarded in 2004
KUALA LUMPUR – R.S.N Rayer (Jelutong-PH) has called on the Auditor-General’s Department to look into the RM207 billion awarded by the Japanese government to Putrajaya in 2004. The Jelutong MP explained that the money was the Japanese government’s compensation for the atrocities committed during the construction of the Death Railway.
“I want to take this opportunity to ask the Auditor-General’s Department whether an audit can be performed on a report highlighting that RM207 billion was paid by Japan to the Malaysian government when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was prime minister.
“This is a big amount. If this is true, what happened to the money?” Rayer asked the Dewan Rakyat today.
In 2013, reports surfaced that the Japanese embassy in Kuala Lumpur had stated that it never confirmed RM207 billion was paid to the Malaysian government as compensation for the victims of the Death Railway.
The statement by the Japanese embassy was in response to a Harakah Daily article published the same year titled “Embassy confirms huge compensation paid to Malaysian government”.
Meanwhile, during his debate on the Auditor-General Report 2021, Rayer took further swipes against Dr Mahathir, demanding the former prime minister refrain from attacking the royalty.
The Jelutong MP then urged the government to withdraw Dr Mahathir’s “Tun” title if he continued his attacks.
“I want to appeal to Dr Mahathir to stop attacking our royal institutions.
“The prime minister, YB Tambun, please make sure police do not compromise and take appropriate action against Mahathir.
“Furthermore, after his proclamation, Dr Mahathir might work with Pagoh MP Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who had betrayed him earlier, to further destroy this nation,” he said.
On June 2, it was confirmed that police questioned Dr Mahathir over the Malay Proclamation at Yayasan Al Bukhary. According to police secretary Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin, investigations were initiated against Dr Mahathir as his statements allegedly insulted the royal institution.
– The Vibes, June 6, 2023