By Clara Chooi
KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — PKR today gave Datuk Seri Najib Razak a week to exercise his “full powers” and compel Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s family to put up their assets as collateral for the RM250 million federal loan they took to run the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scheme.
PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli told a press conference in Parliament here that Najib’s key responsibility in resolving the NFC scandal today was to ensure every single ringgit of the federal loan is recovered.
The prime minister, he added, should obtain a “personal guarantee” from Shahrizat’s family to ensure this would happen.
“Therefore, if the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) fails to repay the loan, then Najib must take action by auctioning off the family’s assets in order to recover public monies,” said Rafizi.
He pointed out that Najib had enough powers to make this demand of Shahrizat, whose term as Senator and minister expired yesterday, as he holds many positions.
Najib is prime minister, finance minister, Shahrizat’s replacement as women, family and community development minister, as well as the chairman of the Cabinet’s High Impact Project Committee when the NFC was approved in 2006.
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