Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Question on Riza's film 'Wolf' rejected
PARLIAMENT Parliament has refused to accept questions relating to the film ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ which was financed by the company of the prime minister’s step-son.
DAP’s Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng told a press conference at the Parliament lobby that the question was rejected in a letter to him by house secretary Roosme Hamzah dated March 7.
Lim, who had directed the question to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, said he had wanted to know the capability of Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz in financing the US$100 million film.
Riza, better known as Riza Aziz, is prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor’s son from her first marriage.
Lim said the question also included a query about Riza’s reported purchase of a US$17.5 million piece of real estate.
However, Lim pointed out that the reason for the rejection given did not deny the reports about Riza, but instead asked that the query be directed to the relevant minister.
“It is as if Parliament is acknowledging that the allegations against Riza have a basis as it did not deny any of them,” he said.
Lim said he was unclear on which minister to direct the query in light of the letter but said he will re-field the questions and direct them at other ministers instead of the prime minister."I will re-submit the questions and direct them to the finance minister or communication (and multimedia) minister for answers," he said.