Touching on the Global Financial Integrity report (GFI), Anwar said that Bank Negara had agreed to meet him to discuss the latest report by the financial watchdog on the illicit outflow of funds from Malaysia.
“We have proposed to meet on Jan 17, which they have tentatively agreed. They promised to get back to us,” said Anwar.
The US-based financial watchdog reported that Malaysia ranked number two in terms of illicit outflow of funds in 2010, ranking second to China.
The report indicated that Malaysia lost RM200 billion in that year alone. Between 2001 and 2010, Malaysia lost about RM871 billion in capital outflow.
Describing it as “alarming”, Anwar had since offered to meet Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz to offer solution to the matter.
Meanwhile, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said that the Registrar of Societies (ROS) has yet to reply to Pakatan’s request to formally register as a coalition to take on Barisan Nasional in the general election.
“Umno is accusing us of being disunited for not registering ourselves as a coalition but on the other hand, ROS is keeping quiet on our application,” said the Machang MP.
When asked if Pakatan would pressure the ROS on the matter, Saifuddin said, “We will follow our own call on good governance. We will just follow up using proper channels.”