SEREMBAN: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has called on Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Azmin Ali to explain an allegation over the purchase of RM8mil worth of shares by Malaysian Indian Youth Development Foundation chairman S.A. Vigneswaran.
"It is not wrong to buy shares, but an explanation is necessary as to how the purchase was financed. He must have an answer and an explanation, and we are waiting for the explanation," he told reporters after launching a consumer campaign to cultivate vegetable plots organised by Fomca at the Taman Tuanku Ja'afar community hall in Sungai Gadut near here on Saturday.
He was asked to comment on the allegation by Vigneswaran on the purchase of shares worth RM8 mil involving three individuals, including Azmin, in the early 1990s as reported in several newspapers.
Khairy, who is the Rembau MP, said he hoped that Azmin would not remain silent as the matter was linked to his credibility.
"The Barisan Nasional (BN) government has been accused of many things. As such, it is not wrong if we ask for the same form of accountability to be applied by the Opposition leaders," he said.
On Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim appointing PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the economic advisor to the state, Khairy said this showed the inability of the Selangor government to manage its own economy and being forced to appoint someone from outside. - BERNAMA