PKR's Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen might be hauled up to the rights and privileges committee for naming the wrong individual in a parliamentary question related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said today.
Wong had named Deutsche Bank country manager Yusof Annuar Yaacob as one of five individuals sought by authorities in connection with investigations into 1MDB, but later admitted making a mistake.
He said he had meant to name SRC International director Datuk Suboh Md Yassin instead of Yusof.
But Nur Jazlan said today that Wong must "publicly apologise" to Yusof for the mistake.
"I would like to remind him that he could be brought to the rights and privileges committee for making the wrong accusation," Nur Jazlan told reporters at the Parliament lobby today.
"Don't make accusations that can hurt a person's reputation," he added.
Nur Jazlan said that he was unsure if Yusof would sue Wong, but he said that Yusof's bosses had asked him about it.
"He had nothing to do with 1MDB," he added.
He said the Home Ministry was looking at the issue seriously, adding that Yusof should consider suing him.
"Don't use the House as an instrument. Don't abuse it," he said.
Wong had named Yusof together with four others – businessman Low Taek Jho, 1MDB executives Casey Tang and Jasmine Loo, and SRC managing director Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil – in a parliamentary question to the home ministry about the whereabouts of the five.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in his written parliamentary reply to Wong did not correct the mistake.
Zahid said Interpol could not find the individuals as Malaysian police had not opened any probe into these people. – November 18, 2015.