Liew Vui Keong was President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2006 to 2014. In the 2013 election, Liew faced Wong Tien Fatt of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and lost his parliamentary seat. In 2014, Liew sacked 23 out of the 25 supreme council members of LDP as party members demanded that the top two positions in the party had to be contested. He was subsequently removed from his presidency post and was replaced by the sacked Secretary-General Teo Chee Kang for his act of abuse of power in an attempt to consolidate his position as President. Liew’s appeal to the Court of appeal over his removal from the presidency post was dismissed.
In the 2018 election, Liew was fielded by his new party of PARTI WARISAN SABAH to contest the Batu Sapi parliamentary seat. He successfully won the seat by defeating Linda Tsen Thau Lin of the United Sabah Party (PBS). PARTI WARISAN SABAH became part of the government coalition when Pakatan Harapan won the 2018 general election. Liew Vui Keong, who is the permanent chairman of PARTI WARISAN SABAH, was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Legal Affairs.
On 19th April 2013, LDP received Two Million Ringgit as a contribution to the party from Najib Razak. On the 22nd April 2013, a cash cheque for RM 2 Million was cashed out by Liew Vui Keong.
As far back as 2012 and 2013, individuals who had received money from 1MDB, have been prosecuted and had to pay back the money they received from 1MDB.
QUESTION: Why has Liew Vui Keong, the Law Minister, not been charged with receiving money from 1MDB and asked to pay back the money? Is this a case of selective prosecution to suit the political agenda of PH?