|Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (Malaysia)|
19 October 2015 – 7 April 2018
|Nominated by||Najib Razak|
|Appointed by||Pandikar Amin Mulia|
|Deputy||Tan Seng Giaw|
|Preceded by||Nur Jazlan Mohamed|
|Succeeded by||Ronald Kiandee|
|Deputy Menteri Besar of Pahang|
25 April 1995 – 20 May 1999
|Menteri Besar||Mohd Khalil Yaakob|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
5 May 2015
|Preceded by||Jamaluddin Jarjis (UMNO-BN)|
|Member of the Pahang State Legislative Assembly|
for Bukit Ibam
|Preceded by||Abdul Jabbar Ibrahim (UMNO-BN)|
|Succeeded by||Mohamad Sahfri Ab Aziz (UMNO-BN)|
Hasan bin Arifin
28 April 1953
Kampung Simpang Sepayang, Kuala Rompin, Pahang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)|
|Barisan Nasional (BN)|
|Residence||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Alma mater||University of Malaya|
Asian Institute of Management
Deputy Menteri Besar of Pahang
Chairman of Public Accounts Committee
Hasan was nominated by Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak to helm the post of chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and appointed by Speaker of the House of Representatives Pandikar Amin Mulia on 19 October 2015. He took over from Nur Jazlan Mohamed who resigned from the PAC after being appointed Deputy Minister of Home Affairs by Najib.
During his tenure, Hasan was accused of tampering with the investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal involving then-Prime Minister Najib by Petaling Jaya Utara MP and fellow PAC member Tony Pua. He was accused to have, among many others, refusing to call additional witnesses before the PAC, deleting evidence from PAC's 1MDB report and ignoring evidence crucial to the investigation. Following his appointment, requests to reopen the investigation was rejected and it was later revealed that he had made attempts to shield Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, the man who was central to the 1MDB scandal, by editing out portions involving Low in the PAC report. Earlier, he had also overturned his predecessor's decision to summon Low to the PAC for questioning.
|2015||Rompin||Hasan Arifin (UMNO)||23,796||61.49%||Nazri Ahmad (PAS)||14,901||38.51%||39,352||8,895||73.84%|
|2018||Hasan Arifin (UMNO)||26,628||53.54%||M Shahrul Nizam Abdul Haliff (PAS)||15,233||30.63%||50,905||11,395||82.21%|
|Sitarunisah Ab Kadir (PKR)||7,876||15.84%|
- Pahang :
- "Najib to nominate first-term MP Hasan Arifin as new PAC chairman on Oct 19". Straits Times. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "1MDB probe temporarily frozen as PAC chief, members made deputy ministers". Shazwan Mustafa Kamal. Malay Mail. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "PAC never had the chance to question Najib over 1MDB, says Pua". The Malaysian Insight. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "More witnesses will delay 1MDB probe report, says PAC chief". Malaysiakini. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "Pua: Lines deleted by PAC chief from 1MDB report are crucial". Malaysiakini. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "Malaysia's Probe Into 1MDB Fund Was Flawed". Tom Wright and Bradley Hope. The Wall Street Journal. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "No need to reopen 1MDB investigations: Malaysia's Public Accounts Committee". Channel News Asia. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "Sarawak Report reveals alleged second Bank Negara letter". Malaysiakini. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "'I'll never give it a rest,' Pua tells Johari on 1MDB". Free Malaysia Today. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "PENYATA RASMI PARLIMEN DEWAN RAKYAT" (PDF). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
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