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Najib: Don't listen to nonsense about my family

Radzi Razak  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak came out today asking the public not to believe allegations thrown at him and his family on social media.

In a speech at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur tonight, Najib said the government will make sure the truth about all the allegations will be put forth, though he did not specify when.

"Don’t listen to nonsense; right now there is too much nonsense in the social media.

“We will ensure that truth emerges in the end,” he told a congregation of civil servants and folks at the Salahuddin Al-Ayubi Mosque in Taman Melati.

The embattled PM is feeling the heat over the expose by The Wall Street Journal which claims that US$700 million (RM 2.6 billion) was deposited into his personal bank accounts.

1MDB is at present under investigation by the the National Audit Department and the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

There is also a probe by a multi-agency task force , comprising the police, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Bank Negara, and the Attorney-General's chambers.

On top of this, whistleblower website Sarawak Report today claimed that RM2 million was deposited into a bank account, purportedly belonging to Najib's wife Rosmah Mansor.

 

The website said this was based on information received in connection to an account with Affin Bank Berhad.

Najib did not talk about the allegations but reminded everyone to wait for the report by the Auditor-General to clarify the matter.

"If you say billions of fund belonging to 1MDB is missing, wait and listen to the Auditor-General’s report, whether that is true or not.

"I don’t want to announce it; we wait for him (Auditor-General) to announce it," he said.

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