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Get birthday confession from PM, Rahman urged
Published:  Jul 24, 2015 8:00 AM
Updated: 9:41 AM

DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has urged BN strategic communications director Abdul Rahman Dahlan to advise Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to come clean on allegations that he siphoned RM2.6 billion at Najib's 62nd birthday bash tonight.

Lim also advised Rahman that the defence his boss that he did not use any of the money for personal gain did not look good and could irreparably damage Najib's image as the 'Father of Transformation'.

"The least Rahman ( photo ) should do... is to get Najib to declare at his birthday bash tonight where the RM2.6 billion in his personal bank accounts in AmBank in March 2013 came from and to whom and where they have gone to," Lim said in a statement today.

The Gelang Patah MP added that ministers attending the birthday do should also declare if they had got a cut from the alleged deposit.

"As all ministers should attend tonight’s birthday bash by the prime minister, as the event is also an ideal occasion for every minister to declare whether he or she had been a recipient of the funds from Najib’s personal bank accounts for the purposes of the 13th general election.

“(Declare) the amount received and the amount spent and what has happened to the balance, if there are outstanding sums," Lim said.

PM's statement not recorded

Meanwhile, Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh ( photo ) expressed shock at how police have not taken down Najib's statement, more than threee weeks after the siphoning allegations first surfaced in The Wall Street Journal report.

"The 1MDB saga has reached a stage that threatens the economic stability of the nation. If answers are not forthcoming as to its truth or not, I fear this may have a detrimental effect on foreign investment in this country as surely, public confidence in the investigations of the issue is waning.

"In the circumstances, I call on Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar to publicly state if he has recorded a statement from the prime minister in relation to the allegations of WSJ and if he has not, the reasons why.

"Statements seem to have been recorded from just about everyone involved, including attempts to procure one from Thailand (but not from Najib)," Ramkarpal pointed out.

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