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'Najib had to stop charge sheet from being served'
Published:  Aug 16, 2015 5:26 AM
Updated: Aug 17, 2015 6:45 AM

BN strategic communications director Abdul Rahman Dahlan said Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had to "take out people" after an alleged charge sheet against him emerged.

 

"Given that scenario what would you do? You would take drastic action wouldn't you? 

 

"Okay, take these people out first, so that things will get back to normalcy and see what will happen next. 

 

"If you could appreciate that scenario then you would understand the flurry of action taken by the prime minister," he said in an interview with The Star Online .

Abdul Rahman was responding to a question on whether the charge sheet was real.

 

He described the charge sheet as a "plot to criminalise the prime minister".

Abdul Rahman said he was unsure about the authenticity of the charge sheet but said it may have been made without due process.

 

Abdul Rahman ( photo ), who is also Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister, indicated there would be serious repercussions had the alleged charge sheet been served on Najib.

 

He also pointed out that investigations were not yet completed therefore there shouldn't be a charge sheet.

 

"You must remember these are very dynamic situations so God forbid if that draft charge sheet was actually served – can you imagine what would happen?" he was quoted as saying.

The interview about the charge sheet only appeared in The Star Online but was absent from the newspaper.

 

Series of actions

Abdul Rahman said this in response to a series of actions that appeared to be interfering into investigations over the RM2.6 billion deposited into Najib's personal bank accounts.

"There are two theories out there. One is the one you mentioned that this is a deliberate attempt to stop, delay or interfere with the investigations.

 

"But there is also another theory that there has been a deliberate attempt to criminalise the prime minister," he was quoted as saying.

 

Abdul Rahman added that this apparent plot to criminalise Najib was likewise echoed by new-appointed attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali.

 

"If you are a politician of course you would take some pre-emptive steps so that it doesn’t happen," he said.

He stressed that to date, there was no evidence of wrongdoing by Najib.

 

The alleged draft charge sheet was published by Sarawak Report shortly after attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail was removed from office.

 

Apandi who took over from Abdul Gani immediately disbanded the special task force comprising the police, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Bank Negara and Attorney-General Chambers, which was probing the deposits into Najib's personal accounts.

 

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