Mahathir outlines differences between BMF, 1MDB scandals

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Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad has outlined the differences between the BMF scandal during his tenure, and the current 1MDB imbroglio.

In a blog post, he said the BMF issue did not involve allegations of direct impropriety by the government in power.

“In contrast, the 1MDB issue is directly linked to impropriety by the present government.

“The BMF issue was not directly linked to me as the prime minister then. Whereas, the 1MDB issue is directly linked to Najib (Abdul) Razak, the prime minister now. He is in fact at the centre of the scandal,” he added.

Mahathir said he pointed out the clear distinctions between the two in order to put the point across that he did not have a 1MDB-like scandal when he was prime minister.

Najib, on the other hand, has denied abusing public funds for personal gain and blamed such allegations on Mahathir and those whom he accused of conspiring to topple him from power for their respective political agendas.

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