Easy to defend 'innocent' Najib on 1MDB, says Nazri

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INTERVIEW | As far as Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz is concerned, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is innocent of all the allegations against him with regard to 1MDB.

Therefore, the Umno supreme council member said it is not difficult to defend his boss.

“First of all, if you want to feel easy to defend (someone), you must believe he is innocent. If I don't believe in his innocence, then it will be difficult,” he told Malaysiakini.

When pointed out that 1MDB is the subject of investigations and court actions in various countries, Nazri said there is a difference between the firm's management and the allegations against Najib.

“We are talking about the involvement of the prime minister (in the scandal). We are not talking about the management of 1MDB.

“In the management of the company, everything is done by the board of directors. If there is any fault at all or wrongdoings in 1MDB, you can't say (it involved the) PM,” he argued.