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YOURSAY | 'We can lend him our ears, but certainly not our brains.'

Najib: Cops returning my assets would prove I'm not corrupt

Multi Racial: (Former PM Najib Abdul Razak said that if the police were to return his seized assets, it would confirm that he was not corrupt.)

The only possibility you can think of is that Najib lied again. A guilty man will say and do anything to clear himself. But it is obvious a lot of things just don't add up.

In the first place, no matter how powerful you are or how rich your in-law is, nobody will give such expensive wedding gifts.

If the money is clean, why the millions in different currencies, and why are they not deposited for safety and to earn interest?

No matter how Najib tried to spin it, it is obvious the money was obtained illegally. To the majority of Malaysians, this is just more of his lies.

In many countries, the leaders who were caught would apologise and resign. Some may even commit suicide out of shame. This ex-PM obviously has no shame.

Clever Voter: A man who is a hoarder of hidden wealth worth RM116.7 million in 26 currencies, 567 handbags, 423 watches, 234 sunglasses and more than 10,000 pieces of jewellery claimed as gifts is really sick.

He was a prime minister, not a pauper or an ordinary Taman Tun civil servant. He would be expected to deny he was corrupt.

This man is sick, a liar and a pretender. Yet many still worship him.

Malaysian-United: Huh? That the civil forfeiture approach means you are innocent? Oh dear, aren't you a little delirious? It must be the hot weather.

Hey, 'innocent and pure one', the cops will need more time to sort out the legal issues and in this civil forfeiture approach, let them keep the loot away from your grubby hands. That does not make you innocent, okay?

Anonymous_b3cdcd05: RM711 million in assets? If returned, it would vindicate him from stealing from 1MDB? Yes, this man is delusional.

What difference does it make where he stole it from? Certainly, it is beyond him to have earned it legitimately, even taken from his time he started as Pahang MB.

What better proof that MO1 (Malaysian Official 1) has survived by his wits and would not let pass the slightest self-serving opportunity. Typically, a desperate opportunist clinging to straws.

Anonymous 1689721435778173: Najib, you have repeated your lies so often that you are really and truly convinced that they are true.

How many persons are so lucky that they have hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of gifts? Not even Queen Elizabeth who has sat on the throne for 66 years!

Also, are you implying that you received so much dowry for your daughter's wedding that they would add up to so much? Or are her in-laws’ assets sent to you for 'safe keeping'?

Come on, Najib, give us a break. We are sick and tired of the same lies coming from your mouth.

Mere repetition will not turn them into truth.

Odysseus: Indeed, even if your daughter is married to one of the richest men in Kazakhstan, I don't think he or his mother would be giving you so much money and gifts.

Keep lying and we are getting immune to it

.Roger 5201: If Najib could provide proof that the items seized are indeed donations or his own, he could have sued the police for confiscating them. Why did he not provide proof of purchase or have the donors who are still alive come forward?

If former Saudi King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Saud has indeed gifted Najib RM2.6 billion complete with a cover letter, why did Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir tell his Malaysian counterpart (Saifuddin Abdullah) otherwise?

Anonymous_3b6c1f0c: Well, Najib has access to due process of law to claim back the assets. All he needs to do is prove lawful ownership.

He had one year to do it and he has not. This proves prima facie guilty.

Lone_star: We can lend him our ears but certainly not our brains.

Only those who do not have much between the ears will believe in tales of Arabian nights, magic lamps, donations and gifts of jewellery, rings, necklaces, sunglasses, etc, up to the tune of hundreds of millions.

Rupert16: Nobody keeps almost a billion dollars’ worth of cash and jewellery at home, not even the richest billionaires in the world.

If anything, it only confirms to all and sundries the level of corruption of Najib and his family.

Tidak Harapan: These were largely corrupt gifts and under-table payments, while others were purchased using stolen money. Returning it to you proves nothing or your innocence.

First, show how each of these so-called gifts and donations came into your hand and given by whom.

As far as we know, they are loots stupidly stashed away in your office, homes and crony's apartments.

Kangkung: Yes, all the items worth RM711 million were gifts and donations. Najib and Rosmah must have been the world's most loved couple as they were able to get gifts to the tune of millions, or should I say, billions.

Anonymouss: Najib, during this holy month of Ramadan, you should stop spewing lies. Everything you have is ‘donation’.

You are someone who does not repent and absolutely not remorseful for what you have done.

Quigonbond: What thick skin-ness. The fact that the US returns money means there was embezzlement from 1MDB.

And who was the chairperson emeritus then, when nothing of importance could be done without his blessings?

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