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Dr Mahathir: Strange that Najib could still act innocent during 1MDB investigation

TheEdge Thu, May 09, 2019 04:49pm - 1 year ago

PUTRAJAYA (May 9): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says it is "strange" that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib could still act innocent during the ongoing investigation of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.

The prime minister added that Najib's act of innocence is also alongside those involved and who have been brought to court in relation to the 1MDB and SRC International Sdn Bhd cases.

"Despite Najib's offenses, Najib and his friends are still disputing the advent of their abuse of power, corruption and fraud," said Dr Mahathir in his special address in conjunction with Pakatan Harapan (PH) government's first anniversary event here.

And as the previous administration is unable to prove its innocence, Dr Mahathir said that it has turned to accusing the PH government of not upholding Islam and the Constitution.

Noting that the US and Singapore governments have recently repaid money from the stolen 1MDB funds as well as the money laundered via the purchase of luxury homes in the two countries, Dr Mahathir said one question that the previous administration may have to ask themselves is where the money came from.

"How many luxury bags, jewellery and millions of money known to be owned by Rosmah Mansor were found in Rosmah's flat," said Dr Mahathir.

Yesterday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the repatriation of 1MDB-related assets from the US and Singapore will be used to service 1MDB's RM51 billion debts.

Lim said the RM51 billion debt includes the amount of interest expenses and loans from the Ministry of Finance of RM8.6 billion that were used to repay 1MDB's debts to date.

Besides that, the funds will also be used to pay legal and litigation costs arising from efforts to repatriate and dispose of 1MDB assets around the world, the minister added in a statement yesterday.

Read also: Returned funds to be used to pay 1MDB debts — MoF



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