Najib: Accusations against me made without solid proof

13-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM Print This Post

“At the time, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) never took my statement, how could there have been a charge sheet?”

These were among the questions raised by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a statement posted on his Facebook page today.

The former premier was referring to an allegation that there had been a charge sheet drafted against him in 2015.

Najib said this with regard to prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was reported to have said in Japan that a hasty attempt to charge Najib over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case may see him go free.

Dr Mahathir remarked that the government wanted to gather enough evidence to charge Najib in court and ‘hopefully he will be found guilty’, according to a report by Malaysiakini.

The 92-year-old prime minister said many people were waiting when Najib would be arrested but he said it was not so easy as the government needed to collect evidence that would stand up in court.

Responding to this, Najib remarked that despite having convinced Malaysians prior to the 14th general Election (GE14) that he had stolen billions of 1MDB funds, now Dr Mahathir was saying that without solid evidence, it would not be easy to either arrest or charge him.

“He (Dr Mahathir) also said that without strong evidence and if the court finds me innocent, then all the accusations thrown, and actions taken by Pakatan Harapan all this while will be questioned by the rakyat.

“In saying this, Tun Mahathir is admitting that PH made all the accusations against me without solid proof,” Najib said.

He added that PH was currently justifying their claims by looking for ‘evidence’, be it real, imagined or created.

“I would like to reiterate that I have neither gained benefit nor have I stolen money from 1MDB or any parties. If I am being charged for political reasons, I am confident the court will prove that I am innocent.

“Contrary to the fourth prime minister, my children do not own public listed companies, luxury ‘supercars’ worth millions of ringgit and have never been awarded with any government contracts or did business with the government,” Najib said.


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