Would a thief leave RM174 billion in Petronas, asks Najib

SM Amin

Najib Razak says Petronas’ billions were intact when he left office, and it was Pakatan Harapan that has caused the money to diminish, at a ceramah in Bandar Sri Sendayan, Negri Sembilan, last night. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, April 5, 2019.

FORMER prime minister Najib Razak denied allegations that he stole from the government when he was in office, saying  his administration had left state oil company Petronas with a cash reserve of RM174 billion.

Najib said it was Pakatan Harapan which has used those funds for federal expenses when it took over Putrajaya, after which the national debt saw a sudden rise.

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  • A smart thief will never take from the piggy bank but will create debts to be paid by the Govt.

    Posted 1 year ago by Besaman Mucho

  • A smart thief will not steal lock, stock and barrel in one go. Najib, you can only fool the kampung folks and those that have live off your dedak.

    Posted 1 year ago by Rupert Lum

  • It's not that you want to leave behind the money untouch, it's because the money was so well guarded that you had no chance to swindle it.

    Posted 1 year ago by Chee yee ng

  • Give the thief enough time...

    Posted 1 year ago by Léon Moch

  • Dear Najib,
    1. The court will find you are a thief.
    2. Then you will go to jail.

    Posted 1 year ago by Mohammad Badry

  • Given time, you would have. THIEF!

    Posted 1 year ago by Watchdog Watchdog

  • Yes, the Thief had stollen billions and a mere RM174 billion is nothing.

    Posted 1 year ago by Awang Bilis

  • Could it be because he got booted out of power before he could get to Petronas?

    Posted 1 year ago by Leong Hong

  • Money not missing is proof that he is no thief? By the same logic, because not every penny in banks are stolen, this must surely mean that there is no such thing as thieves in the world.

    Posted 1 year ago by Léon Moch

  • JIbby you didn't take that one is all because we managed to stop you from it, if you were in power I bet its also be taken with the rate of spending spree you and your family did.

    Posted 1 year ago by Teruna Kelana

  • When a person is full after eating a meal, he will leave the leftover in the fridge. This is quite natural.

    Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku

    • He will eat it later.

      Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku

  • So a thief is a person who must be proven to have stolen from every coffer and cookie jar or stolen from the richest coffer or cookie jar? if he did not, then he is not a thief. And so what is this person? is he then a borrower? may be he can be considered an investor of public funds in the luxury goods lavished on himself? or may be the person is a benefactor as he increases his happiness in buying luxuries with money that is not his, he as the leader of the nation has increased the nett happiness of all malaysians.

    Posted 1 year ago by Michael Raj