Najib slammed for playing down 1MDB scandal

Gan Pei Ling

Protesters putting Prime Minister Najib Razak behind bars over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal at the Bersih rally in August 2016. Najib yesterday said he ordered one of the most comprehensive and detailed investigations in Malaysia’s corporate history to get to the bottom of the losses in 1MDB. – EPA pic, January 24, 2018.

CIVIL society groups and a lawmaker criticised Prime Minister Najib Razak for trying to soft pedal the colossal scandal at state investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) yesterday.

They said the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) had called it the world’s biggest kleptocracy and other jurisdictions, such as Switzerland and Singapore, have taken legal action against banks and individuals for money laundering linked to 1MDB.

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  • PLAY DOWN?? HE CHEATED AND LIED. A PUBLIC SERVANT WHEN HE MISLEAD BY FAILING TO DISCLOSE THE FULL INFORMATION IS A BREACH OF TRUST, A FAILURE OF FIDUCIARY DUTIES - ITS CHEATING AND LYING. Any corporate head who has done this to his board of directors would not only be terminated, he could be reported to the police for CBT.

    Posted 6 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • Like an old saying, they tell a lie to cover an earlier one and this chain gets repeated as one has to hold that initial lie! To me it's another case of Bodoh but Sombong to admit ones failure. It's takes a man to admit ones mistake!!!! All the President Men do not have their spines intact ! LOL

    Posted 6 years ago by Crishan Veera

  • As PM Najib is too busy to be bothered with the little mistakes he made on 1MDB. Only when he is relieved of his PM post, then he will have time to answer questions to be raised in court here, and face DOJ in US. Najib needs us to help him find time. So vote him out in Pekan and defeat BN in GE 14.

    Posted 6 years ago by Meng Kow Loh

  • What ever the issue is,as for me the truth is 1MDB’s problems were amplified by the opposition to attack the government and play their own hidden agenda in name of dirty politics....

    Posted 6 years ago by Rashmeen salleh

  • As if Malaysians are fools and we elected him.

    Posted 6 years ago by Tanahair Ku