KUALA LUMPUR – The people are urged not be too hasty to judge Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak following allegations by the international media against the prime minister over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the claims made were merely based on media reports, the truth of which had not been verified.
In a statement today, he called on those making the allegations against the prime minister to come forward with concrete proof.
“This is important as the allegations not only involve the prime minister’s honour and credibility, but also the Malaysian government’s image in the eyes of the world,” said Hishammuddin, who is also an UMNO vice-president.
A Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report claimed that Najib received a huge amount of funds pumped directly to his personal bank account.
Najib in a statement on Friday, said he had never taken funds from 1MDB or any other entity for his personal interest, and described the false allegations as political sabotage to topple him.
Hishammuddin said he believed the special task force comprising representatives of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Bank Negara Malaysia and police would conduct the investigations on 1MDB fairly and impartially.
“The prime minister has issued a statement to explain the matter. I am with him and fully support him in taking action against parties who made the baseless allegations against him,” he said. – BERNAMA