KUALA LUMPUR – 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has clarified that the company has never provided any funds to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“Recent revelations have raised concerns about the veracity of a number of ‘leaked’ documents which certain media outlets and online blogs such as Sarawak Report have used to mislead the public and justify spurious allegations against the company and the government.
“To suggest otherwise, as some media outlets have done, is highly irresponsible and a deliberate attempt to undermine the company,” said 1MDB in a media statement today.
It said according to press reports, these documents were found to have been tampered with, and were being used by an individual, who is currently under arrest in a foreign country, to extort and blackmail his former employer.
“We are therefore surprised that documents such as these, whose existence and authenticity have not been publicly verified, continue to be used as a basis to create new unsubstantiated allegations against 1MDB,” it added.
1MDB said it is currently cooperating with a number of enquiries being conducted by the lawful authorities including the Auditor General, the Public Accounts Committee and Bank Negara Malaysia.
“These authorities have all the relevant information, and 1MDB has requested all parties to await the outcome of their findings before making further allegations and rushing to judgement,” it added. – BERNAMA