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Cabinet Stands Firm Behind Najib: Khairy

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PUTRAJAYA: Cabinet members are putting no pressure on the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to step down, amidst allegations that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds were transferred to his personal account.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the cabinet is “united” in the view that the law should be allowed to take due process before making further comments.

“The cabinet meeting today had a discussion about current issues.

“The Prime Minister explained to us that he is still considering legal action against the Wall Street Journal. As you all know, his lawyers have sent a pre-demand letter.

“A task force, consisting of the Attorney-General, the police and the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) is still investigating the matter.

“Until the taskforce comes up with the results of the investigation, it is still too premature to comment,” said Khairy, after the handing over ceremony of the third Perdana Fellowship Programme at the Prime Minister’s Office here on Wednesday.

Khairy also confirmed that the cabinet discussed the declining ringgit value, but did not elaborate further.

Najib, who launched the ceremony, left immediately after the event and did not take questions from the press.-The Star

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