KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has warned that those making false allegations against him will face the consequences of their actions accordingly.
Responding to various ‘unsubstantiated and simply outrageous’ allegations against him and his family over the past few months, the Prime Minister said they were part of a concerted campaign of political sabotage to topple a democratically elected Prime Minister.
“Those who continue to mount these attacks against me should be prepared to face the consequences of their actions.
“These gutter tactics, in some cases criminal tactics, to overthrow the government will fail. Where appropriate, they will be met with the full force of the law,” he said this on his Facebook page late Friday night.
Najib claimed these attacks began when he refused to implement former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed’s personal demands.
“I refused, because I do not believe it is right for Malaysia to be ruled by proxy.
“(Mahathir) then created a crisis when he recklessly claimed that RM42 billion was missing from 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad), when in fact these are audited debts backed by RM51 billion audited assets,” he said.
He also claimed that Mahathir was a “working hand in glove with foreign nationals” in alleging that Najib had taken state-linked funds for personal gains.
“Let me be very clear: I have never taken funds for personal gain as alleged by my political opponents, whether from 1MDB, SRC International or other entities, as these companies have confirmed,” he said.
Refering to the latest allegation, which was reported in Wall Street Journal and whistle blower blog Sarawak Report, Najib said that at no point have those making these allegations offered any evidence.
“All we have heard is that these allegations are based on leaked documents and unnamed investigators. Not once has the source of these documents ever been shown, neither have the documents themselves been provided for verification by lawful authorities.
“As we now know, a number of the documents on which recent allegations have been based on were reportedly doctored,” he said, in reference to former PetroSaudi International employee Xavier Justo, who was arrested and is under investigation of Thai authorities for attempting to extort and blackmail his former employer.
He lamented that those who are using these “reliable documents” are using them to damage the government and Malaysia.
“It is a shame that these false attacks motivated by self interest come at a time of unique opportunity for Malaysia, with our Chairmanship of ASEAN this year, and the prize of developed nation status around the corner.
“I will stay focused on the work of nation building for the people,” Najib added.