KUALA LUMPUR – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said today the United States Department of Justice statement issued Wednesday clearly stated that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was not under investigation by the US authorities.
“It (the investigation) has nothing to do with Najib. The investigation is on money laundering by three individuals,” he told reporters after opening the Pacific Asia Communication Association (Paca) convention at Universiti Putra Malaysia here.
He said US Attorney-General Loretta Lynch clearly stated that they were only investigating three individuals named in the statement released by the Department of Justice.
“It was very clear, I think the Attorney-General of the US was very clear in the statement that they’re not investigating anybody but the three individuals,” he said.
Salleh also dismissed claims of an international conspiracy against Malaysia following the reports of the US authorities’ action related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). – BERNAMA