WSJ: More than US$1 billion in Najib Razak’s accounts

1 March 2016

UPDATE: responds to WSJ report, says has not paid any funds to Najib’s accounts

Social media users want Najib to sue WSJ after latest expose

Social media users have urged Datuk Seri Najib Razak to initiate legal action against The Wall Street Journal, after the US-based business daily said the prime minister received more than US $ 1 billion in his accounts, more than the hundreds of millions previously identified.

Others wanted ruling party Umno to suspend the president and carry out a full investigation to clear his name.

Debater Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, using the handle @SyedSaddiq posted:. “The more they investigate the more they find Sadly, our AG decided to close the case prematurely.

“Assuming Najib is truly innocent, allow a full investigation and clear his name. That is the only way.

“If Umno MT is truly for the best interest of the party, it should suspend Najib temporarily while investigation takes place.

“Soon you’ll see Umno saying ‘the world is against us’. ‘This is against Islam’. In reality Al-Jazeera reported about this.”

Another twitter user JJ on @jackjehan asked Najib when was planning to sue WSJ.

“Salam, DS @ NajibRazak bila nak saman WSJ? Ini penghinaan pada DS dan maruah negara, DS x amik duit 1MDB kan? (Greetings DS Najib Razak, when will you sue WSJ? This is an insult to you and our nation. You did not take the money from 1MDB right?)

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US$1b claim – ‘There must be some truth if doesn’t sue’

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today urged Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to sue American business paper The Wall Street Journal over the latter’s latest claim that more than US$1 billion was transferred into Najib’s personal bank accounts.

If Najib fails to do so, then it would only show that the WSJ report ‘must have some truth,’ Mahathir asserted.

“If it is not true, then the PM should take action to sue them for false reporting.

“But if the PM doesn’t sue them, (when) they can be sued in their own countries, then there must be some truth to what was said, ” he told reporters at Proton headquarters in Selangor.

The WSJ had put forward fresh allegations today that the sum deposited into Najib’s personal bank accounts totalled more than US$1 billion.

This is allegedly inclusive of the US$681 million (RM2.6 billion) deposit, which Najib and Malaysian authorities have identified as a political donation.

However, the WSJ report does not detail how the rest of the US$1 billion made its way into the prime minister’s bank accounts, nor where it came from.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/332249

More than US$1 billion in ‘s accounts, claims

Fresh allegations that deposits into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank accounts totalled more than US$1 billion have been reported by The Wall Street Journal.

This is inclusive of the US$681 million (RM2.6 billion) deposit, which Najib and Malaysian authorities have identified to be a political donation.

However, the WSJ report does not detail how the rest of the US$1 billion made its way into the prime minister’s bank accounts, nor where it came from.

Citing sources, the WSJ report only said the rest of the undisclosed sum of money had been deposited into Najib’s accounts before the RM2.6 billion.

“Most money beyond the previously identified $681 million arrived in 2011 and 2012, said two people familiar with flows into his accounts and a person familiar with one overseas probe,” the WSJ reports states.

It also claimed that most of the US$1 billion originated from 1MDB, and not from Saudi Arabia.

Malaysiakini seeking response

“As for the Malaysian AG’s conclusion that the US$681 million deposited to Najib’s accounts was a Saudi royal-family donation, the international investigators have found no evidence any of this came from Saudi Arabia, according to those familiar with their probes,” the report says.

Malaysiakini is seeking a response on this WSJ report from the Prime Minister’s Office and from 1MDB.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/332232

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