4 November 2018
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has agreed that the coalition lost the 14th general election due to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
“I agree with YB Khairy (Khairy Jamaluddin). The scandal happened and the Cabinet only knew about all the decisions after the issue exploded in the media,” said the former Culture and Tourism Minister.
Nazri was asked to comment on Khairy’s statement refuting claims that Barisan Nasional lost in the 14th General Elections due to fraud.
In a tweet, Khairy simply wrote, “We lost because of 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad). The end. (sic)”
Nazri, who is the Padang Rengas MP, said that Cabinet members were previously informed that 1MDB issue could be solved.
“That is why we defended it. We also did not find out until the issue was out in the news and became bigger in public.
“We lost not because people rejected us, but because of 1MDB,” he said.
He said the matter is no longer a political issue as it has been brought to court.
“We cannot be in denial.”
3 November 2018
PETALING JAYA: Former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) refuted claims that Barisan Nasional lost in the 14th General Elections due to fraud.
In a tweet, he simply wrote, “We lost because of 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad). The end. (sic)”
In the tweet, he also attached a news report from an English daily where former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was quoted saying that BN lost because of “fraud, defamation and false promises made by Pakatan Harapan.”
The report also quoted Najib saying there was nothing wrong with Umno and Barisan Nasional.
The Rembau MP’s tweet has been liked over 6,000 times and retweeted over 7,000 times at the time of writing.
Several people responded to Khairy’s revelation, with some applauding his tweet.
“At least you are not in the denial,” tweeted @1kacoo.
Another user @kahwooi_tan wrote, “Too much corruption to be honest. Top to bottom.”
Twitter user @hellfried pointed out that he is glad someone in Umno said it.
“There are still does who rather hide behind a paper thin facade of falsehood in a misguided attempt in stay relevant in #MalaysiaBaharu,” he added.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/11/03/khairy-bn-lost-because-of-1mdb-not-because-of-so-called-pakatans-lies/#GGJmP3lQdhKVlUGF.99