Hornbill Unleashed

June 20, 2017

No more statements on DOJ, says Najib

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will no longer be issuing statements in relation to the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) latest civil forfeiture suit filing.

In a press conference today, Najib was asked to comment on Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein who had slammed the DOJ for its latest suit.

Najib, however, said “many” statements have been issued and that he had issued a statement on the matter through the Prime Minister’s Office.

Asked when he was planning to sue the DOJ, Najib responded by asking who was going to do so.

“Who? Who is going to sue?

“No more statements (on DOJ),” he added.

Following the filing of the suit, Najib’s press secretary Tengku Sarifuddin Tengku Ahmad said that the government was concerned with the “unnecessary and gratuitous naming of certain matters and individuals” in the suit.

The DOJ, he had said, had yet again failed to seek the cooperation from the Malaysian government and 1MDB, prior to the latest filing.

The DOJ last Thursday dropped a bombshell with its third civil suit to seize assets allegedly acquired using misappropriated 1MDB funds.

Among the individuals named by the DOJ are Penang-born tycoon Low Taek Jho and Najib’s stepson Riza Aziz.

Also mentioned in the suit was a “Malaysian Official 1” and his wife.

The 251-page suit claimed, among others, that US$620 million that MO1 supposedly returned to a “donor”, were instead transferred to Low who used the money to buy MO1’s wife a US$27.3 million pink diamond necklace.

Last year, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan had identified MO1 as Najib, but stressed the premier was not named as he was not a subject of investigation.


Source : Malaysiakini


 

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2 Comments »

  1. Should not the fuking corrupted lesbian law minister, Azalina Othman, run to her boss rescue by providing all the hard evidences to debunk the DOJ civil suits? Instead of treating Malaysians in general and the Malay Muslims in particular to be bloody fools the lesbian law minister and the AG should not only declassify the 1MDB and SRC reports but provide the documentary proof that the DOJ, WSJ, Sarawak Report and Singapore authority were conspiring to bring down Najib and the highly corrupted UMNO Baru controlled BN government.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — June 20, 2017 @ 8:01 PM | Reply

  2. Maybe Mrs MO1, in exchange for the diamonds not being included in the list of assets DoJ seeks for forfeiture, has made a deal including voluntary surrender of the gems and cooperation with investigators..in order perhaps to keep Riza out of prison. Surrender diamonds and immunity from prosecution for Rosmah and Riza. ‘Twould be a good deal if she could make it, considering she doubtless has suitcases of cash and diamonds to make her escape from her doomed kleptocratic marriage to that little punk Jibby.

    Comment by Hattan — June 20, 2017 @ 3:58 PM | Reply


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