PETALING JAYA: People should not buy into allegations spread by foreign media and risk the future of Malaysia, said MIC Communication and Public Relations Bureau Head Datuk Seri S. Vell Paari
In a statement on Saturday, Vell Paari said that every time an allegation was made against the Prime Minister, the immediate echoes receive from the opposition and certain former senior leaders are, ‘Step Down Najib’.
“Can those calling for Najib to step down enlighten me on the definition of the word ‘allegations’? Since I am not an expert in English vocabulary, I googled, ‘allegations’.“Google said, ‘allegation is a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong, made without proof’. The magic word here is ‘Without Proof ‘.
Vell Paari said those discrediting Najib should educate him if there were traces of weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq and the current state of the Iraqi people.“My only question to those who have been making these allegations against Najib, is there a single shred of evidence to proof any fraudulent or criminal act by him.
”The answer is no. So the question we must ask ourselves, are we willing to risk the future of Malaysia on allegations by foreign media, the opposition and former senior leaders,” he said.
In its report Friday, the Wall Street Journal claimed that almost US$700mil (RM2.63bil) of 1MDB funds had been transferred into Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s personal accounts prior to the 13th general election in 2013.
1MDB and the Prime Minister’s Office have vehemently denied the allegations, with Najib pinning the blame on former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of conspiring with his foreign allies to tarnish his image. – The Star