Don’t taint memory of our dad, say Najib’s brothers


The former PM’s sons say he was a man of high principles, frugal and had the utmost integrity.

(Free Malaysia Today) – Four of former Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak’s five sons issued a joint statement yesterday taking to task anyone attempting to taint the memory of their late father, the Malay Mail Online reported.

The statement came amidst questions arising from a curiously worded statement attributed to the Prime Minister’s Office by a recent article appearing in the New York Times.

The article entitled “Towers of Secrecy: Jho Low, Well Connected in Malaysia, Has an Appetite for New York,” published on February 8, sought to explore the connection between businessman Jho Low and Riza Aziz, stepson of current Prime Minister Najib Razak, and suggested that both Low and Riza were men of considerable means.

The relevant excerpt from the article read:

“While Mr Aziz has previously said he is personally wealthy, he declined to explain how he acquired his money. Mr Najib’s office, in a statement, said, ‘The Prime Minister does not track how much Mr Aziz earns or how such earnings are reinvested.’ As for the Prime Minister himself, the statement said he had ‘received inheritance’.”

The words attributed to Najib immediately brought up questions as to whether the late Tun Razak was the source of such an “inheritance”.