Dr M wants Najib investigated for lying over 1MDB funds in Singapore bank


(The Malaysian Insider) – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has fired another salvo at embattled Datuk Seri Najib Razak, saying the prime minister had “lied” over the status of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) US$1.103 billion (RM3.6 billion) which was said to have been kept at the BSI Bank in Singapore.

In referring to Najib’s parliamentary reply on the matter earlier this week, the former prime minister said any “cover up” or attempting to hide a mistake in government affairs was an offence under the law.

He said it comes under Section 218 of the Penal Code and felt that the police should investigate the matter.

“I am very sad that I cannot avoid from saying that the prime minister had lied. The first lie was that no cash from 1MDB was repatriated back.

“Secondly, there was no cash in BSI Bank in Singapore. It was clear from the latest reply that there was no cash totalling USD1.103 billion that was in BSI Bank but documents that were kept in it.

“What are the documents is unclear but what is known is that it is clearly not cash,” he wrote in his blog today.