Salleh slams those who believe WSJ


He takes the US daily to task for continuing to dispute the source of the RM2.6 billion in Najib’s accounts.

(Free Malaysia Today) – Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak today rebuked Malaysians who accept the Wall Street Journal’s version of the story behind the RM2.6 billion donation to Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Speaking to reporters here, he said Malaysians were insulting the Attorney-General’s office, the MACC and the position of the Prime Minister if they rejected Attorney-General Apandi Ali’s affirmation that the donation came from a Saudi source.

Salleh was reacting to WSJ Finance Editor Ken Brown’s recent statement that the massive funds in Najib’s personal accounts had come from various companies linked to 1MDB.

“Why do we not believe the AG and MACC, which independently probed the matter?” he said. “When we don’t believe in them, it is tantamount to insulting the country.

Salleh said WSJ’s allegations were baseless. He alleged that the documents used in the US-based newspaper’s reports had been tampered with and drawn from questionable sources.

“Why are they meddling in our internal affairs? Clearly, they have an agenda,” he said.

“Najib is the only leader who’s been willing to be probed by both the MACC and the AG. Just remember that he has been cleared of every allegation thrown at him. There are jealous parties out there to get him.”

Brown, in an interview with Australia’s ABC last Friday, stood by WSJ’s reports on the donation, saying, “Our reporting has shown for months now that the money didn’t come from the Saudis but it came via a bunch of companies and bank accounts related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad.”