Even Najib’s brother asked him to take action against 1MDB looters, says Mahathir

(FMT) – Dr Mahathir Mohamad has launched a scathing attack on Najib Razak in another letter to the voters of Johor ahead of the state elections.

In his second letter, Mahathir said he felt embarrassed for having to repeatedly mention Najib, calling him a “disgrace to his country, race and religion”.

“Unfortunately, he doesn’t have any feeling of shame and even claims to be victimised by others.

“He hopes the Malaysian public will believe that he has been victimised by me and his political enemies,” he said.

He said Najib was “nothing like his father”, Abdul Razak Hussein, the nation’s second prime minister.

“Tun Razak was a principled nationalist who fought for the people, whereas Najib stole the nation’s wealth with the help of Jho Low,” Mahathir said.

The two-time prime minister said he did not harbour any personal vendetta against Najib, and added that even Najib’s brother, Nazir Razak, had approached him during the 1MDB scandal to ask him to ensure action was taken against those responsible for the loss in billions in funds.

“I will continue to speak up against him or anyone else who tries to destroy the country and cheat the rakyat,” he said.

In Mahathir’s first letter to Johor voters, he said the decision to call for the snap polls in the state was the latest move by the “court cluster and Umno kleptocrats” to strengthen their position before the 15th general election (GE15).

Johor will go to the polls on March 12, with early voting taking place on March 8. Nominations are set for Feb 26.