How is Najib funding New York-based PR firm, opposition reps ask

“(It’s) not hard-earned money. (People like) you and I would not be able to pay (such an amount)”

(The Vibes) – Opposition politicians have quizzed former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s move to hire a New York public relations (PR) firm Karv Communications for US$140,000 (RM585,760), amid the trial involving Goldman Sachs bankers on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.

The politicians noted that Najib’s funding was questionable, given the recent decision by a Kuala Lumpur High Court to freeze Najib’s assets which restricts withdrawals from his bank account.

This came after 1MDB and its four subsidiaries obtained an injunction in February, limiting his withdrawals to only RM100,000 a month from his bank accounts.

The injunction also applies worldwide, and is aimed at preventing the dissipation of US$681 million that 1MDB is seeking from Najib and several other individuals.

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