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Malaysia’s DPM says he has met Arab family who donated cash into PM Najib’s bank account

(THE STAR, 20 January 2016) – Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he has met the wealthy Arab family who had donated the US$700 million that was channelled into Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal account.

He said the “king and prince”, whom he did not name, had donated the money because of Malaysia’s commitment in fighting terrorism, and being a moderate Muslim country with a plural society.

The family, he said, was impressed by how Malaysia, with its plural society, still managed to remain moderate without sidelining any other religions.

“Those were the answers given to me when I asked them the reason for their donation. They also told me that Malaysia was not the only country they have donated money to.

“They have also helped other Islamic countries,” he said when opening the Sri Gading Umno division meeting on Saturday.

The Umno vice-president, elaborating during the Kepong Umno division meeting on Sunday, said the donors were an “Arab king and prince” and the family decided to make the huge donation also because of Datuk Seri Najib’s anti-Jewish stance, reported the Malay Mail Online.

“Because of that, the Arab king, Arab prince generously made the political donation for use during the 13th General Election,” MMO quoted him as saying.

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid also said the donor wanted to keep Umno and the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition in power.

He said he had also met the investment officer of the wealthy Arab family, who explained how the first US$100 millon was given via a cheque under Datuk Seri Najib’s name and the rest through other channels.

“I saw the documents myself – the original documents, not photostated ones, and I also saw the money trail,” he added.

He assured the people that the donation was 100 per cent from the Arab family and not from the Retirement Fund Inc. or 1Malaysia Development Berhad.