PETALING JAYA - A Cabinet minister has criticised a foreign report quoting an "unnamed investigator" and claiming that 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds were transferred into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's personal accounts.
Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister, said that he was "shocked" by Wall Street Journal's (AWSJ) "wanton allegation".
"If they were dead serious about the authenticity, the reports should have named the sources," he said on Twitter.
"Quoting 'unnamed investigator' as a basis of a very defamatory report, AWSJ has sunk to the level of gutter journalism of Sarawak Report.
"C'mon AWSJ... you can do better than that," he said.
Abdul Rahman hoped the publication was not using malicious and tampered documents in their report.
Wall Street Journal and Sarawak Report published an article on Friday quoting an "unnamed investigator", claiming that almost US$700mil (S$944) of 1MDB funds went into the Prime Minister's personal accounts.
The Prime Minister's Office responded to the report saying it was "political sabotage."
1MBD insisted that no funds had been transferred to Najib's accounts.