Don't 'jump the gun' over 1MDB, Malaysians told

Don't 'jump the gun' over 1MDB, Malaysians told
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
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PUTRAJAYA - Malaysians are urged to be patient and "not jump the gun" on investigations into the Prime Minister's alleged involvement in the 1MDB issue.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said unverified statements, particularly on social media, would not get justice for all those allegedly involved, including Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak himself.

"The appointment of a special task force is to find out the truth, and their full report is expected at the end of this year.

"Most important right now is for the public not to be hasty and be guided by emotions.

"Wait for the Public Accounts Committee's findings, wait for the task force report," he said when met at the Prime Minister's Hari Raya open house in Seri Perdana, Friday.

At the same event, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai also hoped people would allow the taskforce looking into 1MDB to do its job.

"We don't want people to 'jump the gun' and make accusations based on news reports.

"This is something Malaysians should understand," he added.

Hishammuddin also urged Malaysians not to be carried away with information circulating on social media, especially those that pay no heed to racial and religious sensitivities.

"Of course there are some laws in place, but people should have some form of 'self censorship' and ensure what they post is not insensitive to race and religious beliefs among other things," he added.

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