PETALING JAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has urged people not to spread slander and hate during the holy month of Ramadan.
He said this was more so as the night of Lailatul Qadar, a special night for Muslims would occur during the last ten days of Ramadan.
"On that night, we are promised manifold pahala ibadat (reward) as stated in the Al-Qadr surah, "The night of Lailatul Qadar is better than a thousand moons," he said in a blog posting on Friday.
Najib has come under pressure ever since the Wall Street Journal published an article last week quoting an "unnamed investigator", claiming that almost US$700million (S$946 million) of 1MDB funds went into his personal accounts.
The Prime Minister's Office responded by saying that the articles were "political sabotage" while the 1MDB insisted that no funds had been transferred to Najib's accounts.
Najib has also refuted the claims, maintaining that the allegations are a political ploy engineered by his opponents in an attempt to topple him, among them former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The New York-based publication however insisted that their investigation was based on solid documentation.