Government agency chairman's statement twisted, tweets Najib

Government agency chairman's statement twisted, tweets Najib
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PETALING JAYA - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says certain media have twisted Majlis Amanah Rakyat chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa's statement with regard to the controversial purchase of a property in Australia.

In tweets posted yesterday via his handle @NajibRazak, the Prime Minister also said the Economic Council had decided by consensus to buy Dudley House in Melbourne.

"However, investigations will be carried out. Legal action will be taken if any quarters had lied or fooled the Economic Council members," tweeted Najib.

On Tuesday, he tweeted that the local authorities would also carry out an in-depth probe to investigate allegations of corruption.

He had vowed to take action against any one found guilty of wrongdoing.

In an immediate response yesterday, Annuar questioned the motive of Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insider for choosing the headline "Najib luluskan" (Najib approved) when he had stated that the purchase was approved by the Economic Council.

Annuar said consent must be sought from the relevant authorities before making a purchase.

"This is a procedure that has been set by the Government and must be followed. The issue of any individual's approval, including that of Najib's, does not arise," he wrote on his Facebook page.

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