KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has refuted claims that the Malay Rulers have lost their trust in the Prime Minister's leadership.
The Defence Minister said such allegations against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak were irresponsible.
"Don't try to put words into the mouth of the Rulers.
"If the Rulers lost confidence (in the Prime Minister), they could have just said it. They need not use 1Malaysia Development Berhad," he told reporters after attending the revamped National Service 2.0 at the ministry here on Thursday.
"If they don't trust his leadership, they would not have said it as it is," said Hishammuddin.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Rulers stressed that all concerned should extend "real and sincere" co-operation to ensure investigation over 1MDB achieves its objectives.
"The findings of the investigation must be reported comprehensively and in a transparent manner so that the people will be convinced of the sincerity of the Government which shall not at all conceal facts and the truth," they said.
The statement was released by the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad.
Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had welcomed the proclamation by Malay Rulers on 1MDB calling for the issue to be settled speedily and action taken against those found to be implicated.