Malaysian PM Najib to take action against Wall Street Journal

Malaysian PM Najib to take action against Wall Street Journal
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PETALING JAYA - Datuk Seri Najib Razak will take legal action against the Wall Street Journal over an article alleging that RM2.6bil (S$943 million) was transferred into his personal bank accounts.

Najib's political secretary, Datuk Muhammad Khairun Aseh told a Malay daily that the report was criminal defamation.

"The report was done with bad intention and based on unsubstantiated and dubious sources.

"We will take legal action," he was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian.

Wall Street Journal and Sarawak Report published an article on Friday quoting an "unnamed investigator", claiming that almost US$700million (S$943 million) of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (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.

Najib had also, late last night, accused former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was "working hand in glove" with foreign nationals, of being responsible behind the "latest lie".

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