Najib must pursue legal action if WSJ claims untrue: Minister

Najib must pursue legal action if WSJ claims untrue: Minister
The Wall Street Journal's recent allegations against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should be taken seriously because it affects his image and credibility as Prime Minister, says Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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PETALING JAYA - The Wall Street Journal's recent allegations against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should be taken seriously because it affects his image and credibility as Prime Minister, says Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

"Datuk Seri Najib needs to take legal action if these allegations are not true so that the Government is not seen in a bad light in the eyes of the public and international community," he said in a statement on Saturday.

Shafie was commenting on a report by the Wall Street Journal on Friday, which, quoting unidentified Malaysian investigators, alleged that nearly US$700mil (S$942 m) could be traced to Najib’s personal bank accounts.

The Rural and Regional Development Minister also said that he is sure that an investigation will be carried out by relevant authorities and independent bodies.

"The investigators are sure to reveal the truth and at the same time restore the people's trust in the Government," he said.

"I also request for Malaysians to keep calm during this time," said Shafie.

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