PETALING JAYA - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has released documents he claims are proof that the Saudi Arabian royalty had indeed donated US$100 million (S$137.5 million) to him in 2011.
The document which was uploaded on Najib's Facebook page revealed that a donation totalling US$100 million was indeed made to him, as per the contents of a letter written by Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz Al-Saud dated February 1, 2011.
The letter, which was addressed to Najib's residence in Jalan Langgak Duta, stated that the donation was made to Najib to recognise his contribution to the Islamic world.
"In view of the friendship that we have developed over the years and your new ideas as a modern Islamic leader, I hereby grant you a sum of United States Dollars One Hundred Million (USD100,000,000) Only ("Gift") which shall be remitted to you at such times and in such manner as I deem fit.
"You shall have absolute discretion to determine how the Gift shall be utilised and I am confident that your actions will continue to promote Islam so it continues to flourish. This is merely a small gesture on my part but it is my way of contributing to the development of Islam to the world.
"This letter is issued as a gesture of good faith and for clarification, I do not expect to receive any personal benefit whether directly or indirectly as a result of the Gift. The Gift should not in any event be construed as an act of corruption since this is against the practice of Islam and I personally do not encourage such practices in any manner whatsoever.
"This is merely a personal token of appreciation and I am hoping that the Gift would encourage you to continue with your good work to promote Islam around the world," the letter by Abdul Aziz read.