"I'm Not A Person Who Steals What Belongs To The People" - Najib Tells Pekan UMNO Branch

It was his first visit to his constituency since Barisan Nasional's loss in the 14th General Election.

Cover image via theSun

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed he did not steal from the people at the opening ceremony of Pekan UMNO division and branch delegate conferences yesterday, 20 May

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"I'm not a person who steals what belongs to the people," Najib was quoted as saying by The Star.

"The people of Pekan knows I did not steal. For 42 years I have served the people here," he added.

Najib also believes that he became a target due to his previous positions as the Prime Minister and the president of UMNO

"To topple the party, they had to target the president. They would do anything as long as my brand was destroyed," he was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini.

theSun also reported Najib as saying that facts were twisted to cause Barisan Nasional's defeat in the 14th General Election. He also raised examples including claims that Malaysia was almost bankrupt and the country's economy was doing badly.

Apart from that, he talked about the accusations against his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor

According to Najib, allegations about him referring to Rosmah before making any decision is "nothing but slander". He emphasised that all decisions were made in the cabinet rather than in his house.

"I did not say that we had to wait first because I had to refer to my wife," Najib was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini, before adding that she does not have absolute power just because she holds a Master's degree.

You can watch Najib's speech here:

In the same speech, Najib also claimed that Barisan Nasional's loss in the 14th General Election was not due to their own fault:

Najib also denied seeking witness protection from the police due to the ongoing 1Malaysia Development Berhad investigation:

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