What Malaysia's A-G And Najib's Supporters Have To Say About The 1MDB Lawsuits

"History has shown that the US can be hasty."

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After the US DOJ filed lawsuits seeking to seize assets tied to funds stolen from 1MDB, several politicians from the ruling BN have voiced their support for PM Najib, who wasn't named in the lawsuits

While Deputy IGP Noor Rashid Ibrahim and IGP Khalid Abu Bakar have decided to remain tight-lipped about the latest 1MDB drama unfolding in the US, this despite the Malaysian police doing their own investigation on the 1MDB, several others like Attorney-General Apandi have voiced their support to Najib.

"Dr. Mahathir's allies are behind the US DOJ lawsuit"

— Salleh Said Keruak, Communications and Multimedia Minister

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Salleh, while writing the above in a blog post, also added that history has shown that the US can be hasty in its decisions or actions.

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters after an event at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) today, 21 July, Salleh, when asked whether the action by the US DOJ had tarnished Malaysia's name, said, "As far as we are concerned in Malaysia, we have been handling (the 1MDB issue) quite well. We have allowed people to have their views."

"Certain quarters are "spinning" the issue to implicate Najib"

— Annuar Musa, UMNO Information Chief and Mara chairperson

"The opposition is being too eager (to remove Najib)"

— Azalina Othman, Minister in Prime Minister's Department

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"The US lies. (Use) common sense lah"

— Tan Keng Liang, Gerakan Youth Chief

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"Najib has done the best for the country"

— S. Vell Paari, MIC Treasurer-General

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"There is no evidence that 1MDB money was misappropriated"

— Mohamed Apandi Ali, Attorney-General

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Apandi, who earlier this year had cleared Najib of any criminal misconduct in two corruption cases linked to 1MDB, also said that Najib was neither named nor alleged to have committed any wrongdoing in the US DOJ civil lawsuits on 1MDB.

Malaysiakini quoted the Malaysian A-G as saying that, "The attorney-general expressed his strong concerns at the insinuations and allegations that have been made against the prime minister of alleged criminal wrongdoing in relation to the civil action."

"The Prime Minister is not involved in the investigation"

— Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Minister in Prime Minister's Department

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"The allegations against him were vindictive and frivolous."

— Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim, former DAP politician

Meanwhile, Najib has asked the public to not jump to conclusions:

Catch up on all the latest happenings around 1MDB:

The filing of the civil forfeiture complaints was announced by US A-G Loretta E. Lynch on 20 July, during a press conference. We summarised the 35 minute-long press con in 14 major points:

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