"There is no mystery about 'Malaysian Official 1', only an idiot doesn't know who that person was," said Abdul Rahman Dahlan when asked, at a press conference, to comment on the identity of 'MO1' and if he is, in fact, PM Najib Razak, reported Malaysiakini
Rahman, while adding that everyone who has read the court documents would know who is the person being referred to, however, said that the most important question is why they put Malaysian official 1. "Why is that they didn't name him (Najib)?"
"The reason why the person wasn’t named Najib is because he is not involved or part of the investigation," Rahman explained, saying the US DOJ only used this as a reference to a person as naming him would not be fair to Najib, reported Malaysiakini.
"This is actually an indication that Najib is not among the people being investigated. They used the nickname (MO1) because Najib is not part of the investigation and this is a good thing," Rahman, who is also a UMNO Supreme Council member, stressed.
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