PM Najib Razak has been surrounded by various scandals ever since WSJ disclosed documents showing alleged transfers of RM2.6 billion to his bank accounts. So when news that the AG has cleared him of corruption broke out, it somehow caught everyone off guard.
A transfer of nearly USD 700 million to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s alleged private bank account before a 2013 election was a “personal donation” from Saudi Arabia’s royal family and not illegal, a Malaysian investigating body said.
The nation’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali, said that all but USD 61 million of the USD 681 million transferred in March of that year was returned to the Saudis five months later.
The alleged donation was made under the kingdom’s previous monarch, King Abdullah, who died a year ago.
The Wall Street Journal reported in July 2015 that an earlier Malaysian government investigation found almost $700 million had entered Mr. Najib’s accounts via banks, companies and entities linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB, a state fund that Mr. Najib set up in 2009 to foster economic development.
There are those who were skeptical...
...and those who put a tinge of satire to their drawings
There's also this single-panel comic to summarize how some felt about the whole RM2.6 billion donation saga
This poster was extremely popular too
This make-believe banking advertisement was making its round on social media
Then there is also this classic meme from MGag
On a serious note, netizens are speculating that there is lack of integrity and transparency on the verdict by AG, possibly due to the fact that Apandi Ali was only appointed as AG amidst the ongoing special task force probe on 1MDB
On the other hand, others were in the agreement with the AG, saying that they saw nothing wrong with PM Najib Razak accepting the personal donation
Feeling lost? Read all about PM Najib's alleged RM2.6 billion scandal and all its developments from the beginning to end here: