Malaysians Take Comfort In Memes After AG Apandi Exonerates Najib Of Corruption

Malaysia's Attorney-General (AG) Apandi Ali cleared Prime Minister Najib Razak of any wrongdoing with regard to RM2.6 billion worth of donations that were channelled into his bank accounts on Tuesday, 26 January.

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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.

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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.

As usual, Malaysians couldn't wait to create memes after hearing about the breaking news

There are those who were skeptical...

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...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

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This poster was extremely popular too

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This make-believe banking advertisement was making its round on social media

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Then there is also this classic meme from MGag

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Even Singapore wanted to give a piece of their mind

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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

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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

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Feeling lost? Read all about PM Najib's alleged RM2.6 billion scandal and all its developments from the beginning to end here:

Looks like Malaysians really love using memes for almost everything, from the weather to transportation:

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