KUALA NERANG, April 2 – Reports by international media on the RM2.6 billion fund issue linked to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak are unprofessional, UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said the facts in their reporting were vague and inconsistent, hence creating a bad perception of Malaysia, in their strategy to bring down the prime minister.
“In the meantime, in a (foreign) newspaper report on July 2, 2015, it said that the RM2.6 billion fund that was deposited into the prime minister’s account was from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), but today, it said it was from Saudi Arabia,” he said.
Mahdzir, who is Education Minister, said this at a media conference after opening the ‘1Sekolah 1Silat’ programme at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Kuala Nerang here. He was referring to news report in The Wall Street Journal which was quoted by local newspapers today.