ISTANBUL, April 15 – Saudi’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir today admitted that the donation to Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak indeed came from Saudi Arabia. He said they are aware of the donation and it is a genuine donation with nothing expected in return.
He said they are also fully aware that the Attorney-General of Malaysia has thoroughly investigated the matter and found no wrongdoing. So, he added that as far as they are concerned, the matter is closed. He told this to Malaysian reporters here on Thursday. Earlier, Adel held a bilateral meeting with Najib on the sidelines of the 13th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali had, on Jan 26, cleared Najib of any wrongdoing in relation to investigations into the SRC International Sdn Bhd and the RM2.6 billion alleged to have been deposited into the prime minister’s bank account. Mohamed Apandi said the investigations revealed that the amount deposited was RM2.08 billion, and it was a personal donation from the Saudi royal family in 2013, of which RM2.03 billion was returned to the contributor the same year.