IPOH, April 17 – All quarters should accept the fact and the explanation given by the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on the RM2.6 billion political fund as the final full stop to the issue, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. He said apart from accepting the explanation, those who had manipulated the issue should also interpret their acceptance in the form of action.
“I think one must have a big heart to accept the fact and the explanation… anyone, even if he is a former prime minister, should accept the fact and the explanation as the final full stop (to this issue),” he told reporters after opening the ‘Expo Outreach Dana Bumiputera @ Perak’ programme organised by UMNO Youth here today.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said the political fund had been turned into a polemic by certain quarters with different agendas to the extent of inciting hate beyond reality. Last Friday, Al-Jubeir when speaking to reporters after meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on the sidelines of the 13th Session of the Organisation of Islamic Conference Summit in Istanbul, admitted that the donation for Najib indeed came from Riyadh.