Unite - Horses’ Mouths – 6 August 2015

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RM2.6 billion donation to Najib’s account

As someone who receives his salary from the rakyat, the PM must explain to his boss the source of the RM2.6 billion that was transferred into his accounts. It is better for the people to know who the donor is to avoid accusations and suspicions as to whether the PM is working for the donor or for the people.

Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS deputy president, reminding Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak that the people are his boss


With the current situation, I would suggest that the limits of the expenses be reviewed. Maybe the EC should be given the power to audit and determine if the right amount of money is spent for the election campaigns.

Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusoff, Election Commission chairman, suggesting that the commission be given the power to review the limits of funds used in parliamentary and state elections


We got to know the donor's information from bank documents and letters sent to the Prime Minister when large sums were deposited into his account. We spoke to the donor and they have also confirmed that it was a donation. We would also like to state that we would be calling prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to give an explanation on the donation he received.

Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), claiming that they will ask Prime Minister Najib Razak to explain the RM2.6 billion donation that was banked into his bank accounts


The detention and interrogation of crucial members of the MACC investigation team is clearly a means to disrupt investigations. Under Section 48 of the MACC Act, it is a criminal offence for anyone to interfere in an MACC investigation.

Azmin Ali, Selangor Menteri Besar, urging Malaysians to give full support to the MACC which is spearheading a probe into companies linked with state investment company 1MDB


How do you know RM2.6 billion was used for the general election? He (Najib) never said that.

Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, Umno Supreme Council member



Muhyiddin’s influence

Things might be slightly different now, but going by past experience, when a standing politician loses his position in the government, he also loses a great deal of influence. What may be seen as an initial, emotional outpouring of support or opposition to the boss will normally fizzle out, because people will start to weigh the cost of opposition.

Ibrahim Suffian, Merdeka Centre director, on former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s influence




Now is the crucial hour for all opposition parties to unite. This is the time opposition political parties sit together to find common ground and minimise their differences. There can be many formulas (to achieve this).

Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS deputy president, calling for a united opposition amid a scandal that RM2.6 billion was deposited into the personal bank account of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak

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