Those who back Najib afraid to lose their posts, says Dr M

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Hitting out again in his relentless diatribe against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday that a scandal such as the one involving state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) would have seen other world leaders quitting their posts and issuing public apologies.

In Malaysia, however, the controversy has resulted only in an outpouring of support for Mr Najib by those who fear losing their positions of power, the former Prime Minister wrote in his latest blog post.

“Only in Malaysia will there be those who defend a leader with no good reason, just to protect their own positions,” said Dr Mahathir, referring to Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman, who wrote an open letter to The New York Times on June 19, after the US daily published an interview with Dr Mahathir, where he had criticised the Najib administration.
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