Malaysian banker Nazir Razak posts Instagram photo with central bank governor

Nazir has been actively posting on his Instagram account throughout the 1MDB saga.
Nazir has been actively posting on his Instagram account throughout the 1MDB saga. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian banker Datuk Seri Nazir Razak posted a photograph on his Instagram on Wednesday showing him with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz and International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde, hailing the two as icons of global finance.

"My moment with 2 icons of global finance," said the CIMB Group chairman, who is the younger brother of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in the post on his nazir.razak account.

My moment with 2 icons of global finance

My moment with 2 icons of global finance

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It is unclear when the picture was taken but an online search suggests that it was most likely in 2012 when Lagarde was in Kuala Lumpur for the Global Public Lecture on 'Asia and the Global Economy, The Promise of Integration' which was hosted by Malaysia Economic Association (MEA).

It is also unclear why Nazir used the picture but Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has said he was not ruling out questioning Zeti and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull over the investigations into the debt laden 1Malaysia Development Berhad state investment fund (1MDB).

Bank Negara and MACC along with the police are leading the special task force investigating allegations on 1MDB.

Six MACC officers have given statements to the police over leaked information on the 1MDB probe.

Nazir has been actively posting on his Instagram account throughout the 1MDB saga.

 

On Sunday, he posted a photo of Najib and his former deputy Muhyiddin Yassin on Instagram, calling it the duo's "last supper" together.

The picture was taken at a Hari Raya open house hosted by Nazir on July 27, one day before Muhyiddin was dropped from Malaysia's Cabinet.

Last month, he posted an image referencing the popular fantasy book-turned-TV series 'Game of Thrones', warning that his country's political storm could turn into a "Game of Thrones" if left unchecked.

"Through this political turmoil, we must preserve & protect the integrity of our institutions or we descend into a game of thrones," he wrote.