Malaysian minister claims seen video confession of person involved in plot to topple PM Najib

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Minister Of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan has dropped a bombshell, saying he has seen a video confession by an individual allegedly involved in falsifying information contained in media reports on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The Barisan Nasional director of strategic communication said an individual in possession of the video made a police report in Petaling Jaya over the matter earlier Wednesday.

Abdul Rahman said the complainant claimed to have substantive evidence of malicious intent on the parties involved in executing a mission dubbed "Mission to Criminalise Datuk Seri Najib and 1MDB".

"The video confession also implicates several Opposition leaders who conspired with Claire Brown and Sarawak Report in the malicious plot," he said, referring to the founder of the Sarawak Report website.

"This disclosure needs to be fully investigated, " said Abdul Rahman, who said he had watched the video.

Speaking at press conference here, he said the complainant also handed a copy of an email allegedly written by Brown to the police.

Abdul Rahman claimed that in the email dated March 1, 2015, Brown wrote; "Thanks! Yes it was quite a job! Sitting up night after night cleverly 'forging' all those documents!!!".

"I hope local and British police investigate the matter to ascertain the true meaning of this email," he said.