Too much nonsense on social media: Najib

Malaysian PM Najib Razak gesturing while addressing an event for new government interns at the Prime Minister's office.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak gesturing while addressing an event for new government interns at the Prime Minister's office.PHOTO: AFP

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has urged the people "not to be too trusting" of news and materials they read on social media.

He said there were "too much nonsense on social media" and people should ignore them.

"Don't listen to it all. Not all of it is true," Najib told a congregation at a mosque in Taman Melati before breaking fast with the residents.

Referring to the ongoing investigations into state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), Najib said the truth will prevail in the end.

 

On the talk of billions of ringgit alleged to be missing in 1MDB, Najib said people should wait for the Auditor-General's report to find out the truth.

He said he would not make any statements on the issue, preferring to let the Auditor-General do so.

A special task force comprising the A-G, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and Bank Negara is investigation the money trail involving US$700 billion (S$946 billion) in state funds from 1MDB that was allegedly transferred into Najib's personal accounts.