Eventful 48 hours in Najib saga

  • The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports thatUS$700 million (S$900 million) flowed into accounts under Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's namein a Malaysian bank between 2013 and this year. The Sarawak Report blog carries a similar account.
  • Datuk Seri Najib accuses former premierMahathirMohamadof workingwith foreign nationals in a ''political sabotage'' to topple anelected prime minister. Hesays: ''I have never taken funds for personal gain as alleged bymypolitical opponents.''
  • The WSJ'sHongKong bureau chiefKenBrownsays it is standing by its report.
  • MrNajib's deputy Muhyiddin Yassin says the ''very serious'' allegationsmust be probed to clear his boss' credibility and integrity as prime minister and the head of government.
  • Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail says three companies allegedly linked to the transfer of funds have been raided.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 05, 2015, with the headline 'Eventful 48 hours in Najib saga'. Print Edition | Subscribe