PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak has vented his frustration at being made the scapegoat for "everything".
"There are all sorts of wild accusations lately. It is easy for everyone to use the phrase 'it is all Najib's fault'.
"Prices did not go down? Najib's fault.
"Manchester United lost? Najib's fault.
"If it rains tomorrow and you're late for work? Najib's fault," he said in his Facebook post on Tuesday (Oct 2).
Najib posted this after he was accused of offering the seventh accused in the murder of Deputy Public Prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais RM3.5 million (S$1.16 million) to plead guilty.
Najib said that the accusation to implicate him was "totally ridiculous".
He also pointed out that after the 14th General Election in May, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull had denied that Mr Morais' murder was connected to the RM2.6 billion scandal, SRC International or even 1MDB.
Hence, he said this has clearly refuted the accusations and slander made by Sarawak Report.
He had also criticised Bernama news agency for being "mischievous" in using a "sensational tabloid-like headline" for the story.