27 January 2016
Any attempt to oust Prime Minister Najib Razak will likely fizzle out now that the Attorney-General has cleared Datuk Seri Najib of any wrongdoing involving US$681 million (S$974 million) donated by the Saudi royal family.
As for Mr Najib’s call for the people “to unite and move on”, some convincing will be needed for Malaysians to accept that their PM’s hands are indeed clean.
With 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) – the state investor whose advisory board Mr Najib chairs – swiftly cutting deals to shrink its RM42 billion (S$14 billion) debt pile, Mr Najib appears to have closed this chapter with time to spare before gearing up for what is likely to be a bruising general election in 2018.
… “With the Attorney-General declining to press further on the money transfer, those trying to topple him will now have no excuse,” Mr Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, told The Straits Times.
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Last updated on 27/01/2016