Archive for July 22nd, 2016

I am not “Malaysian Official 1”. Will Najib deny that he is “Malaysia Official 1”?

Although never intended to be taken seriously, the speculation sparked by the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) legal suit to seize more than US$1 billion assets stolen from 1MDB about the identity of the kingpin of the 1MDB scandal, described merely as “Malaysian Official 1”, included the lighted-hearted one as to whether I could be “Malaysian Official 1”.

But this is a very serious matter, involving the country’s honour and international reputation.

Let me clearly and formally declare that I am not the “Malaysian Official 1.”

Will the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak similarly state his position – to formally deny it or confirm whether he is referred to as “Malaysian Official 1” and if the latter, what he proposes to do about the DOJ action. Read the rest of this entry »