: 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) said it had never provided any funds to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over reports that 1MDB money has been traced to the premier’s bank accounts.
“To suggest otherwise, as some media outlets have done, is highly irresponsible and a deliberate attempt to undermine the company.
1MDB said recent revelations of the company’s financial dealings by certain media outlets and blogs like Sarawak Report are aimed to used to mislead the public.
Citing the case of former executive of PetroSaudi International Ltd (PSI) Xavier Justo
who is currently being detained in Thailand, 1MDB said the so-called leaked documents were found to have been tampered with.
“We are therefore surprised that documents such as these, whose existence and authenticity have not been publicly verified, continue to be used as a basis to create new unsubstantiated allegations against 1MDB,” 1MDB said in the statement.
1MDB said it is currently cooperating with several authorities including the Auditor General, the Public Accounts Committee and Bank Negara over investigations into its financial state.
“These authorities have all the relevant information, and we request all parties to await the outcome of their findings before making further allegations and rushing to judgement,” the statement read.
Meanwhile the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement issued on their Facebook account criticized the action of several individuals which "affected the confidence in the country’s economy, discredited both the government and the prime minister and toppled the prime minster who was democratically elected."
According to the statement, the latest claim was part of a continuous political sabotage aimed at misleading the media and the public by using amended documents.
Thus, the media are urged to ensure the authenticity of the document by referring to those responsible for verification.
The Sarawak Report in an article today claimed investigators have traced billions of ringgit linked to the 1MDB money trail into Najib's personal bank accounts.