Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak reportedly claimed that he did not steal from the people at the opening ceremony of Pekan UMNO division and branch delegate conferences on Sunday, May 20.
He was quoted by The Star as saying,
“I’m not a person who steals what belongs to the people.
“The people of Pekan knows I did not steal. For 42 years I have served the people here.”
He believes that he became a target due to his previous positions as the Prime Minister and the president of UMNO.
According to Malaysiakini, he said:
“To topple the party, they had to target the president. They would do anything as long as my brand was destroyed.”
The Sun also reported Najib as saying that facts were twisted to cause Barisan Nasional’s defeat in the 14th General Election. He also raised examples including claims that Malaysia was almost bankrupt and the country’s economy was doing badly.
Source: The Sun
Aside from that, he responded to the accusations against his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. According to Najib, allegations about him referring to Rosmah before making any decision is ‘nothing but slander’. He emphasized that all decisions were made in the cabinet rather than in his house.
“I did not say that we had to wait first because I had to refer to my wife.”
He added that Rosmah does not have absolute power just because she holds a Master’s degree.
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