Former minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said he was shocked to discover the revelations about Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor.
He said there were all sorts of exposes being made, which he was not aware of when he was in government.
“I did not know about Rosmah’s jewellery, I did not know about SRC International.
“I didn’t know when I was a minister that there was money and Jho Low (fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho), it was not disclosed,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby on Tuesday (Aug 14).
Nazri, who is Padang Rengas MP, also expressed his support for investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
A series of police raids on properties-linked to Najib in June resulted in a haul of RM686.37mil, including RM116.7mil cash in 26 currencies.
Also part of the haul from the raids were 567 luxury handbags, 423 watches, 234 sunglasses and more than 10,000 pieces of jewellery, all with an estimated market value of between RM910mil and RM1.1bil.
Najib has so far been slapped with seven criminal charges related to criminal breach of trust, bribery and money laundering related to SRC International Sdn Berhad, a subsidiary of 1MDB placed under the jurisdiction of the Finance Ministry in 2012.
Nazri said as a fellow Umno member, he had previously always taken Najib at face value.
“I was shocked. I was shocked because as a party member, even when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the Umno president, we did not dig into what they said,” said Nazri.
He said that Umno members stuck with what was said when Dr Mahathir accused Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy.
“Only now we know, which is why I have remained silent because I want to see what more will be exposed,” he added.
Once a fierce Dr Mahathir critic, Nazri now claims he has no issues with the second-time Prime Minister.
“I never left Umno, it is he who left. But now that he is the Prime Minister, we have to support him. I don’t have a record of fighting the PM,” he said.