Tun Razak’s family refutes speculation over inheritance


PETALING JAYA: The family of the late Tun Abdul Razak has refuted speculation over the inheritance left by the former prime minister.

In a statement on Tuesday, four of the former PM's sons – Datuk Johari Razak, Datuk Nizam Razak, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak and Datuk Nazim Razak – had referred to their father as a highly principled man who was known for his frugality.

“We are extremely concerned that some recent news ​articles and postings​ have given rise to speculation as to the nature and extent of the inheritance that our​ late​ father, Tun Abdul ​R​azak​, ​had ​left​ behind.

“We wish to put on record that he was a ​highly ​principled man, well known to all ​who knew him ​for his frugality and utmost integrity​ and any statement or inference to the contrary would be totally false and misleading to his memory and to his service and sacrifices for the nation,” the statement said.

The family went on to say that it takes issue with anyone who taints the memory of Tun Abdul Razak.

“We would also like to add that our whole family is united on this issue,” the family said.

The statement comes in the wake of an article in The New York Times, which had speculated on the family’s wealth.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is Tun Abdul Razak’s eldest son.