Saifuddin: Najib should go on television to explain allegations


KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister should appear on television to provide an explanation on allegations relating to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Following questions on the recent reports by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that an amount of USD700mil was channelled to Datuk Seri Najib's account, Global Movement of Moderates, CEO Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pic) said the Premier should reinstate his statement on television.

"The Prime Minister should go on television to answer questions because Malaysians need clarity.

"It is just the mentality of the people and now that the PM has been targeted he should talk to them because Malaysians will listen," he said at a press conference after a Young Professionals Bureau talk series on Saturday.

Saifuddin added that the investigation by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) should also be televised.

"The proceeding should be made transparent and get televised as that will clear things up,” he said

Asked on if the Najib should take leave from his position during the investigations, Saifuddin urged for Bank Negara and the Attorney-General to make a statement on the matter.

"Besides the Prime Minister, only the A-G and Bank Negara is in the position to make a statement.

"They should explain whether or not there is an SOP for this as it is not fair for the Prime Minister to be left alone at this point," he added.

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