Najib: Not illegal to get gifts, cites Dr M’s 40 horses and millions received by Michelle Obama

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018

Najib giving a speech at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur on May 10, a day after Barisan Nasional was defeated in GE14. - Reuters

PETALING JAYA: After the police revealed the staggering RM1bil market value of seized luxury items from six residences linked to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic), the former premier has insisted that, under the law, it is not illegal to receive gifts.

In an exclusive interview with Malaysiakini on Wesdnesday (June 27), Najib said that as head of government over the years, “we have been gifted with a lot of items by foreign leaders as well as personal friends”.

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