PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is in a complete state of denial in his refusal to admit that Malaysians have suffered huge losses because of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Lambasting Najib for passing the buck to Goldman Sachs, he said the apology from the bank would not even have surfaced if there had not been a change in government.
Lim questioned if Najib was still going to insist that 1MDB benefited Malaysians and keep trying to avoid taking responsibility.
"If not for the fact that there was a change in government, do you think Goldman Sachs will apologise?
"Or will it be prosecuted and their senior partners charged? No.
"So, when is Najib going to apologise, apart from facing the charges in court?"
"It's worse for a former prime minister for not admitting that something was very wrong, and that this was the largest financial corruption scandal in history," Lim said.