Inappropriate to respond on 1MDB questions now, says Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he has been advised that it would be inappropriate to respond to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s questions regarding 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

The former premier said on Monday (May 28) this was because the authorities have stated that investigations are ongoing.

In a two-paragraph statement on Monday, Najib said in this limited context, he does not see any benefit in engaging in a public discourse with Lim on the issues.

“I will, when and if necessary, address the issues at the relevant forum,” he said referring to Lim’s statement released by the Ministry of Finance on Sunday (May 27).

In the statement, Lim said Najib who was also former Finance Minister, must be held responsible and accountable for the 1MDB corruption scandal. 

He also raised more questions on investments worth US$8.33bil made by 1MDB between 2009 and 2013 and asked the former premier to account for several transactions. – Bernama