KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is accused of money laundering and misappropriation of 1MDB fund has released today a letter from the late King of Saudi Arabia along with other bank documents proving Saudi Arabian royalty`s donation and transfer of US$100 million (RM304.5 million) to him in 2011.
“Since I am no longer Prime Minister, I think it is appropriate for me to disclose the following documents to clear my name from various allegations and defamation,” he said in a statement posted on his Facebook page along with a photocopy of the documents.
He also explained the reasons behind that donation.
He said, as it is stated in the photocopy of the letter he posted, that the king of Saudi Arabia gave him that sum of money as a token of appreciation for friendship and for his new ideas as a modern Islamic Leader, during the Arab Spring (the Arab Revolution 2011 which swept the Arab World from North Africa to the Middle East and that led to the downfall of many regimes and leaders).
The Saudi Arabia letter, which was addressed to Najib in February 1, 2011, reads: “In view of the friendship that we have developed over the years and your new ideas as a modern Islamic leader, I hereby grant you a sum of United States Dollars One Hundred Million (USD100,000,000) Only (“Gift”) which shall be remitted to you at such times and in such manner as I deem fit.”
Najib also promised to explain soon other donations, including the controversial RM2.6 billion.- Malaysia World News