Mahathir denies forfeiture suits meant to bankrupt Umno

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 2019 : Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has refuted the allegation that the civil forfeiture suits filed against 41 individuals and entities including several Umno state liaison committee members were an effort by the government to bankrupt the party.

The Prime Minister said if this was the motive, the government could have done that much earlier.

“(Instead), we have allowed Najib to be quite free, although he is charged, he is going around being ‘Bossku’,” he told the media when met after delivering his keynote address during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Asia Oil and Gas Conference, here, today.

Also present during the opening ceremony were Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

Last Friday, Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission had announced that the commission had filed civil forfeiture applications against 41 people and entities to recover RM270 million allegedly taken from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). – Bernama



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