Najib is Malaysian official No 1, says top Gov’t official

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imagesThe BBC says case closed on the hunt for ‘who is MO1’, or who is the Malaysian official number one mentioned in the US Department of Justice (DOJ) civil suit against defaulters of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fraud and corruption case. This after Abdul Rahman Dahlan revealed Najib Razak, Malaysian PM, was Malaysia official No1 during an interview with the BBC television.
The internet is now abuzz with Abdul Rahman Dahlan’s statement that he said it openly Najib was Malaysian Official 1 (MO1). Dahlan is the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government and currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Kota Belud.
This is tantamount to Pujtrajaya officially confirming that the Malaysian Official 1 mentioned 36 times in the US Department of Justice (DOJ) civil suit related to 1MDB is Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
“I’ve said it openly. Obviously, if you read the documents, it is the prime minister,” Umno minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan was quoted by British media network BBC as saying today.
“But, I have also said, why didn’t the DOJ name him by his proper name? That’s because he is not part of this investigation.
The BBC wrote: The allegations shocked the world. In July, the US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to seize the assets it says were bought with more than $3.5bn stolen from Malaysian national wealth fund 1MDB.
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch laid the case out clearly: “Unfortunately, sadly, tragically, a number of corrupt officials treated this public trust as a personal bank account.”
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch laid the case out clearly: “Unfortunately, sadly, tragically, a number of corrupt officials treated this public trust as a personal bank account.”
The lawsuit alleged that those named in the suit were responsible for the fraud. But it also mentioned a “Malaysian Official 1” more than 30 times, and alleged that this official received some $681m of the stolen money, and returned most of it.
From the details in the suit, it was widely understood that “Malaysian Official 1” is Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, but it was never officially confirmed.
Watch the BBC video interview of Dahlan on the BBC site.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37234717

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