Many More to Face Charges After Najib, Irwan

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Many more offenders to face the consequences of breaking the law.

Many more will be charged for the offences committed by the previous Barisan Nasional government, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“What we are seeing today, of course, are charges being made against several people, but there are many more.

“We can’t bring everyone to court in one go.

“We have to take (them) one by one, and the more serious one is the former prime minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak),” said Dr Mahathir during a meeting with the Malaysia Thai Chamber of Commerce (MTCC) representatives on Thursday (Oct 25).

Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah and Najib pleaded not guilty to six charges of criminal breach of trust involving RM6.6 billion at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on Thursday morning.

Dr Mahathir said the country suffered for almost nine years as the then government did not seem to care about the people.

“It committed a lot of wrong things. As usual, when you break the law, you face the consequences,” he said.