Najib Urged to Tell on Jho Low

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DAP’s Lim Kit Siang backed Umno’s Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin who called on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday to give authorities any information he has on Jho Low.

The Iskandar Puteri MP said that while the Umno vice-president’s call was belated, it was still a welcome message to Najib.

“It is a pity that Khaled did not make such a statement two years ago! But it’s better late than never!” Lim said in a statement.

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“Khalid is right however that the time has more than elapsed for Najib to tell the truth about the 1MDB scandal, and his actual relationship with Jho Low, as the 1MDB scandal is a larger issue not just affecting Najib and his family, but has dominated the national agenda.”

Lim added that Khaled’s remarks made it more crucial for Najib to come clean on the 1MDB corruption scandal.

He told Najib to reveal the beneficiaries of allegedly stolen 1MDB funds as well as the number of meetings he had with Low.

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“It is not only Najib who should come clean on Jho Low,” Lim said, adding that all top government leaders who previously defended the tycoon must also take responsibility.

In a statement yesterday, Khaled said it was the “responsibility” of Najib and his family to share any information they might have on Low.

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“It isn’t just the right thing to do. It will help to clear his reputation and that of his family which has been tainted by the scandal,” the former Johor menteri besar said.

Low has been linked to Najib in the past although the former premier said in June that he was no longer in touch with the fugitive businessman.

Khaled said if Low was arrested, it would put an end to the 1MDB issue which had affected Umno. Low’s capture, he said would also allow the government to focus on other important issues.

“This is why it is critical for the government to increase its efforts to capture, return, question and try him in court so that Malaysians could finally learn the truth.”

The government, Khaled said, should not wait and hope for Low to surrender and come clean on his own accord.