納吉:是劉特佐自告奮勇參與1MDB,我控制不到的

2018年06月21日     46,043     檢舉

納吉。

(蘭卡威20日訊)前首相拿督斯里納吉指出,他不曾指示大馬富商劉特佐涉入一馬發展公司(1MDB)事務,也無法控制後者做的事。

「我從來不曾給他指示,但他自告奮勇去做一些他認為可以幫助1MDB的事務,無論他最終做了什麼,都屬管理層和董事會的責任。」

納吉帶家人到蘭卡威渡假期間,接受「路透社」訪問時披露,當初他是認為憑藉劉特佐在西亞尤其與沙烏地阿拉伯和阿聯的門路,能幫助大馬在當地獲取更多投資。

他說,劉特佐和繼子裡扎是朋友,但他並不知曉里扎投資的《華爾街之狼》等好萊塢電影,涉及挪用1MDB資金。

他指出,目前他與劉特佐失聯,並不知道後者如今在何處。

納吉也強烈否認他涉及1MDB弊案,重申轉入其私人戶頭的6億8100萬美元(約26億令吉)是來自沙烏地阿拉伯的獻金,而非美國司法部指的來自1MDB。

他說,已故沙烏地阿拉伯國王阿都拉曾答應他將提供一筆政治獻金,因此戶頭裡的款項源自國王的指令。

他披露,他完全不知道其私人戶頭有這筆款項,因為他是聘請1MDB子公司的SRC國際私人有限公司董事經理聶法依沙,替他管理戶頭。

他解釋,他不清楚1MDB資金被挪用來購買豪華遊艇、名畫、珠寶和地產,一切都是他不知情下發生。

「遊艇、畫作這些我都沒參與……這些畫我見都沒見過。」

「我絕對不會允許1MDB資金用在這些事務上。我在政府那麼久,我知道什麼對什麼錯。」

他指出,1MDB董事局有責任在發現不對勁時,向他稟報。

Najib: It was Jho Low who volunteered to participate in 1MDB and I could not control that.

(Langkawi June 20 2018)Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pointed out that he had not instructed Malaysian businessman Jho Low to be involved in the affairs of the 1 Malaysia Development Corporation (1MDB), nor could he control what Jho Low had done.

"I never gave him directions, but he volunteered to do something he thought could help 1MDB. No matter what he ultimately did, it was the responsibility of the management and the board of directors." Najib said.

In the interview with Reuters yesterday , Najib for the first time also spoke at length about Low Taek Jho, the financier better known as Jho Low. US and Malaysian investigators have named Jho Low as a key figure who benefited from 1MDB funds.

Najib said he felt that Low’s connections in the Middle East, particularly with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, could be helpful in pulling in more investment to Malaysia from those places.

Malaysia is seeking to arrest Low, believed to be residing abroad, for his involvement in the 1MDB scandal.

He described Low and Najib’s stepson Riza as friends but said he was not aware of any dealings involving 1MDB funds in Riza’s Hollywood production company, which produced The Wolf of Wall Street, among other movies.

When asked if he was still in touch with Low, Najib said: 「We have cut off communication again. I don』t know where he is.」

Low’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Najib also strongly denied that he was involved in the 1MDB corruption case and reiterated that the $681 million (RM2.6 billion) transferred to his private account was a contribution from Saudi Arabia, rather than the 1MDB referring to the U.S. Department of Justice.

He said that the deceased Saudi Arabia King Abdullah had promised he would provide a political contribution, so the money in the account was derived from the king's instructions.

Najib said he had no knowledge of any transactions involving his personal account, as he had appointed Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, the director of SRC International, a former 1MDB unit, to manage it.

Malaysia’s anti-graft agency has issued an arrest warrant for Nik Faisal but his whereabouts are unknown.

He explained that he was not aware of the 1MDB funds being used to purchase luxury yachts, famous paintings, jewelry and real estate. Everything happened without his knowledge.

"I didn't participate in yachts and paintings... I didn't see any of these paintings."

"I absolutely will not allow 1MDB funds to be used in these matters. I have been in the government for so long and I know what's wrong." he said.