To date, neither the FBI nor DoJ have provided the cut-and-dry proof linking the said assets to the Malaysian fund, and neither have they corroborated claims that funds were stolen from 1MDB with hard evidence
KUALA LUMPUR: Dato’ Seri Abdul Hadi Awang reiterated his stand against foreign intervention in domestic affairs, saying Malaysians should not solicit interference from foreign agencies on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
In a statement today carried by The Malay Mail Online, Hadi stressed the need to resolve the 1MDB issue by applying Islamic principles and spiritual resolutions rather than material ones.
“I do not agree with inviting foreign parties in our internal solutions for it will make matters worse and there is no sincerity among foreign powers today,” Hadi said in a statement.
“It is as though the captain of a ship puncturing a hole in the ship in order to obtain water,” Hadi reportedly said.
On Sunday, the 25th of June 2017, Pahang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Rahman Osman joined several Muslim leaders in voicing support for Hadi, saying history illustrated that Islamic governments always pursued positive and constructive relations with outsiders.
“From the time of Prophet Muhammad, the relationship (between Islamic governments and outsiders) has always been based on goodwill and without malice towards others.
“Additionally, in Islam, it is not permissible for a Muslim to betray his own country by collaborating with foreign agents,” he told the News Straits Times.
1MDB became all the hype following a recent announcement by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) seeking to recover assets worth over half a billion ringgit, purportedly purchased using money stolen from the Malaysian fund.
To date, neither the FBI nor DoJ have provided the cut-and-dry proof linking the said assets to the Malaysian fund, and neither have they corroborated claims that funds were stolen from 1MDB with hard evidence.
Malaysian Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali came out on Tuesday, the 27th of June 2017, denouncing the DoJ announcement as being politically motivated, citing the failure of the US DoJ to seek assistance or clarification from his chambers.
“If they had asked, it is our responsibility to assist them. Therefore, I have come to a conclusion that it is politically motivated.
“The actions of the DoJ are also believed to be based on information given by certain individuals from Malaysia,” Apandi said.