The Prime Minister’s answers will never satisfy his critics, says Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak.
In a blog post today, the newly-appointed Communications and Multimedia Minister said critics would press for one to submit to their demands, but even when it is met, they will still not be happy.
Citing Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s detractors as an example, the former Sabah state speaker said they had demanded to know if the allegations the premier had siphoned RM2.6 billion of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)’s money into his personal account were true.
When Najib allowed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate the matter where it was later revealed the monies had come from a donor, Salleh argued, critics were now asking why it took so long to confirm.
Others, the former Sabah Chief Minister said, wanted to know whether the donation came with strings attached as normally, such a huge amount would come with terms and conditions.
“So what is the issue now? Should they not be happy that the money was not stolen from 1MDB as alleged? That is what they demanded to know and that was what MACC confirmed.
“If Najib tells them that the donation did not come with strings attached would they believe him?”
Salleh went on to state that this was a classic case of never being able to satisfy your critics.
Whatever Najib would have said would never make a difference for those seeking an explanation.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had, in a leaked video, alleged that Najib had admitted to siphoning RM2.6 billion from 1MDB funds into the latter’s personal bank account.
The claim surfaced after Muhyiddin was dropped as the Deputy Prime Minister last week.