KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26, 2016:

The decision to clear Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of any wrong-doing in relation to the RM2.6 billion donation and from SRC International may have been different if former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail was still in office.

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the announcement by Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali was what the Opposition had expected.

“In Malaysia there are many things that we will not understand. When the attorney-general was changed, such things (the outcome) were expected.

“If the attorney general was not changed, perhaps the outcome would have been different,” she told a Press conference after chairing a meeting with the Pakatan Harapan coalition in Parliament today.

Apandi today said he had studied the investigation papers related to the case and found that Najib had not committed any offences regarding the RM2.6 billion political donation that was purportedly given to him by a member of the Saudi Arabian royalty.

“I am satisfied as there were no criminal offences made.

“Under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, there was no evidence that indicated that the Prime Minister had used his position in Cabinet to approve the government’s guarantee on the RM4 billion loan to SRC International from the Retirement Fund Incorporated,” Apandi said.

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