KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26, 2016:

PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali lambasted the decision by Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali who cleared Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of any wrongdoing over the RM2.6 billion (US$607 million) worth of donations.

Mohamed Azmin, who is also the Selangor Menteri Besar, said the decision was “shocking”.

“There has been no explanation given in Parliament and no details given.

“It also took them very fast to clear Najib’s case which has tarnished the image of the government and the country,” he said when met at Parliament grounds.

He said it warranted a clear explanation by Najib and the government about the transaction.

“This is because enough evidence have been produced over one year about the transaction.

“Yet today we heard the shocking decision that the case is closed although we expected this.”

He said the public would demand a full explanation from Najib about the transaction.

“I do not think this decision will help restore confidence in investors and it will have a major impact in trust on the government.”

PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli said the decision would further “push down” the country’s leader’s credibility.

Speaking to reporters today at Petaling Jaya Courts Complex, the Pandan Member of Parliament described Appandi’s statement as “ridiculous” that would only worsen the situation.

“If Najib has returned RM2.03 billion to the donor as claimed by the A-G today, wouldn’t it be easier if Najib had said it earlier?

“The fact that we have to go through all this puts a big question mark on the credibility.

“Until today, we do not know who is this generous and lucky Saudi Prince.

“Najib is the luckiest person to have receive RM2.6 billion donation… he is also the most generous to have return it back,” he said.

Rafizi expressed his concern about the credibility of the government at time when the country was going into a most acute financial crisis.

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