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Calling the latest allegations against him “baseless smears and insinuations”, Datuk Seri Najib Razak today ordered his lawyers to take legal action against two Australian dailies following reports yesterday accusing him of involvement in a bribery scandal.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said the article does not contain a single direct allegation about Najib as there is not one shred of evidence that the prime minister was in any way involved in the case which was already decided by the courts, with individuals convicted and punished.
“Instead of providing evidence to link the prime minister to the case, the article relies heavily on a series of slippery, non-conclusive words – ‘suspected’, ‘alleged’, ‘suggesting’ – to lead the reader into thinking that the prime minister is guilty by association.
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