Whether you believe it or not, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak still wants you to know that the RM2.6 billion
found in his personal bank account several years ago was a donation
He told Malaysiakini that the suspicious amount was gift from the Saudi royal family and RM2.5 billion out of that had been returned
to them after the 13th General Election, as reported by The Star
He explained that the donation came after a meeting with the late Saudi ruler King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Saud and that he had requested the king to support the Malaysian government.
He also insisted that Bank Negara Malaysia was aware of the money
that was coming in at the time and the relevant authorities were already informed.
"I used the money for the election (GE13) and after the election, the (balance of the) money was returned," he told the portal.
Najib also added that the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) had already acknowledged the money that was returned
to the donour.
"If the intention was to steal, why would I use a local bank account in my own name?" he stressed.
He decided to return the money because he didn't feel comfortable keeping such a large sum and he wasn't confident of the integrity of the system.
"I thought in subsequent elections, if I needed (funds) I could always go back (to the source)," he said, as quoted by the portal.
Ultimately, Najib is confident that there are letters and documents to prove the movement of funds. The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia has also publicly confirm the donation.
Fingers crossed, let's hope the investigation on this high-profile scandal will reveal more truth in the weeks to come.
Because Malaysia really needs some good international headlines right now.