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Saudi minister admits donation to Najib

April 15, 2016

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir says ‘we are aware of the donation and it's a genuine donation with nothing expected in return'.

Adel Al-Jubeir

ISTANBUL: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir yesterday admitted that the donation to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was indeed from his country.

“We are aware of the donation and it is a genuine donation with nothing expected in return. We are also fully aware that the Attorney-General of Malaysia has thoroughly investigated the matter and found no wrongdoing.

“So, as far as we are concerned, the matter is closed,” he told Malaysian reporters here on Thursday.

Earlier, Adel held a bilateral meeting with Najib on the sidelines of the 13th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali had, on Jan 26, cleared Najib of any wrongdoing in relation to investigations into the SRC International Sdn Bhd and the RM2.6 billion alleged to have been deposited into the prime minister’s bank accounts.

Apandi said the investigations revealed that the amount deposited was RM2.08 billion, and it was a personal donation from the Saudi royal family in 2013, of which RM2.03 billion was returned to the contributor the same year.

– BERNAMA


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