PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders are all hypocrites for continuing to support Prime Minister Najib Razak despite being fully aware of his wrongdoings, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
In a blog post today, the 91-year-old former prime minister said BN leaders were only trying to fool themselves and others by citing Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali’s decision that Najib did no wrong in relation to the huge amount of debts incurred by state investment firm 1MDB.
“Their excuse that Najib has not been found guilty is baseless. They are being hypocrites.
“They know the public prosecutor who is obstructing legal processes, is wrong,” Mahathir said, adding that it was unfortunate that these “hypocritical” MPs and community leaders continue to support Najib.
He said in other countries, leaders in Najib’s position would have either resigned or taken a leave of absence pending investigations.
He also cited former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s claim that while he was still a member of the Cabinet, the then attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail had informed him of billions of ringgit deposited into Najib’s Ambank account.
“Now (former second finance minister) Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah is questioning 1MDB and its management,” added Mahathir.