With the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal in full flow, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is in desperation need of a win. He didn't get it from the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission.
Yesterday, the commission says its investigation has shown that the RM2.6 billion deposited into the account of the PM was from donors, and not 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds. The anti-graft body also stressed that it was not involved in a conspiracy to overthrow the government and that it's investigation was conducted independently, professionally and in a transparent manner.
Now no one truly believe that the commission is independent but even with it's report yesterday, PM Najib is still in a lot of problem. The simple fact is, even if all the money were from donors, so what? The money was put into the personal account of the PM and that's already unacceptable in all levels. I mean someone decide to donate billions to the PM who also happens to be the Finance Minister. How is that okay?
Of course it's not. It's not even close to being right. The money was in his personal account and that's wrong period. The fact that the money was not from 1MDB or that PM Najib never used them for "personal gain" is totally beside the point.
The money was in his personal account. That's wrong.