The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) should at least have the courtesy to contact 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) to listen to their side of the story rather than only based its reports on the online news website (Sarawak Report), said Barisan Nasional (BN) strategic communications director Abdul Rahman Dahlan today.
Describing it as unbecoming for United States Attorney-General Loretta Lynch to use such a strong language in a situation when she was unsure whether there was a case or not, he said ‘a charge had not been decided’ giving a prejudice view against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, the Malaysian government and 1MDB.
"When we read the 136-page document, we find that it was based on the Sarawak Report which has a heavy political agenda against the government, BN and prime minister. So, our concern is why the DOJ of the US (United States) did not call 1MDB to verify. At least get the otherside of the story.
"That is the only question. Why you go to the court and tell the whole world of your story when it is not completed," he said after attending the Economic Planning Unit's (EPU) Hari Raya open house in Putrajaya.
The DOJ had recently filed civil lawsuits to seize assets acquired with money allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB, the government investment fund.
"What happens now is an allegation. Several individuals have been alleged to have taken or stolen 1MDB funds. It is an allegation by the DOJ," he said, adding that the DOJ was taking the opportunity to hit the country, government, prime minister by using very rude language.
On the group linking Najib to the DOJ allegation, Abdul Rahman said if the DOJ had any proof to drag the prime minister, then his name would be stated in the DOJ document.
"Try and show where Najib's name had appeared... whereas several other names had been stated in the document," he said.
Rahman Dahlan ticking off US AG Loretta Lynch. As if the US authorities should bow to M'sian govt. for crimes committed on their soil. No govt. in the world should pander to evil deeds done by prominent people!. Now US AG Loretta Lynch should respond to such admonition by Rahman Dahlan and other Najib's supporters by challenging these people integrities as to why they should cover up evil, corrupt acts of their leaders, and to give us full disclosure of the names of those officials to clear the AIR which is Worse than the Haze pollution which we experienced.