KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak yesterday said justice and common sense have prevailed over fake news and biased reporting related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
He said a motion submitted by Swiss Member of Parliament Carlo Sommaruga yesterday was debated in the Swiss National Assembly.
He said opposition leaders Lim Kit Siang and Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and certain Malaysian online media portals and so-called independent non-governmental organisations (NGO) leaders, such as Cynthia Gabriel of C4, shamelessly tried to spread fake news, by linking the motion to 1MDB.
“Their perfidy even extended to letters being written to Swiss MPs and representatives of the Malaysian NGOs taking a junket to Switzerland to lobby Swiss MPs to support the motion.
“The Swiss Parliament today voted to throw out the motion, with an overwhelming majority of 138 MPs voting against, and only 53 MPs voting in favour,” he said in his latest blog posting last night.
Salleh said the position of 1MDB and the finance ministry has been very clear and the motion is a concern only for the Swiss government, Swiss Parliament and Swiss courts.
“It has nothing to do with 1MDB as the monies being sought by the opposition do not belong to 1MDB,” he said. – Bernama