Be wary of unethical 1MDB spins by foreign media

 |Aug 15, 2016
Tunku says Malaysians should be wary about foreign media in spinning stories on 1MDB.
Tunku says Malaysians should be wary about foreign media in spinning stories on 1MDB.

Former DAP vice president Tunku Abdul Aziz has slammed foreign media for unethically spinning on the 1Malaysia Development (1MDB) issue.

Addressing his concern to reporters, Tunku Aziz claimed Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New York Times were the same media which vehemently wrote against former Iraq leader Saddam Hussin for having ‘weapons of mass destruction’ (WMD).

The foreign media mounting pressure on Saddam Hussin had resulted on his government toppled by US and its allies military invasion.

“When the United Nations Inspectorate visited Iraq and found no WMD, yet we had to swallow the reality.

“Today the same foreign media is trying to take another feat against the sovereignty of our country.

“Malaysians should avoid having the notion that the West is best, might is right,” he said.

He urged the Malaysians to have a broader perspective to weigh the truth and have a fair judgment in any issue before bluntly drawing into any conclusion.

Meanwhile, Malaysian-born Australian lawyer Quintin Rozario, who was present, has urged opposition parties and civil rights group to take through their grouses on 1MDB via proper legal channel and not through street demonstrations.

“The people should respect the institution, the King and Sultan monarch,” said he told newsmen.

Last month the US DOJ through its AG announced the filing of civil forfeiture complaints seeking the forfeiture and recovery of more than US$1 billion in assets associated with an international conspiracy to launder funds misappropriated from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund- 1MDB.

Over the months, foreign media in US and Britain have put Malaysia under their microscope to keep stirring on the 1MDB matter and allegedly linking Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

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