Communications and Multimedia minister Salleh Said Keruak has suggested that it could be President Barack Obama was referring to former premier Mahathir Mohamed and not Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Salleh was referring on Obama’s APEC speech video-clip which went viral which took Malaysians in a guessing game whether the US president was referring Najib.
In the speech Obama said “We have limits in every other countries, maybe oppress the people, not giving the right of education, siphon off development funds to Swiss bank accounts, we can’t handle very problem.”
However, Mahathir and anti-Najib supporters pointed out that Obama was referring to Malaysia and Najib in his speech.
“That is bordering on wishful thinking and being delusional.
“What makes them think that with so many issues to worry about the whole world is focused on just one issue: 1MDB?
“They are suggesting that with the world facing conflicts and chaos at every corner of the planet the US President has time for nothing else but for only one issue.” pointed Salleh in his blog.
First they say Najib is scared of leaving Malaysia for fear that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will arrest him.
Now they say Obama attacked Najib in his speech.
“Obama actually made a general reference to US policy and was not, as Mahathir says, a direct reference to Najib.
“In fact, what Obama said was that the US cannot interfere in the internal matters of another country.
“These contradict what Mahathir and his people earlier said: which is the US is going to take action against Najib in a US court.” added Salleh.