Donate ‘dirty money’ from 1MDB to Tabung Harapan, says Kit Siang

PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional (BN) parties, leaders and those who received money from 1MDB should donate what they received to Tabung Harapan Malaysia to help pay the trillion-ringgit national debt.

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang named several individuals who purportedly received huge amounts of money from the embattled former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, in a statement today.

Citing the Sarawak Report website, the Iskandar Puteri MP said the money was from the infamous RM2.6 billion private banking account.

"The Sarawak Report said evidence was starting to emerge that money handed out personally by Najib to Umno party heads, not only before the election but after, including numerous payments to MPs and many of the recipients proved themselves to be some of Najib's strongest defenders in the 1MDB crisis," Lim said.

"In my speech at the DAP forum, "Ke Mana Halatuju Malaysia" at the Tropical Inn in Johor Bahru three days later on 17th August 2015, I specifically asked eight Ministers and two deputy ministers to declare the amounts of funds they received from Najib's infamous RM2.6 billion personal accounts for the 13th General Election campaigning."

Lim said there was thunderous silence from the eight ministers and the two deputy ministers to declare whether they had received funding from Najib's RM2.6 billion personal accounts for the 13th General Elections campaigning, and if so, how much they had each received.

They should publicly own up and donate equal amount of the "dirty money" that they had received  to Tabung Harapan Malaysia, he added.