Najib's bank accounts frozen
PETALING JAYA: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak claims that he is the victim of the government of the day after revelations his bank accounts have been frozen.
"The authorities need to realise that I as an ordinary citizen too. As the head of my household, I too have bills to pay, medical bills to attend to and a household to run.
"The authorities freezing my bank account has caused me hardship and difficulties in performing this role.
Many may not know that my personal bank account which I have maintained for years was also frozen last week.
"This bank account had no other transactions as it was used to only receive my salaries as a Member of Parliament and my pension as the Mentri Besar of Pahang from my decades of serving the government at the State and Federal level," he said.
Without naming the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, Najib said he has complied with the authorities' investigations but had still become a victim of "mudslinging politics" and "draconian actions by the Government of the day".
Najib said his children's bank accounts have been unfrozen after they posted his RM1 million bail on Monday.
He said the undue conduct of the relevant agency and the timing of the freezing of my account is uncalled for.
He urged the relevant authorities to give him access to his personal freedom until his trial is completed.
"I am pleading with all concerned to stick to the rules of a fair and impartial investigation.
"If we do not respect the rule of law, rules of Natural Justice and the Federal Constitution, we would eventually become a failed state," he added.
Najib has been charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power involving RM42bil linked to SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1MDB subsidiary.
His bail for the case was set at RM1mil and paid in full on Monday.