KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 (Bernama) — Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak today lambasted the Wall Street Journal for practising what he described as irresponsible journalism.
He said the WSJ’s persistent attacks on Malaysia and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak were based on unsubstantiated allegations and anonymous sources which he said might not even exist in the first place.
“… it is a classic example of extreme irresponsible journalism. It is becoming all too obvious that the WSJ has allowed itself to be used as a conduit for the Anti-Najib campaign,” he said in a statement to Bernama.
Citing the latest article carried by WSJ, he said it raised old allegations about Swiss investigations into supposedly 1MDB-linked companies, but then failed to even mention the fact that the Swiss Attorney General had made it clear that Najib was not involved in any way.
“They then claim that ‘a Saudi official said the nation’s finance and foreign ministries had no knowledge of the donation and that such a transfer into the personal bank account of a foreign leader would be unprecedented’ – completely ignoring the fact that the Saudi Foreign Minister has said that the funds did come from his country!