Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa claimed the money in the party’s current frozen accounts has nothing to do with 1MDB as the funds from former Umno president Najib Abdul Razak were used up by 2014.
“I can swear on behalf of Umno – not a single sen of the money that has been frozen in Umno’s accounts has anything to do with 1MDB.
“I dare to make this statement because I have already seen the documents in detail.
“The accusation is that (Umno) received (funds) from Najib’s accounts in 2011, 2012 and 2013. By 2014, the money received from Najib’s accounts had been completely cleaned out.
“The money in 2018 is the earnings from 2016 and 2017, (it has) nothing to do with 1MDB,” Annuar said during his speech at the Kuala Terengganu Umno delegates’ meeting in Kuala Terengganu today.
It becomes more alarming by the day to think that people with such a sorry grasp of basic rules and basic morality were in charge of Malaysia for so long, and might still have been if ordinary folk had not rebelled.
How can the financial spokesman for a political party come up with an argument that funds frozen in lieu of stolen money by that party are somehow unconnected and therefore ‘clean’ and ought to be released?
These politicians stole huge sums of money to use to hoodwink voters and in the process feathered their nests as well. They are presently facing a swathe of criminal trials for exactly that. They claim their remaining funds were ‘clean’ but frankly most people doubt that claim, it is simply that the forces of law and order haven’t yet got round to investigating all UMNO’s crimes.
Meanwhile, the party owes its debt on the money that it stole.
Those UMNO leaders who are not yet facing prosecution ought to be thankful for that fact and think before they open their mouths to complain they want stolen money back.