Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor and their children have been the target of numerous allegations and criticism.
His supporters claim these are attempts to remove him from office and undermine public confidence in his administration.
However, the prime minister’s son Nizar Najib remains unfazed.
Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning, the 38-year-old executive director with Deloitte Malaysia explained the reason for this.
"To me, as long as we are in the right and do not do anything wrong, there is nothing for us to fear," Nizar said.
This was his response when asked about how he handled the allegations and criticism.
However, Nizar declined to elaborate on the matter, saying the event he was attending was not the appropriate forum for the topic to be raised.
He was talking to reporters after opening the British Boarding School Show at the Hyatt Hotel.
Najib and his wife have been accused of corruption, abuse of power and indulging in an extravagant lifestyle.
The couple is also often the target of parodies and unflattering comments on social media.
Najib’s stepson Riza Aziz was among those named by the US Department of Justice in its civil suits related to the alleged abuse of 1MDB funds.
Also named was Jho Low, a businessman with reportedly close ties to the prime minister’s family.
The documents repeatedly mentioned a “Malaysian Official 1", which Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan confirmed to be Najib.
However, Rahman said that since the prime minister was not named, he is not part of the investigation.
Najib has denied abusing public funds for personal gain. Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali has also cleared him of any wrongdoing.