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Friday, February 10, 2017

Azmin defends quit claim, says he was told by minister himself

Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali has defended his claim that a federal minister was quitting over the 1MDB scandal, claiming that he was informed of this by the minister himself.
"The information (came) directly from the said person. Just wait, we will make the announcement," Azmin told journalists at a dinner function in Klang tonight.
It is unclear if the opposition has a hand in the planned resignation of the said minister.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said he was not informed of any resignation from his ministers.
He also demanded that Azmin reveal the name of the said minister to prove he wasn't lying.
Azmin said Najib denying the claim was not a surprise but said to "wait and see".
"Of course he would deny it," said Azmin, who is also Gombak MP and Bukit Antarabangsa state assemblyperson.
Najib had issued the statement following a flurry of speculations after Azmin first alluded on Twitter that a senior minister would be resigning.
“Talk is that the minister did not want to be complicit with 1MDB. Follow the developments,” he tweeted, without elaborating.

Several ministers contacted by Malaysiakini said they were in the dark about the claim and had themselves asked who was the minister that Azmin was referring to.
Finance Minister II Abdul Johari Ghani said he had no idea, while Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said "It's definitely not me".
Nazri dismissed the allegation, claiming that Azmin was trying to create a diversion from the opposition's woes.- Mkini

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