The visit of Saudi Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud earlier this month has put to rest lies about Malaysia, said Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
"The recognition we got (from the visit), if there were quarters who belittled us, saying we are a failed country, our economy was unstable and so on, which caused the wrong information to reach the Saudis.
"That the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) was bankrupt, that we had no money to pay the salaries of civil servants, all sorts of things.
"When Raja Salman came here, gone were all those false accusations raised by irresponsible parties," Najib told the House today.
He was responding to a query from Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (BN-Lenggong) during Minister's question time, on what recognition Malaysia received from King Salman's visit.
The opposition had raised questions about the RM2.6 billion Najib allegedly received from the Saudi royal family during King Salman's visit.
King Salman did not address the matter at any point during his visit.
Najib's supporters took this as a sign that there was no wrongdoing in the donation scandal, while the opposition said the silence meant the monarch knew the RM2.6 billion did not come from the Saudi royal family.
The prime minister himself has not made reference to the donation scandal when speaking of how King Salman's visit dispelled falsehoods about Malaysia.- Mkini