"Whatever I do as Umno president, even if I receive funds, it is all for the party. "I have been helping divisions, including providing them with monthly allocations to run their offices."Umno, under my tenure, has conducted many corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, sent people to perform the Haj and repaired dilapidated houses.
"What is happening is that they keep quiet when they get the money but when I'm being attacked, everyone keeps quiet,"
Aug 8, 2015
By Alyaa Azhar
Najib to Umno: Don't turn on me after getting funds
As such, Najib said those who have benefitted should not add fuel to fire when he was under attack.
"As party president, whatever I do, be it raising funds for the party or other matters, it is solely for the interest of the party. It is not for other purposes.
"Under my leadership, many (Umno) divisions have received a lot of help. We have done a lot of CSR (corporate social responsibility).
"Many people could go for the haj, many divisions get contributions every month.
Don't just be silent after receiving them. (Or worse), when I am attacked, add fuel to the fire," he said when officiating the Bandar Tun Razak Umno division annual general meeting today.
"We must defend the party because what I have done is not for my own interest, but the party's," he said.
Hitting out at the opposition, Najib said they should also reveal the source of their party funds if they wanted to know Umno's .
"We want to know where they get their funds. Is it from inside sources, some tow kay (business tycoon), a massage parlour or from overseas?
"I am willing to present Umno's accounts with the condition that the opposition does it too.
"(So) don't say that I am selling out the country. I will never do it, I am a prime minister who will be accountable in whatever I do.
'Prevent other problems'
Najib added that if he were to receive funds or donations, these were not due in return for contracts or such.
"That's why the MACC has said that it was not corruption and not from 1MDB's funds, it (the investigation) is completed.
"So don't view that what I did was a mistake. I did it for the party, I wanted to prevent other problems from arising," he said.
The MACC earlier this week had said that the RM2.6 billion purportedly deposited into Najib's personal banks accounts came from a donation.
"Investigations have found that the RM2.6 billion which was allegedly deposited into the prime minister's accounts is the contribution of a donor and not from 1MDB funds," said the commission in a statement.- Malaysiakini, 8/8/2015
Najib slams Umno divisions criticising him
"Whatever I do as Umno president, even if I receive funds, it is all for the party.
"I have been helping divisions, including providing them with monthly allocations to run their offices.
"Umno, under my tenure, has conducted many corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, sent people to perform the Haj and repaired dilapidated houses.
Najib said he was not an autocratic leader and need not be surrounded by "yes men", adding that he appreciated differences of opinion as it would provide different prospective to a situation or issue.
"We can exchange ideas and even argue in meetings but when the leadership has decided, we must stand behind the party. We must show a united front," he added.- The Star Online, 8/8/2015
Najib chides Umno members who fail to defend him (NST)
By Rozanna Latiff - 8 August 2015 @ 12:56 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has made it clear that any funds deposited into his personal accounts were donations which he said were received on behalf of Umno.
The prime minister and Umno president said the MACC's findings proved that the funds he received did not amount to corruption nor were they originally from 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
"Don't say I'm selling the country. I am a prime minister who is responsible for everything I do."
"Some people may have received money so that they can approve or land contracts, but I have not done so.
"This is why the MACC found that what I received was not bribes but donations," he said at the opening of the Umno Bandar Tun Razak division delegates' meeting here.
Najib said the party's many divisions had benefited greatly from funding distributed under his leadership and criticised Umno members who failed to defend him from attacks by other quarters.
"We have provided a lot of help, a lot of funds so that the divisions can improve their administration and help their members."
"Many members gladly receive our help but then later join in the attacks against me. "You must defend me as what I do is not for personal gain but for the party," he said.- New Straits Times, 8/8/2015