Embattled Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak told his Pekan constituents not to be taken in by social media news, amidst allegations that millions had been pumped into his personal bank accounts, telling them to make their own evaluations on the subject.
Speaking at a breaking fast event at a Felda settlement in Chini today, the Pekan MP said that he would not disappoint the people and vowed to continue doing his best, amidst growing calls for his resignation following the allegations made in the Wall Street Journal recently.
"As humans, we must be able to make our own evaluations, and not blindly believe what is in social media. What is true is true, what is false is false," he told some 500 Felda settlers.
He also stressed since he had Felda under his watch, he had spearheaded many "changes" that were "unseen before", including ensuring better living conditions for Felda settlers.
Najib labelled the interest free loan given to Felda settlers to upgrade their homes as the "best loan in the world".
"Which other country has a loan this good? I look at the settlers' homes and they are quite well-built," he said.
Under the scheme, each settler was allowed a loan to a maximum of RM40,000 to upgrade their homes, without interest.
He also told the settlers that the only thing he can't do in handling Felda is that he can't regulate oil prices.
"That, I can't do. No PM in the world can regulate oil palm prices. That's not in the hand of humans, that's up to market forces," he said.
"It's the same as fuel prices; I can't regulate it," he added.
Najib is facing allegations of having RM2.6 billion of state funds transferred to his personal accounts prior to the 13th general elections.
He has denied the allegations and blamed them as "political sabotage" engineered by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. – July 12, 2015.