KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Razak emphasised that none of his children was offered or have worked for Goldman Sachs.
According to the former Prime Minister, the testimony by former Goldman Sachs executive, Tim Leissner and the media reports yesterday seemingly wanted to portray the bank’s attempt to bribe him.
“Although the local news headlines depicted that I was enticed by Goldman Sachs which offered my children to work for the bank, the witness, former executive, Tim Leissner was trying to explain their attempt to bribe me.
“However, it did not happen and none of my children was offered any jobs at Goldman Sachs and they did not work in the American bank. (That was only a job offer. Yes. They’re not offers for projects or money),” he said.
According to Najib, Leissner recommended his daughter to apply for a job at TPG Capital in Hong Kong that was unrelated to Goldman Sachs.
The Member of Parliament of Pekan also confessed that his daughter worked there for a year and only assumed a junior position there.
“I felt strange why the media played the job issues for my children when Tim Leissner’s testimony at the court yesterday also included accusations on BNM’s approval for 1MDB to transfer US$1 billion to PetroSaudi and Good Star merely because the husband to the BNM Governor was bribed then.
“Don’t the media want to report this?” Najib questioned. -MalaysiaGazette