Put country and people before self, Nazir Razak urges

The CIMB Group chairman who is also Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s brother, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak (pic), sent the message via the Instagram photo-sharing service as a caption to the image of the national monument. — Reuters pic
The CIMB Group chairman who is also Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s brother, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak (pic), sent the message via the Instagram photo-sharing service as a caption to the image of the national monument. — Reuters pic

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — The prime minister’s brother, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, yesterday made a plea to unnamed individuals to put the country’s interests before their own during these “dark political times”.

The CIMB Group chairman and avid social media commentator sent the message via the Instagram photo-sharing service as a caption to the image of the national monument.

“They gave their lives so we could build a nation. In this darkest of political times we must remember to place the country & the rakyat first.

“Not personal interests, not personal loyalties, not even party politics,” he wrote.

Nazir did not identify the intended recipients of his message.

A screen capture showing Datuk Seri Nazir Razak's instagram post.
A screen capture showing Datuk Seri Nazir Razak's instagram post.

The brother to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has in recent months been an outspoken figure on the topic of corporate governance, regularly criticising 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) over what he considers shortcomings in the manner they conduct their affairs.

1MDB is under investigation by at least four federal agencies.

The latest development in the 1MDB controversy is an allegation by the Wall Street Journal that US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) of the firm’s funds were wired into the prime minister’s personal accounts.

Najib denied the report and said he will take legal action against the US newspaper tomorrow.

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