FORMER premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak is now implicated in new documents leaked by the Democrats in the US showing how much foreign governments spent in America during Donald Trump’s tenure as president.Some reports accused Trump of receiving US$7.8 mil (RM36.3 mil) from 20 foreign governments, violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause during his presidency. The report singles out China as the top spender. It details lavish spending by Najib during a DOJ investigation into 1MDB. Trump hosted Najib during the probe. The report outlines hotel expenses and attempts to downplay the DOJ investigation. An X user highlighted a portion of the report that shows Najib’s expenditures in America during this period. X user K @PointMHD stated:
Malaysia was also mentioned in the report.
This was how much Najib spent Malaysian taxpayers money during his stay at Trump’s property during his visit to the 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/h2johEk5NX
— K (@PointMHD) January 5, 2024
Several other X users showed their dismay.
Fvck3r Najib Razak spent RM1.1 million for his hotel stay at Trump Hotel. All to curry favour with US and to tell Malaysians that he could safely travel to US and come back despite the 1MDB investigations https://t.co/7OyHr92pPk
— FreeMalaysian (@FreeMsian) January 5, 2024
However, several netizens are defending the former Prime Minister citing that this is a completely normal amount for a country’s leader to spend while they’re abroad. – Jan 6, 2023
Don’t get shock when you see the successor PM expenses when travelling with big entourage. Check also Mahathir, Muhyddin, Ismail and Anwar. You will see the similar figures.
— Aba_G 🎏 🐍 (@AbaGengGeng) January 5, 2024
Main photo credit: Utusan