KUALA LUMPUR – Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak defended BN secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s assets saying his wealth is legitimate.
Najib claimed that Tengku Adnan was partner of tycoon Vincent Tan who holds shares in big companies like The Star, Watan and Mutiara Telecommunications.
The former prime minister said that during the 1990s, Malaysia’s stock market was bullish, increasing Tengku Adnan’s wealth.
Tengku Adnan’s wealth has come under the spotlight after his previous asset declarations to three prime ministers were revealed during his corruption trial. He is accused if receiving RM2 million bribe from a property developer with the defense team claiming it just a form of “political donation”.