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The RM2.6bn donor must step out and official confirm if such a donation was made and how much was returned. The prime minister should then account for the difference.

This is in the light of the widespread scepticism that greeted the attorney general’s statement. Here’s an excerpt from a Dow Jones Business news report on the Nasdaq website:

A Saudi government official, while declining to comment specifically on the prosecutor’s statement, said the Saudi ministries of foreign affairs and finance had no information about such a gift and that a royal donation to the personal bank account of a foreign leader would be unprecedented. Representatives of the royal family couldn’t be reached for comment.