The leaked letter from Saudi Arabia states the donation was a gift to the Prime Minister for promoting moderate Islam and his leadership.
PRESS STATEMENT As the leaked letter from Saudi Arabia states, the donation was a gift to the Prime Minister for promoting moderate Islam, and his leadership in combating terrorism and extremism, such as by launching his Global Movement of the Moderates initiative.
The letter makes clear that the gift was to be used as the Prime Minister saw fit; would be transferred directly or through the donor’s companies and no benefit was expected in return.
The Four Corners report in Australia confirms what the Prime Minister has maintained all along, and what multiple lawful authorities concluded after exhaustive investigations, the funds were a donation from the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.
The investigations included forensic examination of every wire transfer. Malaysian authorities also travelled to Saudi Arabia to examine documentation and interview members of the Royal Family, and the officials that administered the donation.