Ex-Malaysian PM calls on Najib to stand down

  • 31/08/2015
Mahathir Mohamad (AAP)
Mahathir Mohamad (AAP)

Malaysia's Prime Minister has slammed protesters for tarnishing the country's image after a second day of demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur.

The estimated 50,000 protesters are angry about a $1 billion payment made into an account under his name.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad joined them on the street to call for an uprising.

"There is no more rule of law. The only way for the people to get back to the old system is for them to remove this Prime Minister."

Prime Minister Najib Razak denies any wrongdoing.

"Whatever the disagreements or misunderstandings between us, National Day should not be a stage of political disputes," he said.

Mr Najib claims the payment was from supporters based in the Middle East. Opponents say it came from a financial organisation set up to help turn Malaysia into a financial hub, which has more than $16 billion of debt.

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