Monday, January 24, 2022

Najib lodges police report on alleged concealment of 1MDB, SRC evidence

The former prime minister claims that several parties including key individuals during the time of the Pakatan Harapan government are involved.

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Former prime minister Najib Razak today lodged a police report calling for an investigation to find out if there was any concealment of material evidence regarding financial transactions related to his 1MDB and SRC International cases.

He claimed that several parties including some key individuals during the time of the Pakatan Harapan government were involved, and said he was leaving it to the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into these matters.

“Most Malaysians were shocked with the confirmation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) last week that a balance of RM65 million of funds reportedly linked to Jho Low and 1MDB in bank accounts linked to the immediate family of a former central bank BNM governor was returned to Malaysia by the Singapore authorities,” he told reporters after lodging the report at the Dang Wangi police station.

He further said that former attorney-general Tommy Thomas’ revelation two days ago that the latter was aware of such transactions during his time in office, as well as the answer in Parliament on Monday by law minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar that police had known about this since at least 2019 under the previous Pakatan Harapan government had left him disappointed.

Najib said such information was material to his defence in court in the SRC and 1MDB cases.

“I was also made aware that another key prosecution witness in my SRC case had similarly received more than RM85 million in funds directly linked to 1MDB and again me and my legal team were not told about this despite the individuals playing key roles in the SRC case,” he said.

Najib was convicted in the SRC case but has appealed while the 1MDB case is ongoing at the Kuala Lumpur High Court. The Court of Appeal has set Dec 8 for its decision in the SRC case.

Dang Wangi police chief ACP Noor Dellhan Yahaya, when contacted, confirmed receiving the report, saying an investigation will be conducted.

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