The investigation into Tawfiq Ayman, the husband of former Bank Negara Malaysia governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, who has been linked to 1MDB, has been referred to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for further action, including from the aspect of mutual legal assistance (MLA).
Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) director Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the MLA process is necessary so that documents and statements obtained by the police with the assistance of the Singapore Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) can be accepted in court.
He said a police investigation team had held discussions with the Singapore CAD from March 29 to 31 and the CAD had provided good assistance.
“We have also identified the documents and statements needed for investigation purposes,” he said in a statement today.
On March 16, the police issued a statement saying that an investigation team would be sent to Singapore to gather information and statements linked to Tawfiq.
Tawfiq is being investigated under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 for allegedly receiving funds linked to 1MDB through his account in Singapore.