Cops question MACC senior official in 1MDB leak probe

Police have recorded statements from a senior MACC investigator over an alleged information leak in the ongoing 1MDB probe. — File pic
Police have recorded statements from a senior MACC investigator over an alleged information leak in the ongoing 1MDB probe. — File pic

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 3 — Officers from the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman arrived at the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here today to record statements from senior graft-buster Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zin over an alleged information leak in the ongoing investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The investigating team from the Criminal Investigating Department (CID) arrived at 2.45pm, with Bahri arriving a short while later at 3.10pm.

Bahri who is MACC Special Operations Division director looked surprised at the heavy media presence at the MACC headquarters.

He was quickly escorted into the building by two MACC officers.

Bahri is the fourth person to be investigated over the alleged leak of documents from the debt-laden sovereign fund.

This afternoon, an officer from MACC lodged a police report denying the existence of a draft charge sheet against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as alleged by London-based whistleblower site Sarawak Report (SR).

The report, lodged at the Putrajaya police headquarters here this afternoon, also denied that the alleged sheet was leaked by one of MACC’s staff members from the administrative capital.

“MACC would also like to deny any leaks of information or the result of investigations of any external party,” said the report sighted by Malay Mail Online.

“MACC also stresses that nobody on our side is involved or intended to join any conspiracy to topple the government.”

On Friday, MACC had said that there are no draft charge sheets as alleged by whistleblower site Sarawak Report as the graft probe on a former subsidiary of the 1MDB has yet to be completed.

The MACC said it has yet to send investigation papers from its probe on SRC International Sdn Bhd ― formerly under 1MDB ― to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).

Pictures of the alleged document were published last week by Sarawak Report, which claimed to have obtained a copy of corruption charges that were in the final stages of being drafted by Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail against Najib and one other person connected to the 1MDB controversy.

Putrajaya said on Tuesday last week that Abdul Gani’s services as the Attorney-General was terminated effective July 27 due to health reasons, but confirmed he would remain a judicial and legal service officer until his compulsory retirement on October 6.

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