AG kicks SRC, RM2.6b probes back to MACC

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said that the MACC has been instructed to resubmit the investigation papers on both matters as soon as possible. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng
Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said that the MACC has been instructed to resubmit the investigation papers on both matters as soon as possible. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18—The Attorney-General (AG) has returned investigation papers on SRC International and the RM2.6 billion deposited in the prime minister’s accounts for further clarification.

Tan Sri Mohd Apandi Ali said that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has also been instructed to resubmit the investigation papers on both matters as soon as possible.

“After examining the entirety of the testimony in the investigation papers, the department today sent back both papers to obtain further explanation from the MACC regarding the suggestions and recommendations contained,” Apandi said in a statement today.

Apandi said on January 8 that he needed more time to examine both investigation papers, citing the volume of recorded testimony contained in both, but pledged that he would go through them with a “fine-tooth comb”.

On December 31, the MACC said it had submitted two investigation papers on SRC International to Apandi after completing its probe and questioning over 100 witnesses.

The commission investigated SRC International, a former 1Malaysia Development Bhd unit, over a RM4 billion bond obtained from Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP).

The MACC also said then that it had submitted one investigation paper regarding the RM2.6 billion amount to the prosecutor after speaking to the donors and domestic witnesses, adding that it was still seeking evidence and documents from several financial institutions abroad.

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