MACC not probing 1MDB, minister says

In a parliamentary written answer to Sim Tze Tzin (PKR-Bayan Baru), Low said that it is the police that are investigating 1MDB. — Picture by Choo Choy May
In a parliamentary written answer to Sim Tze Tzin (PKR-Bayan Baru), Low said that it is the police that are investigating 1MDB. — Picture by Choo Choy May

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) is not investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low said today.

In a parliamentary written answer to Sim Tze Tzin (PKR-Bayan Baru), Low said that it is the police that are investigating 1MDB.

Sim had earlier asked if MACC had called up Low Taek Jho and Riza Aziz in their 1MDB probe.

“MACC is not investigating 1MDB but the investigation is carried by the police,” Low said.

Sim said that he was "shocked" by the parliamentary answer from Low.

"All this while, I thought MACC was investigating 1MDB? If they were not investigating 1MDB, what were they were investigating?" he asked.

He also said that the MACC should clarify if they had carried any investigations into 1MDB to begin with.

The state owned investment firm has come under public scrutiny after accruing a RM42 billion debt within six years after its inception.

1MDB however has since offset a large share of the debt by selling some assets.

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