AG ordered further probe on 1MDB despite police closing case, minister says

Police van parked at Menara IMC, 1Malaysia Development Berhad's office, in Kuala Lumpur, July 8, 2015. — Picture by Ida Lim
Police van parked at Menara IMC, 1Malaysia Development Berhad's office, in Kuala Lumpur, July 8, 2015. — Picture by Ida Lim
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Apandi Ali has ordered further investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) despite the police probe ending in September.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said revealed that on October 24, Apandi ordered for the probe on the fund to continue but refused to divulge details on the matter.

“Further investigations into 1MDB are currently being done by the police who acted based on the AG’s instructions on Oct 24.

“Since the matter is still under investigation, any details of the case cannot be revealed as this would only jeopardise the police efforts, besides causing prejudice into the case,” she said in a parliamentary written reply.

She was responding to DAP’s Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo who had asked why was there a delay in concluding the case despite the police probe being completed.

The new Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said on September 20 that the police investigation on 1MDB has been completed and papers had been forwarded to the AG’s chambers.