Ex-Umno man Khairuddin says wrote to FBI, Donald Trump on 1MDB

Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan speaks to the media outside before lodging a report against the AG at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya, February 2, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan speaks to the media outside before lodging a report against the AG at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya, February 2, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — Politician Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan has claimed to have recently written to several authorities, including US President Donald Trump and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for action to be taken against Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

The one-time Ummo grassroots leader who is now with Parti Amanah Negara said in a Facebook posting yesterday that he filed the report in New York on April 12, and that he also alerted Trump of the scandal in writing.

Khairuddin had previously tried and failed to report to the FBI on the case in 2015 as he was detained for “attempting to commit acts detrimental to parliamentary democracy” under Section 124C of the Penal Code.

He was subsequently sentenced by the High Court to two months in jail at the Sungai Buloh Prison before he had planned to travel to New York to make his report at the FBI office.

In his Facebook statement, Khairuddin also said that he made a police report in Sydney, Australia on February 26 against the ANZ bank for not alerting Malaysian authorities and for allowing a transaction amounting to some RM2.6 billion into Najib’s personal account.

“I also made a police report at the Attorney General Office of Switzerland in Bern on April 7 and I met with Clare Brown, Laura, Justo and Pascal Najadi in Zurich on April 9.

“We spoke extensively about the 1MDB corruption scandal and Najib’s wrongdoings. Each of them had a role to play in exposing Najib,” he wrote.

Khairuddin was referring to Clare Rewcastle-Brown, editor of London-based whistleblower website Sarawak Report; former PetroSaudi executive Andre Justo and his wife Laura; as well as the son of murdered AmBank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi.

Pascal has previously made bold allegations that his father’s death was linked to the cash transactions funneled from 1MDB to Najib’s private bank accounts at AmBank.

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