SUBANG JAYA: Police obtained permission from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akthar Aziz (pic) to investigate seven of her officers under the central bank’s own Financial Services Act.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that the BNM employees were being quizzed over an alleged leak of information from the investigation into 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB).
“We are still investigating the leak of information. It’s not just BNM. We have asked people from commercial banks and other witnesses to help us.
“The BNM officers are being investigated under the Financial Services Act 2013 (FSA). Now if you are asking how we can investigate them under that, it’s because we had asked the Governor herself to give us that authority and she did,” he told reporters Thursday.
The seven officers were initially being investigated under the Computer Crimes Act.
Zeti had said that she was not among the seven officers questioned by police but added that the central bank would continue working with the police in their investigation.