MACC finds basis to probe energy company

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  • Saturday, 04 Jul 2015

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has started a thorough investigation into dealings involving energy company SRC Inter­national Sdn Bhd, which is embroiled in the 1MDB controversy.

Its deputy commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Ab­­dull said that based on media reports, the commission looked at the issues over investments by SRC Interna­tional and found there were elements raised under jurisdiction of the commission.

“Upon review, there is basis for the commission to probe the matter further under the MACC Act and an investigation has begun,” he said.

Mohd Shukri was commenting on reports in the Wall Street Journal and Sarawak Report portal that US$700mil (RM2.6bil) was allegedly channelled into the Prime Minister’s personal accounts.

“In accordance with the provisions in the law, MACC will carry out an independent, professional and comprehensive investigation,” Mohd Shukri said.

SRC International is an energy com­­pany owned by the Finance Ministry.

It used to be a subsidiary of 1MDB until it was “de-merged” in February 2012.

SRC, its subsidiaries Gandingan Mentari and Ihsan Perdana, which carries out corporate social responsibility work for 1MDB, and British Virgin Islands company Tanore Finance and Falcon Bank in Singa­pore were implicated in WSJ’s “mo­­ney trail” report.

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