PETALING JAYA: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) confirms that former 1MDB chairman Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh never stated that RM2.6bil was transferred from the Government investment arm to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's personal bank account.
"This fact is consistent with the verification made repeatedly by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Attorney-General's Chambers on this matter," said PAC chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin in a statement on Tuesday.
His comments come after allegations on social media that Mohd Bakke said the RM2.6bil was from 1MDB.
Hasan also said that the PAC, as a bi-partisan Parliamentary committee comprising both Government and Opposition MPs, were investigating the 1MDB matter in a "professional and transparent" manner.
He said the investigation was based on documented evidence, interviews and the results from the audit carried out by the National Audit Department.
"The conclusions of the PAC will be made public. Therefore, we call on all parties to stop unnecessary speculation and wait for the PAC's official report, which will be presented to Parliament in March 2016," said Hasan.
Mohd Bakke on Monday denied making any remark that 1MDB funds were transferred to Najib’s personal account in his testimony to the PAC during its investigation into 1MDB.
He also said he would lodge a police report on the matter and would not hesitate to take legal action against any individuals who slander and spread lies about him.
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