PAC: Bakke never talked about RM2.6bil

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Feb 2016

PETALING JAYA: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said former 1MDB chairman Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh had never divulged 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 yesterday.

His comments came following allegations on social media that Mohd Bakke said the RM2.6bil was from 1MDB.

Hasan said the PAC, as a bipartisan parliamentary committee comprising both Barisan and opposition MPs, was investigating the 1MDB matter in a “professional and transparent” manner.

“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,” said Hasan.

Mohd Bakke on Monday denied ever making any remark that 1MDB funds were transferred to Najib’s personal account in his testimony to the PAC during its investigation into 1MDB.

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