IGP denies seeking mutual legal assistance in 1MDB case

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 03 Sep 2016

PETALING JAYA: The Inspector-General of Police has denied reports that the team investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is seeking mutual legal assistance to interview overseas witnesses. 

Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that he had made no such statement, adding that he was only explaining the procedure involved if the police wanted to record statements from witnesses abroad. 

“In a statement earlier today (Friday), I merely explained the process in the event where investigation were to be conducted outside of Malaysia namely, in the event of us seeking to record statements from witnesses abroad, the police would follow the required international protocols and seek mutual legal assistance (MLA) under the guidance of the Attorney-General’s Chambers,” he said in a statement late Friday. 

Khalid said that they were satisfied with the progress of the 1MDB investigations so far, which is now in its second phase. 

He announced on Aug 19 that the first phase on the investigation, which was initiated based on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on 1MDB, had already been completed. 

“The investigation papers have been passed to and discussed extensively with the AGC. The AGC has returned the papers and requested further investigations, which we will duly implement,” he said. 

Khalid also warned all parties to refrain from reporting news that could be “prejudicial” to the ongoing investigation.
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Bomba rescues river trapped in crashed lorry on NSE
JPJ employee charged with accepting bribes totalling RM27,600
King conferred Turkiye's highest award by Erdogan
Fashioning the Jalur Gemilang seen as desecrating the flag, say experts
DAP founder Chen Man Hin passes away
5,000 litres of subsidised diesel recovered in Keningau
Five essential items under Coop brand to be sold cheaper than market price, says Noh Omar
Covid-19 Watch: 3,429 new cases bring total to 4,741,413
No more ‘stacks of cash’
Still no rest for Wan Junaidi despite passing of Bill

Others Also Read