IGP denies seeking mutual legal assistance in 1MDB case


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  • 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.
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