MACC concludes SRC questioning of Najib


  • Nation
  • Friday, 25 May 2018

PUTRAJAYA: Although anti-graft investigators have completed their questioning of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on SRC International, the former prime minister may be called up again.

Should this happen, his assistance will be needed by the investigators to probe other cases related to 1MDB.

Yesterday, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) finished recording Najib’s statement as part of its investigation into SRC International.

He said he was told about this by the investigating team.

“They have informed me that my questioning sessions have been completed,” Najib told reporters as he left the MACC headquarters after being questioned for six hours.

This was later confirmed by the MACC, with a source telling The Star: “We have taken his statement on the case and consider it done.”

Asked if Najib would be called later to give his statement on 1MDB, the source said this would be determined later.

This was the third time Najib had his statement taken on SRC Interna­tional. The first was on Dec 5, 2015, when he was questioned over the case and the RM2.6bil donation.

He was questioned again for four and a half hours on Tuesday.

Najib has consistently denied any wrongdoing related to 1MDB since the scandal erupted in 2015.

SRC was created in 2011 by the previous administration to pursue overseas investments in energy resources and was a unit of 1MDB until it was moved to the Finance Ministry in 2012.

Najib arrived at the MACC headquarters at 9.45am amid tight security and a large group of awaiting press corps. He emerged at 4.50pm and add­ressed journalists briefly.

“I have given my statement. Today’s session began at 10am and ended at 4.30pm. There was a break for rest and zohor prayers.

“I answered all questions as best as I could. The MACC conducted the questioning in a professional manner,” he said.

While Najib was in the building, a non-governmental group submitted a memorandum demanding that MACC re-look into past reports lodged against Prime Minis­ter Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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