MACC calls up Najib over alleged 1MDB report tampering

PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak spent about four hours at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters today (Thursday).

Najib was called to give a statement on the allegations that the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) final audit report in 2016 had been tampered with. 

He arrived at MACC headquarters at 10.30am and left at around 2.30pm.

On Nov 24, Auditor General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad alleged that Najib has instructed for amendments to the 1MDB final audit report by taking out several paragraphs. 

Among the alleged amendments include taking out mentions of the presence of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, in the 1MDB board director meeting.

Madinah also claimed that former Auditor General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, Najib's private secretary Tan Sri Shukry Salleh, former Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, and 1MDB former chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy were among those involved in the alleged amendments. 

Ambrin endured about eight hours of questioning on the matter at MACC headquarters yesterday (Wednesday).

MACC , Najib , 1MDB report tampering