Najib at MACC HQ over alleged tampering of 1MDB audit report

PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here at 10.30am Thursday (Dec 6), according to MACC sources.

Najib was expected to give his statement to graft busters over the alleged tampering of the Auditor-General’s 1MDB final audit report.

Aside from Najib, former 1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy, former chief secretary to the government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, former attorney-general Tan Sri Apandi Ali, and former MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad will also be called up for questioning.

On Nov 25, Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad issued a statement which said that some paragraphs mentioning the presence of businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low at a meeting of the 1MDB board of directors were removed from the report.

She also said other changes were made on the financial status of 1MDB.

Sources also said former auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang was questioned on whether there was any new evidence or revelations that should have been included into the final report.

“When asked if he had the evidence, he couldn’t substantiate it.

"So that is why the PAC wants to recall him and the team that was with him during the preparation of the report,” added another source.

Ambrin was questioned for about eight hours by MACC officers on Wednesday (Dec 5).

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