Prosecutors set to charge ex-PM Najib and Arul Kanda on Wednesday

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  • Monday, 10 Dec 2018

PUTRAJAYA: Graft prosecutors are set to charge Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former 1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy on Wednesday over the tampering of the company’s final audit report.

Sources said that the former prime minister will be charged with using his position to instruct the then Auditor-General to remove “certain things” from the report.

Arul Kanda will be charged with abetting Najib.

The two are expected to be charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.

On Nov 25 On Nov 25, Auditor-General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad said that one of the changes made to the 1MDB final audit report was the removal of parts mentioning the presence of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Lo.

She revealed that the directive to make the changes came from Tan Sri Shukry Salleh, who was then the principal private secretary to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when he was prime minister.

The changes were allegedly made on Feb 26, 2016 on grounds that it was a sensitive issue.

Todate, apart from Najib, the MACC questioned its own former chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad in his capacity as a legal officer in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, former chief secretary to the government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and Arul Kanda over tampering of the 1MDB audit report.

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