Ahmad Maslan claims he never received any money from 1MDB

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  • Monday, 07 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan has denied receiving any money from 1MDB, but acknowledged that he had been investigated by the authorities over the matter.

The former deputy international trade and industry minister said he was previously the subject of a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and police investigation for allegedly receiving a cheque from 1MDB.

"I was first investigated by the police and then by the MACC. I informed them that I never received the cheque shown to me. I have also signed a document by the police and the MACC stating that I have not received the amount of money stated.

"I will discuss the next course of action with my lawyer," the Pontian MP said when he read out a press statement at Parliament lobby on Monday (Oct 7).

Ahmad refused to elaborate when pressed by reporters.

His remarks came following reports that the MACC is seeking to recover RM420mil from 80 individuals and entities which received money from 1MDB.

The MACC said it would be sending notices to Kota Baru Umno chief Tan Sri Fatmi Che Salleh, former Johor Baru MP Tan Sri Shahrir Samad and Ahmad.

Among the entities the MACC is seeking the return of 1MDB funds from are Solar Shine Sdn Bhd, Salt Media Consultancy Sdn Bhd, Cense Media Sdn Bhd, Putri Umno, Umno divisions of Sepang, Bandar Tun Razak, Batu and Pekan.

It is also demanding that entities such as Parti Rakyat Sarawak, the Kedah Gerakan liaison committee and the MIC headquarters come forward.

Also on the list is CIMB group former chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, the brother of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak who is currently facing trial over 1MDB-related matters.

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