MACC: 41 alleged recipients of money from Najib have appeared in court

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  • Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019

MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki. - MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star

LABUAN (Bernama): The 41 individuals and entities who allegedly received 1MDB money totalling RM270mil from Datuk Seri Najib Razak's personal account have appeared in court in response to forfeiture suits filed against them.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said that most of these cases have been resolved.

"Almost all the cases (of the 41 individuals and entities) brought to court have been resolved.

"The cases are being handled by the Attorney General ... with some of the leftover (1MDB-related funds) having been forfeited under Section 56 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act," he told reporters after the 'War on Corruption with Government Enforcement Agencies' programme at the Labuan International School Auditorium here on Wednesday (Nov 6).

Azam also said the 1MDB-related cases initiated through the issuance of compounds to 80 recipients are still ongoing.

Touching on the case of two Sabah Education Department officers being charged with corruption recently, he said it would be unfair to view the department negatively just because of these cases.

"Although the issue has cropped up, we must not assume the whole organisation or the department is corrupt.

"Nevertheless, if it did happen it is not a good indicator to me because as academicians, they should not be involved," he said.

Azam said MACC had received reports lately about alleged wrongdoing in education departments but it was not at a serious level.

"We hope the Education Ministry will re-look at issues on power abuse or irregularities in all education departments involving teachers and headmasters," he said. – Bernama

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MACC , 1MDB , Najib Razak , Azam Baki , Corruption


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