Up to Najib to do anything, says MACC's Latheefa after audio revelation

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  • Thursday, 09 Jan 2020

IPOH: It is within Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s rights to take whatever action he wants regarding the release of the audio clips by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) which incriminate several top officers, including the former prime minister, says Latheefa Koya.

"It is within his right to do whatever he wants to," the MACC chief told reporters after visiting the Perak Mentri Besar office on Thursday (Jan 9).

On Wednesday (Jan 8), MACC released nine audio clips incriminating former top officials, including Najib, in alleged wrongdoings.

In response, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the lead defence council for Najib in his ongoing corruption trial related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), said they were mulling a contempt action against MACC, including Latheefa.

Meanwhile Latheefa said the MACC had sent the first round of audio clips to the police for investigation.

“Whatever we reveal will have to be investigated.

“Based on what we have told earlier, there are elements of wrongdoings that can be heard in the audio (recordings), ” she said.

"This means not only that the police can conduct investigations; MACC is also allowed to do it," she added.

When asked if the release of the recordings was related to the by-election in Kimanis, Sabah, Latheefa said it was up to people to say anything.

"They can say whatever they want," she said.

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