Latheefa: Cops have recorded statements of MACC officers over audio recordings

  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 Jan 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Police have recorded the statements of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers over the release of audio recordings implicating former top officials, including Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

MACC chief Latheefa Koya said the commission had given full cooperation to the police in separate interview sessions on Thursday (Jan 16).

"The police will inform us should they require to interview us further. We hope they will move fast in the investigation," she said on Friday (Jan 17).

The MACC chief was speaking to reporters after a farewell ceremony for deputy chief commissioner (management and professionalism) Datuk Ja'afar Mahad, who had retired.

Latheefa said she was happy with the cooperation shown by the police during the interviews.

Aside from Latheefa, a team of 13 officers led by Supt Mohd Fazley Ab Rahman from Bukit Aman had interviewed deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki and five officers.

This comes after Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said police would call up several people, including Latheefa, over the case.

On another matter, Latheefa said that she was prepared to give her statement to the police to investigate her claim that there is a plot to tarnish her reputation.

"An investigation paper has been opened and the police have taken the statement from the first complainant, which is (special legal officer) Sasha (Lyna Abdul Latif).

On Jan 14, the MACC lodged a police report against individuals whom they claim have plotted to tarnish the reputation of its chief.

Latheefa had earlier claimed that there was a "criminal plot" to besmirch her reputation following the MACCC's disclosure of the audio recordings.

The MACC had released nine sets of audio recordings believed to be that of the former premier and other former top officials on Jan 8.

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