Zeti denies 1MDB allegations

PETALING JAYA: Former Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz (pic) has denied allegations that she and her family were involved in the 1MDB scandal.

“I wish to reiterate that my family and I have never received any sums of money from 1MDB.

“The allegations against me and my family are completely false and malicious, ” said Zeti in a media statement on Thursday (Dec 31).

Zeti said she has given her fullest cooperation with the 1MDB investigations.

She also said that she had provided the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) with all the necessary information in relation to the investigations on 1MDB and former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“I am unable to make any further statements as I am a potential witness in the ongoing criminal trial of the former prime minister.

“It would therefore in my view be an interference with the ongoing trial and potentially sub judice for me to make any statements at this juncture.”

Zeti was responding to allegations that she and her family were involved in the 1MDB scandal.

The claims were posted by fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin on his Malaysia Today blog.

A police report was lodged by Umno youth secretary Shahrul Nasrun Kamaruddin at the Dang Wangi police headquarters on Wednesday (Dec 30), saying the allegations were a serious matter that should be investigated.

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