Najib: Investigate possibility of attempts to conceal 1MDB evidence

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak is urging the police to investigate if there were deliberate attempts to conceal material evidence during the Pakatan Harapan administration.

He said that the investigation should focus on key individuals in the Attorney-General's Chambers and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Najib then added that most Malaysians were shocked by the MACC statement last week about RM65mil of funds reportedly linked to Jho Low (Low Taek Jho) and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Najib said that the statement confirmed that the money was in bank accounts linked to the immediate family of a former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor and was returned to Malaysia by Singaporean authorities.

"Media reports had said that as much as RM700mil had been transferred to bank accounts linked to the former BNM governor from 2013 to 2017," said Najib.

"No investigation agencies had ever revealed to me these links during my time as the prime minister," he added when speaking to reporters after lodging a police report at Dang Wangi police headquarters on Saturday (Nov 27).

The Pekan MP said it was even more disappointing that former Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas had said two days ago that he was aware of such transactions during his time in office.

He also said that he was disappointed with the answer in Parliament last Monday by de facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi that the police had known about this since at least 2019 under the Pakatan Harapan regime but were still investigating until now, almost the end of 2021.

"Such information was never made known to me and my legal team for use in my defence in court despite such information being material to my defence in both my SRC and 1MDB cases," said Najib.

He added that he was also made aware that another key prosecution witness in his SRC case had similarly received more than RM85mil of funds directly linked to 1MDB.

"My legal team was not told about this despite the individuals playing key roles in the SRC case," said Najib.

"Therefore, I am making a report to ask the police to investigate if there were deliberate attempts to conceal material evidence from me by certain current and former key individuals in the AGC and MACC appointed during the Pakatan Harapan administration," he said.

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