KUALA LUMPUR, June 30, 2015:
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has reiterated that police will only conduct investigations on the high-profile controversial Melbourne property buy by Mara if elements of breach of trust is involved in the matter.
“Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has begun their investigation since March and will continue to probe on the matter,” he told the reporters.
Khalid was responding on his earlier statement yesterday that the Commercial Crime Investigations Department was not involved in the case since there was no element of CBT.
“Who said there is no investigations? I (have) only been informed that there is no element of CBT now,” he explained during a press conference after an anti-human trafficking and anti-smuggling event here, today.
Following the exposure of the controversial Melbourne property purchase by Mara, MACC had conducted interviews with several individuals last week.
The matter was first raised by Australian newspaper The Age, that alleged “a group of super-rich Malaysian officials” had overpaid by A$4.75 million (RM13.8 million) for a five-storey building called Dudley International House, from A$17.8 million to A$22.5 million (RM65.3 million).
It was alleged in the report that the difference in the sum had been pocketed as bribes.