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KUALA LUMPUR, July 8, 2015:

National sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd is extending its fullest cooperation with the Special Task Force that conducted a search at its headquarters this morning.

In a brief statement, the fully-owned entity of the Finance Ministry confirmed that a number of officials from the task force had visited the offices.

“We can confirm that a number of officials from the task force, conducting an enquiry into 1MDB, visited our offices today.

“They were provided with a number of documents and materials to aid with the investigations currently taking place.”

The company also reaffirmed its previously stated position that if any wrongdoing was found, then action must be taken by the lawful authorities, as per due process and the laws of the country.

The raid at 1MDB’s office at Menara IMC near the Golden Triangle came as a special task force was formed to investigate claims in the recent WSJ report alleging that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak diverted US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) to his personal bank accounts.

In addition, the special team has been collecting documents related to 17 accounts from two banks to assist in the investigations.

They also obtained documents relating to issues of non-compliance on regulations and methods prescribed by Bank Negara Malaysia to the banks.

The special team is being led by Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and MACC Commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamad.

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