KUALA LUMPUR, July 31, 2015:“Investigation paper for SRC International Sdn Bhd has not been handed over to the Attorney-General’s Chambers,” said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in rubbishing Sarawak Report’s alleged leaked charge sheet against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. In a statement issued today, the commission said that investigation over the former subsidiary of the national sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is still ongoing and hence, there is no need for such charge sheet.
“As was mentioned in a press statement on July 30, to complete the investigation over SRC International Sdn Bhd, MACC still need to locate several material witnesses.
“At the same time, MACC emphasised that we will not reveal any information regarding the investigation to any party as it is against the law to do so.”
The statement also reiterated the fact that MACC’s responsibility was to carry out investigations over cases involving corruption and would do so independently, with full transparency and professionalism.
“It is not meant to topple any party including the government.”
In Sarawak Report‘s latest allegation last night, an image of an alleged draft charge sheet was published.
The blog alleged that then Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail was in the process of drafting the charge sheet, which stated, “Pendakwa Raya lawan Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, Dato’ Shamsul Anuar bin Sulaiman“.
(“Public prosecutor v Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Datuk Shamsul Anuar Sulaiman”).
The site further claimed that the documents were sent to them following Abdul Gani’s removal as Attorney-General this week.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar commented immediately, asking for the public to stop spreading the rumour of what Sarawak Report published.
“Reports, in which the source is not known, whether it is legit or not, will only confuse the public,” Khalid said via his official Twitter account @KBAB51.
The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) also denied that the draft of the charge sheet was issued by the department.
In a tweet made by the Deputy Solicitor-General 1, Datuk Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah to Bernama, he said: “@bernamadotcom Draft pertuduhan yg diterbitkan oleh Sarawak Report tidak dibuat atau dikeluarkan oleh Jab Peguam Negara. Harap maklum.”
(“The draft of the charge sheet published by Sarawak Report was not made or issued by the Attorney-General’s Chambers. Please take note.”)