KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12, 2015:
The 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) today filed a police report on the action by one or more parties whom it suspects leaked and sold confidential or proprietary information.
The police report follows Sarawak Report‘s blatant admission of having obtained confidential documents from Bank Negara Malaysia and open admission by an international publication, The Wall Street Journal, that it too had reviewed documents relating to a “government probe” on 1MDB and had access to transcripts of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) proceedings and the interim Auditor-General draft report on 1MDB.
“Despite these admissions, no action has been taken against either those parties who have published the said documents, nor against the parties that are leaking them, in contravention of the law,” the company said in a statement here.
The company said that for the second time in as many days, Sarawak Report, a foreign-run online blog that is currently blocked here for publishing stolen and forged materials, has carried an article with what appeared to be authentic 1MDB Board meeting minutes.
“We note with concern that this follows previous statements by Sarawak Report acknowledging that it had obtained documents from Bank Negara investigations specifically ‘… according to documents obtained by Sarawak Report from the Bank Negara investigations into investments by fund’,” it said.
1MDB believed that the action by one or more parties to leak the confidential information was done with malicious intent and may have breached the Malaysian laws, including but not limited to the Penal Code, the Official Secrets Act 1972, the Houses of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 152 and the Standing Orders of the Dewan Rakyat of Malaysia.
“We have full faith and confidence in the investigative ability and professionalism of the lawful authorities to take all actions required to uphold the laws of Malaysia,” it said.