After going to police, Umno man now reports 1MDB to MACC


(TMI) – Just a month after he lodged a police report against controversial 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Batu Kawan Umno deputy division head Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan today made a similar report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)‎.

He said that he wanted the anti-corruption body to look into reports of alleged mismanagement in the sovereign wealth fund.

“As a taxpayer and a citizen of Malaysia, I am worried and doubtful about the transparency of its administration about the finances of the company, which has accumulated RM41.9 million in debts,” he told reporters outside the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya today.

Khairuddin had lodged a police report against 1MDB in December, calling for a “detailed and comprehensive” investigation, and urged authorities to interrogate 1MDB’s directors and representatives of any company that might be implicated in the scandal.

He said he had lodged the report against the company and its board of directors after studying various reports in national and international print media as well as online media which “clearly proved” there were weaknesses in 1MDB’s management of taxpayers’ funds.

However, he refused to comment on the police report, saying the police were now handling the matter.

“I want MACC to also investigate 1MDB. I am fighting to seek the truth and to protect the interests of the rakyat. I have no vested interest in this at all.

“And I want to say this again. No one has influenced me to do this. I am doing this in my own capacity as a responsible citizen.”

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