Najib’s Ambank Accounts Closed Before Probe


(The Sun Daily) – Bank accounts belonging to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) at AmBank Islamic had been closed long before a probe was initiated on the US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) that was allegedly transferred into his personal bank accounts.

According to a statement issued by the Special Task Force probing the matter, the bank accounts were closed on Aug 30, 2013 and March 9, 2015 respectively.

The task force said the freeze order issued on July 6 against six bank accounts did not involve accounts held by the prime minister, as the accounts had been closed on the above mentioned dates, adding that bank documents related to these accounts had been obtained.

Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Patail said the Special Task Force team have seized several documents from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) following a raid on its premises on Wednesday.

“The Special Task Force team has obtained materials including minutes of meetings of the 1MDB board of directors, the Minute book, bank statements, reconciliation statements, ledger books, agreements of business and investment dealings and files on 1MDB’s CSR activities,” he said.

He also added that the team had seized several notebook computers.

Abdul Ghani added that there is no issue of using documents published in the Wall Street Journal or elsewhere because all documents received by him are provided by the Special Task Force.