NGO lodges report against Zeti for her ‘hidden agenda’


JMM says Bank Negara governor should not think she is (kebal) invincible by revoking three permissions to 1MDB after it was granted four to six years ago

(Free Malaysia Today) – A police report has been lodged by NGO Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) against the governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) for allegedly having a “hidden agenda” in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy.

In a report by Malaysiakini, the NGO’s secretary-general Hamdan Mohd Salleh said the police report against Zeti Akhtar Aziz was lodged because she had revoked three permissions previously granted to 1MDB and because she had urged Attorney-General Apandi Ali to review his decision not to prosecute the investment company for wrongdoing.

“In doing so (revoking the three permissions), Bank Negara had mala fide (bad faith) intentions to tarnish the Attorney-General’s good name and undermine him,” Hamdan told reporters after lodging the report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.

Hamdan pointed out that the AG had already announced his decision that 1MDB had not flouted any rules under the Exchange Control Act (ECA) and that Zeti’s decision to revoke the permissions was therefore unwarranted.

“An offence under the ECA is related to disclosure of false information, not inaccurate or incomplete information,” Hamdan said, in support of the AG’s views.