We’ll respond soonest possible, MACC says after AG kicks back probe papers


(Malay Mail Online) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed this evening the return of its investigation papers on SRC International and the RM2.6 billion deposited in the prime minister’s accounts from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for further clarification.

It promised the AGC a swift response to the two cases that have drawn intense public scrutiny.

“MACC acknowledges the instruction for further clarification from the Attorney-General’s Chambers on its previous submission of recommendations and proposed action.

“MACC will respond to the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ request soonest possible,” the federal anti-graft authority said in brief statement in Bahasa Malaysia this evening.

It also denied a news report by UK-based website Sarawak Report claiming the MACC had listed 37 recommendations to be taken against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in connection with the investigation on SRC International, a former subsidiary of sovereign investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), saying the allegations “are not true”.

Earlier today, AG Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali (pic) issued a statement saying he was returning the investigation papers submitted last December 31 by MACC as he needed further information on their recommendations and proposals before he could decide on the appropriate course of action.

The commission had investigated SRC International over a RM4 billion bond obtained from Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP).

The MACC also said then that it had submitted one investigation paper regarding the RM2.6 billion amount to the prosecutor after speaking to the donors and domestic witnesses, adding that it was still seeking evidence and documents from several financial institutions abroad.