Najib-Arul Kanda Trial: 1MDB audit report was full of integrity, veracity
(NTH) – The final audit report on 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) that was tabled to the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PC) in March 2016 was full of integrity and veracity.
Former Tan Sri Ambrin Buang stated this in his witness statement during the Najib-Arul Kanda trial at Kuala Lumpur High Court on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Due to its unquestionable integrity and truthfulness, he said that the final audit report was used to facilitate investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and police on 1MDB.
“Although there were eleventh hour amendments, the final audit report was definitely a report of full integrity that was used as the basis of investigations by all relevant bodies.
“The audit report contained many red flags and give rise to suspicion of criminal wrongdoings in 1MDB.
“I stand-by to the fact that the final audit report on 1MDB was a report of full integrity and veracity,” testified Ambrin, 70, before Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan on the 5th hearing day of the trial.
“Once finalised and printed, the National Audit Department’s (NAD) final audit report on 1MDB was never amended.”
Although certain paragraphs were omitted from the 1MDB audit report, Ambrin said that the NAD had thoroughly elucidated the amendments in detail to BNM, MACC and police after the final report was tabled to PAC.
The 6th prosecution witness’ testimony proved that despite all the allegations of tampering, the final 1MDB audit report did not hide the truth nor had compromised the principles of honesty and trustworthiness.