Act on ‘bombshell’ leaked MACC report, PM told
The prime minister, attorney-general and law minister have been urged to act following the publishing of an alleged report by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on a RM2.6 billion deposit in Najib Razak’s bank account in 2012.
(FMT) – Umno Supreme Council member Puad Zarkashi said the details in the 14-page document were a “bombshell”. Failure by the authorities to take action could lead to a trust deficit.
UK-based blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin published details of the alleged report, known as “Laporan Kes Ambank”, which he said proved former central bank governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz knew and gave consent for the RM2.6 billion to be brought into the country.
The RM2.6 billion deposit – which former prime minister Najib said was a donation from the Saudi royal family – became the subject of controversy and subsequent action against Najib.
Nor Mohamed Yakcop, a former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, is also mentioned in the leaked report. He is alleged to have had RM85 million, related to a 2009 1MDB Sukuk offering, in a proxy account in Singapore.
Puad said the report also reveals the MACC’s recommendations to the government on the matter.
“The question is, were those recommendations implemented comprehensively or selectively. The public wants to know.
“It also raises questions over the consistency and credibility of witness statements in the SRC and 1MDB trials.”
Puad said the issue must no longer be manipulated for political expediency and that those involved must be brought to justice.
Last month, the MACC said it has to date, managed to recover assets and funds linked to 1MDB amounting to RM20.5 billion, including the return of assets worth US$15.4 million (RM64.4 million) from a company co-owned by Tawfiq Ayman, Zeti’s husband, who is a witness in Najib’s 1MDB trial.
Former AG Tommy Thomas recently claimed that Zeti and Tawfiq had “facilitated” Low Taek Jho, who is better known as Jho Low. In a recent interview, Thomas said that to his “knowledge” the investigation papers had “not been completed on Zeti and all the others”.
But Raja Petra said that according to the MACC report, it had been completed in 2019, before Thomas stepped down as AG.