Cops to complete probe on Zeti’s husband

(FMT) – Police are likely to submit their investigation paper on former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s husband to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) soon.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Azam Baki revealed this to the media today when asked about the progress of the investigation into Tawfiq Ayman.

“In Tawfiq’s case, the task given to MACC is to repatriate money from Singapore.

“On the police’s side, I think they are in the midst of completing the investigation, and when it’s done, the investigation paper will be sent to the AGC,” Azam said.

In March last year, it was reported that police had begun investigations into 1MDB-related funds allegedly transferred to a bank account that Tawfiq owned in Singapore.

Singapore police were reported to have informed Bank Negara Malaysia of suspicious transactions in 2015 and 2016 involving a company owned by Zeti’s husband and one of her sons, with funds coming in from accounts linked to Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, the alleged mastermind of the 1MDB financial scandal.

Zeti was the BNM governor at the time.

Last month, Tawfiq was in the spotlight again after former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner alleged that Tawfiq was bribed to expedite the transfer of US$1 billion out from Malaysia.

Subsequently, Tawfiq said he was shocked by Leissner’s claim, adding that he did not know him personally.