Police tracking down documents, witnesses abroad to assist in case involving Zeti’s husband

(Bernama) – The police are tracking and identifying several documents as well as witnesses who are abroad to assist in the investigation involving Tawfiq Ayman, the husband of the former Bank Negara Malaysia governor, on allegations of receiving funds linked to 1MDB.

Bukit Aman Commercial CID Department director Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the police had contacted the countries involved but had yet to receive a response.

“The investigation paper has been wrapped up and will be submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further action, but we have received orders to obtain the documents and witnesses involved,” he said at a media conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

He said the police could not arbitrarily obtain the statements of witnesses and related documents, but would have to wait for the green light from the countries involved.

Earlier, the media reported that Tawfiq, via legal firm Tetuan Jagjit, Ariff & Co, had issued a statement to clarify that he had not received any form of bribes from anybody.

The statement was made when former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner was testifying in the trial against his former officer Roger Ng at the High Court in Brooklyn, New York recently.

Leissner was reported to have mentioned the involvement of Tawfiq during the trial.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission earlier reported that at least RM65 million linked to 1MDB funds was withdrawn from Singapore and kept in a company owned by Tawfiq.