Police complete first phase of 1MDB probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have completed the first phase of investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) based on the five recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee tabled in Parliament, says Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar.

He also said police were still in discussion with the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

“The first phase of the 1MDB investigation has been completed, covering scrutiny of documents and recording of statements of individuals in the country,” he told reporters at Bukit Aman here today.

Asked whether the discussion on the 1MDB investigation with the Attorney-General’s Chambers had been completed, Khalid said police were still in discussion on the next course of action.

“I expect the discussion to be completed in one or two weeks,” he said after the pinning of ranks for senior police officers at the Bukit Aman Senior Officers Mess.

“InsyaAllah (God willing), we will brief the Attorney-General’s Chambers on the findings of the first phase of investigation on 1MDB. The investigation took a long time because of the need to scrutinise thick documents,” he said.

Asked whether police had begun the second phase of investigation – sending officers to record statements from people abroad – Khalid said it had yet to be done.

“The police team (to be sent abroad) is on standby. The second phase of investigations will begin once the go-ahead is given,” he said.