After Najib, stepson Riza Aziz to face MACC

Najib Razak’s stepson Riza Aziz is expected to have his statement taken by MACC tomorrow afternoon. (Reuters pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Riza Aziz, the stepson of former prime minister Najib Razak, is expected to be questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) tomorrow as the anti-graft agency widens its probe into 1MDB.

A source said Riza is expected to give his statement at 2pm at the MACC headquarters here.

Riza’s questioning by the commission comes nearly a month after his mother, Rosmah Mansor, was questioned by the MACC over a corruption probe related to the state investment arm.

Rosmah and Najib are being probed as part of the investigation into former 1MDB subsidiary, SRC International, and some RM42 million that was apparently channelled into Najib’s personal bank account.

Najib was questioned by MACC on May 22. Two days later, he was questioned for another seven hours.

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has claimed that Riza’s US-based company, Red Granite, which produced the Oscar-nominated “Wolf of Wall Street”, received money misappropriated from 1MDB.

Riza has denied the claim.

However, Red Granite in March this year agreed to pay US$60 million (RM234 million) to the US government to resolve allegations that it profited from corrupt money involving 1MDB, according to a report in the Variety.