1MDB probe: MACC now focuses on obtaining evidence from overseas

MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull says he will let the courts decide on Najib Razak’s suit against him on statements concerning 1MDB. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case involving local evidence has been completed and the focus is now on obtaining evidence from overseas.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull said 50% of the investigation into the case involved only local evidence, while the other 50% would involve evidence from overseas.

“We have completed 50% of the probe involving local evidence. Now, we are looking into evidence from overseas,“ he told a press conference after closing the “Walk Stop Talk: Six Hours Quarter Million Messages” programme at Dataran Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur here today.

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail officiated the event which was also attended by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad.

Meanwhile, when asked about the police report lodged by a non-governmental organisation and the lawsuit filed by former Prime Minister Najib Razak against him, Shukri refused to comment.

“It’s their (NGO) right to lodge a police report. As for the lawsuit, bring it on, let the courts decide,” he said.

Yesterday, the NGO, known as Pemantau Malaysia Baru, was reported to have lodged a police report against Shukri, claiming that his decision to freeze accounts belonging to Najib’s immediate and extended family members was an act of revenge.

It was also reported that Najib had filed a suit against three individuals, including Shukri, over their statements concerning the 1MDB.

The two others were Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Amar Singh Ishar Singh and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas.