Najib, Rosmah called in for more questioning over 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor are being questioned by the police and anti-graft officers in separate locations today.

Najib arrived at Menara KPJ in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur which houses Bukit Aman’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department at 9.40am.

Rosmah, meanwhile, arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya at 10.42am, five days after her marathon 13-hour session with investigators over her alleged role in the 1MDB affair.

Her lawyer, K Kumaraendran, arrived earlier at 10.05am.

Najib faces a total of 32 charges for criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering-related offences linked to 1MDB and its former subsidiary SRC International.

No charges have been brought against Rosmah, although MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull said the agency had completed its probe on her and submitted the investigation papers to the attorney-general.

In a press conference at the CCID headquarters, Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam said there was talk that Najib might not be released today.

“We are waiting,” he said. “We are not sure whether he will be released today.

“Rumour has it that Zahid might be charged too,” he added, referring to Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He also claimed that the government was misusing Amla to force Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs to quit and join PPBM.

“I criticise the government for abusing Amla,” he said. “A lot more might leave Umno and join PPBM through negotiations.”