Ex-MACC chief called in for questioning over 1MDB audit report

Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Dzulkifli Ahmad arrives for questioning at the MACC headquarters today.

PUTRAJAYA: Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Dzulkifli Ahmad was called in for questioning today, believed to be over the alleged tampering with the 1MDB audit report.

He arrived at the MACC headquarters in a Black Nissan X-Trail at 10.24am, dressed in a black suit.

This follows Auditor-General Madinah Mohamad’s statement last month that amendments were made to the audit report on the investment arm, on orders from former prime minister Najib Razak and his former principal private secretary Shukry Salleh, among others.

In her statement dated Nov 24, Madinah also said the mention of businessman Low Taek Jho’s presence at a meeting of the 1MDB board of directors and a paragraph containing two versions of the 1MDB financial statement for the year ended 2014 were removed.

She said former chief secretary to the government Ali Hamsa, former auditor-general Ambrin Buang and former 1MDB executive director Arul Kanda Kandasamy were also involved.

MACC said it had opened an investigation into the claim and would call up several witnesses to assist in the probe.

Last week, Ambrin was also called to the MACC headquarters, reportedly over the same issue.