Najib at MACC over 1MDB audit report

Former prime minister Najib Razak.

PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here to facilitate investigations into the alleged tampering with the 1MDB audit report.

He arrived at the headquarters at 10.30am.

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 Najib 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.

Yesterday, both Ambrin and former MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad were called in over the audit report.

However, Dzulkifli denied any involvement in the alleged alterations.