PUTRAJAYA: Attorney-General Idrus Harun said today that investigation papers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s probe into Court of Appeal judge Nazlan Ghazali are not with his department.
Therefore, he could not confirm the authenticity of a purportedly leaked document that appeared to reveal details of the MACC investigation.
“I don’t know, it (the MACC’s investigation papers) is not with us,” he said when asked about the authenticity of the leaked documents after attending a Keluarga Malaysia symposium event.
Earlier this week, UK-based blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin had published copies of documents purportedly prepared by MACC.
The documents appeared to suggest that MACC had concluded its investigation into Nazlan and had submitted its report to the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
This prompted Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan to urge the MACC to confirm the authenticity of the documents.
He had also urged the AGC to state if it would be taking further action following the MACC probe.
Ahmad pointed out that on May 21, the MACC had stated that it had concluded its investigation into the appellate judge and submitted its investigation papers to the AGC.
His statement appeared to suggest some connection between the probe’s findings and the alleged conflict of interest argument raised by Najib Razak in his failed application to the Federal Court to adduce new evidence in his SRC International appeal.
Nazlan, who was promoted to the Court of Appeal in February, was the judge who presided over Najib’s SRC trial in the High Court and sentenced the former prime minister to 12 years’ jail and a RM210 million fine.
On Tuesday, the Federal Court dismissed Najib’s application to adduce fresh evidence to prove that Nazlan was under a serious conflict of interest when presiding over the SRC trial two years ago.