SHAH ALAM, March 9 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said today it would investigate the accounts of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) if there is any indication of irregularities and wrongdoing involving the strategic investment fund.
MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said the commission would await the full report on the matter from the Auditor-General and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) before taking any action. “Look back at the government statement by the prime minister.
The audit will go inside (and investigate), check, and they will present it to the (parliamentary) Public Accounts Committee (PAC). “If there is a case (of irregularities), they will bring the matter to the law enforcement body (MACC),” he told reporters after witnessing the signing of the Corporate Integrity Pledge at the Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (Puspakom) at Section 28 here.
Also present at the event were DRB-Hicom group managing director Tan Sri Mohd Khamil Jamil. Puspakom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-Hicom. Abu Kassim also reminded the people against making any baseless accusations on the status of the 1MDB accounts, and to wait for the completion of the verification of the accounts.
Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also the finance minister, instructed the Auditor-General to independently verify the 1MDB accounts and for the report to be handed over to the bipartisan PAC. Najib had said that if any wrongdoing was proven, the law would be enforced without exception.