KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 – The Attorney-General’s Chambers said yesterday they cannot divulge any findings by the special taskforce on the 1MDB as it may compromise the investigation. Following the concern raise by five panels of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), newly appointed AG Mohamed Apandi Ali says that the AGC has already issued media statements with general updates on the investigation.
The general updates been given basic understanding on the investigations and it would not be appropriate to details that may compromise those investigations and more specifically it would not be appropriate to disclose the advice, instructions, directions or guidance given to the investigating agencies.
Meanwhile the public are entitled to be informed the details of investigations contents of statements given by witnesses are privileged and the law prohibits such matters to be disclosed. The five MACC panels had on Wednesday had insisted that no third party should exert any pressure on the four federal agencies of the special taskforce, which it said should conduct the probe independently, transparently and professionally.