KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 – Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was asked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to briefed that the agency in respect of donations about the RM2.6 billion which was put into his personal account. According to the agency, the Commission is seeking clarification from the donors who come from the Middle East and a related party has also confirmed the donation. However, the identity of the donor can not be disclosed.
“MACC had found out about the details of the donor through the documents taken from the bank and found that there are four letters delivered to the bank when a large amount of money put into the account of the Prime Minister. In that document there is described that the contribution of RM2.6 billion as donations,” the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.
Moreover, the Commission also asked the public to avoid confusion between investigation involving SRC International Sdn Bhd and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). “The Commission is involved in investigating the issue of SRC International while 1MDB issue will be fully investigated by the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP). In the same time, the issue of SRC International involving RM4 billion fund is still under investigation agencies and it is a separate investigation by RM2.6 billion fund,” he said.
“MACC wants to emphasize that the MACC had never investigated a case has been closed. On the other hand, the Commission merely stated that it was not the money 1MDB. Besides that, as an independent commission, the Commission is responsible for carrying out investigations independently, transparently and professionally without fear or favor,” he said.
“The agency also explain why the announcement was made on August 3 separate without the involvement of the Special Task Force on the advice of the Attorney General. In addition, MACC made the announcement without going through the Task Force after advised by the Attorney General of Malaysia, that there should be no special task force. Instead of investigating agencies involved can carry out their duties based on the laws of each,” he added.
Accordingly, every agency involved has an internal task force will present themselves and their findings to the Attorney General to take a decision whether there is a case for prosecution in court or otherwise. On July 3, the US newspaper The Wall Street Journal in a report disclosing the documents showed almost US $ 700 million (RM2.67 billion) was transferred to a government-owned agency.
After to a government-owned agency than will transferred to the Prime Minister’s personal account in a separate deposit. Subsequently, the government has set up a special task force composed of the Attorney General, Bank Negara Malaysia, police and MACC to launch an investigation into the issue 1MDB.