KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 – Malaysian police’s plan to record Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo’s statement in connection with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) proceeded yesterday as scheduled in Bangkok, Thailand. Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed this when asked about the move to record the statement of the PetroSaudi former employer who is currently being detained in Bangkok.
Meanwhile, Bernama correspondent in Bangkok, Minggu Simon said the Malaysian police team was seen entering the prison at 10 am local time (11 am Malaysian time). He was also told that the team which left around noon for lunch would be returning in the evening. The Malaysian police team headed by Bukit Aman CID deputy director (Investigation/Legal) Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh was tasked to obtain Justo’s statement.
Justo on Aug 17 was sentenced to three years’ jail by the South Bangkok Criminal Court, Thailand for stealing 90 gigabytes of data which included emails, documents and other materials from PetroSaudi International. Malaysian police had been trying to record his statement for the past few months. The 49-year-old drew interest in Malaysia in view of the cooperation between PetroSaudi and 1MDB.