Selangor Journal

Tun M: Attorney General’s decision unacceptable

SHAH ALAM, APR 17: The former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described the decision by Attorney General (AG), Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali to acquit Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak from all misconduct relating to the RM2.6 billion donation scandal as unacceptable unless the money flow is provided.
“Just providing a letter from the generous donor is not sufficient. The same goes with the AG’s decision that there were no misconduct, it cannot be accepted without providing all the records as stated,” he said in a latest post in his blog today, quoted by MalaysiaKini.
Last January 2016, Apandi declared that Najib has done no wrong in relation to the donation scandal where USD681 million was transferred to his private account.
The AG also said that the money was donated by a Saudi royal family, based on a document submitted by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Corporation (MACC).
Apandi then informed that Najib has returned RM620 million to the donor, however that is being disputed by Najib’s critics quoting the suit filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) relating to 1MDB.
The DOJ’s suit, referring to Najib as ‘Malaysian Official 1’, claims that the USD681 million in his account is money embezzled from 1MDB.
The Minister in Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan confirmed that MO1 is Najib, in addition, DOJ also claimed that the USD620 million was then channeled into a Singapura Tanore Finance Corporation bank account.
A court in Singapore had earlier found that the Tanore account is controlled by the Penang-born millionaire, Jho Low.
“Obviously investigators can trace the movement of the USD681 million including the return of the USD620 million to the generous Arab royalty.
“Banking confidentiality should not interfere with government authority’s investigation in criminal cases,” said Mahathir.
Najib repeatedly denies misusing the 1MDB fund and said the allegation was made by those who wants to topple him.

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