Police to probe WSJ under Computer Crimes Act

08 Jul 2015 / 13:49 H.

    KUALA LUMPUR: Police will investigate the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) over the claim it made that almost RM2.6 billion were deposited into Najib's personal bank account by entities tied to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
    Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told a press conference today that a task force has been formed and it is lead by the Attorney-General (AG).
    "We are looking on how the banking information and details were leaked. We will investigate on the aspect whether it was purposely leaked by any individuals.
    "If we let these things happen without taking any action, then, there is no use of our Finance Act or Computer Crimes Act to keep the confidentiality of the documents or information," Khalid said after the launching of Ops Selamat 7/2015 at KL Sentral today.
    He added that this leakage will also amount to economic sabotage.
    "If we let anyone disclose information on any individual's banking information, or any company's confidential banking documents, it could be jeopardise our economy," said Khalid.
    "We have started the investigations on the leakages of the banking documents and its distribution. We used our power to investigate the case under Section 4 of the Computer Crimes Act 1997 because there may be individuals who have access to the information and could distribute them. They might also sell the information," said Khalid.


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