MACC starts probe on alleged omissions in 1MDB final audit report

25 Nov 2018 / 20:58 H.

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has commenced investigations on the alleged omission of findings in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report revealed today.

The commission said it has scrutinized the original report and the final draft that was released by the National Audit Department and will call up witnesses relevant to the case to assist in the investigations.

Sources said the witnesses are expected to be summoned as early as tomorrow.

It is learnt that investigators will ascertain if former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak had abused his powers by ordering the omission of two points in the final audit report – the presence of fugitive businessman and 1MDB scandal’s No 1 person-of-interest Low Taek Jho at a board of directors meeting and the other on the financial status of 1MDB.

The revelation was made by Auditor-General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad today.

It was reported that she had named Najib and his private secretary Tan Sri Shukry Salleh as those who had tampered with the report contents and instructed former auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang to do so in 2016 - claiming it was “sensitive”.

Madinah also said that the audit report without amendments and the tampered one have been handed over to the MACC and police.

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