Tampering of 1MDB report: PAC to call Najib, Ali Hamsa, Arul Kanda

05 Dec 2018 / 08:37 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The auditors who completed the 1MDB audit report in 2016 which was allegedly tampered will be called to give their statements to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after new information was revealed by former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang to the committee yesterday.

PAC chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee said apart from the audit team, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, former Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad and former 1MDB chief executive officer Arul Kanda.

Ambrin was present to give his statement to the committee as the first witness in the proceeding.

He said Ambrin maybe called again to testify following several questions which arose after the latest disclosure by him.

“There are names which we had identified, now there are additions, the audit team will be called and there are names which I cannot recall ... about five or six people whose names were given by Tan Sri (Ambrin),“ he told reporters after the proceeding which last three hours.

On Nov 25 Nov, Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad was reported to have disclosed that several parts of the 1MDB audited report was expunged on the order of former prime minister and finance minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.

Asked further on the new information, Ronald said it could not be revealed to the public until investigation has been completed and tabled at Dewan Rakyat.

However, he said the information was on his perspective as the Auditor-General who conducted the audit on the company and whether the audit report in question was tempered or not.

“We are not going into detail investigation of 1MDB, just whether the report had been tampered or not,“ he said.

Ronald hoped all PAC probes would be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat session in March.

In this regard, Ambrin declined to give his comments to the media. — Bernama

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