MACC to record Rosmah's statement
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysiaâs anti-graft commission has called for a statement from the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in its investigation into a former unit of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), two sources at the commission said.
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will have to go to the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Tuesday (June 5) to have her statement recorded in connection with investigations into SRC International, one source said.
âThe notice was served by MACC officers at the home of the former prime minister today,â the source sa id on Friday (June 1).
The sources asked not to be identified as details of the notice have yet to be made public.
Najib, ousted in a stunning election defeat last month, gave a statement to MACC on May 22 on a suspicious transfer of RM42mil (US$10.6mil) into his bank account.
He has consistently denied any wrongdoing related to 1MDB since the scandal erupted in 2015, but he replaced an attorney-general and several MACC officers to allegedly shut down an investigation.
Najib has said the RM2.6bil (US$681mil) of funds deposited in his personal bank account were a donation from a Saudi royal, rebutting reports that it came from 1MDB.
Now answering to a different prime minister, the MACC has reopened its investigation, initially focusing on how RM42mil went from SRC International to Najibâs account.
SRC was created in 2011 by Najibâs government to pursue overseas investments in energy resources, and was a unit of 1MDB until it was m oved to the Finance Ministry in 2012. - ReutersRelated NewsSource: Google News