KUALA LUMPUR — October 12, 2015: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) today filed a police report on the action by one or more parties who it suspects had leaked and sold confidential or proprietary information.
The police report follows Sarawak Report’s blatant admission of having obtained confidential documents from Bank Negara Malaysia and an open admission by the Wall Street Journal that it too had reviewed documents relating to a government probe on 1MDB and had access to transcripts of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) proceedings and the interim auditor-general draft report on 1MDB.
“Despite these admissions, no action has been taken against either of those parties who have published the said documents, nor against the parties that are leaking them, in contravention of the law,” the company said in a statement.
The company said that for the second time in as many days, Sarawak Report, a foreign-run online blog that is currently blocked here for publishing stolen and forged materials, has carried an article with what appear to be authentic 1MDB board meeting minutes.
“We note with concern that this follows previous statements by Sarawak Report acknowledging that it has obtained documents from Bank Negara investigations specifically from the central bank’s investigations into investments by the fund’,” it said.
1MDB believes that the action by one or more parties to leak the confidential information was done with malicious intent and may have breached Malaysian laws, including but not limited to the Penal Code, the Official Secrets Act, Houses of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act and the Standing Orders of the Dewan Rakyat. — Bernama