BANGKOK — December 16, 2015: Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo gave his fullest cooperation during a 90-minute interview yesterday with a three-man Malaysian police team at the Remand Prison here.
The led by Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department deputy director (Investigation-Legal) Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh interviewed
Justo from 10.15am to 11.45am.
“There was no need for a session in the afternoon and the team returned to Kuala Lumpur today, a day ahead of schedule,” said a source.
The police recorded a statement from Justo in the form of an affidavit which would be used for investigations in Malaysia, especially with regard to
allegations that some of the documents, particularly those in relation to dealings between PetroSaudi International and 1MDB, had been tampered with.
Malaysian police may also be interested in the meetings Justo was said to have had with several individuals, including Sarawak Report editor and founder Claire Rewcastle-Brown and the Edge Media Group owner Tong Kooi Ong, said the source.
Justo is serving time for trying to blackmail his former employer, PetroSaudi International, using information from the 90 gigabytes of data he had
stolen from the company.
He was arrested on June 22 on Koh Samui and sentenced to three years’ jail on August 17 after confessing to stealing the data, including documents and emails.
Justo is seeking a pardon and may also apply for a parole or a transfer to serve time at a prison in Switzerland, said his lawyer, Worasit
Piriyawiboon. — Bernama