PUTRAJAYA — Dec. 10, 2018: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak regarding allegations of tampering in the final audit report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
An MACC source said Najib was however released on MACC bail about two and a half hours after he had gone to the agency’s office, reported Bernama.
Another report said Najib and former 1MDB chief executive Arul Kanda Kandasamy will be charged on Wednesday, the latter for abetment.
Last November 25, Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr. Madinah Mohamad revealed that the final audit report had been tampered with and that Najib had knowledge of it.
According to her, the two crucial matters dropped from the report were on the presence of wanted businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low at a 1MDB board meeting as well as the company’s financial status.
Among those who have been called for investigations are former auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang and former MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad in his capacity as an officer from the Attorney-General’s Chambers.