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MACC starts own investigation into audio recordings

Latheefa Bebi Koya

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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 2020 : The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has started its own investigation into the audio recordings believed to be linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case.

Its chief commissioner Latheefa Beebi Koya said the investigation on possible power abuse will take as long as two weeks.

“We are waiting for key witnesses to give statements, ” she said after attending a symposium on “Women, Corruption and Their Role in Fighting It”.

Latheefa declined to comment on whether former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former MACC chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad would be called to give their statements.

“I can’t give out (the names) but you can sense who, ” she said.

On Jan 8, MACC played nine clips of telephone conversations for the media, which included Najib’s conversation with his wife as well as Dzulkifli and parties believed to be from the United Arab Emirates.

Police, which is investigating the case said on Monday that 12 people have had their statements recorded including former Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, Najib’s former principal private secretary Tan Sri Shukry Mohd Salleh and his former aide Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin.

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