PUTRAJAYA — Nov. 30, 2017: The secretary of the Royal Commission of Inquiry which probed the foreign exchange losses suffered by Bank Negara (BNM) today lodged a report with the police here in connection with the commission’s recommendations.
Datuk Dr. Yusof Ismail , who is also the secretary of the Finance Ministry’s Strategic Investment Division, said the report was lodged to enable the police to investigate into criminal breach of trust, cheating and other offences that may have been committed by parties named by the RCI.
The commission’s report implicated former prime ministers Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his deputy Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, among others.
“Based on the commission’s report, we find many parties were involved like BNM, the Finance Ministry and the National Audit Department.
“I also attached the full report of the RCI’s findings, both the Bahasa Malaysia and English versions, to guide the police in their investigations.”
Yusof said that based on his exchange with the officers receiving the report, he was made to understand the investigation would be conducted by Dangi Wangi police.
Earlier today, the 524-page report was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat . It found that there was basis for the police to commence investigations to determine whether Mahathir had condoned the actions that caused the central bank to lose RM31.5 billion. — Bernama