KUALA LUMPUR — March 10, 2020: Despite an earlier plan, both the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Attorney-Genera;’s Chambers decided not to prosecute former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
In his testimony today, for MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said the decision was made when two key elements were not proven in the investigation papers.
According to Dzulkifli, who was then director of criminal case management at the AGC, the MACC had proposed for prosecution under one section of the Penal Code and an alternative charge under the MACC Act.
He was instructed by then AG Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali to look into the investigation papers prepared by the MACC on possible cases involving SRC International Sdn. Bhd. and 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Apandi was of the opinion that the two main issues that needed further investigations were the issue of knowledge and whether Najib had instructed for money to be deposited into his accounts.
When asked by Najib’s lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, Dzukifli said MACC did not provide the answers to the two main issues raised before and only informed that there was no statement to say Najib had instructed the transfer.
After further consideration Apandi decided that there should be no further action since the issue of knowledge was vital.
Najib is making his defence on several charges involving RM42 million of SRC International money.
The trial before Justice Mohd. Nazlan Mohd. Ghazali continues tomorrow.