PUTRAJAYA — July 2, 2018: The 1MDB Special Task Force today confirmed that it had frozen last week 408 bank accounts belonging to individuals, political parties and non-governmental organisations involving RM1.1 billion believed to have been given by 1MDB.
In its statement the Task Force said the 81 individuals and 55 organisations affected are suspected to have been linked to embezzlement and misappropriation of funds in almost 900 transactions between March 2011 and September 2015.
The team is in the midst of investigating and identifying their involvement. Its members are former attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd. Shukri Abdull and his predecessor Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed and federal Special Branch director Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador.
The statement said it did not dismiss the possibility of more accounts being frozen. — Bernama