Newly appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull had recently announced that during his earlier investigations into the RM2.6 billion donation deposited into Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s account, there was no proof to support the claim that it was a donation from a Saudi prince.
“Standard operating procedure for transferring of funds, there must be documentation and proof. But this prince failed to provide proof,” he told a press conference at the MACC headquarters last month, NSTreported.
However, a local news portal has recently published excerpts from what it claims to be investigation papers prepared by Mohd Shukri when he was the deputy MACC commissioner back in 2015.
The report points out that among the findings detailed in the investigation papers excerpt are the acknowledgement that the money remitted to Najib’s account was a gift.
The investigation report further highlighted that former governor of Bank Negara, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz had been informed of the transactions and that “it was Zeti who suggested that the money be remitted to Najib’s account”, the article published on The Third Force states.
NST in reporting on Mohd Shukri’s press conference had also referred to the commission’s earlier findings in 2015 that there were four letters handed to the bank when a large amount of money was transferred into Najib’s account. The donation was later clarified by the Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir in 2016.
“In the document, it is explained that the RM2.6 billion was a donation,” read the statement.
Earlier last month, Najib was summoned to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya to answer questions relating to the SRC International case and RM2.6 billion found in his two bank accounts.
He had been summoned to MACC twice in the same week, spending 4 hours and 7 hours respectively during the interrogations but was allowed to leave after the sessions were completed.
Today, the former prime minister’s wife has been asked to report to MACC for questioning over the SRC International case as well. Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor reportedly arrived at the MACC headquarters just before 11am this morning.
Source: Malaysian Digest