TTF: Dato’ Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull told newsmen yesterday that the investigation into 1MDB was half complete (see news item below).
But Attorney-General Tommy Thomas told the Sessions Court last Wednesday that the whole world knew Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak was guilty.
So it seems to me that the AG, who is representing the MACC, knows better than the anti-graft agency that Najib is a criminal.
Worse, Tommy cited a United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) report and online editorials published via Sarawak Report (SR) as basis to his contention and added that the scandal had brought great shame to the country.
The fact that Tommy adjudged Najib guilty during a case mention reeks of prejudice and brings to question his true motives.
The fact that he latched his arguments squarely on a DoJ report and online editorials published via SR goes a long way to show that the prosecution has no legitimate case against Najib.
Suffice to say, Tommy inadvertently let slip to the court that the MACC does not possess the evidence required to charge the former premier in court.
The ‘admission’ implies that the MACC’s so-called investigation into 1MDB is nothing but a farce.
So to what investigation was Shukri referring to?
Has The Third Force not maintained that as long as Shukri remains the head of MACC, the charges preferred against Najib by the agency will continue to reek of conspiracy and mala fide abuse of power (READ HERE TO FIND OUT WHY)?
KUALA LUMPUR: The investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal is now 50 per cent completed, says Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull.
Speaking to reporters after taking his oath of office as MACC Chief Commissioner before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at Istana Negara here today, Mohd Shukri also hoped that the investigation into the case would be completed as soon as possible.
“I’m grateful for the appointment and this is indeed a huge responsibility entrusted in me.
“My focus is now on the current case, which involves funds of RM2.6 bilion. Let’s pray for the case to be solved soon,” he said referring to the RM2.6 billion “donation” allegedly deposited into former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal account.
rior to this, the MACC had called three individuals, namely Najib, his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and stepson, Riza Aziz, to give their statements on the 1MDB case.
Earlier, Mohd Shukri was sworn in as the 13th MACC Chief Commissioner replacing Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad who sought to have his contract with MACC terminated effective May 14.
Mohd Shukri has served at the anti-graft body for 32 years before he went on mandatory retirement in 2016 when he was the Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operation).
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Social Sciences (With Honours) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and has vast experience in handling corruption and power abuse cases.
Also present at the swearing-in ceremony were Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanifa Maidin and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohd Fuzi Harun.
Source: The Malay Mail Online