The Special Operations division is in charge of MACC’s investigations into 1MDB and SRC International Sdn Bhd, sources said.
MACC is part of a government task force that is probing into 1MDB as well as allegations reported by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) had flowed through 1MDB-linked companies into Najib’s personal bank accounts at AmBank in Kuala Lumpur.
Anti-graft offices have been raided after plans to quiz @NajibRazak were announced
The raid came shortly after a press statement by MACC confirming that Middle Eastern donors had deposited RM2.6 billion (S$927.5 million) into Mr Najib’s personal bank accounts, although the agency refused to disclose the identities of the donors. The commission also announced that it would summon Mr Najib to explain the RM2.6 billion donation.
KUALA LUMPUR — Shortly after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) announced plans to summon Prime Minister Najib Razak to explain RM2.6 billion (S$927.5 million) of political donations made to his personal bank accounts, police raided the offices of MACC’s Special Operations Division yesterday to gather evidence on the alleged leak of documents over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe.
Police arrived at the MACC headquarters in the evening after interrogating three senior graftbusters. According to Malaysian media reports, two MACC officers have been detained but it is uncertain what the police are looking for. One of those arrested is believed to be an officer directly involved in the investigation on SRC International, a former subsidiary of state investment firm 1MDB.