Dr M: MACC Did Nothing Wrong in Publicly Releasing Audio Clips

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No different from police showing Rosmah’s items seized from Pavilion raid.

Critics have said that MACC releasing the phone recordings of conversations between Najib Abdul Razak and others in 2016 could be sub judice to the former prime minister’s ongoing 1MDB and SRC International trials.

However, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this is no different than when police showed off the items they seized in apartments linked to Najib in 2018.

“Whether I support (the MACC’s actions) or not is not important, what’s important is whether it can be done.

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“We did it before, when (police) raided the Pavillion (Residence condominium), we found many items belonging to Rosmah (Mansor) and Najib, and we showed it to the public, we didn’t hide it until after the trial,” he told reporters in Langkawi last night.

Dr Mahathir was commenting on Latheefa’s action in making public the nine audio recordings of criminal conspiracy allegedly involving Najib and several other individuals on Wednesday.

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was earlier reported as asking Latheefa to explain her action after certain quarters criticised it.

Asked if the MACC revelation was unethical, Dr Mahathir said, “What is unethical about that?”