Najib at MACC for 4 Hours over Alleged 1MDB Report Tampering

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Former prime minister Najib Razak arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya at 10.30am and left at around 2.30pm after being questioned over the alleged tampering with the 1MDB audit report.

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He was summoned for questioning MACC officials following Auditor-General Madinah Mohamad’s statement last month that amendments were made to the audit report on orders from Najib and his former principal private secretary Shukry Salleh, among others.

In her statement dated Nov 24, Madinah also said the mention of Jho Low’s presence at a meeting of the 1MDB board of directors and a paragraph containing two versions of the 1MDB financial statement for the year ended 2014 were removed.

She said former chief secretary to the government Ali Hamsa, former auditor-general Ambrin Buang and former 1MDB executive director Arul Kanda Kandasamy were also involved.

MACC said it had opened an investigation into the claim and would call up several witnesses to assist in the probe.

Yesterday, both Ambrin and former MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad were called in for questioning over the report.

However, Dzulkifli denied any involvement in the matter while Ambrin endured about eight hours of questioning on the matter.

This is Najib’s 11th visit to the commission headquarters since May 22. Two of these trips – on July 3 and Sept 19 – ended with him being arrested. On Sept 19, he was held overnight.