Unlike previous high-profile visits to the MACC, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak gave the media who were stationed at the commission’s office the slip twice – when he arrived and when he left.
Najib Razak was questioned for over six hours at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today after he was called in again by the commission for probe related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
According to a MACC source, Najib arrived at the headquarters in Putrajaya at 10am and left at around 4.30pm in a white Toyota Vellfire.
However, media personnel who had waited since 9am, failed to record Najib’s appearance after being informed by a MACC source that he had entered and left via the back door.
Over 20 media representatives had gathered at the MACC main gate area, which was the usual entry and exit points.
Citing a source, The Malaysian Insight reported that Najib was being questioned over a fresh case related to the 1MDB scandal and is expected to face more charges.
Reportedly, MACC sources said he was called in to assist in investigations into 1MDB’s debt payments to International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC).
The Pekan MP is already facing a total of 32 charges of criminal breach of trust, money-laundering and abuse of power, related to 1MDB as well as its subsidiary SRC International.
Today marks the fifth time he has been questioned by the MACC.
The last time he was summoned by the anti-graft body was on Sept 19, when he was subsequently arrested and charged in court the following day.
Apart from the MACC probe, Najib is also being investigated by police under the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
He was last questioned by police on Oct 3.
Bukit Aman’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department is reportedly looking to call Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, for more questioning to aid in the investigations.