Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali said further investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is necessary following the lack of evidence in certain areas.
He said the investigation papers on 1MDB had constantly been referred to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), however, there were insufficient evidence in certain areas.
“When the investigation papers are referred to us, we go through them. We find a lack of evidence. So, we give instruction that the team should carry out investigation in certain areas. Those areas I cannot disclose. The investigation is still on.
“About 20 to 25 percent of the investigation papers need to be reviewed,” he said at a press conference in Putrajaya yesterday.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said on Monday said that Apandi had instructed further investigation into 1MDB to be carried out and details of the case could not be revealed as it would jeopardise police efforts and also could be prejudicial to the case.
Azalina was responding to the Member of Parliament for Puchong, Gobind Singh Deo in a written reply at the Dewan Rakyat dated Oct 24.
On Sept 20, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the police had concluded their investigation into 1MDB.
On a separate matter, Apandi said he will institute legal action against Raja Petra Kamarudin if the blogger refuses to apologise over an article on alleged corruption.
However, he said that he was not giving any specific time frame for the latter to apologise but it should not be too long following messages and signals sent through the media to Raja Petra to apologise.
“If there is no apology from him, I will definitely sue him. How can he smear my name? I don’t even know him. It is my reputation,” he told a press conference at the Attorney-General’s Chambers yesterday.
On Oct 22, Apandi had lodged a police report against Raja Petra for criminal defamation.
Raja Petra had posted two articles which alleged Apandi was involved in an act of corruption. The two articles titled ‘Strong Rumours Surrounding the AG: Part 1 and Part 2’ were published in his (Raja Petra’s) Malaysia Today blog last Friday and Saturday.
Earlier report: Oct 26, A-G Lodges Police Reports Against Raja Petra for Defamation