Latheefa to Give Statement to Cops on Thursday

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Police investigations into the case would be conducted from three angles.

Police will call up Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya on Thursday to record her statement at Bukit Aman in connection with the recent release of audio recordings of alleged criminal conspiracy.


Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Prosecution and Law Division (D5) principal assistant director SAC Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said besides Latheefa, other names would also be called to assist in the investigation, he told Bernama.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said investigations into the case would be conducted from various angles.

Section 203A of the Penal Code concerns the disclosure of information regarding an official investigation.

A violation of this law can carry a maximum fine of RM1 million, a maximum one-year jail term or both.

Section 218 of the Penal Code concerns public servants framing an “incorrect record” to save a person from punishment.

This offence carries a maximum three-year jail term, a fine or both.

Lastly, the police are applying Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act 1972 which concern the wrongful communication of official secrets.

This offence carries a maximum jail term of seven years.

Hamid said Latheefa’s statement is for police to determine how the recordings were obtained and whether they are authentic.

He added that police had also received all nine sets of the audio recordings allegedly involving conversations between former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and several other individuals.

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“We have all of them. It will take us some time to probe this matter,” Hamid said.

All the recordings of alleged leakage of information from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to Najib and other conversations relating to the probe into 1Malaysia Development Berhad and SRC International Sdn Bhd were played by the MACC at a press conference held on last Jan 8.

The MACC also named Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and several other individuals including two foreigners as those who featured or were referred to in the clips.