MACC seeking to recoup US$10m allegedly linked to Leissner, Rohana

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More individuals to be summoned to assist with Rohana Rozhan probe.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is seeking to recoup about US$10 million (RM41.9 million) allegedly linked to Tim Leissner and former Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd group chief executive officer Datuk Rohana Rozhan.

MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said investigations are still ongoing and efforts are underway to recoup the money and assets involved.

“We have already called up Rohana to record her statement and have issued a freeze order on her assets and money.

“The amount we are looking to recoup is about US$10 million.


“I think so far around RM10 million have been frozen in terms of money and assets.

“This includes the house in London and others related to it,” he said at a press conference at the MACC headquarters today.

“We will be calling up other individuals to assist with the probe, but I cannot share more information on this for now.

“We need the assistance of the Attorney General’s Chambers to obtain more information from the United States.

“If we need to call her (Rohana) up again, we will,” he told a press conference at MACC headquarters in Putrajaya on Tuesday (March 1).

MACC is currently investigating Rohana following Leissner’s claim of using money he received from 1MDB to purchase a US$10 million (RM41.8 million) mansion in London for her.

Azam said she is being probed under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Prevention Act 2001 (Amla).

Rohana has been summoned twice by the MACC for her statement to be recorded.

Earlier reports:

Feb 28, Rohana Rozhan at MACC again, this time to surrender some documents

Feb 25, Former Astro group CEO says to give full cooperation to MACC

Feb 24, MACC records ex-Astro CEO’s statement after Leissner’s revelations