The police investigation into former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s husband and his alleged link to the 1MDB scandal is still ongoing, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said his agency’s task in the matter was to repatriate funds from Singapore, while the police were conducting the probe of Zeti’s husband, Datuk Dr Tawfiq Ayman.
“In this case, MACC’s task is to repatriate the amount of funding from Singapore.
“On the part of the police, I believe the investigation paper is still (open). When that is completed, it will be submitted to the Attorney General’s Chambers (for further action),” he told a press conference at MACC headquarters here Tuesday (March 1).
In March last year, it was reported that Tawfiq was investigated by the police after 1MDB-linked funds were said to have been transferred to his Singapore-based bank account.
The case was being probed under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Prevention of Financing of Terrorism and Proceeds From Illegal Activities Act 2001.
In November, the MACC revealed that Singapore had repatriated US$15.4 million in 1MDB-linked funds that involved Tawfiq’s company to Malaysia.
On another development, Azam declined to comment on the finding of the Security Commission (SC) which cleared him of any wrongdoing as the commission found Azam was in control of his trading account.
He said he has given enough explanation and that the matter has come to an end.
“I don’t want to say anymore because, to me, this (case) is closed,” he said when asked to comment on the SC’s finding, which is contradictory to Azam’s explanation that his trading account was used by his brother to purchase shares.
“That’s my answer, I think I have explained enough,” he said.