Report: Ambrin to Tell Whole Story on 1MDB Final Audit Report to PAC Tomorrow

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He had previously denied allegations that the 1MDB national audit report was tampered with but his successor Madinah Mohamad said otherwise.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is expected to learn tomorrow what exactly transpired when the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report was altered to ultimately conceal some damning information.

It hopes former auditor general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, the chief of the National Audit Department who signed off on the document, will reveal salient details on who ordered the changes to be made, and who made them.

His successor, Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad, who had revealed the alterations in recent days and indicated that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak knew that critical parts of the report were redacted, will be next to stand before the PAC to share more information she had been privy to since she assumed office.

Ambrin told the New Straits Times that he was ready to “tell the whole story on Dec 4”.

The NST asked Ambrin if he would want to clarify his alleged involvement in the alterations as his credibility and integrity had been called into serious question.

Ambrin, who is currently chairing a committee under the Finance Ministry to investigate the governance, procurement and finance in ministries and agencies, said: “I know that. I will explain everything. Let them judge me after that”.

As part of his responsibilities as chair of the committee, Ambrin and the rest of the seven-member panel are looking into, among others, previous procurements and projects by the Defence Ministry.

For the record, Ambrin had in October said he stood by the final 1MDB report and denied that alterations had been made to the document. He was quoted as saying, “Nothing was changed”.

He went on to say that the document was then under his full control. He also articulated his exasperation when his earlier scheduled appearance before the PAC was postponed, saying he should have been given the platform to give his side of the story. – NST

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Nov 26, Ex-Auditor-General Ambrin at MACC over Tampering of 1MDB Report

Nov 23, Report: Najib Ordered Changes to Auditor-General’s 1MDB Report

Oct 30, Former Auditor-General, Ex-PAC Chief Deny Tampering of 1MDB Audit Report