Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been told the identities of five people alleged to have tampered with a national audit of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) report.
- Alleged proof of tampering through two sets of 2016 documents, one with “missing” information
- Najib, Rosmah, Jho Low’s names appear to have resurfaced in the report in ways that are not favourable to them
- Three of the five alleged saboteurs are highly-placed individuals in the AGC, 1MDB and an officer with access to the PMO during Najib’s tenure
- Former auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang maintained his denial that the audit report he signed off on was tampered with
- Former PAC chairman Datuk Hasan Ariffin insisted he had no knowledge of any tampering
The New Straits Times (NST) cited unnamed sources claiming to have shown concrete proof of the tampering, through two sets of the 2016 documents with one said to include redacted information on Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Low Taek Jho “missing” from the audit report that cleared all three from any wrongdoing in the sovereign investment fund scandal.
“The reintroduced parts that were allegedly redacted could overturn the earlier findings.
“Najib, Rosmah Mansor and Jho Low’s names appear to have resurfaced in the report in ways that are not favourable to them,” one of the anonymous sources was quoted saying.
NST reported that three of the five alleged saboteurs are highly-placed individuals in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, 1MDB and an officer with access to the Prime Minister’s Office during Najib’s tenure.
Controversy surrounding the 1MDB audit report continues to rage even as the current PAC’s probe has been paused on the advice of A-G Tommy Thomas.
Former auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang yesterday maintained his denial that the audit report he has signed off on was tampered with and Kiandee’s predecessor Datuk Seri Hasan Arifin steadfastly insisted he had no knowledge of any tampering. – Malay Mail
Earlier report: Oct 30, Former Auditor-General, Ex-PAC Chief Deny Tampering of 1MDB Audit Report