There was no evidence to support former prime minister Najib Razak’s claims that RM2.6 billion deposited in 2014 into his personal bank account was from a prince in Saudi Arabia.
New Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said investigators were sent in 2015 to Saudi Arabia where someone had introduced the unnamed prince to the officers.
“In our standard operating procedures, we look for the witness ourselves but in this case, somebody introduced the prince to us.
“(That somebody said) you go and see this prince,” he told a press conference at the MACC headquarters today.
“He (the prince) admitted ‘yes we donated RM2.6 billion’.
“But when we asked for supporting documents, he couldn’t produce any,” Shukri said.
We then submitted this to then Attorney-General (Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali) to give us mutual legal assistance (MLA) to proceed, so that we could find out whether this is true or not, but he refused to consent,” Shukri added.
Quizzed on DOJ’s claims, he said: “The MACC and DOJ’s findings are almost similar.”
He also stressed that the RM2.6 billion scandal is not a made-up story.
“This is not made up. This is a true story.
“It is too big, you can’t protect it,” he said.