KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) ChiefÂ Executive Officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy today rebutted claims that he had
submitted a false bank statement to Bank Negara Malaysia.
“We note with dismay that an online blog, Sarawak Report, continues to carryÂ false information and direct unfounded allegations at 1MDB.
In a recent post, the blog stated that Arul Kandasamy had provided a falseÂ bank statement to Bank Negara to imply that 1MDB had cash in a BSI account inÂ Singapore.
“This is a lie. I have never provided any such statement to BNM.
“To state otherwise is blatantly false and incorrect, as are anyÂ allegations that are based on this premise, he said in a statement.
He also said IMDB has been extending its full cooperation to theÂ review being conducted by the Auditor-Generalâ€™s office and ‘looked forward to appearing before the Public Accounts Committee’.
“These enquiries, which are transparent and bipartisan, should answer theÂ many questions that have been asked of the company.
“As such, we request all parties to await the outcome of these independentÂ enquiries and refrain from making irresponsible and unfounded allegations inÂ the meantime,” he reiterated.– BERNAMA