KUALA LUMPUR – It is a quiet Wednesday morning at Langgak Duta as only a handful of reporters are still camped out in front of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s residence here.
A convoy of three vehicles including Najib’s white Toyota MPV was seen leaving the residence at around 9.52am.
It is not yet known where he was headed.
On Tuesday (May 22), Najib was questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for several hours over the probe into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of the controversial 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Najib, who wore a blue blazer, said his statement on SRC was a continuation of what he gave to MACC in 2015.
“My statement is a continuation of that, with verified documents and details as required by the MACC,” he said.
The former prime minister thanked the officers who questioned him for their professionalism.
Najib revealed that he was questioned from 10am to 2.15pm, with a 30-minute break in between.
The anti-graft agency served the former premier notice on Friday (May 18) to seek his cooperation over the investigations.
Najib has consistently denied any wrongdoing related to 1MDB since the scandal erupted in 2015, but he replaced an attorney-general and several MACC officers to allegedly shut down an investigation.
Najib has said the RM2.6bil (US$681mil) of funds deposited in his personal bank account were a donation from a Saudi royal, rebutting reports that it came from 1MDB.
Now answering to a different prime minister, the MACC has reopened its investigation, initially focusing on how RM42mil (US$10.6mil) went from SRC International to Najib’s account.
SRC was created in 2011 by Najib’s government to pursue overseas investments in energy resources, and was a unit of 1MDB until it was moved to the Finance Ministry in 2012. – The Star Online