IPOH: The Perak Barisan Nasional Back Benchers ClubÂ today urged the authorities to trace and prosecute the individual who had leaked
confidential information that has sparked the issue over 1Malaysia DevelopmentÂ Berhad funds transfer.
Perak BNBBC chairman Datuk Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib said this must be doneÂ immediately by Bank Negara Malaysia, the Royal Malaysia Police and the MalaysianÂ Anti-Corruption Commission.
“Leaking such information is a very serious matter, more so when theÂ information was sent abroad particularly to The Wall Street Journal and theÂ London-based Sarawak Report news portal.
“The intention was to topple a government democratically elected by theÂ people,” he said in a statement.
The Wall Street Journal and Sarawak Report had published articles last weekÂ alleging that nearly US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) in 1MDB funds had beenÂ channelled to the personal bank accounts of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib TunÂ Razak.
Najib has dismissed the allegations as political sabotage and a plot to topple a democratically elected prime minister. He has initiated legal action against WSJ.
A special task force comprising officials from the Attorney-General’sÂ Chambers, Bank Negara, the police and MACC is investigating the allegations andÂ has ordered the freezing of six bank accounts.
Mohd Khusairi, who is the head of the Tanjung Malim UMNO Division, said BankÂ Negara, the police and MACC should provide adequate information to theÂ attorney-general to prosecute the individual as soon as possible.
Yesterday, Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said he would notÂ hesitate to prosecute any person found to have leaked confidential
investigation-related information as such disclosure was an offence underÂ section 133 of the Financial Services Act 2013 and section 145 of the IslamicÂ Financial Services Act 2013. Â — BERNAMA