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Police Never Closed Probe File On 1MDB – IGP

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KUALA LUMPUR – The police never closed their investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and the case has been ongoing, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

He said the police would work with all quarters, including the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in the matter.

“We will investigate under three Acts, namely the Penal Code, Companies Act and Anti-Money Laundering Act,” he said at a press conference after handing over Aidilfitri goodies for the police at Bukit Aman here today.

Asked to comment on the request by UMNO acting president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the police to return to UMNO the so-called party funds seized at the residence of former prime minister and former UMNO president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Mohamad Fuzi said the money would have to be claimed in accordance with the process and provisions of the law.

“The investigation is ongoing and we need time to work out the method of applying to claim the money,” he said.

Asked whether the police would summon former IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to give a statement with regard to the 1MDB probe, Mohamad Fuzi said that as of now there had been no such action and that the matter would be looked into later.

The Prime Minister’s Office, in a statement released last Monday, announced the formation of the 1MDB Task Force to carry out detailed investigations, detection and seizure of assets, as well as prosecution against individuals who committed any criminal offence in the management of 1MDB.

At the event, Mohamad Fuzi handed over 3,768 packets of Aidilfitri goodies to the police personnel and staff at Bukit Aman.

Also present was Deputy IGP Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim. – BERNAMA

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