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Task Force Established For 1MDB Probe, Says IGP

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Noting the Auditor General’s statement earlier today announcing the commencement of an enquiry into 1MDB and its accounts, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar stated that the police will await the Auditor General’s report on this matter.

Khalid said that in the event the enquiry uncovered any discrepancies, the police would commence an investigation.

The police chief also clarified media reports which quoted him as suggesting that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak would be questioned.

“What I meant was that the police will speak to all those whom it believes can shed light on the case. But the focus would be on the decision makers of the company.”

“And let me reiterate, this is only if the auditor’s report discovers discrepancies and indications of wrongdoing. Otherwise, there is nothing to investigate,” he added.

At the same time, Khalid cautioned all parties against lodging reports without any basis, saying that the police would take action against those who deliberately waste its time and resources.

Elaborating on the task force, which is headed by the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Khalid said it was formed in order to ensure that an investigation, should there be need for one, was conducted in a streamlined and effective manner.

“It is far more effective for all of the relevant agencies involved to pool their resources together to investigate the matter, as opposed to carrying out separate investigations.” he stated.

In addition to the police’s commercial crimes division and the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the task force also incorporates the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.-MYNEWSHUB.CC


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