2 more MACC officers questioned over 1MDB probe

2 more MACC officers questioned over 1MDB probe
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PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - Two more Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers were brought in by police for questioning over leaked information in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe.

The officers, identities withheld, were summoned to the Putrajaya police district headquarters at about 5pm on Tuesday.

"One of them was questioned for two hours while the other had just started getting his statements recorded," MACC strategic communications division director Datuk Rohaizad Yaakob when contacted by The Star Online at about 7.45pm.

It is learnt that the officers, attached to the Special Operations division, were directly involved in the probe.

Six MACC officers have so far given their statements to the police. On Monday night, Special Operations division officer Tuan Roslan Tuan Mat had his statements recorded.

Earlier, Bukit Aman CID officers spent two hours questioning special operations division director Datuk Bahri Mohd Zin at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya, while head of the forensic division, Datuk I.G. Chandran, was questioned for three hours at the MACC Academy in Kuala Lumpur.

On Saturday, police searched the home of MACC deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi and his MACC office.

Documents on 1MDB and its former subsidiary SRC International as well as laptops were taken away by police.

This came after the arrest of former MACC advisory board member Tan Sri Rashpal Singh and Attorney-General's Chambers finance and anti-money laundering secretariat member Jessica Gurmeet Kaur.

They were detained to assist police investigations on the alleged leak.

Sarawak Report had published a draft charge sheet purportedly leaked by the investigation team on 1MDB.

On Monday, a senior MACC enforcement officer from its intelligence unit had also lodged a report at the Putrajaya police headquarters, denying that MACC had leaked information pertaining to the 1MDB probe.

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