6 frozen accounts not the ones reported on, says WSJ

6 frozen accounts not the ones reported on, says WSJ
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PETALING JAYA: The six bank accounts that were frozen following a probe on allegations that funds were channeled into the personal account of the Prime Minister are said to be different from the ones reported on by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Citing a source close to the investigations, WSJ reported that "the accounts ordered to be frozen were different from those described in the Journal report last week."

The report noted that authorities acted to freeze the accounts after receiving information from the earlier government probe highlighted in the WSJ article, the person said.

The freeze on the six accounts was issued on Monday according to a statement issued jointly by Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Tan Sri Abu Kassim.

"Several documents over the issue of non-compliance with Bank Negara's rules and procedures have also been seized," said the statement.

The special task force also said it was looking into 17 others accounts.

It is learnt that 17 accounts belonged to various companies and individuals.

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