Former MACC chief to be quizzed over 'tampering' of 1MDB final report

Former MACC chief to be quizzed over 'tampering' of 1MDB final report
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PUTRAJAYA - Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad will be questioned over the "tampering" of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) final report on Wednesday (Dec 5).

Dzulkifli is said to have been asked to present himself by the MACC at its headquarters around 9am.

Sources said that apart from the former top graftbuster, several other individuals will be summoned to help in the probe over the case.

"He has been asked to come over to the office tomorrow," said a source on Tuesday (Dec 4).

On Nov 25, Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad said that one of the changes made to the 1MDB final audit report was the removal of a paragraph or paragraphs mentioning the presence of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low.

She revealed that the directive to make the changes had come from Tan Sri Shukri Salleh.

Shukri had then served as the principal private secretary to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when he was prime minister.

The changes were made on Feb 26, 2016 on grounds that it was a sensitive issue and to prevent it from being manipulated by the then political opposition.

Madinah said the original 1MDB final audit report without the amendments and removal of paragraphs was handed over to the MACC and police for their action.

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