MACC denies info leak on 1MDB, director quizzed

MACC denies info leak on 1MDB, director quizzed
PHOTO: The Star/ANN

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has denied that it leaked information pertaining to its probe into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The commission also denied the existence of a charge sheet which appeared on Sarawak Report, in which Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was said to be charged with misappropriation of 1MDB funds.

A senior MACC enforcement officer from its intelligence unit lodged a report at the Putrajaya police headquarters here to deny the matter.

In the police report sighted by The Star, the officer wrote: "On behalf of MACC, I deny the existence of the charge sheet draft and it did not come from us.

"MACC would also like to clarify that it did not leak any information pertaining to the investigation to outsiders.

"MACC also would like to state that no one within the commission is part of any conspiracy to topple the Prime Minister," according to the report.

In a related development, police officers were at the MACC headquarters to record a statement from MACC special operations division director Datuk Bahrin Mohd Zin.

It is learnt that the director is being investigated over the leaked documents relating to the 1MDB probe.

A team, believed to be from Bukit Aman, arrived at MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 2.45pm today.

On July 31, MACC said that the purported draft of the charge sheet against the Prime Minister was unfounded because the investigation into SRC International Sdn Bhd was ongoing.

SRC International was a subsidiary of 1MDB until it was placed under the Finance Ministry in February 2012.

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