Anti-corruption chief meets PM Najib over RM2.6 billion donation

KUALA LUMPUR: Officials from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), including its chief Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed (pic), are believed to have met Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over the RM2.6bil donation (S$867 million) in the latter's bank account.

Abu Kassim was seen leaving Parliament at around noon, while the Prime Minister's vehicle was also seen parked in the compound of Menara Parlimen.

The meeting is said to have taken place at the Prime Minister's office located in the tower. Several Finance Ministry officials were also seen entering the building in a separate vehicle.

Sources from MACC had earlier revealed that the anti-graft body would record a statement from Najib, though it remained unclear where and when this would take place.

It is believed that today's meeting was arranged to set a suitable date and time for the commission to question Najib.

The Prime Minister had said recently that he would give a statement to MACC to assist in the ongoing probe into allegations of graft in 1Malaysia Development Berhad and its subsidiary, SRC International Bhd.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohd Apandi Ali has said he would ask Najib to meet MACC to hasten the investigations.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was present in the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday morning to offer an explanation on the RM2.6bil on Najib's behalf.