Cops question 3 Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officials over leaked documents


PUTRAJAYA - Police have questioned three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officials - two division directors and a senior officer - over the alleged leak of documents related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad investigations.

Criminal Investigation Division officers from Bukit Aman spent two hours questioning special operations division director Datuk Bahri Mohd Zin at the commission headquarters here, while head of the forensic division Datuk I.G. Chandran was questioned for three hours at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy in Kuala Lumpur.

Senior Assistant Commissioner Tuan Ruslan Tuan Mat was interviewed at the Putrajaya police station.

After the interview, Bahri said he was stunned for being questioned by police and its seizure of documents related to its investigations.

"I am disappointed. We have conducted investigations wholeheartedly, from day till nightfall. Suddenly, our DPP was hauled up by the police at 1am.

"It baffles us how this could happen," Bahri told reporters outside the commission's headquarters here after being questioned for over two hours.

Bahri said he was questioned over the purported leak of documents related to 1MDB.

On Saturday, police searched the home of DPP 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 MAC 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. The draft charge sheet was purportedly against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for misappropriation of 1MDB funds.

On the leak, Bahrin said he was positive it did not come from the MACC.

"I am very confident that it did not come from us and that it is a reproduction," he added.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar did not rule out the possibility that more officers from the MACC, Bank Negara and the A-G Chambers including Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz and MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull would be called up for the statements to be recorded.

When contacted, Khalid said that police would question those who they believe can help in the investigations.

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