PUTRAJAYA - Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail was preparing to charge Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in 2015 before he was removed from his post.
This was what Abdul Gani told Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when they met on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said.
Dr Mahathir said he wanted to hear Abdul Gani’s version of what had happened during the course of the investigation into 1MDB.
“Gani claimed that he was preparing to charge Najib that morning but he was deprived of his position,” he told a press conference here yesterday.
When asked if Abdul Gani had presented any documents pertaining to the 1MDB investigation, the Prime Minister said the former A-G only gave a verbal account.
Dr Mahathir also said the Government would work towards recovering funds belonging to 1MDB from abroad, including some RM17.8bil in the United States.
Apart from the US, 1MDB money is also said to be in Switzerland and Singapore.
Dr Mahathir said the money could not be claimed earlier because the previous government did not admit that it belonged to 1MDB.