Malaysia police summon The Edge CEO for questioning over 1MDB articles

Malaysian police have summoned The Edge CEO Ho Kay Tat in relation to articles that were published in The Edge Financial Daily that were related to 1MDB.
Malaysian police have summoned The Edge CEO Ho Kay Tat in relation to articles that were published in The Edge Financial Daily that were related to 1MDB.PHOTO: SIN CHEW DAILY PUBLICATION

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Police have summoned The Edge publisher and CEO Ho Kay Tat for questioning over articles related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) that were carried in The Edge Financial Daily.

Inspector-General of Police secretariat assistant head (corporate communications) Asst Comm Datin Asmawati Ahmad said Ho was summoned Thursday morning.

"He has been summoned and must come," she said when contacted on Thursday.

Ho is being investigated for "activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy" under Section 124 of the Penal Code.

He had recently handed over the documents in relation to their reports into the financials of 1MDB to the police and Bank Negara.

He also gave a statement to the Commercial Crime Investigation Department and had said that The Edge came to be in possession of the documents that unravelled 1MDB's joint-venture with PetroSaudi International after meeting with someone who was willing to shed light on the matter earlier this year.