Najib to be questioned by MACC over RM1.25b solar panel project in Sarawak

The former Malaysian prime minister was summoned again to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters on Nov 8.
The former Malaysian prime minister was summoned again to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters on Nov 8.PHOTO: AFP

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters at 9.40am on Thursday (Nov 8) after being summoned again for questioning.

The Pekan MP arrived in a Proton Perdana bearing the plate "TN50", entering the building via a back entrance.

An MACC source confirmed that Najib had been asked to show up on Thursday to assist in investigation into “several” unspecified cases.

One of them is on a solar panel project for schools in rural Sarawak, allegedly worth RM1.25 billion (S$413 million) and awarded to a Bintulu-based company.

The project courted controversy when it was said that the contract was given on the “direct order” of the then prime minister.

Several individuals have already been summoned for questioning over the case, including former education minister Mahdzir Khalid, as well as Najib's former special officer.

The former special officer was remanded for a total of six days as part of the probe.

It is alleged that the former officer had solicited money from the company that was awarded the contract.

Before his appearance at the MACC headquaters, Najib was at the Kuala Lumpur Court earlier in the morning to accompany his wife Rosmah Mansor, who attended a mention of her money laundering cases.

He left the court complex at 9.15am and headed straight for the MACC headquarters.