Ex-PetroSaudi exec Xavier Andre Justo called up before 1MDB task force

Mr Xavier Andre Justo is a key figure in the 1MDB case and is said to have shared with Sarawak Report information pertaining to PetroSaudi's multi-billion-ringgit joint venture with 1MDB.
Mr Xavier Andre Justo is a key figure in the 1MDB case and is said to have shared with Sarawak Report information pertaining to PetroSaudi's multi-billion-ringgit joint venture with 1MDB.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former PetroSaudi executive Xavier Andre Justo was called before a task force investigating 1MDB.

It is understood that he was asked to help with the team's findings into the controversy.

 

However, it is not known what information Mr Justo provided the task force, which met for the second time at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters on Wednesday (May 23).

Mr Justo is a key figure in the 1MDB case and is said to have shared with Sarawak Report information pertaining to PetroSaudi's multi-billion-ringgit joint venture with 1MDB.

The leaked documents led to a damaging expose by Sarawak Report and triggered a worldwide investigation into 1MDB.

Former MACC chief commissioner Abu Kassim Mohamed, who is a member of the task force, confirmed that Mr Justo was called in.

"I saw him yesterday (Tuesday)," he said, but declined to elaborate.

 

Asked if the team had gathered sufficient evidence to prosecute former prime minister Najib Razak, Tan Sri Abu Kassim said: "No, I won't be answering that. Any information on the latest development will be issued via a statement."

Apart from Mr Abu Kassim, other members of the task force are MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull, former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail and former deputy director of the Special Branch Abdul Hamid Bador.