PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan has lodged a report with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with regards to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.
The former Batu Kawan Umno division chief said he made the report with the FBI against "Najib and his accomplices" on May 12 in New York.
"At the FBI office in New York, I also wrote a letter to the US President to inform him of Najib's wrongdoings as he misappropriated government finances and the monies of the people of Malaysia," he said in a statement on Monday (May 21).
Datuk Seri Khairuddin previously was unable to file the report with the FBI in 2015 as he was arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) before he was scheduled to leave the country.
He was then jailed for two months under the Act, but the High Court ruled that Khairuddin and his lawyer, Mr Matthias Chang, could not be tried under Sosma for allegedly attempting to sabotage banking and financial services.
Mr Khairuddin also stated that he had made a new police report in Sydney, Australia, on Feb 26 against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) for not informing Malaysian law enforcement authorities and for allowing the RM2.6 billion (S$878,909,240.30) in Mr Najib's personal bank account to be transferred to Singapore.
He added that he also made a report with the Attorney-General's Chambers in Switzerland on April 7.
Mr Khairuddin said he was relieved that the Royal Malaysia Police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are finally taking action over the reports he had made in 2014.
"Under the new Pakatan Harapan government led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, enforcement agencies in Malaysia no longer have to close the case investigating this financial scandal," he said.