Malaysia's anti-graft body seeks three men in probe into SRC International

A notice from the MACC has been issued to businessman Low Taek Jho and two others.
A notice from the MACC has been issued to businessman Low Taek Jho and two others. PHOTO: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) issued a notice asking businessman Low Taek Jho and two directors of  SRC International to come forward in relation to a probe into the company, local media reported on Saturday.

MACC said the two men were SRC International's managing director Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil and director Datuk Suboh Md Yassin, Malaysiakini news portal reported.

SRC International is a former subsidiary of state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). It was transferred into full ownership by the Finance Ministry in 2012.

In a statement, MACC asked the three men to contact the commission and also present themselves at the special operations division office in Putrajaya.


It also called on members of the public who may have information on the trio to contact the commission.

33-year-old Mr Low, better known as Jho Low, who helped Prime Minister Najib Razak set up 1MDB, was alleged to have received US$529 million (S$743 million) in his Singapore bank account, according to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report citing documents from an investigation into the troubled state investor.

Nik Faisal, 44, is believed to have disappeared following reports by WSJ and Sarawak Report that RM2.6 billion (S$879 million) was deposited in Najib's bank accounts from overseas, in addition to RM42 million from SRC through two subsidiaries - Gandingan Mentari and Ihsan Perdana, Malaysiakini reported.

The news portal said it was understood that Nik Faisal is in Indonesia.

Suboh, 64, was initially reported to be prepared to give a statement to MACC but later went missing after Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail was removed from his post on July 27, the report said.

It is learnt that if the three men failed to come forward, a warrant of arrest may be issued on them, according to the report.