Najib must be present at Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission HQ on May 22, says anti-graft body

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak can be charged under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2009, if he fails to turn up to give his statement.
Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak can be charged under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2009, if he fails to turn up to give his statement.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) - Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak could be charged under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 if he fails to turn up at the agency's headquarters in Putrajaya on Tuesday (May 22).

MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki said Mr Najib was served with the notice that required him to be present at the commission's headquarters at 10am on Tuesday to record his statement to facilitate investigations into the case involving SRC International Sdn Bhd.

 

If he fails to turn up to give his statement, he can be charged under the MACC Act, 2009, Datuk Seri Azam told Bernama when contacted on Monday without elaborating further.

So far, the MACC has only summoned Mr Najib and has yet to decide to call any other individual, he said.

SRC International was a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) before it was placed under the Finance Ministry in 2012.

On Friday, a team from the MACC arrived at Mr Najib's home at Taman Duta to deliver a notice requiring the Pekan Member of Parliament to give a statement at the agency's headquarters to assist in the investigations into SRC International Sdn Bhd.