Former A-G Ambrin calls at MACC HQ

Former Auditor-General (A-G) Tan Sri Ambrin Buang (picture) called at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters (HQ) in Putrajaya yesterday, presumably to assist in the investigation into the alleged alteration of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report.

Ambrin arrived at the MACC office at 3.15pm, according to a MACC source.

Reporters waiting at the main entrance of the MACC office failed to detect the vehicle he had used to come
to the office.

A-G Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad, in a statement released to the media on Sunday, disclosed that alterations had been made to the 1MDB final audit report on the orders of, among others, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak and Najib’s former principal private secretary Tan Sri Shukry Mohd Salleh.

In the statement dated Nov 24, Madinah said the two crucial omissions in the report were on the presence of businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low at a meeting of the 1MDB board of directors and a paragraph containing two versions of the 1MDB financial statement for the year ended 2014.

The MACC, in a statement on Sunday, said it had opened an investigation into the allegation of the altered report and would call up several witnesses soon to assist in the probe.

Meanwhile, Bernama also reported that the police will be calling up several individuals to assist in investigations in connection with the alleged alteration of the A-G’s final report on the audit done on 1MDB.

Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh said police had commenced investigations in several aspects, among them the involvement of civil sevants in forming a record or writings that were incorrect and falsification for the purpose of cheating.

Also, from the angle of falsification of writing of records made by a civil servant in his official capacity.

“Police will be calling up several witnesses soon to assist investigations into this issue,” he said in a statement.

According to him, police received a report on the alleged tampering of the 1MDB audit report on Sunday. — Bernama