Ex-MACC chief to assist probe into 1MDB final audit report

By BERNAMA / Pic By BLOOMBERG

Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad was present at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya yesterday after being summoned to assist in the investigations into the alleged amendments to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report.

He arrived at the MACC headquarters at 10.25am yesterday in a Nissan X-Trail. He smiled and waved to the media waiting in the lobby of the building.

Dzulkifli is among the witnesses being sought after, after MACC reviewed the original 1MDB final audit report for comparison with the final draft issued by the National Audit Department.

On Nov 25, Auditor-General (A-G) Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad revealed that the 1MDB final audit report was modified and former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak was aware of that matter.

Madinah revealed two key points that were not included in the report which are the presence of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or also known as Jho Low, in a 1MDB board meeting and the financial status of 1MDB.

On the same day, MACC was reported as saying that it had initiated investigations into the matter and would call up several individuals to assist the probe.

On Nov 26, former A-G Tan Sri Ambrin Buang was quizzed by the MACC on the matter.

Dzulkifli was appointed as the chief commissioner of MACC on Aug 1, 2016, to replace Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.

However, on May 14, he sought to end his service in the post and subsequent ly returned to duty at the Attorney General’s Chambers.