Arul Kanda goes to MACC office on 1MDB-related case

Former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy (picture) arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here today, believed to help in the investigations into allegations of tampering with the 1MDB’S final audit report.

He was at the MACC office at about 9.30 a.m. Earlier, former Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa was also seen at the MACC head office, but his reason for being there was not known.

On Nov 25, Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad revealed that the final audit report for 1MDB had been tampered and former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was aware of this.

Madinah also said two crucial matters had been excluded from the report – that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low was present at a 1MDB board meeting, as well as the financial status of  1MDB.

On the same day, MACC was reported that it had started investigations into allegations that the report had been tampered with, and would be calling in several witnesses to give their statements and help in the investigations.

Yesterday, Najib was arrested for about two-and-a-half hours after he arrived at the MACC office to give his statement in connection to the alleged tampering of the 1MDB final audit report, before he was released on MACC bail.

On Dec 6, Najib arrived was at the MACC office for about four hours to give a statement in connection to the same case.

Among others who had been called in by the MACC to give statements to assist in the investigations into the case include former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang and former MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad.