Apandi a ‘no-show’ at Bukit Aman

by FAYYADH JAAFAR / Pic by BERNAMA

FORMER AG Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali did not appear for his interview with the Royal Malaysian Police at the Bukit Aman Headquarters today.

According to sources, the former AG was supposed to arrive at Bukit Aman around 2:30pm, but he never showed up.

It is believed that his statement was taken elsewhere.

Bukit Aman is expected to issue a press statement on the matter.

In addition, staff members from the media were made to wait outside of the headquarters building for him from 1.30pm.

Yesterday, PDRM Secretary Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin said police will record his statement at about 2.30pm today (Aug 1).

“The case is being investigated by the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department’s Classified Investigations Unit under Section 217 of the Penal Code,” she said in a statement yesterday,” she was quoted as saying. 

This is in response to a complaint filed by Klang MP Charles Santiago on charges of power abuse in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case probe, in which Apandi is now being investigated by the police.

Santiago claimed that Apandi misused his authority as AG during the 1MDB probe.

He alluded to High Court judge Azimah Omar’s ruling in Apandi’s civil complaint against DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang, in which she said that the former AG’s team did not meet or talk with the putative Saudi royal family contributor, despite claiming otherwise during a Jan. 26, 2016 press conference.