Why is the MACC a target?

The Special Operations division was in charge of MACC’s investigations into 1MDB and SRC International Sdn Bhd, sources said.

MACC WAS part of a government task force that was probing 1MDB as well as allegations reported by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) had flowed through 1MDB-linked companies into Najib’s personal bank accounts at AmBank in Kuala Lumpur.

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13 August 2015

MACC: Our officers did not file reports

In a media statement this evening, MACC deputy commissioner (prevention) Mustafar Ali denied that his officers had filed the reports.

“MACC strongly denies that its officers filed the reports against Ali Hamsa and Mohamad Zabidi under Section 48 of the MACC Act 2009.

“Apart from being baseless, MACC is of the view that the media report has the motive to sour the good relationship between public agencies and the leadership of the public service.

“Meanwhile, MACC appreciates the cooperation of the media and hopes that the media will be more responsible and not publish reports based on sources who are not valid,” he added.

Malaysiakini had inadvertently stated that MACC officers had filed the reports when it was actually lodged by the public. This was later corrected.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/308465

MACC probes chief sec, PSD head over transfers

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5:31PM Aug 13, 2015

Malaysiakini

Reports filed against chief sec, PSD head

Several reports have been filed with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa and Public Services Department (PSD) director-general Mohamad Zabidi Zainal.

A source told Malaysiakini that the reports were filed by people vexed over the transfer of MACC special operations director Bahri Mohamad Zin and strategic communications director Rohaizad Yaakob last Friday.

“There have been several reports filed under Section 48 of the MACC Act 2009,” added the source, on condition of anonymity.

He said these reports have been lodged nationwide.

Section 48 of the MACC Act concerns offences regarding obstruction of investigation.

It is also learnt that similar reports have been lodged against the police for arresting MACC officers and seizing their laptops, as well as documents related to investigations into SRC International Sdn Bhd, and the transfer of RM42 million into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s accounts.

The police were probing MACC officers over the leak of classified documents pertaining to the SRC probe.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/308465

10 August 2015

SRC probe is back on, says MACC

SRC probe is back on, says MACC

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation on the former 1MDB subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd will proceed as normal, said its deputy commissioner (prevention) Mustafar Ali.

He confirmed that its two directors who were transferred to the Prime Minister’s Department last week would return to their former positions.

“The work and investigation will continue as normal – with the directors still in place – and MACC’s independent, transparent, and professional work will proceed as normal,” he told reporters when met outside the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya today.

Also seen at the headquarters earlier today were the two newly reinstated officers, MACC special operations division director Bahri Mohamad Zin and strategic communications director Rohaizad Yaakob.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/308027

2:47PM Aug 10, 2015

Malaysiakini

Return all seized MACC items, police urged

Return immediately the confiscated documents and equipment that were seized from the MACC. This is the call made to the government today by urged a group of NGOs called the Giat Coalition.

It further called for the setting-up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry, with its terms of reference including answers to key questions on the 1MDB project, including the transfer and reinstatement of the two MACC officers.

Giat said that the action of the authorities on the MACC had further eroded public trust on MACC being able to conduct investigations in an independent manner, without fear or favour.

“There must also not be any future action by authorities that can be seen as threats or intimidation on the investigators,” the coalition said in a joint statement.

Giat comprises NGOs Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), Sinar Project, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas), Transparency International Malaysia and Friends of Kota Damansara.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/308034

“It’s not enough; the investigation must go on,” Nurul Izzah told reporters outside the Sg Buloh prison here, where her father and PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is serving time for sodomy.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/nurul-izzah-reinstating-macc-duo-not-enough-1mdb-probe-must-go-on#sthash.PTJ4xRy3.dpuf

Transfer of 2 Malaysia anti-graft commission officials to PM’s office cancelled

Transfer of 2 anti-graft commission officials to PM’s office cancelled: Source

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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) directors Bahri Mohamad Zin and Rohaizad Yaakob will not be transferred to the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD).

Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa has revoked the transfer orders for the duo as he is satisfied with their explanations.

Tan Sri Ali Hamsa said in a statement that the two directors had been reinstated to their previous positions effective immediately on Monday.

“The Public Service director-general (Tan Sri Mohamad Zabidi Zainal) and I had met with both officers and they had explained their actions in issuing media statements.

“Following the explanation, I have decided to cancel the transfers and that they are to return to their positions at the MACC,” he said.

The Star Online was told that the decision was made after a meeting between the commission and Government chief secretary Ali Hamsa and Public Service’s Department director-general Zabidi Zainal in Putrajaya on Monday morning.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/transfer-of-2-malaysia-anti-graft-commission-officials-to-pms-office-cancelled-source

11:56AM Aug 10, 2015

Malaysiakini

PM couldn’t control task force, says Dr M

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Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak crippled the special task force probing 1MDB because he could not control it, claimed former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“Najib was clearly uncomfortable with the investigations carried out by the task force. The members seemed to be too independent. Najib could not control them.

“The task force was apparently determined to seek the truth about the 1MDB and the 2.6 billion Ringgit in Najib’s account.

“Najib’s claim that it was a donation was not convincing,” Mahathir wrote in his blog today.

He claimed it was then that Najib decided to strike, by telling people not to talk about 1MDB and by removing Abdul Gani Patail as Attorney-General, Muhyiddin Yassin as his deputy prime minister, and four BN lawmakers from the Public Accounts Committee including its chairperson Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

Mahathir also claimed that the transfer of MACC personnel to the Prime Minister’s Department was a move to “shut them up” and that Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz was also rumoured to be investigated for alleged corruption.

“Najib is now safe from being charged with illegally amassing funds.

“With the huge funds at his disposal he would be in a position to bribe his way to victory. He may also use the money to rig the election,” Mahathir speculated.

This he said, would spell doom for the opposition.

“The Malaysia where elections can even see opposition parties winning whole states will be no more,” he said.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/308000

Shukri is currently in charge of the MACC, as its Chief Commissioner Abu Kassim Mohamed is on sick leave.

Malaysiakini

11:26PM Aug 9, 2015

By Zulaikha Zulkifli

‘It’s not safe here,’ MACC officer tells media at KLIA

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) Shukri Abdull has returned to Malaysia after attending a course overseas.

Met at the KL International Airport (KLIA) upon his return from the United States tonight, Shukri had little to say to the reporters waiting for him, except to repeatedly thank them.

“Thank you. Thank you. Later I will see you. It is not safe here. Let me settle first,” he said, as reporters chased him and pressed for his response to the transfer of two of his officers on Friday last week.

As he spoke to the media personnel, Shukri was whisked away to a car waiting outside the terminal building by about 10 bodyguards.

Also seen at the airport earlier were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low and MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) Mustafar Ali.

Shukri arrived at KLIA about 9.40pm, after a 10-day official visit to the US.

He then spent about 15 minutes in the VIP lounge, with Low and Mustafar, before leaving the airport.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307965

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Nazir Razak backs MACC: PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Nazir Razak has given his support to the Malaysian Anti-Corr…

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Nazir Razak has given his support to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in the wake of recent arrests and transfers of its officers.

“A few good men. Protect their institution, MACC. Allow and encourage them to carry out their duties without fear or favour,” the CIMB group chairman who is also the Prime Minister’s younger brother wrote in a caption of a photo of four MACC key figures in his Instagram account, Sunday.

They four are: MACC chief Tan Sri Abu Kassim, deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull and two MACC directors that were recently transferred out – MACC special operations director Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zin and former MACC strategic communications director Datuk Rohaizad Yaakob.

To date, seven MACC senior officers and directors have been detained and questioned in the midst of MACC’s own investigation into RM4bil of funds related to SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)’s subsidiary.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/08/09/MACC-Nazir-Razak/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Ousted minister: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission transfers suspicious

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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has criticised the sudden transfers of two Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) directors, saying that the Government and Umno risk losing more support from the people.

The Umno vice-president, who was dropped from the Cabinet two weeks ago, said the transfers raised suspicions as the duo were in the midst of carrying out their investigations on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

“Why of a sudden two MACC officers were transferred out when the 1MDB investigation is ongoing?

“Can’t they wait until the investigation is over? Doesn’t the government want the truth to prevail?” Shafie said in a statement on Sunday.

He said these unanswered and unexplained questions would further diminish the public’s confidence in the government.

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Malaysiakini

8:40PM Aug 8, 2015

By Yap Jia Hee

KJ: Cabinet in dark on transfer of MACC officers

The cabinet had no knowledge about the transfers of two senior MACC officers said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar.

“It happened after the cabinet meeting, so how do we know,” Khairy told reporters in a press conference today after opening the delegates meeting of Umno Klang’s women, youth and puteri wings.

Khairy said he would bring the issue to chief secretary to the government Ali Hamsa (photo) if the opportunity arose.

“I will ask him why did this happen and if it was appropriate to make this change in the present situation,” he said.

Khairy, who had criticised the transfer of the two yesterday, said he did not fear losing his position as happened to former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

“I’m not worried because I believe we must stand for what is right, we must stand for what we believe is right, preserve the independence of our institutions and to speak without fear or favour.” 

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307878

8:52PM Aug 7, 2015

Malaysiakini

MACC deputy chief: Take me, but return my men

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Vexed over the sudden transfer of two directors, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) number two Mohd Shukri Abdul has demanded their reinstatement.

Mohd Shukri, who is currently attending a course in the United States, said he was willing to be made the sacrificial lamb instead.

“Take me, but return the two MACC men,” he told Malaysiakini in a text message.

“My officers acted based on my instructions,” he added.

Asked for further comments, a disappointed Mohd Shukri replied, “I have no mood now.”

He was responding to the immediate transfer of MACC special operations division director Bahri Mohamad Zin (photo) and strategic communication director Rohaizad Yaakob this evening.

The pair was transferred to the Prime Minister’s Department purportedly for disciplinary reasons. However, there has been no official confirmation on the transfer.

Bahri had openly criticised the police for interfering in the MACC probe concerning the Finance Ministry-owned firm SRC International.

He blamed hidden hands for the police action and vowed to uncover the culprits.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307789

6:48PM Aug 7, 2015

By Radzi Razak

Vocal MACC director transferred to PM’s Dept

Their transfer comes after Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, had vouched that there will be no more action taken on MACC investigators.

Vocal MACC director transferred… to PM’s Dept |

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Vocal Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) special operations director Bahri Mohd Zin has been transferred to the Prime Minister’s Department with immediate effect.

Bahri was spearheading the SRC International Sdn Bhd probe, including the transfer of RM42 million into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank accounts.

The MACC director had landed in the limelight after he claimed on Monday that hidden hands were responsible for the police targetting his personnel and vowed to track them down “till kingdom come“.

Contacted by Malaysiakini, Bahri declined to comment on the matter.

“I might end up (being transferred) elsewhere if I comment on this issue,” he quipped.

Also transferred was MACC strategic communication director Rohaizad Yaakob, who received the delegation of opposition leaders yesterday and thanked them for their support (photo).

Rohaizad was also moved to the PM’s Department which oversees the anti-corruption commission.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307772

Malaysian Insider

Thousands rally behind embattled MACC on Facebook

Peace signs are drawn on the shields of riot police officers during a protest in front of the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) building in Managua, Nicaragua August 5, 2015. The protesters said they were demonstrating to demand fairer elections in the country next year. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Created just yesterday a public Facebook group supporting MACC has garnered nearly 7,000 members.

In less than 24 hours after a public group named “Rakyat Bersama SPRM” (People for MACC) was created on Facebook, it has attracted almost 7,000 members.

This came as a surprise to the group’s founder and administrator Azlan Sharif, 34, who said he only invited 170 of his friends to join the group that was created to allow people to voice support for the embattled Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

“Honestly, I am surprised too. I only know the 170 people I invited. The other people in the group are strangers to me.

“But it is now clear that the public is rallying behind MACC, which is dealing with untold challenges right now in its investigations against corruption and misappropriation,” he told The Malaysian Insider today.

Azlan, a social activist involved in humanitarian work for groups like the Orang Asli, said he only started the Facebook group after 6pm yesterday.

Azlan, who said he was not representing any political party or non-governmental organisation in this personal initiative of his, urged the people to stand behind the commission in view of the recent developments.

He said MACC was a body that answered to the King while the police answered to the home minister and the prime minister.

He said as a commission, it should have the freedom and independence to investigate any alleged corruption, abuse or misappropriation professionally, fairly and transparently without fear or favour.

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THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND

Malay Mail Online

Once enemies, now DAP and MACC join hands in 1MDB controversy

BY KAMLES KUMAR

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 6 — In a completely unexpected turn of events, DAP leader Lim Kit Siang shook hands with a top Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) official today to show the opposition’s solidarity with the beleaguered anti-graft agency that is under investigation over its probe on 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a far cry from the days when the DAP used to slam the MACC over the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock.

The DAP led opposition leaders, including PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Harapan Baru chief Mohamad Sabu, to gather at the MACC office in Putrajaya today to show support for the agency, whose officers have been questioned by the police and their homes and offices raided on suspicion of leaking documents in its investigation on the state-owned fund.

“This situation of police harassing MACC must stop,” Lim said in a press conference outside MACC’s office after the group met MACC strategic communications director Rohaizad Yaakob.

Rohaizad said the MACC was “grateful for the support shown” by the opposition leaders as well as the people and will “continue to do our best work”.

Not a single lawmaker from the ruling Barisan Nasional was present at the gathering.

Lim, who is Gelang Patah MP, reminded government agencies to stop going after each other and to focus on doing their jobs instead without “fear and favour”.

“We should not carry out activities as if suspecting each other as traitors, MACC should be allowed to carry out its anti corruption duty,” he said.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/once-enemies-now-dap-and-macc-join-hands-in-1mdb-controversy?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.qcnfNjCM.dpuf

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Opposition visits MACC HQ to show solidarity

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Opposition MPs gathered to show their support for MACC, at its office in Putrajaya awhile ago.

Anti-graft offices raided after plans to quiz Najib announced

Anti-graft offices have been raided after plans to quiz were announced

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Published: 4:15 AM, August 6, 2015
Updated: 7:52 AM, August 6, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR — Shortly after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) announced plans to summon Prime Minister Najib Razak to explain RM2.6 billion (S$927.5 million) of political donations made to his personal bank accounts, police raided the offices of MACC’s Special Operations Division yesterday to gather evidence on the alleged leak of documents over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe.

Police arrived at the MACC headquarters in the evening after interrogating three senior graftbusters. According to Malaysian media reports, two MACC officers have been detained but it is uncertain what the police are looking for. One of those arrested is believed to be an officer directly involved in the investigation on SRC International, a former subsidiary of state investment firm 1MDB.

The raid came shortly after a press statement by MACC confirming that Middle Eastern donors had deposited RM2.6 billion (S$927.5 million) into Mr Najib’s personal bank accounts, although the agency refused to disclose the identities of the donors. The commission also announced that it would summon Mr Najib to explain the RM2.6 billion donation.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/anti-graft-offices-raided-after-plans-quiz-najib-announced

9 MACC officers hauled up by police so far

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Crackdown over will fuel undercurrent of discontent, analysts warn

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Putrajaya’s apparent crackdown over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy risks driving dissatisfaction with the government underground where it could continue to fester ahead of the next general election, according to political observers.

While the suppression may silence the barrage of criticism aimed at Putrajaya over the scandal, Ibrahim Suffian who heads independent pollster Merdeka Center said the tactic could backfire by driving discontent out of public sphere and make it more difficult to address.

In the space of weeks, the Najib administration has gone from fending off allegations over 1MDB to an apparent offensive. It has suspended two newspapers for publishing what it deemed was “unverified news” over the state-owned firm, while Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail was also unceremoniously removed as Attorney-General to heavy public scepticism.

“Personally I do not think repression and tough rhetoric will go far in cowing the well informed public; worse, it will push the sullen dissent underground which only rears its head on election day in 2018,” Ibrahim told Malay Mail Online.

But newly-appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who oversaw the suspension of the Edge Financial Daily and Edge Weekly, has signalled his intent to continue pursuing those who continue accusing Najib and Putrajaya over 1MDB.

The zeal with which detractors are being pursued was sufficient to move former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad — arguably the most high-profile and trenchant critic of Najib over 1MDB — to last week decline comment on the firm, saying it was now a “crime” to do so.

In his reported speech on Sunday vowing swift and severe action against the manipulation of news reports, Ahmad Zahid also professed to be a “fundamentalist in Islam”, although he did pledge to be fair to Malaysians of all races.

“The confrontational style and absence of policy explanation, not to mention official reining in of inflammatory remarks from the Umno camp, which had been common in the last two years, have to change,” Dr Ooi Kee Beng, deputy director of Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, told Malay Mail Online.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/crackdown-over-1mdb-will-fuel-undercurrent-of-discontent-analysts-warn?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.kZrSmlZx.dpuf

8:57PM Aug 5, 2015

Malaysiakini

By God, I’ll find the culprits, vows MACC director

By God, I’ll find the culprits, vows MACC director

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Amidst the crackdown on Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers, its special operations division director Bahri Mohamad Zain has vowed to find out who is behind the order.

When Malaysiakini contacted him this evening, Bahri said he just conducted a ‘solat hajat’ (special prayers) to seek divine protection for him and his personnel in the execution of their duties.

Vexed over the police’s action, he thundered: “I will find the perpetrators who are ordering the arrests. By God, I will find the perpetrators till kingdom come.”

Bahri said the special division probed the case revolving around former 1MDB subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd “day and night since fasting month.”

He said the team even sacrificed their Hari Raya leave for the case.

“We do not have time to play politics as we are doing our job as entrusted by the public on what they expect us to do with regard to this investigation,” he added.

“You may have (political) powers, but I have Allah,” he cautioned those behind the move.

Whether the police arrest or question his officers, Bahri said it affected their work and is in violation of Section 48 of the MACC Act.

“What they are doing is disturbing our investigation,” he added.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307499

7:49PM Aug 5, 2015

By Koh Jun Lin

Police raid MACC’s special operations division

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Police raid MACC’s special operations division

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Special Operations Division’s office was raided by police this evening.

This is in relation to a purportedly leaked papers related to the commission’s investigation into the former 1MDB subsidiary, SRC International Sdn Bhd.

At least five vehicles including four police cars were seen leaving the Putrajaya police district headquarters at about 6.45pm and were spotted outside the division’s office at Menara Prisma in Putrajaya soon after.

About 16 police personnel arrived at about 7pm and were seen leaving the building an hour later with a handful of documents and small bags.

None spoke to reporters present, instead marching straight to their cars and driving away.

A spokesperson for the MACC had earlier told reporters outside the district police headquarters that three of its officers were being questioned inside regarding the leak until 6.45pm by police personnel attached to the national police headquarters in Bukit Aman.

Among the trio was MACC deputy director (special operations) Tan Kang Sai, who is the seventh and latest MACC officer to be questioned by police about the leak.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307495

Malaysiakini

7:00PM Aug 3, 2015

By Radzi Razak

Hidden hands behind cops’ ‘mad work’, hints MACC man

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) special operations director Bahri Mohamad Zin has raised the possibility of hidden hands behind the ongoing police crackdown.

Bahri told this to reporters after being quizzed by a police team from Bukit Aman under Section 124 of the Penal Code for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.

He noted how MACC had been probing the SRC International issue “day and night” and suddenly there was an arrest.

“Our DPP (Ahmad Sazalee Abdul Khairi) was arrested at 1am (on Saturday),” he lamented, adding that the move left him puzzled.

“I think the police won’t do mad work like this is if there was no instruction for them to do so,” he said.

Apart from Ahmad Sazalee, the police also arrested MACC ex-adviser Rasphal Singh and an officer with the Attorney-General Chambers Jessica Gurmeet Kaur.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307222

Malay Mail Online

Why such ‘crazy’ action against MACC prosecutor, 1MDB investigator asks cops

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 3 — A senior graftbuster today questioned the rationale behind what he labelled as a “crazy” action by the police who detained a deputy public prosecutor attached to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and raided his office late Saturday night.

Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zin who is also in the special taskforce force investigating corruption allegations against 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said he is disappointed with the way the the DPP, Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi, had been treated by the police.

“And I am disappointed that this matter is being prolonged… we have been carrying out investigation wholeheartedly, day and night and suddenly our DPP is taken away at 1am.

“And this puzzles me… as to how such a thing can happen. I feel the police would not resort to doing such a crazy thing, unless they received orders from certain parties to do so,” he told reporters in a press conference outside the MACC headquarters here.

He was speaking to the press after having his statement recorded in Bukit Aman in a probe to establish how a purported draft charge sheet naming Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and a director of a former 1MDB subsidiary had surfaced online.

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MACC director lashes out over search in 1MDB probe:

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Star

Monday August 3, 2015 MYT 8:20:38 PM

MACC director lashes out over search in 1MDB probe

PUTRAJAYA: A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director has lashed out against the search of its office by the police.

Speaking to reporters outside the commission’s headquarters here, MACC special operations division director Datuk Bahrin Mohd Zin (pic) said it was “baffling” that the deputy public prosecutor (DPP) was hauled up.

“We have conducted the investigations on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) thoroughly.

“Suddenly our DPP was hauled up by the police. It baffles us how this could happen,” he added.

Earlier, Bahrin had been questioned over two hours by CID officers at the MACC headquarters in relation to a purported leak of documents in the 1MDB probe.

On Saturday, police searched the home of DPP Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi and at his MACC office.

Documents on 1MDB and its former subsidiary SRC International as well as laptops were seized.

This came after the arrests of former MAC advisory board member Tan Sri Rashpal Singh and Attorney-General’s Chambers finance and anti-money laundering secretariat member Jessica Gurmeet Kaur.

They were detained to assist police investigations on the alleged leak.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/08/03/MACC-director-1MDB-Probe/

We’re not responsible for leaks in investigations, says MACC director

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9:29 PM, August 3, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director (Special Operations) Bahri Mohamad Zin today (Aug 3) expressed his frustration that police are focusing their attention on the commission for the leak in the investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Mr Bahri is the fourth MACC official questioned by police to date under Section 124B of the Penal Code for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/were-not-responsible-leaks-says-macc-director-after-questioning-cops

Malaysiakini

7:22PM Aug 3, 2015

By Hafiz Yatim

Lawyer: Zahid wrong to say three not arrested

A senior criminal lawyer has questioned newly-appointed Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi statement in describing three persons who were taken in by police on Friday as not being arrested.

Baljit Singh Sidhu, who is a member of the Malaysian Bar Criminal Law committee, said what Zahid, who is also home minister, said over the three not being arrested was legally wrong.

“If it is not arrests, why the move to remand them and allegedly have them brought to court?

“If they are witnesses, then they should be given a Section 111 statement under the Criminal Procedure Code. In addition, the law only allows arrest and detention of potential suspects but not of potential witnesses,” he told Malaysiakini when contacted.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307225

Malaysian Insider

Special Branch raids deputy public prosecutor’s office at MACC for 1MDB documents

Special Branch officers spent two hours raiding the office of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairy last night, taking documents related to investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), sources from the anti-graft agency said.

Sazilee, who is on secondment to MACC from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), was arrested yesterday in connection with allegations that money from a government-linked company went to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal accounts.

It was learnt that Special Branch, the police’s intelligence unit, went to Sazilee’s office at MACC’s Special Operations division in Precinct 3, Putrajaya, where they seized documents and a laptop.

Among the documents seized were those detailing the scope of operations for the 1MDB investigation.

Earlier in the day, the police had gone to Sazilee’s house in Precinct 11.

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