The Mystery of the leaked MACC Investigation Paper on Judge Nazlan: Does such a Paper exist?

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By Yiswaree Palansamy

Sunday, 21 Aug 2022 3:11 PM MYT

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 21 — The investigation paper on the trial judge who heard Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s case over the misappropriation of RM42 million of government-owned firm SRC International Sdn Bhd is not with the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), Tan Sri Idrus Harun said.

“It is not with us.

“What do you mean by not authentic?” he replied when asked if the leaked investigation papers are real.

I don’t know. It is not with us,” he said when met on the sidelines of the Keluarga Malaysia Symposium here, at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC).

Last week, in a statement posted on Twitter, Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan claimed that a document alleged to be the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation papers on judge Datuk Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali had been leaked.

He said the purported investigation papers had referred to Section 220 of the Penal Code, which covers the offence of committing persons for trial or confinement while knowing such action is contrary to law.

Ahmad Maslan noted the Federal Court’s unanimous decision to reject Najib’s bid to admit new evidence on Mohd Nazlan’s purported conflict of interest as part of his final appeal over his conviction in the SRC International case, and that the MACC investigation paper on the judge was sent to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) on May 18.

He then said Umno is of the view that “MACC has to confirm or deny the validity of the investigation papers that have gone viral”, and that the “Attorney General’s Chambers has to announce if there will be further action for those investigation papers”.

On May 21, the MACC announced that it had completed investigations — which it said had started in March — for a case involving Nazlan and said the investigation papers had been presented to the AGC on May 18 for further study and direction.
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On May 23, news portal Malaysiakini reported Idrus as saying that the AGC is still examining the investigation papers by the MACC on Mohd Nazlan.

Idrus had, at the time, reportedly said that a decision on the matter will only be made after the AGC has completed “perusing” the investigation findings.

“We are perusing the investigation paper before we make our decision,” he was quoted as saying via a text message.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/08/21/macc-investigation-paper-on-judge-nazlan-that-allegedly-leaked-not-with-us-says-ag/23905

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Silence on leaked Nazlan ‘probe paper’ is deafening, says Puad

FMT Reporters

August 21, 2022 11:57 AM

PETALING JAYA: Umno Supreme Council member Puad Zarkashi has questioned the silence over a leaked document purportedly of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation papers into Court of Appeal judge Nazlan Ghazali.

He claimed the people have demanded the MACC confirm the authenticity of the document since it was leaked last week.

Puad said many quarters had also questioned if Attorney-General (AG) Idris Harun had finished reading the investigation papers submitted by the MACC on May 21.

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) was reported to have said on May 23 that it was still examining the investigation papers submitted by the MACC on its probe into the appellate court judge.
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Turning to Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Puad asked if the Federal Court should also have taken into consideration MACC’s investigation papers when deciding on former prime minister Najib Razak’s application to adduce fresh evidence.

“The chief justice must be aware that ‘justice must not only be done but must also be seen to be done,” he said. “Unfortunately, everyone is silent.”

Puad’s comments come days after similar remarks by Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan, who called for the MACC to confirm the authenticity of the leaked document and urged the AGC to state if it intended to take further action.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/08/21/silence-is-deafening-on-leaked-nazlan-probe-paper-says-puad/

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