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MACC chief: Najib will not be arrested today, need to call two important witnesses

May 23, 2018

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PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will not be arrested on Tuesday (May 22) as he was only giving his statement, said Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief said the anti-graft agency would be taking the statements of two important witnesses before proceeding to make any arrests relating to SRC International and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

“Until we get two very important witnesses, then you will get the story. The case is under Datuk Seri Azam Baki.

“Depending on the evidence and documents as well as depending on how he (Najib) answers…if we are satisfied, we can let him go, but if we still need his statement again, we will call him back,” he said at a special media conference here.

Shukri said the MACC respected Najib as a former prime minister and he himself would not seek revenge against any parties.

“We must respect him because he is our former PM, I am not going to take revenge on anybody but will let the law speaks,” he added.

Najib was present at the MACC headquarters to give a statement on SRC International.

SRC International was a subsidiary of 1MDB, until it was placed under the Finance Ministry in 2012.

Last Friday (May 18), a team of MACC officers visited Najib’s house in Taman Duta in Kuala Lumpur to serve a notice for the Pekan MP’s presence at the MACC headquarters to give his statement on the case. – Bernama


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