Friday, July 31, 2015

MACC denies charge sheet against PM

 Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has denied the existence of a draft charge sheet against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, saying their investigations have yet to be completed.

Whistleblower site Sarawak Report, which on Thursday published an article and a draft charge sheet purportedly with details of charges against Najib, alleged that the charge sheet was drafted by former Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.

"Referring to the report by Sarawak Report about the existence of the draft charge sheet, the MACC would like to explain that the investigation report regarding SRC International has not been sent to the Attorney-General Chambers," MACC said in a statement on Friday.

MACC said investigations into SRC International - a company linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad - is still ongoing.

"Therefore, there is no issue on there being a draft sheet relating to a case that is still under investigation," it said.

It said they still need to track down some important witnesses to complete its probe on SRC International.

"The Commission emphasizes that the MACC will not disclose any information relating to any party as it is an act against the law," it said.

MACC reiterated that its responsibility is to investigate corruption cases and not the intention to topple any parties, including the Government.

"As an independent Commission, MACC will carry out an independent investigation that is transparent and professional," it said.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali on Friday said that the allegations made by Sarawak Report is false.

He said that the alleged charge sheets never reached the Attorney-General's Chambers, and that the format of the sheets is not correct or written by the Chambers.

Sarawak Report alleged that Gani was sacked on Tuesday because he wanted to take action against Najib and had issued a draft charge sheet against the Prime Minister.

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