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AG confirms seeing documents on PM graft allegations

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Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail has confirmed he has indeed viewed documents related to the alleged transfer of 1MDB funds into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's accounts.

In a statement today, Gani said they were among the documents collected by the special task force probing 1MDB.

"The task force has obtained a number of documents and had subsequently sent them to me for review.

"I confirm that I have received documents from the task force related to 1MDB, including documents related to the allegations of channelling funds to the prime minister's accounts," he said.

However, Gani did not reveal the nature of the documents or the details of his findings, except that he has studied and reviewed them and advised the task force accordingly on the follow-up action.

The AG also confirmed the task force also conducted a raid yesterday (July 3) on three companies - SRC International Sdn Bhd, Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd, and Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd - and have seized documents from their premises.

"Following a review and analysis made on the documents obtained from the raid, I have also advised and offered guidance to the task force on the follow-up," said Gani.

"The investigation will focus on every aspect that has been raised," he added.

'Don't confuse public'

The AG said while the investigation is in progress, he hoped all quarters would refrain from issuing statements that could "confuse the public".

The task force comprising members of the police force, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), and the AG's Chambers was announced by Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar on March 9.

Yesterday Wall Street Journal ( WSJ ) dropped a bombshell with a report alleging that Malaysian investigators' documents showed almost US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) of 1MDB's funds have been deposited into Najib's bank accounts.

While Najib has denied the allegations as a political conspiracy, his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin today called for the relevant authorities to investigate the claims raised against the PM.

Gani's full statement

The following is the statement by Gani in Bahasa Malaysia in full:

"Sebuah Pasukan Petugas Khas, dianggotai oleh Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM), Polis Diraja Malaysia dan Bank Negara Malaysia, telah pun memulakan siasatan berhubung isu 1MDB.

"Pasukan ini telah memperoleh beberapa dokumen yang kemudiannya dikemukakan kepada saya untuk semakan. Saya mengesahkan bahawa saya telah menerima dokumen-dokumen berkaitan 1MDB termasuk dokumen berkaitan dakwaan penyaluran dana ke akaun milik YAB Perdana Menteri, Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak daripada Pasukan Petugas Khas ini.

"Sehubungan itu, saya telah meneliti dan menyemak kesemua dokumen yang dikemukakan, dan seterusnya telah memberi nasihat dan panduan kepada Pasukan Petugas Khas ini bagi mengambil tindakan lanjut.

"Saya juga mengesahkan bahawa pada 3 Julai 2015, Pasukan Petugas Khas ini telah menghantar pasukan siasatan ke syarikat SRC International Sdn Bhd, Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd dan Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd untuk mengadakan serbuan dan telah memperoleh dokumen dari ketiga-tiga premis terbabit.

"Susulan semakan dan analisis yang dibuat ke atas dokumen-dokumen yang diperoleh hasil serbuan itu, saya juga telah memberi nasihat dan panduan susulan kepada Pasukan Petugas Khas.

"Siasatan akan memfokus setiap aspek yang dibangkitkan.

"Saya yakin keanggotaan pelbagai agensi akan membolehkan siasatan dijalankan dengan lebih profesional dan terperinci.

"Saya juga berharap semua pihak memberi kerjasama bagi membolehkan Pasukan Petugas Khas ini menjalankan siasatan dan tidak mengeluarkan kenyataan-kenyataan yang boleh mengelirukan orang ramai."

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