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Umno man submits 1MDB evidence to Swiss AG

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Former Batu Kawan Umno division vice-head Khairuddin Abu Hassan says he submitted evidence on the 1MDB fiasco to the Swiss attorney-general two days ago.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Khairuddin said he handed the evidence and chronology of the scandal about 2:30pm, Swiss time, on Tuesday.

“I was accompanied by my lawyer Matthias Chang and we want the

Swiss authorities to investigate comprehensively the (alleged) wrongdoings in 1MDB involving Swiss banks and several international banks,” he said.

Chang ( photo ) is a former aide to Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Meanwhile, Reuters also reported that Swiss financial regulator Finma is checking with some of the country's banks on whether they carried out business with 1MDB.

"Finma is in contact with several banks about this matter," the spokesperson said.

"In the framework of our supervisory role, we are clarifying whether and to what extent Swiss banks are involved and how the terms of Swiss regulatory laws were implemented.”

1MDB, whose advisory board is chaired by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, was the subject of a probe by Bank Negara Malaysia which was completed earlier this month.

1MDB has been dogged by controversy over its US$11 billion debt and alleged financial mismanagement.

'Fight to the end'

Khairuddin said in Facebook the 1MDB scandal case must be fought to the end to save government funds, which is public money, from being abused.

“Chang and I have pledged to deal with the 1MDB scandal and will give our full co-operation to international law and financial enforcers. This is to ensure the investigations are transparent, fair and comprehensive.

“I am dejected with Malaysia's law and financial enforcers as it is apparent they did not investigate the matter professionally and transparently,” he said.

He added that he had made reports to the Malaysian police and Bank Negara but unfortunately, they were investigating other matters.

For example, the Umno member said, police are busy investigating former Petro-Saudi director, Xavier Justo and Sarawak Report editor, Claire Rewcastle Brown, but not Low ( photo ).

“Till now there is no investigation on Low and he is a free man till today. This is despite several police reports lodged against him. However, there is no true effort to investigate Low's involvement. Why?” he further asked.

He questioned why Low being seems to be given special treatment despite several reports he made to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission, Bank Negara and the American Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

“Why he remains untouched by the authorities here? Frankly, I have lost trust and do not believe our law enforcers. As civil servants and law enforcement officers they have to do their jobs with trust and dedication.

“They should fear Allah, not humans. Do not forget in the hereafter, we will be questioned on our actions. Take action based on what the religion wants us to and do not be afraid of humans, especially those who are corrupted,” he said.

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