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Ex-Umno leader poses a series of questions for AG
Published:  Jan 27, 2016 8:57 AM
Updated: 5:03 AM

Former Umno leader Khairuddin Abu Hassan wonders if it is appropriate for attorney-general Mohamad Apandi Ali to be ordering the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) around.

"The AG has also ordered MACC to close its investigations into the case. But MACC is an independent body. Can the AG issue instructions to the commission?" Khairuddin asked in a Facebook posting yesterday.

This is part of a series of questions Khairuddin shot to Apandi after Apandi cleared Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of any criminal wrongdoing in the MACC investigations into irregular movements of funds that ended up in Najib's personal bank accounts.

Khairuddin also repeated a similar question that some others are also asking: who banked in the RM42 million into Najib's personal bank accounts, and more importantly, where is the money now and who has withdrawn it?

"I want a direct and clear explanation from the AG on who deposited the RM42 million into Najib's personal accounts. Is the PM even aware that the money was deposited into the said accounts?" he asks in his Facebook posting.

The RM42 million has been alleged to be from SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of sovereign state fund 1MDB, the advisory board of which Najib chairs.

‘Did Najib lodge any report on deposit?’

Khairuddin also wonders if the prime minister ever lodged any report with law enforcement agencies or financial regulators with regard to the mysterious money that appeared in his account and what had happened to it.

"If Najib is unaware of the fact, then who is it from? Did he lodge a report with the police and Bank Negara to investigate who deposited the monies into his personal accounts?

"I also want to know from the AG if the RM42 million is still in Najib's private accounts? If it is no longer there, then who was it who withdrew the amount from his personal accounts?" he asked.

The AG declared the prime minister was never aware that monies, other than the donation from the Saudi royal family, was in his personal accounts. Apandi also said that Najib never personally approved any transfer of funds from SRC International.

However, Apandi never disclosed what happened to the RM42 million in Najib's account that the PM apparently has no knowledge of.

"Can I get a clear, direct and honest explanation from the AG as to who has rejected the case and his dismissal of it as no criminal offence on Najib's part?" Khairuddin further asked.

"I really want an explanation from the AG, for myself personally and also for all Malaysians who are against corruption. Thanks a lot AG," concluded the former Batu Kawan Umno division vice-chief, who was removed from the post, allegedly for his vocal criticism of Najib.

Khairuddin, who is one of the most vocal critics of Najib, was one of those who had campaigned for the authorities in Malaysia and overseas to investigate alleged misappropriations of funds in government-owned 1MDB and its subsidiaries.

He even once travelled to several countries and lodged reports with law enforcement and regulatory bodies to investigate the 1MDB matter.

He and his lawyer Matthias Chang are now facing charges under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act for allegedly trying to sabotage Malaysia's financial institutions.

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