Khairuddin Abu Hassan, the former Umno leader who got the ball rolling on the investigation into state investment firm 1MDB, revealed that he had met with former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor.
Khairuddin, who lodged several reports on the 1MDB matter with authorities locally and abroad, said the meeting took place two days after Najib led BN to defeat in the May 9 general election.
"Even though I was victimised for acting on the 1MDB scandal, I have never held a grudge against Najib or anyone who mistreated me.
"That was why on Friday, two days after BN and Umno was defeated in GE14, I personally visited Najib and Rosmah from 4pm to 5pm at his residence at Jalan Langgak Duta, Kuala Lumpur," he said in a statement today.
Khairuddin and lawyer Matthias Chang were arrested and detained without trial under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 after they travelled to various jurisdictions to lodge reports over the alleged laundering of 1MDB funds.
They were later freed after successfully challenging their detention in court.
"I appealed to Najib to admit his wrongdoings and give his assurance to return everything to the people and country.
"The sad thing is that until now, Najib has denial syndrome," he said.
Najib was today arrested in relation to transactions involving SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of 1MDB.
The former premier has denied wrongdoing or taking public funds for personal gain.
Khairuddin, who narrowly lost the Jasin seat in GE14 under Amanah, also stated that he will pray that Najib repents.