MACC to submit investigation papers on Zeti, ex-minister to AGC
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 31 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expected to submit its investigation papers on former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s ties to 1MDB to the federal prosecutors.
According to an online report, sources close to the matter also said that the investigation report on former finance minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop would also be sent to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).
The MACC investigation comes in the wake of a similar investigation into Zeti’s family by the police, which submitted its report to the AGC last month.
MACC findings will be handed over to the police, who are investigating Zeti’s husband, Tawfiq Ayman.
MACC is tasked with the recovery of assets linked to 1MDB amounting to RM65 million, money that is linked to Cutting Edge Industries Ltd, a company co-owned by Tawfiq and Samuel Goh, who was a senior officer at NTUC Income, a Singapore insurance and investment planning company.
In March last year, it was reported that police had begun investigations into 1MDB-related funds which were allegedly transferred to a bank account that Tawfiq owns in Singapore.
Singapore police were reported to have informed Bank Negara of suspicious transactions in 2015 and 2016 involving a company owned by Zeti’s husband and one of her sons, with funds coming in from accounts linked to Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.
Zeti was the BNM governor at the time.
Last week, it was reported that both Zeti and Mohamed were being investigated by MACC for misconduct.
According to Utusan Malaysia, the investigations pertained to the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.