Bar will sue those obstructing probe into 1MDB

Source: The Malaysian Insider

The Malaysian Bar president, Steven Thiru says legal action will be taken against anyone, including the prime minister, who may have obstructed investigations into the transfer of RM2.6 billion into his personal bank account. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Kamal Ariffin, September 12, 2015.

The Malaysian Bar will initiate legal action against public officers who may have obstructed the course of justice in investigations into the transfer of RM2.6 billion into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts.

President of the Malaysian Bar Steven Thiru said those named in the suit could include the prime minister, as well as other public officers who were seen to have interfered with investigations into the RM2.6 billion deposits and allegations of financial impropriety involving 1MDB and its related companies.

“This is not about who is innocent or guilty, but to uphold the rule of law in respect to the investigations which were derailed.

“There are some people who are guilty of interfering with the investigations and that is what we are not happy with,” Thiru said at a press conference after the Bar’s extraordinary general meeting which was attended by 1,040 members.

The Bar also called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and the RM2.6 billion donation.

These were among five resolutions passed at the Bar’s EGM today. Read more