STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY PRESIDENT OF HAKAM DATED 16 June 2017
We are truly shocked that the AG has been so quick to dismiss the disclosures made by the latest DOJ findings that 1 MDB funds were used for private persons connected to Malaysian Official 1 (MO1) who has been identified as the Prime Minister by a Minister in the Prime Minister’s department.
The AG is the guardian of the public interest. Significantly, he was part of a special task force to investigate the 1MDB matter. He has also asserted in court proceedings that if there is fresh evidence then he could revive investigations against any wrongdoer.
The DOJ provides this further fresh evidence. Even before then there is ample evidence to initiate proceedings.
Additionally, there is clear evidence of assets within Malaysia emanating from, or related to, the 1 MDB fund. Other countries – such as the US, Switzerland and Singapore – have seized such assets. Some banks and officers have been prosecuted and convicted for allowing 1 MDB funds to be channelled by them.
Jho Loh’s trail of moving the laundered monies has been clearly exposed.
What else is the AG waiting for?
The AG must now act to preserve the integrity of his high office. Else he may be perceived by the public as shielding wrongdoers.
Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan
Dato Dr Gurdial Singh Nijar
Deputy President, HAKAM