DPM: Interpol unit can’t track 1MDB witnesses not under probe

The Interpol unit attached with local police cannot track key witnesses for investigations into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told Parliament.

In a written reply to Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen, Ahmad Zahid pointed out that the unit has not received any requests to locate billionaire Low Taek Jho, former 1MDB executive directors Casey Tang Keng Chee and Jasmine Loo Ai Swan, former SRC International managing director Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, and former Goldman Sachs Group Incorporation Malaysia’s country chairman for corporate finance Datuk Yusof Annuar Yaacob.

“The Interpol unit of the RMP is unable to trace and track where those named are at the moment, since there is no probe by the police against them,” Ahmad Zahid, who is also deputy prime minister said.

Ahmad Zahid was responding to Wong who had asked him to specify the whereabouts of Low, Tang, Loo, Nik Faisal and Yusof Annuar.

In a posting on its Facebook page in July , Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) released a “Wanted” poster carrying details of Tang and Loo to “assist investigation under the Exchange Control Act 1953”.

It urged anyone with information on Tang 50, and Loo, 42 to contact them or file a report at the nearest police station.

Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali in a recent interview with The Malaysian Insider told the news portal that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers had already recorded statements from Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil as well as another SRC International director Datuk Suboh Md Yassin.

Low is frequently linked to 1MDB due to his role in its predecessor, but has not been formally called for any of the investigations into the firm.

Yusof Annuar is now the country chief for Deutsche Bank, which is leading a consortium of six banks that wants 1MDB to settle a RM3.5 billion loan ahead of its September 2015 deadline.

He was heading Goldman Sachs when the US bank arranged for the issue of RM17.1 billion in bonds in two transactions for 1MDB in 2012 and 2013.

Source – http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/dpm-says-interpol-unit-unable-to-trace-jho-low-former-1mdb-execs#sthash.E3HePAKt.dpuf

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