Amid 1MDB probe, Amar Singh told to extend service for six more months

Thasha Jayamanogaran
Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh speaks to reporters outside Pavilion Residences in Kuala Lumpur May 18, 2018. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Commissioner Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh, who was supposed to retire on June 6, will see his service extended for another six months.

Sources told Malay Mail the extension was offered due to his expertise, and the need for him to stay on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) taskforce to facilitate ongoing investigations.

Amar, 59, headed a series of raids at properties linked to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, that began last Wednesday, May 16.

He was also seen in the same building yesterday when Najib was interrogated by MACC officers at the headquarters in Putrajaya.