Najib: PAC can re-open probe into 1MDB

Syed Umar Ariff, Ahmad Suhael Adnan

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he will not object if the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) moves to re-open its probe into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The Pekan lawmaker and former prime minister said PAC had the right to do so and he would also want to know the truth behind the investment company's predicament. He however said PAC should not re-open the case solely to look for faults. "PAC spent six months (looking into the case) and based on the Auditor-General Report, they had reached a decision. "But I will not object if PAC wants to re-open the case, because we only want to know the truth,” he said, adding the PAC previously also investigated 1MDB and its members included representatives from the opposition. Najib said they had then found that he did not do anything wrong in his then capacity as finance minister. "If they want to re-open the case, then do it. That is PAC's right. But not to look for faults," Najib said when met at the parliament lobby yesterday. Najib was commenting on a motion tabled by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on reopening probe into 1MDB. On April 2016, PAC in its report said Najib was not involved in 1MDB's management and there were financial abuse in the company. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd