No escape for those involved in 1MDB scandal, pledges Daim [NSTTV]

Esther Landau

KUALA LUMPUR: Those involved in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal will not escape from prosecution.

In making the pledge, Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin said the government has already traced the 1MDB money trail including those who received funds from the investment strategic company in the country.

“We have evidence of the money trail involving 1MDB. We know who received it and who did not. They cannot run away,” he said during an exclusive interview in the Soal Rakyat programme on TV3 last night.

Daim said the prosecution and action against the culprits involved in 1MDB will take time as the investigation conducted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was still only 60 per cent complete.

Daim said he had been receiving new information after the closure of several confidential files related to 1MDB which were kept away by the previous government.

“Jho Low said he was not involved in the matter. That’s what he said. We have statements and other evidence.

“Now, after Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the government, those who are involved want to be witnesses and give statements on what has happened.

“All statements (from those in the country) have been recorded and we are waiting for the statements from those who are abroad,” he said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd