Police probe on 1MDB completed, ball now in AG's court

TEOH PEI YING


KUALA LUMPUR: The Inspector-General of Police today revealed that police have completed its probe into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), and have submitted the investigation papers to the Attorney-General’s Chambers.


Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police have completed the investigations some time ago.


He was commenting on Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali's orders for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to wrap up their probe on former 1MDB subsidiary SRC International soon.


Khalid, however, said police are not involved in the investigation on SRC International.


Previously, police had initiated the investigation on 1MDB based on reports from the Public Accounts Committee. Last August, Khalid said the first phase of the report had been completed.


On another matter, Khalid also touched on the proposed debate between Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.


“A police station is not a place for debates. They should debate in Parliament,” he said, referring to a suggestion that the event be held at the police auditorium in Cheras.


Nazri and Mahathir were supposed to debate last month. However, it was called off as police rejected the application.


After another attempt to hold a debate was rejected by the police, Nazri proposed that it be held at the police auditorium in Cheras.