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Shukri: I almost died investigating 1MDB

  • MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull says he was almost killed investigating the 1MDB case. Photo courtesy: Bernama

PUTRAJAYA, May 22 (Bernama) -- Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will not be arrested today as he was only giving his statement, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull.

He said MACC would be taking the statement of two important witnesses before proceeding to make any arrests relating to the case on SRC International and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

"Until we get two very important witnesses then you will get the story. Now the case is under Datuk Seri Azam Baki.

"Depending on the evidence and documents as well as depending on how he (Najib) answers... if we are satisfied we can let him go, but if we still need his statement again, we will call him back," he said in a special media conference here today.

Shukri also said the 1MDB case was not a concocted story but a big case that he had been handling.

Shukri, who retired as the deputy chief commissioner of the MACC two years ago, broke down as he related how he almost died and went through a harrowing experience when handling the case together with the then MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.

He said that while handling the case, he was threatened to be fired, to go on early retirement, to be transferred to another unit, namely the training department, and had bullets sent to his home.

"Abu Kassim and I began the investigation into the SRC International case in July 2015. He asked me to open a file and investigate the accounts of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in relation to RM42 million.

"We received considerable pressure when investigating the case. Our witnesses were taken away by other authorities and questioned what information they had given to the MACC." he said

 

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