KUALA LUMPUR: The task force investigating allegations of funds being transferred into the prime minister’s account has frozen six bank accounts of parties believed to be involved in the case.
In a joint-statement today, the team led by Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, said the freeze order was issued yesterday.
However the identities of the account holders were not revealed. The task force also announced it had seized documents involving 17 accounts from two banks as part of the investigations.
“The task force has also seized documents pertaining to the issue of non-compliance on the rules and procedures of Bank Negara by the (two) banks involved,” the statement read.
The task force members have urged all parties to cooperate in ongoing the investigations. Last Friday, Wall Street Journal and Sarawak Report published reports alleging that a whopping US$700 million (RM2.65 billion) of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) fund was transferred into Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s account. 1
MDB and Najib had since denied the allegations, with the latter is considering legal action concerning the published articles.