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Attorney-General clears Najib of criminal offence in SRC, RM2.6 billion probes

Attorney-General clears Najib of criminal offence in SRC, RM2.6 billion probes
Mohamed Apandi (second from left) said the findings of the investigation has found insufficient evidence to implicate him. -Astro AWANI
PUTRAJAYA: No criminal offence has been committed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in regards to the RM2.6 billion transferred into his account and SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said the findings of the investigation has found insufficient evidence to implicate him.

“I am satisfied. Based on statements by the witnesses and supporting documents produced by MACC to me it shows that the fund channelled into the prime minister’s account amounting to USD681 million (RM2.08 billion) is a personal contribution to the PM from the royal family of Saudi Arabia and was given to him without any compensation.

“MACC in their investigation found and recorded the statements by the witnesses including the individual who channelled the fund and confirmed that the fund was given to the PM on a personal basis,” said Apandi during a press conference held here today.

He added that in August 2013, a total of USD620 million (RM2.03 billion) has been returned by Najib to the royal family of Saudi Arabia as the fund was not used.

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He said there was no need for Malaysians to demand for mutual legal assistance from any foreign countries for the purpose of completing the criminal investigation conducted by MACC as no criminal offense had taken place.
MACC on December 31 submitted two investigation papers regarding the SRC International case and another paper in regards to the fund involving the RM2.6 billion fund.