What’s up with probe into Zeti’s husband over 1MDB funds, asks PAS

27-Nov-2021 Intellasia | Freemalaysiatoday | 5:02 AM Print This Post

PAS has questioned the lack of updates from authorities over the probe into 1MDB-linked funds going into the accounts of two Singapore-based companies, Iron Rhapsody Ltd and Cutting Edge Industries Ltd

Both companies have been linked to Tawfiq Ayman and Samuel Goh. Tawfiq is the husband of former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, who is a witness in former prime minister Najib Razak’s 1MDB trial.

Tawfiq was called in for questioning by the police in April, and in June, Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Kamaruddin Md Din said the investigation was “still ongoing”.

“The police should come forward to explain the results of the investigation, considering it started at the beginning of this year,” PAS Youth chief Khairil Nisam Khirudin said in a statement.

“There should be an immediate explanation as this involves the integrity of public institutions.”

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) last week confirmed that RM65 million of 1MDB-linked funds were recovered from Cutting Edge Industries.

It was previously reported that Iron Rhapsody owned by Tawfiq and his son received a total of RM66 million from companies and bank accounts linked to Low Taek Jho (Jho Low), the fugitive financier at the centre of the 1MDB scandal.

Singapore police were also reported to have informed BNM in 2015 and 2016 of suspicious transactions involving the company owned by Tawfiq, with the funds coming from accounts linked to Jho Low. Zeti was BNM governor when this information was relayed to it.

Last week, the MACC announced it had recovered RM20.5 billion worth of assets and funds linked to 1MDB, including those from Singapore.



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