KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission says its investigation has shown that the RM2.6 billion deposited into the account of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was from donors, and not 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds.
The anti-graft body also stressed that it was not involved in a conspiracy to overthrow the government.
In a statement issued today, MACC clarified that its investigation - at the time the special task force to probe 1MDB was formed - was only focused on two issues.
These were issues related to 1MDB subsidiary SRC International, and the deposit of RM2.6 billion into the prime minister’s account. The police, meanwhile, were conducting a probe related to 1MDB, while Bank Negara Malaysia was investigating financial methods and procedures.
“The outcome of our investigation showed that the RM2.6 billion which was reportedly deposited into the account of the prime minister came from donors, and not from 1MDB,” said the commission.
It said the findings on the RM2.6 billion had been referred to and relayed to the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
“However, MACC said its investigation into SRC International involving RM4 billion is still ongoing.
MACC gave its assurance that its investigation would be conducted independently, professionally and in a transparent manner.
MACC said it hoped all quarters would be patient and give room to the commission to conduct a thorough investigation.
It reiterated that none of its officers were involved in a conspiracy to overthrow the government.
“The actions taken by MACC are to enable it to conduct its work and functions as an independent commission. Our responsibility is to investigate graft cases, and not to overthrow any parties including the government.
MACC stressed that it conducted its probes independently and without fear or favour, regardless of who was involved.
“MACC will not let anyone influence or meddle in its investigation,” it said, adding that members of the public should not speculate on the issues until its investigation is concluded.