KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — Bukit Aman confirmed today that a raid was conducted last night on the office of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi.
According to The Star Online, however, the Special Branch unit was not involved in the raid as reported.
“We are not involved as the investigation on 1MDB is led by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
“I can’t comment much on the articles that were published on the online portals but one thing I know is, the facts are wrong,” Special Branch director Comm Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun told the news portal.
Yesterday, Malay Mail Online reported that the police conducted a two-hour raid on the office of the DPP who is involved in a corruption probe on a former subsidiary of state-owned firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
According to a source in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the police first searched Ahmad Sazilee’s house at 7pm before moving on to his room at the MACC’s Special Operations Division office.
The source said the police only searched Ahmad Sazilee’s office and seized the laptop and documents after the two-hour raid.
Around 12 police personnel were involved in the raid, the source said, also confirming that the police had said Ahmad Sazilee is due for release from detention by midnight.
Ahmad Sazilee is an Attorney-General’s Chambers officer that was seconded to the MACC to provide legal advice on a probe related to former 1MDB subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd.
Malay Mail Online understands that the Special Operations Division is in charge of investigations on 1MDB and SRC International Sdn Bhd.
Earlier yesterday, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that three individuals were taken in for questioning — Ahmad Sazilee, MACC’s former advisory board member Tan Sri Rashpal Singh and the Attorney-General’s Chambers finance and anti-money laundering secretariat member Jessica Gurmeet Kaur.
He said the trio was called in for questioning after police reports were lodged against London-based Sarawak Report and its founder Clare Rewcastle-Brown who has been publishing incriminating documents on the 1MDB controversy.
All three were released last night on police bail.
– The Malaymail Online