KUALA LUMPUR: Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has been added to the list of those banned from travelling abroad.
Others to be included in the list are Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah and former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad.
Khalid, when asked to comment on being put on the no-fly list, replied to a WhatsApp message by saying: “I don’t know”.
The other three on the same list did not respond to messages sent to them.
Apandi had been told to go on holiday after he was accused of hiding evidence related to the 1MDB scandal. He has however denied the allegation.
The attorney-general began a 30-day unrecorded leave yesterday.
Irwan - who is also 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chairperson was a key witness in the Public Accounts Committee's investigations into the company.
He was transferred out of the Ministry of Finance on Monday.
Dzulkifli was appointed MACC chief commissioner on a temporary transfer from Oct 1, 2016, to July 31, 2021.
However, he handed in his resignation letter on Monday and reported for duty at the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) yesterday.
His current post at the AGC remains unknown.
Online news portal Malaysiakini reported that many individuals involved in the 1MDB affair had been barred from travelling abroad.
On Saturday, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor were also barred from leaving the country.