KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will soon be called in by police to have their statements taken over recently-exposed recordings of telephone conversations allegedly related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
According to Criminal Investigation Department Prosecution and Law Division (D5) principal assistant director Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, the police will also summon several other key individuals over the nine audio recordings which were revealed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Jan 8.
He said they include former MACC chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad and Baling Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.
“We will summon all witnesses linked to the nine audio recordings. We will (record their statements) soon,” he told Berita Harian, today.
On Thursday, MACC chief Latheefa Koya had her statement recorded by police over the audio recordings in a four-hour session at the anti-graft agency’s headquarters.
In a statement yesterday, the MACC said that its deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki also had his statement recorded, along with five other officers.
At a press conference on Jan 8, the MACC played nine audio recording clips, totalling 45 minutes, which allegedly involved conversations between Najib and several other individuals.
The conversations are believed to have taken place between Jan 5 and July 29, 2016.
So far, the MACC has yet to reveal the source or sources of the clips, saying only that the recordings were made anonymously and that they are authentic.