Nazlan probe: AG’s Chambers still studying investigation papers from MACC, says Idrus

PETALING JAYA: The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) is still examining the investigation papers submitted by MACC on its probe of Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, says Tan Sri Idrus Harun.

The Attorney General said a decision on the case will only be made after the AGC has completed “perusing” the investigation findings.

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“We are perusing the investigation papers before we make our decision,” he was quoted as saying to Malaysiakini via a text message on Monday (May 23).

On May 21, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) announced that it had completed its investigations into the case involving Nazlan.

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He was asked to comment on whether the AGC was satisfied with the investigation, which was concluded last Wednesday, and if they had made a decision.

“The probe that began in March has been finalised after collecting related evidence according to the fixed guidelines and procedures,” the anti-graft authority said.

The MACC added that the investigation papers had been presented to the AGC on May 18 for further review and action.

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It was reported that the MACC had, on April 29, defended its decision to investigate Nazlan, saying that it had the authority to do so against any “officers of public bodies”.

The MACC investigations came following claims by blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, alleging that there were funds transferred to Nazlan’s account during his time as the group general counsel and company secretary of Maybank.

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Nazlan lodged a police report against Raja Petra on April 21, denying the accusations, which he said were malicious, baseless and aimed at tarnishing his credibility as a judge.

He was the High Court judge who had sentenced former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak to 12 years jail and a RM210mil fine in July 2020 over the misappropriation of RM42mil of SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.