PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was not involved in any alleged tampering of the final 1MDB audit report, claims Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.
The former MACC chief said: “Not at all. (but) we tried to get the original (report).”
Abu Kassim, who now heads the governance, integrity and anti corruption centre, said he had spoken to the then-auditor general on the report.
“We tried to get a briefing on the report which was not published,” he said.
On Nov 25, Auditor General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad said that one of the changes made to the 1MDB final audit report was the removal of a paragraph or paragraphs mentioning the presence of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho.
She revealed that the directive to make the changes had come from Tan Sri Shukri Salleh, who served as the private secretary to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when he was prime minister.
The changes were made on Feb 26, 2016 on grounds that it was a sensitive issue and to prevent it from being manipulated by the then political opposition.
Madinah said the original 1MDB final audit report without the amendments and removal of paragraphs was handed over to the MACC and police for their action.