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Najib grilled five hours
Published on: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Putra Jaya: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak left the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters at 3.10pm Tuesday, after spending five hours being questioned about SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Najib looked worn out and did not smile to the media when he exited the MACC building, a stark contrast to how he looked like before being questioned hours ago.

Earlier, new MACC chief Mohd Shukri Abdull said Najib is just here for his statement to be recorded as part of normal investigations and won't be arrested or charged yet.

It is unclear at this point how long MACC investigations will require Najibs presence, however it is learnt he will be returning back and forth for the next few days.

Najib was dressed in light blue shirt complimented with a dark blue suit and posed for photographers at the lobby for few moments in the morning.

He arrived in a white Toyota Vellfire accompanied by a four-car convoy and two police outriders.

He left with the same convoy.

Seen with him were his six-man team lawyers and four bodyguards who entered and exited together with him.

He would return to the MACC headquarters on Thursday to continue interrogations concerning SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Sources said Najib requested for interrogations to continue on Thursday and not Wednesday as suggested by MACC.

"He is said to be tired and worn out from interrogation and had asked for one extra day to rest," revealed the source.

Najib was summoned to the MACC headquarters to record his statement today concerning SRC International after chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull revealed the commission had received additional information into the case.

Najib said he was thankful to the team of investigators that spoke to him, for their professionalism in carrying out their duties. He explained it was a continuation of a previous statement he had given to the MACC back in 2015.

"Today's statement given was a more detailed version, where I had to verify certain documents and details surrounding the case," he said.

Najib explained the interrogation started at 10am and went on until 2.15pm with a 30-minute break in between.

Shukri said the anti-graft agency would be taking the statements of two important witnesses before proceeding to make any arrests relating to SRC International and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

"Until we get two very important witnesses, then you will get the story. The case is under Datuk Seri Azam Baki.

"Depending on the evidence and documents as well as depending on how he (Najib) answers...if we are satisfied, we can let him go, but if we still need his statement again, we will call him back". Shukri said the MACC respected Najib as a former Prime Minister and he himself would not seek revenge against any parties.

"We must respect him because he is our former PM, I am not going to take revenge on anybody but will let the law speaks," he added.

SRC International was a subsidiary of 1MDB, until it was placed under the Finance Ministry in 2012.

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