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After 6-hour MACC session, Najib says questioning over
Published on: Friday, May 25, 2018

Putra Jaya: Datuk Seri Najib Razak finally emerged after six hours of questioning from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) building here and said the graftbusters have completed their inquiry session with him.

"Investigators told me the questioning session is complete after today, and I commend the officers of MACC for carrying out their duty in a professional manner," said the former Prime Minister when he exited the building at around 4.50pm.

Najib explained the questioning began at 10am and concluded at around 4.30pm with a 40-minute recess and time for prayers.

He was summoned by MACC to explain and have his statement recorded concerning his involvement and knowledge surrounding SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

"Today was the second day of me recording my statements, and I have answered all their questions to the best of my abilities," said Najib, without answering any more queries. Unlike his apparent fatigue after questioning on Tuesday, Najib seemed upbeat and in a good mood.

Barely two minutes Najib's convoy pulled up at his Taman Duta residence from the MACC headquarters, the self-proclaimed "Raja Bomoh" paid the former premier a visit.

Arriving in a black Jaguar, with the words "Raja Bomoh" on an emblem above its licence plate, Ibrahim Mat Zin exited from the front passenger seat.

Wearing a black suit complete with songkok, Ibrahim stood outside his own luxury vehicle for about five minutes as reporters, who have been camping outside Najib's house, rushed to get his comments.

Ibrahim said he came here to see the situation at Taman Duta for himself.

"I came here to visit the place. Our former prime minister was good, and had made contributions to the country," he said.

He, however, did not perform any rituals.

Meanwhile, Umno has requested the police return the money confiscated from Najib's house on Jalan Langgak Duta on May 17, claiming it is part of the party's campaign funds.

The Umno Strategic Communications Unit said the funds were obtained from donations for GE14, and are also meant for Umno's management.

"It is both regrettable and disappointing when the remainder of Umno's funds for campaigning were confiscated while being transferred to the new Umno leadership following the resignation of Datuk Seri Najib Razak as Umno and BN president," it said in a statement on the party's official website this evening.

According to the Umno unit, political funding is allowed by law.

"Therefore, Umno is working to restore these funds and requests that the police release the funds to the party as soon as the authorities complete their investigations.

"Umno is now in the process of rebuilding the party and the return of these funds will help strengthen the rebuilding process," it added.

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