The special task force probing the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal was set up on May 21 to investigate 1MDB and recover its assets abroad.
The members consist of Bukit Aman Special Branch director Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador, former Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull as well as his predecessor Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.
As of yesterday, July 2, 408 bank accounts involving RM1.1 billion from individuals, political parties and NGOs have been frozen.
According to the task force, the 81 individuals and 55 companies which had their accounts frozen were believed to have received misappropriate funds from the troubled state investment arm.
The task force said in a statement on Monday, July 2,
“It is believed that these accounts are linked with misappropriated funds from 1MDB. It also involved over 900 transactions made between March 2011 and September 2015.”
They also hinted that more bank accounts linked with 1MDB could be frozen in the future.
It said, stressing that no parties were targeted,
“All bank accounts were frozen in accordance with the law.”
The task force said that a comprehensive investigation is underway to ascertain the level of involvement of those involved.
“Comprehensive investigations are conducted fairly to all parties involved.
“The 1MDB taskforce hopes that those involved will give full cooperation.”
(Source: The Star)