Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has denied seeking witness protection from police over the ongoing probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal
When asked by a reporter in Pekan, Pahang if the reports of him seeking protection were true, the politician responded, "No, no. I'm not," The Star reported.
According to a report by Malay Mail, Najib had lodged a police report on Friday, 18 May, stating that he was concerned for his safety and the safety of his family
In the police report sighted by Malay Mail, Najib wrote that his sources revealed to him that the threats to him and his family come from people who were linked to 1MDB funds internationally as well as within the country.
Najib is currently being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act (AMLATFA) 2001
He faces a maximum of 15 years imprisonment and a fine of no less than five times the sum or value of the proceeds of an unlawful activity or instrumentalities at the time of the offence, or RM5 million, depending on which is higher.
Yesterday, reports were made that Najib was seeking protection following the 1MDB probe:
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