There has been no response from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the commission’s former director Bahri Mohd Zin who denied that the MACC media unit contacted him over his remarks concerning the investigation into SRC International Bhd.
Calls and messages to MACC deputy operations chief Azam Baki remained unanswered.
Bahri, on Tuesday, was quoted by Malay daily Sinar Harian as saying that the MACC media unit did not even communicate with him.
The media unit, he had said, should have waited for his official statement.
“I do not like being used by others without my permission.”
The former special operations division chief was responding to MACC’s media statement that the commission had contacted him and that he had denied stating he opted for early retirement because he was disappointed with the SRC case.
Azam had also claimed that when Bahri was contacted, the latter denied saying he felt as if he had sinned against 30 million Malaysians as reported.
Earlier that day, several media organisations, including Malaysiakini, quoted Bahri as stating that he was disappointed that the SRC case was not brought to court.
SRC, which was previously a subsidiary of 1MDB and is now under the Finance Ministry, came under the spotlight after RM42 million of its money was found in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank account.
The SRC money was deposited into Najib’s account in two transactions – on Dec 26, 2014 and Feb 10, 2015 – after being routed through two companies, Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd and Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd.
Najib has reportedly claimed to be unaware about the money from SRC, and attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali also cleared him of any wrongdoing in the matter.