Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali has yet to receive the investigation papers concerning SRC International Bhd.
Previously, Apandi said he expected the MACC to wrap up its probe in May. The investigation concerns the RM42 million from SRC which landed in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s bank accounts.
“I just came back from Mecca and entered office only one day. I don’t know what’s going on yet, honestly… I cannot give any positive reply yet,” he said when met at the sidelines of an event in Kuala Lumpur this morning.
“I haven’t seen it. It is better to be late, better to study things thoroughly, they are preparing it thoroughly,” he added.
Quizzed on the May deadline, Apandi said he cannot be pushy as MACC has numerous other matters to investigate.
On April 11, Apandi reportedly said he had ordered MACC to wrap up its probe “for some time already” and expected the probe to be completed in a month or so.
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 had reportedly claimed to be unaware that the money was from SRC, and Apandi had also cleared him of any wrongdoing in the matter.
On Jan 26, 2016, Apandi said no charges would be brought against Najib based on the investigation carried out by MACC on the RM2.6 billion political donation and the SRC funds that went into Najib’s account.
He, however, said in April 2017 that ‘no further action’ (NFA) did not mean that the files (into the case) were closed.
“When we declare NFA, it means we put it aside. Unless and if there is new evidence that warrants a file to be reopened and investigated again, we will do so.
“No files are closed permanently when we say NFA, even the 1MDB file,” he was quoted as saying on April 11.