The fuss about taking leave and MACC explanation
It's only for a week and his right hand man Mustafar Ali is now the acting chief commissioner. But the media, especially those of pro-opposition are blowing it out of proportion.
Abu Kassim has every rights to his leave amid some of MACC staffs being hauled up by the police to assist investigations into 1MDB 'scandal'. We all take leave, don't we?
MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed is on a week's leave during which time deputy chief commissioner of prevention Datuk Mustafar Ali will be filling in for him.And here comes an explanation about that RM2.6 billion that went into Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal account.
"Yes, I can confirm that," Mustafar told The Star Online when contacted Wednesday morning.An online portal had earlier reported a source story confirming that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission head would be taking the aforementioned time off.
His leave from his post is in the wake of MACC officers being hauled up for questioning by the police over the leak of documents pertaining investigations on 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
The commission's probe into SRC International Bhd, a former 1MDB subsidiary, involving funds of RM4bil is ongoing.
Kassim's leave also came after the arrests of former MAC advisory board member Tan Sri Rashpal Singh and Attorney-General’s Chambers finance and anti-money laundering secretariat member Jessica Gurmeet Kaur to assist police investigations on the alleged leak.
It said the RM2.6 billion deposited into an account of the premier is a donation from the Middle East.
"The MACC has obtained an explanation from the donor on the donation given to the Prime Minister.The statement said that the document explained that the RM2.6 billion was a donation. It also said that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would be asked to elaborate to the MACC on the donation he had received.
"The MACC knew of the details of the donor through a document taken from the bank and it was found that four letters were sent to the bank when the large sum of money was deposited into the account of the Prime Minister."
The MACC said its investigation was not related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad issue, and that the probe into the 1MDB case was carried out by the police.
It also reiterated that the investigation on the issue of SRC International involving RM4 billion was ongoing.
The MACC said the investigations into the RM2.6 billion fund and the SRC International issue were "two different matters".
"As such, the MACC wants to emphasise that it has never stated that the case under probe has been closed. Instead, the MACC has only stated that it (the fund) was not from 1MDB," it said.The MACC gave the assurance that the investigation would be undertaken in an independent, transparent and professional manner and asked all quarters to give it room to conduct the probe in a comprehensive manner without any form of speculation.
"As an independent commission, the MACC has the responsibility to conduct investigations in an independent, transparent and professional manner without fear or favour.
"The MACC will not allow anyone to influence or interfere in its investigations," it said.
Is it clear?
Source : just read!