MACC focuses on big sums

KUALA LUMPUR: The list involving 80 individuals and entities served compound notices related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday is for those believed to have received RM500,000 and more from the scandal-plagued sovereign wealth fund.

MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said it was not exhaustive.

“The MACC’s approach is to give priority to higher sums. The criteria is the sum and not other matters,” she said in a statement yesterday in response to claims that the MACC had dropped Masjid Tanah MP Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin from the list issued on Monday.

“This commission will take action in an orderly and structured manner to get back 1MDB money, which belongs to the people, in stages without favouring anyone,” she said.

The compound notices were issued under Section 92(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA 2001).

Those on the list, which included component parties of the Barisan Nasional, have been given two weeks to return the money they received. – Bernama