Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak lodges a report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against the ex-banker of Goldman Sachs, Tim Leissner on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case at the Headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Putrajaya. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 27 OCTOBER 2021
Najib Razak hadir membuat laporan kepada Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) terhadap bekas pengurus kanan, Goldman Sachs, Tim Leissner berkaitan kes 1MDB ketika di Ibu Pejabat SPRM, Putrajaya. Foto MOHD ADZLAN, 27 OKTOBER 2021.

By Kamariah Khalidi

PUTRAJAYA – Former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak lodged a report at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against the former banker of Goldman Sachs, Tim Leissner over 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case.

Najib arrived at the MACC at around 9.56 am and left the anti-graft agency an hour later. According to Najib, he was advised to lodge the report so that the Malaysian authorities can question, extradite, or request for the name list of 1MDB and government officers who have been bribed.

“Earlier this year, my lawyer won the case in the United States to get the name list of the people Tim Leissner had bribed in his confession.

“However, the US government, through the DOJ (Department of Justice) had objected to the US Court decision and blocked the names from being exposed.

“At the same time, a lawyer from renowned legal firm, Brahman and Associates representing another senior Goldman Sachs officer, Roger Ng had issued a media statement stating that the name list is an exculpatory evidence that could clear my name of being involved in the 1MDB scam,” he said during a news conference at the MACC Headquarters today.

Therefore, his attorneys had requested the court and the prosecution to reveal the name list middle of this year. However, the request was not granted.

“I am surprised that the Government of Malaysia and the prosecution team were seemingly uninterested in knowing and taking actions against the 1MDB and government officers who were bribed by Tim Leissner until Goldman Sachs had to pay a penalty and compensation of RM16.4 billion to the Malaysian Government.

“Thus, I was advised and called to lodge a report to the MACC today against Tim Leissner so that the authorities in Malaysia can question, extradite and request the name list from DOJ so that those names can be disclosed to the public and appropriate actions can be taken,” he said.

Meanwhile, Najib said that the report he lodged today was important for him to get a fair trial.

“This is a very crucial evidence. If we believe in the rules of law and fair trial, these names need to be revealed as it not only involves the principles of fair trial, but also their (the witnesses) credibility. These are the main questions in demanding justice.

“We also requested through the court, but it was blocked by the DOJ. Therefore, we request the Attorney-General to extradite or get the information from the relevant parties in the United States,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette