1MDB trial: Abu Kassim was replaced to protect Najib from investigation, says witness

Published on 13 Feb 2024 11:55:47 PM

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur was told on Tuesday (Feb 13) that the then Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed was replaced to protect Datuk Seri Najib Razak from being investigated and charged in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal in 2016.

It was disclosed by MACC senior superintendent Nur Aida Arifin, 37, when verifying the content of an audio recording of a conversation between Najib, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and his former special officer Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin.

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