12 peo­ple on travel black­list over 1MDB probe

The Star Malaysia - - Nation - By ED­DIE CHUA ed­diechua@thes­tar.com.my

PETAL­ING JAYA: A dozen peo­ple linked to the 1MDB scan­dal have been barred from leav­ing the coun­try as the Pakatan Hara­pan Gov­ern­ment ini­ti­ates a fresh probe.

A source said the move was to en­sure that the au­thor­i­ties could reach out to them im­me­di­ately.

“Those on the travel black­list were ei­ther in­volved di­rectly with or have knowl­edge of the com­pany and the fi­nan­cial trans­ac­tions car­ried out,” the source said.

It is un­der­stood that the au­thor­i­ties wanted to wrap up the case as quickly as pos­si­ble, so those on the list need to be around to help with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Among those on the black­list are for­mer prime min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Ros­mah Man­sor, for­mer 1Malaysia De­vel­op­ment Bhd chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Tan Sri Is­mee Is­mail, for­mer 1MDB board mem­ber Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi and cur­rent 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kan­dasamy.

Also on the list are At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Tan Sri Mo­hamed Apandi Ali, for­mer In­spec­tor­Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, for­mer Trea­sury sec­re­tary­gen­eral Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ir­wan Seri­gar Ab­dul­lah, for­mer Malaysian Anti­Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) chief com­mis­sioner Dzulk­i­fli Ah­mad and for­mer SRC In­ter­na­tional Sdn Bhd manag­ing di­rec­tor Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil.

The source, how­ever, said Na­jib’s son Ash­man Razak and step­son Riza Aziz, who has been linked to the miss­ing 1MDB money, were not re­stricted from trav­el­ling abroad.

A check found that for­mer fed­eral ter­ri­to­ries min­is­ter Tengku Adnan Tengku Man­sor, who is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by MACC over a claim that he al­lowed the dis­posal of 64 parcels of land worth RM4.28bil, had not been placed on the travel ban list as of yes­ter­day evening.

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