The Edge Media Group hands over documents, hard disk and printed e-mails to Bank Negara


KUALA LUMPUR: The Edge Media Group has handed over all the documents, printed e-mails and a hard disk in its possession on the issue of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) to Bank Negara.

Its publisher and group chief executive officer Ho Kay Tat said the materials were handed over to Bank Negara on Monday.

“Today, the same set (of documents) was given to the Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) of the police.

“I also gave a statement to the CCID,” he said in a statement here yesterday.

In the statement, he said:”We are comforted that the various investigators, the Auditor-General, the Public Accounts Committee, Bank Negara, the police, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Malaysia (MACC)and the Attorney-General have given their commitment to uncover the truth without fear or favour.”

“It is, indeed, their responsibility and their duty to the people of Malaysia to do just that. Just as it was our duty to pursue the story,” he added.

The Edge yesterday published a four-paged article alleging that 1MDB and a joint venture partner, PetroSaudi International, had cheated Malaysia of billions of ringgit. In an immediate response, 1MDB in a statement slammed The Edge Financial Daily over the report saying it was “old, unsubstantiated and recycled.”

It said they were surprised that these unproven allegations were being recycled yet again when multiple ongoing investigations were being conducted by lawful authorities pertaining to issues raised on 1MDB’s dealings.

The Home Ministry on June 1 had issued a show-cause letter to The Edge over its reports in the financial daily on 1MDB. — Bernama