Malaysia's anti-graft commission says will not reveal identity of 2.6b ringgit donor

[PETALING JAYA] The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has said it will not reveal details about the identity of the donor of the 2.6 billion ringgit that was deposited into the personal bank account of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak because it is prevented from doing so under the law. "MACC has no problem revealing details of the investigation if it does not go against the law," said its director of special operations Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zin in a statement.

He said existing provisions under the law prevented MACC from doing so. Mr Bahri said that under the MACC Act, the commission was prevented from revealing detailed information on a case to the public. He said that this was also in line with the comments made by former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman who had posted on his blog on Saturday (Dec 26) that the MACC had no power to give details of its investigations until the matter had been brought to court.

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