Malaysia’s top legal body wants answers over why its Attorney General ended a probe into how around $700 million (£486m) ended up in the accounts of the prime minister. The Malaysian Bar has filed a judicial review into the decision by Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali to clear prime minister Najib Razak of wrongdoing over the transfer into the PM’s account of 2.6bn ringgit ($680m), as well as funds from SRC International, a subsidiary of the country’s scandal-hit 1MDB investment fund.
The Bar also wants The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which has been ordered to close the investigation, to be allowed to continue its probe.
Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru said in a statement: “There should be no usurpation of the judicial powers of the courts, as it is for the courts − and not the Attorney General − to decide on the innocence or guilt of a suspect in respect of any alleged crime.”
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