KUALA LUMPUR: Police have not ruled out the possibility that more people would be called up for questioning in the course of investigating 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said investigators were still trying to ascertain the people who needed to be called up.
“We are doing things in stages. We believe there are other individuals involved in the case who will be called up. Or maybe we won’t call anyone else up... it all depends on where our investigations lead us,” he said at Dewan tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar at the police training centre here.
Fuzi was speaking to reporters after a ceremony which saw the handing over of duties, the wearing of ranks for senior officers and the awarding of medals for valour.
He was asked to comment on claims that more than 50 people in Malaysia and overseas, including several politicians, were involved in receiving illegal financial transactions involving money taken from 1MDB.
Prior to this, police investigations revealed US$972 million (RM2.973 billion) had been transferred into the private bank account of Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
The account, in AmIslamic Bank, received the payments in three phases from three companies — Good Star, Aabar and Tanore.
Police had also revealed that investigators had uncovered 132 illegal financial transactions involving 1MDB.