KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Police are still tracking several key witnesses to help in its 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigation, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today.
He gave an assurance that the police had not given up its investigations but just needed more time as not all the witnesses sought for were based in the country.
“We are still required to carry on further inquiries, so that’s what we’re doing now. Some witnesses are available, some are not. It takes time,” he told reporters at the police training centre here.
“We need time to detect these witnesses. Some are local, some are not around. We will surely complete it and resubmit the IP back to Attorney-General’s Chambers,” he added, using the abbreviation for investigation papers.
However, the top policeman declined to identify the witnesses his men were still seeking.
“For the interest of the investigation, I will not name anybody,” he said.
Khalid had previously said that PDRM was satisfied with the progress made relating to 1MDB investigation and was hoping to conclude the investigation as soon as possible.
He said that the police had completed the first phase of its investigation into 1MDB, which is based on the bi-partisan Public Accounts Committee report.
He said the investigation papers had been passed to the Attorney-General’s Chambers and discussed, but was returned for further investigations.