KUALA LUMPUR, 8 May — Police will investigate the case of leaked Lembaga Tabung Haji documents with regard to a land deal between the pilgrimage fund and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the case was being investigated under the Official Secrets Act.
“We will call those who are related to this case for questioning soon,” he said at the handing over of duties ceremony in Bukit Aman on Friday.
An investigation paper was opened following a report by Tabung Haji over the leaked documents.
Asked if police would be investigating the case together with a report lodged by Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim), Khalid said: “If the issue is the same, we will merge the investigation. But if it’s not, then we will open a new IP.”
Abim had lodged a report over the land deal at the Gombak district police headquarters at about 2.30pm on Thursday.
The group had called on the authorities to investigate Tabung Haji over fears the move could jeopardise the savings of Muslims planning on performing the haj.
Abim president Amidi Abdul Manan, in a statementon Thursday, had urged both the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the issue.
Tabung Haji had denied on Thursday that its move to acquire a parcel of land at the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) financial district for RM188.5mil is a bailout of 1MDB, which owns the land.
The fund’s group managing director and CEO Datuk Johan Abdullah had said it was a sound investment and that the fund wanted a “piece of the action in the development”