Expect some arrests this week as Putrajaya moves to counter the fallout from the US Department of Justice suit on July 20 against the Wolf of Wall Street movie and its producers Red Granite Pictures, where the US government seeks to seize US$1 billion in assets allegedly financed by funds pilfered from the debt-laden Malaysian strategic investment firm 1MDB.
The MalaysiaKini news portal reported today that Umno Youth lodged a police report against just-retired Bank Negara governor Zeti Akthar Aziz, outgoing Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Abu Kasim Mohamed and former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail.
Umno vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun said the trio were believed to be in a conspiracy to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak and his government by providing confidential information to foreign agencies without authorisation, including the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
He also alleged some of the documents submitted were falsified and the information twisted to achieve their agenda. Khairul urged the police to expedite their investigations on this matter.
Previously, Abu Kassim had confirmed that the MACC had shared information with the FBI under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption initiative. The cooperation did not require notification under the mutual legal assistance pact between Putrajaya and Washington.