An inquiry into foreign exchange losses at Malaysia’s central bank in the 1990s yesterday recommended that former premier Mahathir Mohamad and jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim be investigated for criminal breach of trust offences. The commission suggested that Dr Forum asiaone forex may possess more information than he previously claimed to know, despite having testified as a witness at the inquiry. Dr Mahathir previously told the inquiry he did not have direct knowledge of the BNM’s trading activities or the losses incurred.
Cabinet and Parliament on the actual forex losses faced by BNM”. RCI secretary Yusof Ismail lodged a police report at the Putrajaya police headquarters yesterday afternoon based on the commission’s findings. He said no names were mentioned in the police report as the details were contained in the RCI findings which were also made available to the police. The police will hand over their report to the Attorney-General’s chambers for further action,” he said. Both Dr Mahathir and Anwar are leaders of political parties within the opposition pact Pakatan Harapan. Opposition leaders yesterday branded the findings as “politically motivated”, and demanded that the report be debated in Parliament.
During the RCI’s eight-day hearing in August and September, a total of 25 witnesses, including Dr Mahathir, Anwar and former finance minister Daim Zainuddin testified, with 42 documents submitted during the proceedings. A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2017, with the headline ‘Probe Mahathir, Anwar for forex losses: Royal inquiry’. Read the latest ST Specials and Supplements right here! We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs.