Police not investigating Rohana Rozhan for now, says Bukit Aman

Former Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd group CEO Datuk Rohana Rozhan

GEORGE TOWN: The police will not be investigating former Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd group CEO Datuk Rohana Rozhan for now, says Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan.

He said police would look at developments from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation first before deciding if any action is necessary.

“So far, we have not received information on the matter.

“If there is evidence that requires us to investigate, we will look into it,” he told reporters after the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act prosecution and enforcement conference between the Attorney General’s Chambers and enforcement agencies for year 2022 at G Hotel here on Tuesday (March 1).

It was reported that the MACC had summoned Rohana to record her statement on Feb 24.

Tim Leissner, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker, had told a US Federal Court during Roger Ng’s trial on Feb 22 that he gave the former Astro CEO – with whom he had a 10-year affair – a US$10mil (RM42mil) house in London.

Ng is accused of conspiring to launder money and violate an anti-bribery law involving 1MDB funds.

Leissner claimed his ex-lover had blackmailed him into buying her the London home and threatened to expose his involvement in 1MDB.

Last week, the MACC issued a freeze order on assets and a bank account belonging to Rohana after Leissner claimed the house was bought using money from 1MDB.

MACC is also applying to the United States Department of Justice to secure more information obtained from Leissner for its investigation into Rohana.

Source: The Star


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