Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low. -File pix
THE businessman arrested in Thailand by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the SRC International Sdn Bhd case is not linked to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low.
A highly-placed investigator told the New Sunday Times that the suspect was not connected to Najib and Jho Low. He said MACC had opened a new file on the suspect under SRC International, and he would likely be charged with abusing and misappropriating the company's funds. SRC International Sdn Bhd is a former subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
"Despite being related to SRC International, it is a totally different case. "It needs to be understood that SRC International has a lot of money.
"The suspect has nothing to do with Najib and Jho Low. "This is totally a different case from the two, but we still categorise him as a person involved in manipulating or misappropriating SRC International's funds," he told the New Sunday Times.
The source debunked reports by foreign press claiming that there were connections between the suspect and the former prime minister and fugitive businessman. However, he said, the suspect was able to assist in the SRC International investigations by MACC, including Najib's case.
MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed the arrest, saying that the suspect was remanded for five days before being released on bail.
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