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I was called to MACC but not over solar panel project, says Najib

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PUTRAJAYA — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was summoned to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here yesterday morning for questioning again.

An MACC source told Malay Mail the questioning was over alleged abuse of funds in a Sarawak solar energy project.

“Not related to 1MDB, (it is) related to the solar project in Sarawak,” the source said, without elaborating.

Najib, however, took to Twitter to confirm he was called for investigations, but said it had nothing to do with the Sarawak solar project scandal.

“Today I was called by MACC to help in investigations but not related to the solar case,” he tweeted.

It is understood that Najib arrived at the MACC headquarters at about 9.40am through the rear entrance, after making an appearance at the Kuala Lumpur courthouse for his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s case management on her multiple money laundering charges.

Last month, the MACC said it would continue its investigations into alleged abuse of funds concerning the Sarawak solar energy project for schools.

The commission has already summoned former education minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid to its headquarters for questioning.

MACC’s deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed Najib was summoned to have his statements taken for “several cases”. He, too, did not elaborate.

Najib was closeted within the MACC headquarters for about four hours.

The Pekan MP, believed inside a Proton Perdana with the “TN50” number plate, was spotted leaving the compound at 1.55pm, in a convoy with a police patrol car and a black Toyota Camry usually seen ferrying Rosmah and bearing the registration number “PAQ 1”.

Rosmah’s lawyers said she was not called to be present at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya yesterday morning.