There were objections to 1MDB original audit report findings, court told

Published on 16 Jan 2020 6:54:13 PM

The original 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report findings were objected to by its chief executive officer (CEO) and a group of civil servants during a coordination meeting chaired in 2016 by Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, the chief secretary to the government at the time.

Former director of the National Audit Department (NAD), Saadatul Nafisah Bashir Ahmad, 65, testified at the High Court on Thursday that she and then auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang had defended the original 1MDB audit report prepared by the department even though its findings were disagreed with by those who attended the meeting.

Saadatul Nafisah said this at the trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy over the tampering of the final audit report of the state-owned sovereign wealth fund.