Members of the former forex today minister’s legal team will also be present when the recording officer takes the statement, says lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla. He said several lawyers would also be present when the recording officer interviews the former prime minister at the Yayasan Kepimpinan Perdana in Putrajaya.
The five-man RCI, chaired by Mohd Sidek Hassan, concluded there were elements of hidden facts and information relating to forex losses suffered by BNM, and misleading statements given to the cabinet, Parliament and the public. The report said BNM suffered a total loss of RM31. 5 billion between 1992 and 1994 and that Mahathir had condoned it. The commission proposed that the police open investigations into possible criminal breach of trust or cheating by various parties, including Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim, who was finance minister from 1991 to 1998. The RCI convened for eight days from Aug 21 and concluded on Sept 19 after calling 25 witnesses. Forty-two documents were submitted during the proceedings. The 400-page report was submitted to the king on Oct 13 and made public on Nov 30.
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