Investigations into the Pandora Papers to begin

by | Oct 18, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

According to the Malaysian Prime Minister, enforcement authorities are free to take action against any individual implicated in the Pandora Papers leak which has also come to be known as creating wealth by stealth.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government will not interfere or prevent the authorities from pursuing any case based on information made in the leak if there is enough evidence.

He said Malaysia was an open country and if anyone has a case, the authorities are free to take appropriate action.

However, the Prime Minister cautioned that there needs to be proof of wrongdoing before any action is taken.

The Pandora Papers refers to the recent leak of some 2.94 terabytes of data, which includes the opening of offshore accounts involving former and current government and political leaders around the world.

Thousands of influential people around the world, including several prominent Malaysians have been named and linked to secret offshore accounts in the leak.

Federal CID Director Comm Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil Hassan said so far four police reports have been lodged on the matter and two investigation papers have been opened.