The whistleblower website said it has in its possession leaked Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) documents showing its investigators had concluded that the Sabah chief minister had corruptly issued timber licences to his brother worth tens of millions of ringgit.
According to Sarawak Report, the documents form part of a major investigation by the MACC into timber corruption after an agent and nominee for Musa Aman, Michael Chia, was caught attempting to smuggle RM16 million out of Hong Kong in 2008.
“However, the investigation has been blocked at the highest levels and its findings kept secret, until now.
“Our informants say that the brothers’ relative and fellow Sabahan, attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail, has refused to allow charges to be brought and PM Najib Razak has scandalously turned a blind eye to the affair.”
Sarawak Report claimed that Abdul Gani (right), who is closely connected to the Aman family, has refused to pursue the case.
“Indeed the attorney-general has forced the MACC to shelve its entire investigation in Sabah, which was one of the largest and most extensive ever undertaken by that body, and involved sums amounting to billions of ringgit siphoned out of the state by corruption at the highest level.”
Last week, MACC deputy commissioner (operations) Mohd Shukri Abdull lamented that Attorney-General's Chambers had refused to bring many “valid cases” the commission had investigated to court due to “insufficient evidence”.
Sources revealed that the CCTV recording involving Mohamad Nedim (right), a son of Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nazri Abdul Aziz, Nedim's bodyguard and the security supervisor was now in the possession of the investigating officer.
People familiar with the matter also confirmed withMalaysiakini that the case was still being investigated despite earlier claims by the Brickfields OCPD (Officer in Charge of Police District) that it had been wrapped up.
Sources familiar with the incident said the police were surprised to find in the video footage that "more than two persons", including Nedim, were involved in holding and assaulting the 50-year-old security supervisor.
This may create complications in the police's classification of the case as a minor offence - ‘causing affray' under section 160 of the Penal Code.
Under this section, anyone found guilty faces a punishment of up to six months' jail or a fine of RM1,000, or both.
Malaysiakini reported on March 23 that the security supervisor of the high-end condominium in Mont Kiara was allegedly assaultedby Nedim and his bodyguard.
Nedim drove a Porsche sports car to the condominium, followed by a luxury MPV driven by his bodyguard.
The bodyguard alighted from his car to have personal particulars recorded on behalf of both drivers, but the condominium guards insisted that they did so separately.
An argument ensued, resulting in the supervisor being called in to mediate.
Argument and fracas at condo entrance
The bodyguard claimed that the person in the Porsche was a 'Tengku' (a member of the royalty), but the supervisor explained that condo management required the registration of drivers of all vehicles entering the compound.
This resulted in the VIP's son alighting from his Porsche, while the bodyguard and his friends assaulted the 50-year-old security supervisor, according to sources who had viewed the video footage. It is learnt that Nazri's son also struck the supervisor.
A police report was subsequently made by the supervisor, who was slightly injured during the altercation.
Mohamad Nedim's bodyguard had lodged a counter police report alleging that the security supervisor was rude and started the fracas.
A day after Malaysiakini reported the incident, Brickfields OCPD Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid denied that Nazri's son was involved in the fist-fight, with The Star quoting him as saying that the case involved just the bodyguard and a security guard.
Wan Abdul Bari also said then that the police have already completed their probe into the matter and that the investigation papers were sent to the Attorney-General's Chambers on whether charges would be laid.
PKR vice-president N Surendran and Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin had urged the police to conduct an independent and impartial investigation into the case.
Shamsul Iskandar went further to claim that Nedim was also allegedly involved in an incident resulting in the death of a young man, Darren Kang, in 2004.
Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo has also called on Nazri to cease issuing any statement on matters pertaining to the law, especially if it involved the attorney-general or the AG's Chambers.
"It could be interpreted as a clear case of conflict," said Gobind, who is DAP legal bureau chairperson.