KUALA LUMPUR: Several witnesses in Singapore have agreed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), especially Datuk Dr Tawfiq Ayman.

Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said several witnesses would be interviewed, including bank officers.

“We will send the team of investigators to Singapore from March 29 to 31 to record statements and gather the necessary documents. Once the statements and documents are obtained, we will be able to refer the investigation paper to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC),” he told a press conference at the CCID headquarters here yesterday.

CCID investigators will interview and record more statements of witnesses in Singapore if the need arises.

He said Singapore police’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) agreed on the dates for the team to go to Singapore to collect information and statements.

“The investigation into the case is still ongoing and it involves the statements of those in Malaysia and Singapore.

“The investigation paper was referred to AGC in October last year, and further instructions were given to the police to acquire statements from individuals in Singapore that can be accepted by Malaysian courts.

“Upon receiving the instruction, CCID contacted CAD to send a team to Singapore to obtain further information so that we can file an application under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 2002 through the AGC,” he said, adding that any previous statements on the case involving Tawfiq and the movement of the investigating team to Singapore were never meant to hide facts or confuse any parties.

The Singapore Police Force was previously quoted as saying that all requests for assistance from the Royal Malaysia Police relating to the 1MDB investigation were promptly addressed, including matters related to Tawfiq.

Singapore said it had facilitated Malaysia’s 1MDB-related investigations in various ways since 2015.