Report: Amid 1MDB probe, Amar Singh told to extend service for six more months

Quoting unnamed sources, The Malay Mail news portal said the extension was offered due to his expertise, and the need for him to stay on the 1MDB task force to facilitate ongoing investigations

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Amar Singh (right) in Bangkok in December 2015 during an investigation in a high profile Malaysian case – PHOTO/ TAN HUI YEE

Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Commissioner Amar Singh Ishar Singh, who was supposed to retire on June 6, will see his service extended for another six months, reports The Malay.

Quoting unnamed sources, the Malaysian news portal said the extension was offered due to his expertise, and the need for him to stay on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) taskforce to facilitate ongoing investigations.

Amar, 59, headed a series of raids at properties linked to former prime minister Najib Razak, that began last on May 16.

He was also seen in the same building yesterday when Najib was interrogated by MACC officers at the headquarters in Putrajaya, the report added.

He was constantly in the news in the last week after the police raided Najib’s premises and office as part of the investigations into the nation’s state-owned investment fund.

Amar is the highest ranking police officer from the Sikh community in Malaysia.

 

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