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Turnupor becharged,MACCtellsNajib KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commis- sioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki yesterday said Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has been served with a notice requiring him to be present at the commis- sion’s headquarters at 10am today to record his statement over investigations into SRC In- ternational Sdn Bhd. Azam said Najib could be charged under the MACC Act 2009 if he does not comply with the notice. “If he fails to turn up to give his statement, he can be charged under the MACC Act 2009,” he said without elaborating. MACC has only summoned Najib and has yet to decide whether to call in other individu- als, he said. SRC International was a sub- sidiaryof 1MalaysiaDevelopment Berhad before it was placed under the Finance Ministry in 2012. On Friday, an MACC team went to Najib’s home in Taman Duta to deliver the notice. Najib Azam

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Negara yesterday, witnessed by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah MohamadAli. RM1trillion DEBT STORYON PAGE 02 X

our currencywas attacked.Wewere able to overcome the challenge because we all worked together.” He expressed hope that when the administrationbecomes clean, more well-known,moreefficient andmore advanced, the countrywill heal. “But we need an efficient and trustworthy administration to achieve it,” he added. TURN TO PAGE 02 X

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s finances have been violated to the extent that the nation’s debts stand at RM1 trillion, said Prime Minister Tun Dr MahathirMohamad. This has never happened during his administration, as the debts then were not more than RM300 billion, he said in his inaugural speech to

more than 1,000 civil servants at the PrimeMinister’s Office yesterday. “How we solve these debts depends onour efforts andmindset,” he added.

Mahathir said he viewed Malaysia as a robust country that couldweather any challenge as long as the government and i t s administrators remainedcommitted

to democracy. “If we hold on to the principles of a democratic nation, we can fight and take on theworld. This has been proven when we fought back after

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