Sabah state assembly speaker Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak has questioned the motives behind a police report made against 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) by an UMNO divisional leader.

Salleh, in a post published on his blog has asked if 'the police investigation on the 1MDB fiasco, would eventually lead to nothing' matters the police should investigate on the 1MDB fiasco.

“What if the police investigation reveals nothing untoward and gives 1MBD a clean bill of health? Will the critics, in particular those within UMNO, accept this in good faith?

“Or are they going to accuse the police of a cover up (like they are doing regarding the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the Sabah illegal immigrant issue).

“For years they demanded a RCI on the Sabah issue. Then, once that is done they allege that the RCI covered up many things (some even say that more than half the report is ‘missing’). Hence, they still do not accept the findings of the RCI after demanding that one is done,” said the former Chief Minister of Sabah.

Salleh expressed his fear that the same will happen with the police investigation on 1MDB.

“They demand police action and when the police do act they will say the police did not act in a transparent manner,” he said.

On Friday, Batu Kawan UMNO deputy chief Datuk Paduka Khairuddin Abu Hassan lodged a police report against 1MDB for alleged mismanagement of funds by the government-owned agency.

Khairuddin calls for a thorough investigation is needed to address and identify the root of the problem facing 1MDB and its subsidiaries.