Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail says two Ambank Islamic bank accounts under the name of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak were not frozen, because both accounts were closed much earlier.

In a statement today, Abdul Gani said the accounts were closed on August 30, 2013 and March 9, 2015.

The inter-agency Special Task Force investigating allegations of funds transmitted to Najib’s personal bank accounts, on Monday ordered a freeze of six bank accounts related to the investigation.

Abdul Gani yesterday confirmed that none of the six accounts belonged to the Prime Minister.

Apart from the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the task force is also comprised of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Royal Malaysian Police and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).

With regard to the two closed accounts, Abdul Gani said the Special Task Force had obtained bank documents related to them.

“All investigation documents received by the Attorney-General are provided by the Special Task Force. Therefore, there is no issue of the Attorney-General using documents published in The Wall Street Journal or anywhere else,” he added.