Parker who? That was a common reaction on 5 January 2017, when 1MDB revealed its latest auditor – a little known firm – after three Big Four auditors had fallen by the wayside for one reason or another.
Parker Randall was reported to be an “international auditing firm” with its website revealing “independent member firms” in 50 countries around the world.
One of them is a Malaysian firm by the name of Afrizan Tarmili Khairul Azhar, also known as aftaas with its head office in Rampai Business Park in Setapak and offices in Shah Alam, Ipoh, Kuantan, Johor Bahru and Kota Bharu.
aftaas’ website can be found here. Strangely, the “About Us” website pages on the aftaas website describing “The Firm”, “Parker Randall” and “Team Profile” are all inaccessible. See, for instance, the “Team Profile” profile page.
Not to worry; the same page archived on the internet in August 2014 reveals the Malaysian firm’s line-up. Here you can see that the firm’s name (Afrizan Tarmili Khairul Azhar) appears to be a combination of three of the partners’ names, with the managing partner listed as Mohd Afrizan Husain.