Najib shocked by seizures of children's personal items and gifts from their condos

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 19 May 2018

Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal, who is Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's lawyer, talking to the press near Najib's mansion at Jalan Langgak Duta, KL. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has expressed his shock and disappointment that his children's personal items and gifts were seized from their apartments.

Najib's lawyer Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal said in a press statement on Saturday (May 19) that the police had seized old handphones, tablets and a laptop belonging to Najib's son Norashman when a search was conducted at his condominium.

"All these items are working tools of Norashman who is gainfully employed," said Harpal in a statement on Saturday.

He also said that the watches and laptop of Norashman's assistant were also seized.

Harpal said that Najib's family was shocked to find that personal items from the condominium of Najib's daughter Nooryana Najwa Najib were also seized.

"Clothing and shoes which belong to her personally and have been purchased or gifted to her over the years (were seized)," said Harpal.

"Please note that Gina has been gainfully employed by an established international private equity fund and is a successful woman in her own right," he added.

Ashman said that this is an "acute humiliation" to the family and also said several pairs of baby shoes and attire that was purchased for the couple's young child were also seized.

"It is also shocking and disappointing that wedding gifts gifted to the couple were seized and removed by the raiding party without any attempt to identify the nature of the items seized," said Harpal.

He also claimed that the police personnel helped themselves to food and chocolates in the refrigerator, and further demanded that meals be prepared for them.

"The wide publicity surrounding the seizure of what are basically personal items belonging to the children has caused acute humiliation and embarrassment to the family," said Harpal.

Harpal said that Najib's son and daughter are both appealing to the Commercial Crime Department to quickly return all personal effects and avoid causing further embarrassment and distress to the family.

"There is no relevance and no prima facie evidence for this seizure to take place," he said.

Harpal added that Najib will continue to extend his cooperation.
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