KUALA LUMPUR: The police did not steal RM43.3mil following raids at various premises linked to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in May as alleged by a blogger.
Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh said the allegation, made by blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, is "simply ludicrous".
"I will not pay heed to such a writer. He has branded himself an 'investigative journalist' but he's more like a mercenary writer.
"His allegation is baseless. If he (Raja Petra) really has credible information, then be brave enough to lodge a report in Malaysia. Don't hide behind a cyber curtain," Comm Amar told a press conference at the CCID headquarters on Friday (Sept 28).
Raja Petra is basing his allegation on the different amounts of cash seized that were announced at a series of press conferences on the investigation, Comm Amar added.
Setting the record straight, he said he had initially announced during a May 25 press conference that some RM114mil was seized from a unit at Pavilion Residences.
"However, after all the cash had been rounded up from six premises linked to the former prime minister, the tallied amount of cash seized was RM116mil, as announced during my June 20 press conference.
"He (Najib) then lodged a report that some RM160mil was actually seized but he could not substantiate it," he said.
Comm Amar said he was 100% sure that the cash that was recovered from the raids was the same amount seized by the police.
"I am not taking lightly any party accusing the police of stealing money.
"I urge Raja Petra to come forward and lodge a report. If the report turns out to be false, then he will face the full brunt of the law," he said.
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