Govt, police file forfeiture suits against Najib and Rosmah over items worth RM711mil

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  • Wednesday, 08 May 2019

PETALING JAYA: Two civil forfeiture suits have been filed by the government and the police against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and several others to seize RM711mil worth of items, which were allegedly bought using 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds.

Financial publication The Edge reported that there were two notices of motion and supporting affidavits that were filed in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (May 7) to seize those items consisting of jewellery, cash, handbags and luxury vehicles from these individuals.

The report, which quoted sources, said that the action was a follow-up to the seizure of valuables from the properties in Bukit Bintang and several other places by police last year.

It added that the first notice of motion was to seize a property in the Klang Valley, cash which includes foreign currencies, jewellery, handbags, watches and sunglasses worth RM680mil.

The report also said the second notice of motion was to seize 27 luxury cars, cash which includes foreign currencies, 29 bank accounts, watches and bags totalling RM31mil.

The report noted that Bukit Aman Special Investigation Division of the Anti-Money-Laundering Team Supt Foo Wei Min affirmed an affidavit in support of the forfeiture action as he was the investigating officer in the case.

The Edge added that it is not known when the application would be heard.

Shortly after the 14th General Election last year, police had conducted a raid on several residences and offices linked to Najib.

Former Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh had said that the cumulative value of the items seized was estimated at between RM900mil and RM1.1bil, making it the biggest seizure in the country's history.

It was reported that among the items confiscated in the raid include more than 12,000 pieces of jewellery, 423 watches, 234 sunglasses, 567 handbags, and cash in 26 different denominations.

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