MACC files civil forfeiture against 41 recipients to recover RM270mil in 1MDB case


PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has filed a civil forfeiture against 41 recipients and entities to recover RM270mil related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said the suit was filed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Wednesday (June 19) under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

Latheefa said the monies that was disbursed to these 41 recipients and entities all came from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's personal bank account.

"The biggest recovery would be money disbursed to various Umno divisions, totalling RM212mil," she said at a press conference on Friday (June 21).

Aside from Umno, the other respondents named in the forfeiture suit include other political parties, foundations and companies.

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