Six called up over missing RM250k reported by Syed Saddiq

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  • Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Police have called in six individuals to have their statements taken over the case of missing money involving former youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said they would have their statements taken at noon at the district police headquarters on Tuesday (March 31).

“The case is under investigation and we do have a few leads which I am not at liberty to divulge at this time, ” he said after attending a Covid-19 operation at Kota Damansara here.

He said police had remanded the maid to help with investigations under Section 380 of the Penal Code for theft.

A police report lodged by Syed Saddiq on March 29 sighted by The Star said that an estimated RM250,000 in cash was missing after the Muar MP decided to check his safe at 7pm on March 28.

Syed Saddiq denied that the missing sum from a safe in his Petaling Jaya home belonged to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).

In a statement, he acknowledged that RM250,000 was missing from his home, but he stressed that he never stated that the money was Bersatu's.

“I want to stress that I was quoted correctly (by a news report over the missing money), but I never stated that the investigation was concerning funds owned by Bersatu.

“In fact, in the police report lodged on March 29, I never stated that the money was owned by Bersatu. Therefore, the title of the report is not true at all, ” he said.

Syed Saddiq is demanding that the TV station publicly apologise immediately for claiming that it was Bersatu's money, saying that the news report had serious implications on his image and credibility as a Bersatu leader.

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