AG has uphill task to prove seized items related to 1MDB, says Gerakan Youth chief

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General’s Chambers will have an uphill task in its bid to prove that all the items seized from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s residence are related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds, says Gerakan deputy Youth chief Andy Yong.

Yong said if this is proven, the burden would then shift to Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, to prove their innocence.

“Nonetheless, it is quite an unbelievable amount and we hope due process will take place,” said Yong, a trained litigation lawyer who had previously handled several corruption cases.

Yong was commenting on the police’s announcement on Wednesday that they had seized an estimated RM1.1 billion worth of cash and items in a probe related to 1MDB.

On the claims that some of the items were gifts, Yong said the donors should be called in to verify the claims.

“Therefore all the donors (if it is true) must be called to testify in court if they are eventually charged” he added.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Department chief, Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh had disclosed the total value of all the seized items related to the probe stands between RM900 million and RM1.1 billion.

 

Source: https://goo.gl/7ftSRr

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