KUALA LUMPUR — May 8, 2019: The Attorney-General’s Chambers yesterday filed a notice of forfeiture for er hundreds of items including branded handbags and 27 vehicles seized from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, their three children and 13 individuals and companies.
The notice named the prosecution as applicant and 18 individuals and companies as respondents.
The prosecution is seeking a court order under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act to summon any third party who claims to have an interest in the properties to come before the court on the date specified in the notice to show cause as to why the property shall not be forfeited to the government.
Najib is named first respondent, followed by Rosmah, Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, Nor Ashman Razak Mohd. Najib, Nooryana Najwa Mohd. Najib, Mohd. Kyizzad Mesran, Senijauhar Sdn. Bhd., Aiman Ruslan, Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia, Yayasan Semesta, Yayasan Mustika Kasih, Rembulan Kembara Sdn .Bhd., Goh Gaik Ewe, Ng Chong Hwa, Lim Hwee Bin, Kee Kok Thiam, Tan Vern Tact and Geh Choh Hun as second to 18th respondents.
The prosecution is also seeking other orders deemed fair and appropriate by the court.
The application was filed on the grounds that the prosecution is satisfied the items seized between May 17, 2018, and March 11, 2019, were related to an offence or the result of illegal activities. It was supported by an affidavit affirmed by a deputy public prosecutor and two police officers on May 6.
Among the items seized on May 17 and June 11, 2018, were 52 branded handbags, 10 watches and cash in different denominations. Also seized four branded watches, 171 branded handbags and 27 pairs of expensive shoes. Forty luxury handbags were also confiscated.
Twenty-seven Nissan Urvan vehicles were seized on August 2, 2018.
Money amounting to more than RM18 million in several accounts at different banks was frozen between August 16, 2018, and last March 11.
Also seized on last January 17 was a property in Tanjong Bungah, Penang, belonging to the 13th respondent.
The prosecution also filed a similar motion against Obyu Holding Sdn. Bhd. as the sole respondent, for the court to publish a notice to summon any third party who claims to have any interest in items seized from the company to come before the court on the date specified in the notice to show cause as to why these should not be forfeited to the government.
Among items seized were 11,990 pieces of jewellery, 401 watches, 16 pieces of watch accessories, 234 pairs of eye-wear and 306 handbags while cash of RM114,164,393.44 in various denominations was confiscated on January 31, 2019 .
A property in Kuala Lumpur was seized last November 1. — Bernama