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Najib & family seek to inspect seized items

Many of the items were seized from the Pavilion Residences in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

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KUALA LUMPUR — July 25, 2019: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and their daughter have filed separate notices of motion to inspect and obtain particulars on properties, including hundreds of branded handbags and cash in several currencies, that were seized by the police last year.

Lawyer Syahirah Hanapiah, representing Najib, and Azrul Zulkifli Stork, representing Rosmah and the daughter Nooryana Najwa, told reporters this after the case management before justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan, who fixed October 14 to hear the applications.

Najib filed the notice on July 18, while the notice by Rosmah and Nooryana Najwa was made the following day. They named the public prosecutor as respondent.

The notice by Najib seeks the respondent to provide or supply colour pictures of the items, as well as their detailed descriptions, such as the label, symbol, gift card, package and box of the movable properties that were seized on May 17 last year.

Rosmah and Nooryana Najwa are seeking permission to inspect the items.

Among the items mentioned in both the notices are 315 handbags, 14 watches and 27 pairs of shoes, as well as cash that included RM537,000, and 2,700 in pound sterling.

During the proceedings, prosecutor Faten Hadni Khairuddin said the prosecution required time to conduct a legal study as there is no provision in the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act on a special procedure to allow such applications.

Last May 30, a High Court allowed the prosecution to gazette a notice to any third party with interests on the seized items.

Upon publication of the notice, any third party who claims to have any interest in the items will be required to appear before the court, or through their lawyer, to show cause why the items should not be forfeited. — Bernama           

 

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