KUALA LUMPUR – July 21, 2016: The vice-president of Persatuan Pribumi Perkasa (Perkasa), Datuk Zulkifli Noordin today expressed support for the decision by the US Department of Justice to file lawsuits against those who allegedly embezzled money from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
This will help the state firm to recover its money.
“I think we should applaud and welcome the move because it is basically assisting 1MDB and the Malaysian government to recover the stolen funds.
“Under the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, any asset and fund so recovered shall be returned to the entity or government that is the victim of the illegal act.”
In his statement, Zulkifli points out that the lawsuits do not provide for criminal charges because this is a civil proceeding.
But he also suggests that the police expedite further investigations on the matter and to consider getting assistance from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Online political commentator Lim Sian See in a Facebook posting shared a summary of the lawsuits.
In presenting the 16-point summary Lim also attempts to answer several anticipated questions regarding Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s possible involvement in the proceedings.
“Is the prime minister charged? No. He is not charged and not named in this case, despite former prime minister Tun Dr. Mahathir;s statement last September that Najib was afraid to go overseas as he would be arrested by the FBI.
“This is untrue as not only is this a civil case but Najib is not named in the suits.
“However, there is a reference to a Malaysian Official One, who had allegedly received funds said to be linked to 1MDB.”