KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today dismissed the government’s bid to forfeit luxury items seized from Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor and their children by the police after the 2018 general election.
Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) had failed to prove that the items, on balance of probability, were bought using 1MDB funds.
“It is insufficient for the investigation officer to only set out in his affidavit movement of money into and out from the former prime minister’s accounts.
“No doubt there were huge amounts entering into his (Najib) accounts and flowed out but the court cannot find guilt based on suspicion,” he said.
The government wanted to forfeit hundreds of items seized from Najib, Rosmah and 16 individuals and companies.
These include handbags, cash in different currencies, watches, shoes and 27 vehicles.-FMT