Court dismissed the forfeiture against the former premier Najib, his wife and all children

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KUALA LUMPUR: High Court has today dismissed the forfeiture against the former premier Najib, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and children including Nooryana Najwa Najib and Nor Ashman Najib, and Rosmah’s other son Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz.

Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan ruled that the applicant failed to show a nexus (link) between alleged offences linked to 1MDB and the items seized from the numerous respondents.

The judge added that the applicant did not produce voluminous documents and evidence from 1MDB personnel in order to strengthen his case against the respondents.

“In considering numerous affidavits filed by the applicant over the alleged predicate offence, I find serious gaps in the series of events and allegations of fact.

“The applicant came to a conclusion based on evidence which in my opinion was insufficiently produced in this application.

“The applicant came to a conclusion based on evidence which in my opinion was insufficiently produced in this application.

“The investigators merely showed alleged flow of money in and out of the first respondent’s (Najib) account. It is not enough to merely set out the flow of money.

“But I cannot find guilt based on suspicion alone.

“The findings must be made on surer grounds, on credible facts and admissible evidence.

“The applicant had therefore failed to satisfy the necessary ingredients of Section 409 and 411 of the Penal Code in this application,” the judge said.

 

 


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