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Now, Johor UMNO member lodges report against Najib over RM2.6 billion

KUALA LUMPUR — An UMNO division member in Johor has lodged a police report against party president Mr Najib Razak over the RM2.6 billion (S$859 million) that went to his personal bank accounts and allegations of wrongdoing involving state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

A photograph of the police report against Mr Najib Razak over the RM2.6 billion that went to his personal bank accounts, as lodged by Mr Abdul Rashed Jamaludin, an UMNO division member in Johor. Photo: The Malaysian Insider

A photograph of the police report against Mr Najib Razak over the RM2.6 billion that went to his personal bank accounts, as lodged by Mr Abdul Rashed Jamaludin, an UMNO division member in Johor. Photo: The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR — An UMNO division member in Johor has lodged a police report against party president Mr Najib Razak over the RM2.6 billion (S$859 million) that went to his personal bank accounts and allegations of wrongdoing involving state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Mr Abdul Rashed Jamaludin filed the report at the Pasir Gudang police station yesterday (Sept 5) demanding that police investigate Mr Najib, who is also prime minister, as chairman of 1MDB’s advisory board.

1MDB board chairman Lodin Wok Kamaruddin and the state investor’s president Arul Kanda Kandasamy were also named in the report sighted by The Malaysian Insider.

The Pasir Gudang UMNO member had also included in his report a chronology of the money flow based on a report by The Wall Street Journal article in July which revealed that US$700 million was deposited into Mr Najib’s accounts, as well as statements from ministers that it was a donation from a Middle Eastern donor.

Mr Rashed urged the police to also investigate ministers who had commented on the “donation” issue, to determine if they had lied to both the Dewan Rakyat and the media.

He named five ministers: Mr Husni Hanadzlah, Mr Ahmad Maslan, Mr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Mr Rahman Dahlan and Mr Azalina Othman as among those who had commented on the RM2.6 billion.

“I appeal to PDRM to conduct a thorough investigation on the statements by these ministers for fear there has been some lies being told, whether in the Dewan Rakyat or through statements made to the media,” he stated.

He also urged the police to report allegations made by BSI Bank Singapore that 1MDB had furnished false statements on the deposits by the state investor amounting to US$1.103 billion (S$1.57 billion).

In March, Mr Najib had called for a probe by the Auditor-General into 1MDB and its debts of RM42 billion, the findings of which were to be reported to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee. But the committee’s work has been temporarily halted after four of its members were given ministerial posts in a Cabinet reshuffle on July 28. The reshuffle also saw Mr Najib removing Mr Muhyiddin Yassin as deputy prime minister and Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal as a minister.

Both had been critical of him over 1MDB.

At the same time, the Attorney-General was also replaced in the midst of a probe into 1MDB, as well as into the RM2.6 billion donation in Mr Najib’s personal accounts.

Mr Rashed’s police report follows a suit filed by Langkawi UMNO member Anina Saadudin against Najib and the party to account for the RM2.6 billion donation.

She has been sacked from the party for taking it to court, and has said she will challenge the termination of her membership.

Another UMNO man, Mr Khairuddin Abu Hassan was sacked from his post as Batu Kawan division deputy chief after he lodged a police report against Mr Najib and 1MDB last December.

He has since lodged more reports with police in the UK and France, and has reportedly handed over documents to Swiss authorities. THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER

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