Jakarta -Malaysian police found 114 million ringgit (about Rp405 billion) cash in bag and seized from searches in several apartments related to the investigation of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption case.
The head of the commercial crime police, Amar Singh, said the money was found in 35 bags. Meanwhile, another 37 bags also found in the raid contained jewelry and watches.
Singh delivered it in a press conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Friday (25/05/2018), as reported by Reuters. The value of confiscated goods as a whole has not been calculated.
Police have previously searched three apartments at Pavilion Residences, Kuala Lumpur. He revealed the children of former Prime Minister (PM) of Malaysia Najib Razak lived in 2 apartments where raid takes place, while 1 more apartment is empty.
On the other hand, UMNO has asked the police to return millions of US dollars confiscated from Najib’s various properties.
According to UMNO, some money found is part of the campaign’s contribution and the remaining party funds from the General Election. The party continued the money was confiscated while in the process of being transferred to the new party leadership.
“For that, UMNO would like to request the return of this fund and ask the police to return it to the party after all investigations have been completed by the relevant authorities,” said UMNO, Thursday (24/5).
UMNO admitted it needed the money for the process of rebuilding the party after losing the election held on May 9, 2018.
After losing the election, Najib was immediately resigned and replaced by his representative, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.