Cops to Summon Najib, Rosmah for Commercial Crime Probe on 1MDB

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Investigators will summon former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor for interviews on possible commercial crimes related to the 1MDB corruption scandal, police confirmed today.

According to Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigations Department (CCID) director Commissioner Datuk Seri Amar Singh, investigators require information from the couple to proceed.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim revealed yesterday that investigators were far from done with investigating Najib and Rosmah.

“We have recorded over 70-odd statements from various individuals, and we will also be calling Datuk Seri Najib in soon to record his statement,” he said during a press conference at the CCID headquarters this morning.

When asked if Rosmah would also be summoned by the police, Amar said, “Yes, she will also be called in to record her statements and identify the seized goods.”

On May 18, CCID officers raided three units at Pavilion Residences linked to Najib and Rosmah, and their home on Jalan Langgak Duta in Taman Duta.

The raids resulted in a huge haul of 284 boxes filled with designer handbags as well as 72 luggage bags filled with watches, jewellery, gold bars and hard cash in various currencies.

Some 25 of those bags contained 12,000 items of jewellery worth around RM440 million in materials alone.

The jewellery included 2,200 rings, 1,400 chains, 2,800 pairs of earrings and 14 tiaras. The most valuable piece was a white diamond necklace estimated to cost RM6.4 million.

The cash from Pavilion Residences contained in 35 bags amounted to RM114 million in 26 different currencies. Another half a million in cash was recovered from Najib’s home.