A day after Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s daughter complained about having her personal bank account frozen, three other children of the former prime minister are also said to have suffered a similar fate. Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, the president of the pro-Umno NGO Pemantau Malaysia Baru (New Malaysia Monitor) said he was informed that the accounts of Nooryana Najwa Najib along with Mohd Norashman Najib, Mohd Nizar Najib and Puteri Norlisa Najib were frozen by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The accounts were frozen in relation to the investigation into Najib’s involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. The second is against MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull for freezing more than 400 bank accounts, including that of Najib’s immediate family.
Najib on Wednesday claimed trial to three counts of criminal breach of trust and another charge of abuse of power involving RM42mil linked to SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of 1MDB.
“This is inhumane, and what makes things worse is that I was told that Puteri Norlisa is not well and needs access to her account to pay for her medical treatment,” said Lokman, who is also an Umno supreme council member.
In a Facebook page posting which Utusan Malaysia reported on Thursday, Mohd Nizar lamented about the difficulties he now faces.
“The accounts of my younger siblings and me (sic) have been frozen. Cannot even pay bills,” read the posting on Thursday, a day after Najib was charged.
The same day, Malaysiakini reported that Mohd Norashman had his accounts frozen, while blog site The Third Force reported yesterday that the bank account of Puteri Norlisa had also been frozen.
There was no immediate response from Najib’s aide and lawyer when contacted.
Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor have two children, Nooryana Najwa and Mohd Norashman. He has three children from a previous marriage to Tengku Puteri Zainah Tengku Eskandar, Mohd Nizar, Mohd Nazifuddin and Puteri Norlisa. Rosmah also has two children from her previous marriage to Abdul Aziz Nong Chik, Riza and Azrene Soraya. – The Star