The suit filed by UMNO to reclaim RM116.7 million in cash of various currencies that were seized by police from properties linked to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been thrown out by the High Court today.
High Court Judge Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad made the ruling in her chambers today after allowing the Government of Malaysia and four others to strike out UMNO’s suit.
UMNO was ordered to pay cost of RM7,000 to the government.
UMNO through its public officer Datuk Seri Abd Rauf Yusoh filed the suit last Sept 20.
The Government of Malaysia, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, former Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Amar Singh Ishar Singh, Mohd Sakri Arifin and an individual named Rajagopal Ramadhasas are the defendants in this suit.
On June 27 last year, Amar Singh had announced in a press conference that police had seized jewellery and other valuables estimated to be worth between RM910 million and RM1.1 billion in the raids.
The seizure included RM116.7 million in 26 currencies, gold chains, rings and other jewellery, designer handbags, branded sunglasses and expensive watches.