Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have been blacklisted by the Immigration Department.
This is according to a search on the Immigration Department’s Travel Status Enquiry System (SSPI).
Interestingly, the database, which allows Malaysians to check if they are cleared to travel to East Malaysia or overseas, had since yesterday and until the time of writing this morning at 5.30am, been inaccessible.
Malaysiakini’s investigation of the site found that it was only inaccessible from within Malaysia, thus giving the impression to those trying to access the site locally that it was “down”.
However, using an overseas proxy, Malaysiakini was able to access the system to run the checks on Najib and Rosmah’s identification numbers.
The identification numbers were also cross-checked with the Election Commission’s records to confirm their identities.
The checks found that Najib (530723-06-XXXX) and Rosmah (511210-05-XXXX) returned the results “Sila rujuk ke pejabat imigresen terdekat” (Please refer to the nearest immigration office).
Below: Search on Najib’s MyKad number
This was the same results several Pakatan Harapan MPs and activists received in the past when they were barred from travel.
By convention, if a person is not blacklisted, the results would return “Tiada halangan” (No obstacle).
It is unclear if inaccessibility to the immigration portal from within Malaysia was due to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) or the Immigration Department setting its own website to prevent local access.
This essentially meant that Najib or Rosmah would not be able to check their immigration status unless a proxy is used.
The blacklisting of the former prime minister and his wife came amid a leaked flight plan yesterday which showed that they planned to travel from Subang Airport to Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta at 10am today.
The couple is to travel on a private jet operated by Premiair.
Premiair is a company owned by Peter Sondakh, who is also the boss of PT Rajawali Corp.
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Najib had been accused of receiving multi-billion ringgit in deposits in his personal bank account, which originated from state fund 1MDB, according to international investigations.
The former prime minister claimed the money was a “donation” from a member of the Saudi Arabia royal family. He denied wrongdoing or taking public funds for personal gain.
However, Najib’s BN was dealt with a shock defeat against Pakatan Harapan in the 14th general election, winning only 79 seats in the 222-member Parliament in the May 9 general election.
The general election saw the former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad making a comeback as the seventh prime minister and ending BN’s 61-year rule.
The leaked flight plan had led to speculations that Najib and Rosmah were “fleeing” the country but a source close to the former prime minister claimed that they were only going on a “two-day break”.
Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal, quoting sources close to Mahathir, said measures have been put in place to prevent Najib and Rosmah from leaving the country.
Malaysiakini also ran checks on several other key personalities in the 1MDB matter, including businessperson Low Taek Jho and 1MDB chairperson Irwan Serigar Abdullah.
None of them was blacklisted at the time of writing.
Below: Search on ex-prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor’s MyKad number
Source : Malaysiakini