PKR seeks disclosure of information from Najib

AmIslamic Bank is named as one of the non-parties to the civil suit by PKR.
AmIslamic Bank is named as one of the non-parties to the civil suit by PKR.PHOTO: SIN CHEW DAILY

PETALING JAYA • Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will issue a "discovery application" to Prime Minister Najib Razak and five others, seeking the disclosure of information relevant to its suit alleging election offences in connection with a RM2.6 billion (S$866 million) donation to the Malaysian premier's personal bank account.

Other than Mr Najib, PKR has sought information from Barisan Nasional office bearer Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). It also named AmIslamic Bank, Affin Islamic Bank and Goldman Sachs as non-parties to the civil suit, the Malay Mail Online has reported.

Acting on behalf of six plaintiffs, lawyer Michelle Sunita Kumar said the application will be served to the defendants as a follow-up to PKR's civil suit that seeks to nullify the election results in seats won by Umno during the 2013 General Election over alleged overspending. The Kuala Lumpur High Court on Thursday ordered Mr Najib to file his defence to the suit by Oct 1.

The documents sought from Mr Najib pertain to the receipt of RM2.6 billion from Tanore Finance into his account, the receipt of RM42 million from SRC International into his personal account and his monthly bank statements from April 2009 for his three accounts held in AmPrivate Bank, reported The Malaysian Insider.

Among the papers sought from 1MDB are documents on SRC International's RM4 billion loan from Retirement Fund Incorporated, documents on payments to Aabar Investments and International Petroleum Investment (Ipic), and 1MDB's promise to pay Aabar and Ipic other amounts, whether in cash or by transfer of assets in respect of the state-owned firm's debt settlement agreements.

The parties have 14 days to respond to the discovery application.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2015, with the headline 'PKR seeks disclosure of information from Najib'. Print Edition | Subscribe