1MDB: Najib files lawsuit against AG, MACC chief, Amar Singh

Former Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak has filed a lawsuit against three individuals, including Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas, who are involved in the investigations into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

The two others are Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull and Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh.

Najib, as an applicant, filed three ex-parte originating summonses (one side) separately at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on June 30 through Messrs Badrul Samad Faik & Co, seeking a declaration that the involvement of the three individuals as respondents in the probe into 1MDB was invalid and prejudicial.

Najib is also seeking costs and other relief deemed fit by the court.

The court set July 16 for case management before High Court deputy registrar Norhatini Abd Hamid. The copy of the originating summons was distributed to media yesterday.

In his supporting affidavit, Najib claimed that Thomas had written an article entitled “Grand Larceny in 1MDB” in July 2016, which concluded that the money deposited into the former PM’s personal account belonged to 1MDB, when he was not yet appointed as the AG. Najib claimed that through that article, it was clear that Thomas did not like him and raised his concern that Thomas might find means to ensure a charge against him for any reason.

The former PM said a police report had also been lodged against the three respondents. — Bernama