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Perak PAS takes swipe at 'pendatang' over 1MDB raids

Shakira Buang  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Perak PAS has taken a swipe at Pakatan Harapan's police raids linked to the 1MDB scandal, with a provocative twist.

Spotted on state commissioner Razman Zakaria's Facebook at roughly 2pm today was a posting with a photograph of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with the caption, “Confiscated goods linked to 1MDB will be sold off – Guan Eng”.

Along with the image, Razman wrote, “The highlight of Pakatan Harapan's greatness, Malays exposed by immigrants (pendatang). Stop.”

When asked by Malaysiakini if the posting was meant to target any particular individual, the PAS leader replied in the negative, saying it was just a general provocation.

“It doesn't refer to anybody. It's nothing, just provocation,” said the Gunong Semanggol assemblyperson when contacted.

However, when contacted further to ask who Razman had meant by “immigrant”, the posting had been removed from the Facebook page.

Yesterday, it was reported the government will sell off the luxury goods seized from properties linked to former premier Najib Razak in a series of raids related to the 1MDB scandal.

In an interview with the Associated Press yesterday, Lim said the government would "try to monetise whatever we can".

Police estimate the 12,000 pieces of jewellery, 567 handbags, 423 watches and 234 sunglasses confiscated had a total worth of over RM1.1 billion.

Lim said this was just a "drop in the ocean" compared to the RM50 billion allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB, which was set up by Najib.

The former premier, who stepped down as Umno and BN chiefs after the coalition's humiliating defeat at the May 9 general election, continues to plead innocence.

In an interview with Malaysiakini this week, Najib insisted the items seized were gifts.

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