Malaysia will reportedly have to pay about RM3.5 million if it wants to take a jet which allegedly belongs to fugitive businessperson Jho Low.
The Star, citing sources, said this included an RM3 million parking bill which the luxury jet had racked up over the last 18 months at the Seletar airport.
The report said negotiations have been held regarding the parking fees.
“The Malaysian government would also have to fork out another RM500,000 to service the aircraft, which has been grounded and left under the sun at the airport apron,” the source added.
The maintenance work to ensure that the craft is safe to fly, is almost complete.
Singapore reportedly seized the US$35 million Bombardier Global 5000 jet in February 2017 and it has been grounded since.
The US Department of Justice claimed Low had used funds misappropriated from 1MDB to purchase the jet in 2009.
Malaysia has already seized one of Low's purportedly ill-gotten assets, the superyacht Equanimity.