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MACC action against Naza involves 4 cars worth RM269,662
Published:  Jun 21, 2019 8:55 PM
Updated: Jun 22, 2019 5:20 AM

Two household Malaysian businesses - Naza Group and Habib Jewels - have pledged to cooperate with the MACC which is pursuing civil forfeiture suits against 41 companies and individuals.

In a statement today, Naza Group said it had received a notice that MACC had filed an application to forfeit money amounting to RM269,662 from Naza Quest Auto Sdn Bhd 

The company said this was in relation to the purchase of four Chevrolet cars.

Naza Group was the distributor for US manufacturer General Motors which makes Chevrolet cars. It gave up the distributorship last November.

The action against Naza is part of the MACC's bid to recover some RM270 million which they claim was originally from the bank accounts held by former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.

The agency had previously probed these bank accounts under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (Amla).

Habib Jewels, which was also among the 41 named by the MACC, said all its transactions that were being investigated by the MACC were done in good faith and were fully documented.

"We would like to state that we have not been served with any formal notice related to this matter.

"We would also like to confirm that we have and will fully cooperate with all relevant authorities pertaining to this matter," Habib Jewels said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Star Online reported that Sabah Umno chief Bung Mokhtar Radin was leaving the MACC's civil forfeiture suit against Sabah Umno to his lawyers.

Bung Mokhtar's predecessor Musa Aman was Sabah Umno chief at the material time.

Leaders for two other Sabah political parties named by the MACC - Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) and Liberal Democratic Party - said they had yet to receive any notice from the agency.


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