Najib’s Spokesman: Steel Safe Contains Foreign Currency, Marriage Certificate



KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 – A steel safe in the private residence of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Taman Duta, here managed to be opened and its contents found to be small amount of old notes in foreign currency.

A spokesman of Najib, in a statement at late tonight, said it also contained several documents including the marriage certificate of the former prime minister and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

It is a steel safe that is over 20 years old and was forcibly opened by locksmiths as the key has gone missing, he said. The spokesman said the steel safe at the Seri Perdana official residence in Putrajaya was, however, part of the house.

“There should not have been any problem opening it, said the statement. Prior to this, the police had reportedly encountered difficulties in opening the steel safe at Najib’s private residence at Taman Duta after it was said that the key had long been lost.

The search at the former prime minister’s private residence as well as five other locations is part of the investigation into the alleged laundering of the strategic development company, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (IMDB)’s funds. — Bernama

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