Hong Kong starts probe on Najib-linked bank deposits


(MMO) – Hong Kong police have started investigations on bank deposits of more than US$250 million (RM1.07 billion) in the city that were allegedly linked to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the Financial Times reported.

The international business publication said Hong Kong authorities were prompted by a police report from sacked Penang Umno division leader Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan, who alleged that the deposits, which were allegedly made at a Credit Suisse branch in Hong Kong, were made through four companies allegedly linked to Najib: Alliance Assets International, Cityfield Enterprises, Bartingale International and Wonder Quest Investment.

“These companies are suspicious because it’s understood that Najib Tun Razak is the signatory and in these company accounts, there have been records of RM1.125 billion deposited through the Credit Suisse Hong Kong branch,” Khairuddin had said in an August 30 post on his Facebook page, after lodging a police report in Hong Kong that day.

“I have asked the Hong Kong police to conduct a detailed and comprehensive investigation on the financial sources and transactions of these companies,” he added.

The Financial Times report said that Hong Kong police confirmed they had received the request and that investigations were under way.

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