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PKR branch chiefs in Sabah lodge police reports against Najib over Sulu claim


22 July 2022

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Seven PKR branch heads from Sabah lodged a police report against former Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib Razak at the Karamunsing Police Station here on Thursday, on alleged negligence which has caused the country to face hefty claims amounting to around RM67.5 billion from heirs of the now-defunct Sultanate of Sulu.


The branch heads comprised Datuk Christina Liew (Kota Kinabalu), Peto Galim (Inanam), Mustapha Sakmud (Kota Belud), Mohammad Razeef Rakimin (Tuaran), Dikin Musah (Beaufort), Roslee Malik (Papar) and Ag. Chuchu Amin (Kimanis). Mohammad Razeef represented the branch heads in making the police report.  


Seven PKR branch heads in a joint statement said the lawsuit began following Najib's administration's decision to stop annual payments to the heirs of the Sulu Sultanate (as required by the agreement) in 2013. 


"If Najib was not negligent in carrying out his duties as Prime Minister, he should have ensured that all measures were taken to prevent and address follow-up legal action after the payment had been stopped.


"The decision triggered a retaliatory move by the heirs of the Sulu Sultanate who initiated international lawsuits against the Malaysian Government. Notice of the summons action (taken) was sent to Najib's administration on November 2, 2017, when he was still the Prime Minister.


"As concerned Malaysian citizens, we request the authorities to investigate Najib under the provisions of the existing Criminal Code (Act 574) and regulations binding on a civil servant while in service, such as Article 132 (Public Services) and Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993 under the Federal Constitution (P.U.A. 395) to determine the elements of negligence allegedly committed by Najib in addressing this issue," they said in the statement.


Meanwhile, the branch heads also expressed the hope that this report would allow an investigation paper to be opened to ensure that civil servants carry out their duties thoroughly, transparently and without negligence that could be detrimental to the interests of the people and the country.


"We also fully support the statement of PKR President Dato 'Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday for the Prime Minister or Foreign Minister to give a detailed report in Parliament on this issue so that all Malaysians can understand the history of the Sulu Sultanate Claim and the steps taken by the Federal Government in safeguarding the sovereignty of the State of Sabah," they said in the statement.


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