KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): The Government and the police have filed a civil forfeiture suit against former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and several others in relation to jewellery, cash, handbags and luxury vehicles said to have been bought using 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds.

This follows two notices of motion and supporting affidavits filed at the High Court yesterday to seize a total of RM711 million ($233.4 million) worth of items from these individuals.

Sources told theedgemarkets.com the action was a follow-up to the seizure of the valuables by police last year at properties within the Bukit Bintang area and other places, after Pakatan Harapan won the 14th general election last May 9.

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