KUALA LUMPUR: Former Senator Datuk Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor (pic) is suing the Prime Minister, the Government and 13 others in relation to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Speaking to reporters after filing the suit on Friday, Mohamad Ezam said he is bringing the civil action as a citizen and a taxpayer on behalf of other Malaysians.
“The purpose of filing this claim is to allow the court to determine who is liable for the losses of 1MDB as Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, assign liability for such losses and to recover the losses using the due process of the law,” he said.
Former Umno, PKR and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) member Mohamad Ezam is the president of Parti Bebas Rasuah.
Parti Bebas Rasuah was formerly known as New Generation Party (NewGen Party).
Mohamad Ezam’s lawyer Farez Jinnah confirmed that the lawsuit was filed at the High Court registry on Friday morning.
In his court papers, Mohamad Ezam is asking for the courts to issue an order directing Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and other defendants to jointly and severally indemnify the 1MDB with payment of US$3.6bil (RM15.8bil) to it.
He is also seeking costs and relief as may be just and equitable.
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