17 July 2018
‘Theft’ at Seri Perdana: Dr M blamed, cops say no report filed
Former Langkawi Wanita Umno member Anina Saadudin has blamed Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for an alleged theft at the storeroom in Seri Perdana, which contained items belonging to his predecessor Najib Abdul Razak.
She also published a photograph of the storeroom, which appeared to have been ransacked, on her Facebook account.
However, Putrajaya district police chief Rosly Hassan said that no report has been lodged on the matter so far.
“Where did she get the news from? So far, police have not received any report,” he told Malaysiakini.
In her posting, she said the incident occurred because Mahathir had prevented Najib from taking his personal belongings.
“See for yourself what has happened, Tun (Mahathir). Because you did not allow Najib to take his personal things, thieves have entered and taken the things.
“Why are you so cruel? Those are personal things. Is this how you treat a former prime minister? Is this the example you wish to set for the younger generation who voted for you?” she asked.
Meanwhile, a source close to Najib confirmed that the storeroom was indeed broken into, and that the photograph on Anina’s Facebook page is genuine.
As for the Can-Am three-wheeled motorcycle in the photograph, the source said: “I believe it was a gift to the former prime minister from the distributor or manufacturer.”
The sprawling mansion in Putrajaya, which serves as the official residence of the prime minister, is currently vacant since Mahathir is staying in his private residence.