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Come say it here, cops tell blogger accusing them of stealing Najib's millions.

Police challenged fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin to lodge a report in the country over his claim that investigators stole over RM40 million during raids on residences linked to Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) director Commissioner Datuk Seri Amar Singh also told the blogger to bring the evidence he has on the alleged crime.

The blogger wrote a post alleging that police seized RM160 million from Najib-linked property but declared that they only took RM116.7 million.

'First of all I will not pay heed to such a writer, who is more like a mercenary, with the frivolous and vexatious accusations against the police,' Amar said today.

'If he has such information that indeed RM43-odd million was stolen, I urge him to be brave enough to substantiate his claims and come lodge a police report in Malaysia and don't hide behind the cyber curtain.'

Conversely, he said the blogger should be prepared to face the consequences if his report proves to be false.

Amar then detailed, in chronological order, the amounts seized from Najib-linked properties.

He explained that, on May 25, police raided the units at Pavilion Residences and recovered RM114 million in over 26 foreign currencies.

At a later press conference, Amar said police then revealed additional funds of around RM2 million, bringing the total to RM116.3 million in seized cash alone.

Having explained the facts of the seizures, Amar then ruled out the possibility of the cops supposedly carting away RM43.3 million in cash.

He said that 35 bags seized had contained the initial RM114 million in cash, meaning a figure of RM43.3 million would require at least 10 to 15 of such bags.

'How is it possible to move that many bags, with over 100 closed-circuit televisions around us, more than 50 policemen, together with reporters and cameraman all waiting for us?

'There is no way anything can be taken,' said Amar.

Amar then clarified that Najib himself had lodged a report to claim the RM43.3 million that supposedly belongs to Umno, but failed to substantiate his case when asked by investigators.

'A private investigator was called in to check on how the RM160 million was established, but even he was not able to substantiate how they came to that amount,' Amar explained.

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