Internet celebrates Amar Singh with ‘Singh is king’ memes for leading raids on Najib’s homes

Amar Singh is social media’s new 'king'. — Bernama pic
Amar Singh is social media’s new 'king'. — Bernama pic

PETALING JAYA, May 19 — Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Commissioner Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh is having a bit of a moment on social media.

Amar led the raids at the Pavilion Residences condominiums and house in Taman Duta owned by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that saw the seizure of hundreds of high-end handbags, cash in various currencies, gold, jewellery and luxury watches.

Social media users are now bestowing Amar with the title “Singh is King”, a play on the 2008 Indian action comedy Singh is Kinng which starred Akshay Kumar.











The “cash is king” expression is a reference to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad saying that Najib told him in 2015 that “cash is king.”

The raids are part of the investigations into scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.