Malaysia: Police raid former PM Najib Razak's residences
Malaysia: Police raid former PM Najib Razak's residences
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18 May, 2018, 13:46
Malaysian police seized personal items from former leader Najib Razak's house in an overnight search, his lawyer said, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's week-old government seeks evidence into wrongdoing at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Wednesday's raid lasted for nearly 18 hours, according to a representative on Najib's legal team, Harpal Singh Grewal.
A lawyer for Najib, who was ousted from office in last week's general election, said police seized handbags and a few other personal items from Najib's home in connection with a money laundering probe.
"This harassment has now continued for nearly 18 hours and nothing meaningful has come from the search and seizure of what would appear to be insignificant personal items", the lawyer said.
Singh said the seizure was part of investigations into a corruption scandal at the 1MDB state fund, which is also being probed by the USA and other countries.
Singh confirmed the search of the six properties was "related to the 1MDB investigations", referencing a fund established by Najib in 2009 to make strategic investments. Najib started the fund in 2009 and US investigators say at least $4.5 billion was stolen and laundered by his associates, some of which landed in his bank account.
The government has set up a five-member committee, including a former attorney general and an adviser to Indonesia's Financial Services Authority, to handle the 1MDB case.
At a press conference on Thursday, Mahathir had said the police had enough reason to raid Najib's house.
In scenes that captivated Malaysians, the charismatic 70-year-old returned to the national spotlight after the country's King quashed a widely criticised sodomy conviction that had put Anwar behind bars for three years.
He also said the 1MDB investigations are being carried out by Bukit Aman CCID. Police officials did not comment.
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