I want peo­ple treated de­cently, says Dr M over police raid at Na­jib’s res­i­dence

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PETALING JAYA: Prime Min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad said he wants ‘peo­ple to be treated de­cently’ when he re­sponded to ques­tions yes­ter­day on the late-night raid Wed­nes­day at the pri­vate res­i­dence of for­mer prime min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak.

“The police have their stan­dard op­er­at­ing pro­ce­dure. I didn’t know that they should raid at night. But my in­struc­tion is very clear. I’m not go­ing to tor­ture peo­ple or things like that. I want peo­ple to be treated de­cently,” he said.

At a press con­fer­ence af­ter chair­ing a meet­ing of the Pakatan Hara­pan Pres­i­den­tial Coun­cil here, Dr Ma­hathir was asked why the police had raided Na­jib’s house at night.

Bukit Aman Com­mer­cial CID di­rec­tor Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh has con­firmed that the police searched the pri­vate res­i­dence of Na­jib in Ta­man Duta, Kuala Lumpur, last night.

Ber­nama reporters saw 16 police ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing a truck, ar­riv­ing at the house at 10.15pm. The vicin­ity was swarm­ing with reporters and cam­era­men from the lo­cal and for­eign me­dia as well as cu­ri­ous mem­bers of the pub­lic.

Asked whether Na­jib’s wife, Datin Seri Ros­mah Man­sor, was also be­ing in­ves­ti­gated as it was re­ported that the police had seized hand­bags in the raid, Dr Ma­hathir said the author­i­ties con­ducted in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­gard­less of who the in­di­vid­u­als were.

“If there is a case, we will take ac­tion. It is up to those con­duct­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­volve sev­eral govern­ment agencies or min­istries, such as the Malaysian Anti- Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion, police, Na­tional Au­dit Depart­ment and other bod­ies which have in­for­ma­tion,” he said. — Ber­nama

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