Police search con­tin­ues at Na­jib’s res­i­dence up to noon

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KUALA LUMPUR: The police who started a search Wed­nes­day night at the pri­vate res­i­dence of for­mer prime min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak in Ta­man Duta here were still at the home up to noon yes­ter­day.

Bukit Aman Com­mer­cial CID di­rec­tor Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh, when con­tacted by Ber­nama, con­firmed this but de­clined to elab­o­rate.

A man who claimed to be a neigh­bour of Na­jib was stopped by the police as he ap­proached the house at 11.20am.

Scores of reporters from the lo­cal and for­eign me­dia have been camp­ing in the vicin­ity of the house since Wed­nes­day to monitor the de­vel­op­ments.

Pass­ing mo­torists slowed their ve­hi­cles to see what was go­ing on or to snap pho­to­graphs or record videos of the sit­u­a­tion out­side the res­i­dence.

More than 10 police ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing a truck, ar­rived at the house at 10.15pm Wed­nes­day af­ter Na­jib had re­turned from at­tend­ing ‘tarawih’ prayers at the Kam­pung Baru Mosque.

Na­jib’s lawyer Datuk Harpal Singh Gre­wal told reporters early yes­ter­day that sev­eral per­sonal items such as hand­bags, clothes and gifts were re­moved from the house.

He said Na­jib and his fam­ily mem­bers ex­tended their co­op­er­a­tion dur­ing the search, and that there were no ar­rests.

The police also searched an­other pri­vate res­i­dence of Na­jib, a lux­ury apart­ment in Jalan Raja Chu­lan.

Na­jib and his wife Datin Seri Ros­mah Man­sor have been black­listed by the Im­mi­gra­tion Depart­ment and they are pro­hib­ited from leav­ing the coun­try.

Last Tues­day, Prime Min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad said he ex­pected charges to be filed against Na­jib fol­low­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions into al­le­ga­tions against the for­mer prime min­is­ter over the re­moval of hundreds of mil­lions of US dol­lars from the 1Malaysia De­vel­op­ment Ber­had (1MDB) fund.

The Pakatan Hara­pan coali­tion led by Dr Ma­hathir de­feated the Barisan Na­sional headed by Na­jib in the gen­eral elec­tion on May 9. — Ber­nama

— Ber­nama photo

Police cars leave Na­jib’s res­i­dence at Jalan Lang­gak Duta, Ta­man Duta.

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