Po­lice try to open safe locked for 20 years

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

KUALA LUMPUR: A safe al­legedly un­opened for 20 years has been found in the Ta­man Duta res­i­dence of for­mer prime min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak.

Na­jib’s lawyer Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal said po­lice were try­ing to drill into the safe, which was found at 8.30am.

Harpal said the key for safe, which has not been opened in two decades, had been mis­placed. He said the search had taken more than 20 hours be­cause they were try­ing to drill into the safe.

Harpal said the po­lice team ar­rived at his client’s home around 10pm on Wed­nes­day and in­formed him that they in­tended to con­duct a search.

He said the po­lice team di­vided into sev­eral groups and searched every part of his client’s home.

“The search con­tin­ued till about 5am when about three boxes of per­sonal items, in­clud­ing hand­bags and cloth­ing, were packed and taken.

Harpal said at around 8.30am some of the of­fi­cers pro­ceeded to a room on the first floor and de­cided to drill open the safe.

He said the drilling con­tin­ued even af­ter 5pm and there was ab­so­lutely no peace and quiet at his client’s home.

“The search con­ducted in the premises and the items seized so far seems of in­signif­i­cant value,” he said.

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