No vis­i­tors – cops turn ‘friend’ away from Na­jib’s house

The Star Malaysia - - Nation - By M. KU­MAR ku­mar@thes­

KUALA LUMPUR: Po­lice on duty out­side Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak’s house turned away an individual who claimed to be a friend of the for­mer prime min­is­ter.

The man, who in­tro­duced him­self as Ab­dul Rahim Ab­dul Rah­man, 65, ap­peared dis­grun­tled and ques­tioned the newly formed gov­ern­ment’s treat­ment of Na­jib.

“Is he un­der house ar­rest? They have not charged him.

“What kind of gov­ern­ment is this? A demo­cratic coun­try or com­mu­nist coun­try?” he asked re­porters af­ter be­ing turned away at Jalan Lang­gak Duta.

He claimed he was an or­di­nary Umno mem­ber from Port Dick­son and part of the “Friends of Na­jib Club”. He said he and a few oth­ers had made an ap­point­ment to meet Na­jib at noon but de­cided to come about half an hour ear­lier.

“He is be­ing treated like a po­lit­i­cal pris­oner or crim­i­nal with­out be­ing charged.

“He (Na­jib) is a strong man, a prin­ci­pled man,” Ab­dul Rahim said.

Ab­dul Rahim said he would wait for his friends to ar­rive and try to meet Na­jib again.

As he was speak­ing to the press, a grey Mercedes with the em­blem of the Jaksa Pen­damai ti­tle be­side its li­cence plate went through the po­lice line to­wards the house. It is un­clear who was in the car.

Mean­while, a Black Maria, es­corted by sev­eral po­lice out­rid­ers and a po­lice car, left Na­jib’s house fol­low­ing an al­most 20-hour search of the premises.

The truck left the res­i­dence around 4.45pm just as rain started to fall and a thun­der­storm rolled in.

Sev­eral re­porters claimed to have seen un­marked boxes in the back of the truck.

There is also no sign that the drawn-out search was over and the po­lice cor­don is still in place.

Se­lan­gor Non- Gov­ern­men­tal Or­gan­i­sa­tions Coali­tion chair­man Nazi­lah Idris also spoke to the press af­ter be­ing de­nied en­try to meet with Na­jib.

She said she had come to show her sup­port for the for­mer prime min­is­ter but was turned away.

When con­tacted, Bukit Aman Com­mer­cial Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tions De­part­ment di­rec­tor Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh said a press con­fer­ence would be called once the search had been com­pleted.

— Ber­nama

Crowded road: Po­lice out­rid­ers es­cort­ing the Black Maria away from Na­jib’s home in Ta­man Duta, Kuala Lumpur.

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