No visitors – cops turn ‘friend’ away from Najib’s house
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.
Crowded road: Police outriders escorting the Black Maria away from Najib’s home in Taman Duta, Kuala Lumpur.