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Cops raid the home of Najib
Published on: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kuala Lumpur: Police raided the home of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak Wednesday night as investigations on the financial scandal of state-owned investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) went full swing on Tuesday.

A large team of police personnel from the federal police commercial crimes investigations department (CCID) headed for the former premier's residence at Jalan Langgak Duta in Taman Duta at about 8.30pm in the operation.

Escorted by outriders, the personnel came in a dozen police cars, several that were unmarked, and a police truck.

Sources said the raid was an evidence-gathering operation to especially seek documents related to 1MDB.

It is learnt that another raid was also conducted simultaneously at luxury apartment that was recently reported to have been turned into a storage place for the plush handbags and accessories allegedly owned by Najib's wife Rosmah Mansor.

No arrests were made and it is yet to be known what the raiding party had seized from Najib's home.

It is believed that investigators are hoping to wrap up investigations by month end.

Police top brass were tight-lipped and unreachable for comment.

On Tuesday, newly elected Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed held a meeting with police top brass including Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun and federal CCID director Commissioner Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh where he is believed to have ordered the probe on 1MDB be expedited.

Mahathir had pledged that he will ensure those behind the multi-billion ringgit losses in taxpayers money suffered by 1MDB are investigated and face court action.

Police kicked off the probe on the investment arm about a year ago and had made several submissions of its findings to the Attorney-General Chambers.

However, the papers were ordered to be returned to CCID investigators each time by Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali for further evidence after citing there was lack of it to pursue the case.

On Tuesday, Apandi was ordered to go on leave and his duties were taken over by the Solicitor-General.

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