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Malaysian police raid former PM Najib s residence

Thursday - May 17, 2018 8:46 am , Category : BUSINESS
 Malaysian police raid former PM Najib s residence
Malaysian police raid former PM Najib s residence
Kuala Lumpur May 17 (IANS) Malaysian police raided the house of former Prime Minister Najib Razak following a corruption probe ordered by newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad state media said on Thursday.
More than a dozen police vehicles including SUVs sedans and a police truck were seen outside Najib s house in a high-end neighbourhood here around 10.30 p.m. on Wednesday Xinhua news agency reported.
Several personal items -- handbags clothes and gifts were seized reported the Malaysian state news agency Bernama.
However no documents were taken according to Najib s lawyer Harpal Singh Grewal. He said the items were believed to be connected with the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing probe said Bernama.
Najib who was ousted from office in a shocking loss in the election was accused by Mahathir of corruption involving the state development fund he created in 2009.
Since coming to power Mahathir has removed the Attorney General who cleared Najib; replaced the anti-corruption head and declassified a financial report.
He also set up a team to reopen the investigation called off by Najib.

--IANS in/

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