Police raid Najib’s residence

Police cars enter the road leading to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s residence in Kuala Lumpur May 16, 2018. — AFP pic
Police cars enter the road leading to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s residence in Kuala Lumpur May 16, 2018. — AFP pic

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — A team of police officers from a specially-formed unit to investigate the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal raided former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s private residence in Taman Duta here tonight.

The team arrived in more than 10 police vehicles, while others conducted simultaneous raids elsewhere including two units at the exclusive Pavilion Residences condominium linked to Najib’s family.

“The investigators are familiar with previous investigations done to probe 1MDB.

“They have taken several documents from the units,” the source told Malay Mail.

A police truck reverses into the road leading to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s residence in Kuala Lumpur May 16, 2018. — AFP pic
A police truck reverses into the road leading to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s residence in Kuala Lumpur May 16, 2018. — AFP pic

The source said it was too early to say if Najib or his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, will be taken in for questioning.

At 8.30pm, the police vehicles were seen leaving his residence.

Najib’s lawyer, Hasnal Rezua Merican, was seen entering the compound of the former PM’s residence just after 11pm.

Najib and Rosmah are barred from leaving the country on suspicion of crimes.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad previously said he expects to charge Najib over the 1MDB scandal soon.

One of the 10 police cars deployed to Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s private residence in Kuala Lumpur May 16, 2018. — Bernama pic
One of the 10 police cars deployed to Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s private residence in Kuala Lumpur May 16, 2018. — Bernama pic

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