Treat Najib with dignity, Daim tells authorities

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 18 — Head of the Council of Eminent Persons Tun Daim Zainuddin advised the authorities to treat former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak with dignity throughout the ongoing investigations on him.

Daim said it was not necessary for the police to raid Najib’s Taman Duta home in the wee hours, especially since it is the holy month of Ramadan.

“It doesn’t matter who they are, we must treat people as human beings. Everyone must be given equal treatment.

“Especially towards our ex-prime minister, we must give him some due respect. It is the fasting month, let people sleep and don’t come at three in the morning,” he told reporters at Ilham Towers in Kuala Lumpur earlier.

Daim was referring to the ongoing raids at Najib’s house that are linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

Meanwhile, Gabungan Gerakan NGO Selangor chairman Nazilah Idris, who visited Najib earlier, confirmed that the police have conducted themselves professionally and Najib has been cooperative with the authorities.

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