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Nurul Izzah Disagrees With Late-Night Raid On Najib’s House -No Need To Humiliate Or Transgress Their Rights As Such

Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has criticised the police for carrying out late-night raids at the private residence of former prime minister Najib Razak.

“As former victims of early dawn police raids, I must stress my disagreement in ransacking any home at such an ungodly hour.

“Charge, investigate, prudently. The principles of justice and wisdom always apply,” the eldest daughter of Anwar Ibrahim said on Twitter today.

Police have been searching five places linked to Najib: the family home at Jalan Langgak Duta, the prime minister’s office, the official residence and two places linked to Najib’s family in a luxury Kuala Lumpur condominium.

The search at the family home was ongoing as of 10am today. Police first began searching after Najib returned home from prayers at a mosque yesterday to mark the first day of Ramadan.

Last night, they took away personal belongings from the house, including handbags, believed to be part of an investigation into allegations of money laundering.

However, Najib’s lawyer, Harpal Singh Grewal, said nothing incriminating had been found.

Nurul Izzah’s Pakatan Harapan colleague, Khalid Samad, shared similar sentiments, saying he too had been a victim of such treatment.

“Need to investigate but no need to humiliate or transgress their rights as such. No reason to investigate until 4am. I was once taken at 2.30am,” the Shah Alam MP tweeted.

Khalid, who is Amanah’s communications director, was detained at his house in 2015 to assist investigations into the #KitaLawan gathering in Kuala Lumpur.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he believed the police had “enough reasons” to search properties linked to ousted leader Najib Razak.

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Police conducted searches through the night and into the morning at five places linked to Najib, including the family home where he stays.

“I suppose the police have enough reasons to raid,” Mahathir told reporters, adding that he did not have any further details.

A multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, which was founded by Najib, is being investigated by police in at least six countries, including the US. Najib denies any wrongdoing.

Raid on Najib’s home linked to 1MDB probe, say police

Police searches at places linked to former prime minister Najib Razak are related to an investigation into state fund 1MDB, a senior police official told Reuters.

Amar Singh, the director of police commercial crime investigations, told Reuters that searches are being carried out at several locations, including the prime minister’s office and residences linked to Najib.

“Yes, definitely,” Singh said when asked whether the searches were related to investigations into the 1MDB scandal.

“We are in the midst of collecting information, we will have more details once we have completed our search,” he said declining to elaborate further.

A multibillion-dollar scandal at 1MDB, which was founded by Najib, is being investigated in at least six countries, including the US. Najib denies any wrongdoing.

One of Najib’s children allowed into Taman Duta homeOne of Najib’s children allowed into Taman Duta home

One of Najib Razak’s children has been allowed to enter his house on Jalan Langgak Duta.

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He arrived in a heavily tinted black Vellfire with the registration number plate CDR 11.

The former prime minister’s home in Taman Duta has been under heavy police watch since last night, with police vehicles moving in and out of the bungalow.

Last night, they took away personal belongings from the house, including handbags, believed to be part of an investigation into allegations of money laundering.

Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Amar Singh said apart from the family home, four other places linked to Najib were being searched.

According to The Star, searches were also conducted at the prime minister’s office, the official residence and two places linked to Najib’s family in a luxury Kuala Lumpur condominium.

The search at the family home was ongoing as of 10am today. Police first began searching after Najib returned home from prayers at a mosque yesterday to mark the first day of Ramadan.

Najib’s lawyer, Harpal Singh Grewal, said the search was supposed to be under the money laundering act, but that police had found nothing incriminating.

Nazri Aziz at Najib’s Langgak Duta home?

A car belonging to former tourism and culture minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz was seen arriving at former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s private residence in the upscale Taman Duta neighbourhood at 12.40pm today.

The heavily-tinted jet black BMW bearing the number plate NH10 did not slow down or stop to enable reporters here to check if Nazri was inside.

The BMW was part of a two-car convoy including a Proton Persona whose occupants were also unknown.

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Several minutes earlier, Najib’s lawyer Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal was seen entering the premises around 12.15pm.

Police officers on site confirmed the former minister was visiting.

But the Padang Renggas MP later denied he was at Najib’s house when contacted.

“I’m at home,” he WhatsApped Malay Mail in reply.

The BMW left Najib’s house at about 1.35pm.

Malaysiakini : This Is Uncalled For! Looks Like Mahathir’s Revenge Has Won ! – Marathon ‘Search’ Crosses 5 Hour Mark

The police’s marathon search of former premier Najib Abdul Razak’s residence along Jalan Langgak Duta in Kuala Lumpur has raised the ire of those close to him.

A source told Malaysiakini that conducting such an operation on the first day of Ramadhan was unwarranted.

He also shared a photograph of Najib falling asleep on the sofa as police officers from the federal commercial crimes department combed his house.

He pointed out that as a former premier, the latter should be accorded due respect regardless of the circumstances.

“This is uncalled for. Why couldn’t they conduct the search earlier? He has to prepare for Sahur (pre-fasting meal) soon,” he added.

The source also criticised Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the operation, which came exactly a week after Pakatan Harapan won the 14th general election.

“Looks like Mahathir’s revenge has won. I hope he is happy wherever he is sleeping,” he added.

Handbags, clothes seized from Najib’s home, raid still ongoing

Police have not seized any documents yet, following the ongoing simultaneous raids on residences belonging to former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, which began last night.

Investigators have so far only taken clothes, handbags as well as gifts, for the purpose of evidence.

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