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Police cars, truck arrive at Najib's residence

18 May 2018

Several personal items such as handbags, clothes and gifts were seized from the home of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at his personal residence in Jalan Langgak Duta, Taman Duta here early today.

Critics of Najib have often accused his wife of lavish spending, which they say was done with public funds.

A source from the MACC told theSun that the notice was in relation to the case.

1MDB was founded by Najib in 2007. His lawyer, Harpal Singh Grewal, declined to comment.

However, he has denied any wrongdoing. Mahathir had led the coalition from 1981-2003 but quit in recent years in protest at Najib's alleged corruption.

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Police also seized a huge haul of designer handbags, many of them stuffed with cash and jewellery at Mr Najib's luxury condominiums at an upscale complex in central Kuala Lumpur.

Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh has confirmed that the police searched the private residence of Najib in Taman Duta, Kuala Lumpur, last night.

Mahathir had already barred Najib, 64, from leaving the country in the wake of the election amid allegations that he oversaw the looting of billions from a sovereign wealth fund he had established.

Last Tuesday, Dr Mahathir said he expected charges to be filed against Najib following investigations into allegations against the former prime minister over the removal of hundreds of millions of United States dollars from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund.

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The raids were conducted as part of an investigation into the scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The commission had found evidence that about $US10.6 million ($A14.1 million) was transferred from 1MDB's former subsidiary, SRC International, to an account belonging to Najib, said a member of a panel which reviewed the commission case files.

Najib Razak's lawyer, Harpal Singh, speaks to reporters outside the former Malaysian Prime Minister's personal residence.

"The search conducted in the premises and the items seized so far seems of insignificant value", he said.

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Police cars, truck arrive at Najib's residence