Investigations Into Former PM Najib Go Full Speed Ahead, With Raids Into Properties Linked To Him

Malaysian police had a busy morning on Friday (May 18), as they carried out a raid on a private residence linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Following the raid, they removed handbags, jewellery, watches and other valuables from the condominium.

Here’s a breakdown of what they removed, according to Free Malaysia Today:

  • 284 handbags (and we don’t mean the Charles & Keith kind: police took away luxury ones from the likes of Hermes and Louis Vuitton)
  • 72 bags of cash
  • An unopened safe

Mr Amar Singh, head of the Malaysian police commercial crime investigation unit, noted that the value of the seized goods was impossible to estimate immediately.

That’s because of its sheer volume: police required 5 trucks to carry all these goods away for further investigations.

What’s in the safe?

According to his lawyer, the unopened safe has been locked for 20 years.

Police are currently trying to open it by drilling and hacking at it.

They recovered the safe from Mr Najib’s private home at Langgak Duta, a posh neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur.

The plot thickens

Since investigations into Mr Najib began this week, Malaysian police have carried out raids on at least 6 premises linked to him.

The investigations come after Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that he expected charges to be filed against his predecessor and former protege.

Mr Singh said that investigations were being conducted professionally.

We have investigated this case with professionalism … I have also instructed all my personnel to conduct a detailed and thorough investigation.

He was likely responding to complaints made by Mr Najib about “unwarranted harassment”.

An aide of the former PM sent this photo to Malaysiakini, questioning why the raid had to be conducted late at night during Ramadan.

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The aide wrote,

This is uncalled for. Why couldn’t they conduct the search earlier. He has to prepare for sahur (pre-fasting) meal. This is really too much.

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