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Najib still at home as police presence builds

Malay Mail logo Malay Mail 16/5/2018 Kenneth Tee
Police arrive outside former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s residence in Kuala Lumpur May 16, 2018. — Reuters pic © Provided by Malay Mail Police arrive outside former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s residence in Kuala Lumpur May 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has not left his home in Taman Duta here that was raided earlier by a special police team investigating the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.

Najib returned home after performing terawih prayers at the Kg Baru Mosque at 9.50pm, just before the police team arrived, and has not been spotted leaving.

It is unclear if his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, is also at home and she was not seen either entering or leaving the property.

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

Police also deployed more manpower to the scene as a crowd of over 60 people including media personnel began gathering near a makeshift police post by the intersection leading into Najib’s residence at Jalan Langgak Duta.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ordered renewed investigations into 1MDB shortly after taking office and said he expects to be able to charge Najib soon.

The Auditor-General also declassified the report of her predecessor’s audit of 1MDB on Tuesday, giving Malaysians a glimpse of the irregularities involving the firm’s previous management.

Najib, Rosmah and several other senior government officials as well as former 1MDB executives have been barred from leaving the country.

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