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Malaysian police raid former PM Najib's residence

IANS  |  Kuala Lumpur 

raided the house of former Najib Razak, following a corruption probe ordered by newly elected Mahathir Mohamad, said on Thursday.

More than a dozen police vehicles, including SUVs, sedans and a police truck were seen outside Najib's house in a high-end neighbourhood here around 10.30 p.m. on Wednesday, reported.

Several personal items -- handbags, clothes and gifts were seized, reported the Malaysian state news agency

However, no documents were taken, according to Najib's He said the items were believed to be connected with the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing probe, said

Najib, who was ousted from office in a shocking loss in the election, was accused by Mahathir of corruption involving the he created in 2009.

Since coming to power, Mahathir has removed the Attorney General, who cleared Najib; replaced the and declassified a financial report.

He also set up a team to reopen the investigation called off by Najib.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 08:46 IST