Malaysian police raid Putrajaya home linked to ex-premier Najib Razak


Officers from the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime department have been at the house since 1pm on June 11, 2018.
Officers from the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime department have been at the house since 1pm on June 11, 2018.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Plainclothes police officers are raiding a house in Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya, as part of what is believed to be the police investigation into corruption at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The officers, from the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime department, have been at the house since 1pm on Monday (June 11).

 

Several boxes were removed from the house and put into a white van which bore no police credentials.

The house is only 200m from Seri Perdana, the prime minister's official residence, and belongs to the property management division of the Prime Minister's Department.

Online news site Malaysiakini described the property as a purported "safe house" linked to former prime minister Najib Razak. Several properties linked to Datuk Seri Najib and his family have been raided in recent weeks in connection with the 1MDB probe.