Police raid 'safe house' as part of 1MDB probe

Plainclothes police officers raided a house in Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya yesterday, as part of what is believed to be a probe into graft at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad. They took away several boxes from the unoccupied pr
Plainclothes police officers raided a house in Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya yesterday, as part of what is believed to be a probe into graft at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad. They took away several boxes from the unoccupied property.PHOTOS: SIN CHEW DAILY
Plainclothes police officers raided a house in Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya yesterday, as part of what is believed to be a probe into graft at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad. They took away several boxes from the unoccupied pr
Plainclothes police officers raided a house in Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya yesterday, as part of what is believed to be a probe into graft at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad. They took away several boxes from the unoccupied property.PHOTOS: SIN CHEW DAILY

PUTRAJAYA • Plainclothes police officers yesterday raided a house in Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya, as part of what is believed to be an investigation into corruption at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The officers from the Commercial Crime Department spent about an hour at the two-storey bungalow, which is unoccupied, local media reports say.

Several boxes were removed from the house and put into a white van.

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.

According to online news site Malaysiakini, the property is believed to be a "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.

A senior police source told Malaysiakini news site the raid was conducted under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2018, with the headline 'Police raid 'safe house' as part of 1MDB probe'. Print Edition | Subscribe