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Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak prays before he attends the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 72th anniversary celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
May 16, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Police searched the home of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday in relation to a money laundering probe, s lawyer for the ousted leader said, adding there was no indication that the police would arrest Najib.
“The search is supposed to be under money laundering act … they found nothing incriminating,” Harpal Singh Grewal told reporters outside Najib’s family home.
At least a dozen armed policemen entered the Najib’s family home late on Wednesday to search for evidence and documents in connection with an ongoing investigation.
Harpal said the police took a couple of handbags and some clothes.
“Nothing serious. About two-three boxes (of them),” he said.
(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by James Dalgleish)