No documents seized, just handbags, clothes, gifts, says Najib's lawyer

Kalbana Perimbanayagam and Nor Azizah Mokhtar

KUALA LUMPUR: Police did not seize any documents from the home of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, only handbags, clothes as well as gifts, as evidence.

This was confirmed by Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal, who is the lawyer for the former prime minister, after exiting Najib's home in Jalan Langgak Duta, Taman Duta at 4.25am today.

Harpal said police conducted the search to aid their probe. He said Najib and his family extended their full cooperation throughout the almost six-hour search.

Harpal however did not specify what the police investigation involved.

"The (search) process has been completed. The search was done for an investigation under the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

A police truck seen moving closer to the entrance of Datuk Seri Najib Razak's Jalan Langgak Duta home. Pic by SUPIAN AHMAD

"However, they (police) did not say what case the investigation was about.

"This (search) took a long time because the house is rather large and police inspected each room," he said.

Harpal also confirmed that another residence belonging to Najib was also searched by the police. However, he did not disclose the location.

"Police did not seize any documents, only several personal items, among them clothes, handbags and items in the form of gifts, around two to three boxes.

"There is no arrest today. We can say that they (police) did not find any evidence," he said.

Harpal also said there has been no instructions from the police so far requiring Najib to have his statement recorded.

The police operation earlier began at Najib's residence in Taman Duta when more than 15 police vehicles as well as a truck entered the residence at 10.15am.

Najib had just returned to his Taman Duta home after going out briefly to the Masjid Kampung Baru to perform terawih prayers when the police team came.

Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal (centre) says Datuk Seri Najib Razak and family extended their full cooperation throughout the almost six-hour search. Pic by SUPIAN AHMAD

It was learnt that police had also simultaneously conducted a search of another residence of Najib's, at the Pavilion Residence in KL. The operation there ended around 3am, with policemen carrying several boxes and items out of the building.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director, Datuk Seri Amar Singh, had earlier confirmed that police were conducting a search of the home.

Police however have remained tight-lipped over the nature of the investigation.

At press time, police were still inside Najib's home in Taman Duta. A police truck was seen being reversed into the house compound. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd