LAST_UPDATEThu, 19 Jul 2018 5pm

Police Find Old Safe In Najib's House, Unable To Open It

KUALA LUMPUR – The police have been trying in vain to open a 20-year-old safe they found during a search at the private residence of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Taman Duta here.

Najib’s lawyer Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal said the key to the safe had been misplaced.

He said the safe was found at 8.30 am and the police had been trying to open it until this evening.

“The contents of the safe could not be ascertained as yet. About 50 to 60 police officers and personnel have been at the house since late last night.

“The raid was conducted on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan and Najib and his staff were denied the right to properly conduct their religious obligation prior to the breaking of the fast on the first day of Ramadan,” he said to reporters after calling on Najib and his family at the residence in Jalan Langgak Duta.

At about 4.40 pm today, a police truck left the vicinity with some things removed from the house, accompanied by a police patrol car and two police motorcycle escorts.

Najib and Rosmah have been blacklisted by the Immigration Department, and cannot leave the country.

Last Tuesday, Dr Mahathir said he expected charges to be filed against Najib following investigations into allegations against the former prime minister over the removal of hundreds of millions of US dollars from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund.