Police search Malaysian ex-premier's residence over corruption charges

May 18, 2018, 08:27 IST | Agencies

Police arriving in a dozen vehicles converged on the home of corruption-tainted Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur, drawing crowds of journalists and onlookers

Police outside Najib Razak's house. Pic/AFP
Police outside Najib Razak's house. Pic/AFP

Police conducted an extensive search of the home of Malaysia's scandal-tainted former premier yesterday that his lawyer decried as "harassment", as the new government presses forward with probes into a massive graft scandal after seizing power in historic elections.

Police arriving in a dozen vehicles converged on the home of corruption-tainted Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur, drawing crowds of journalists and onlookers. A lawyer for Najib said officers were searching the home and a separate apartment in a "money-laundering" probe.

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