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overnight raid at the home of Malaysia's former Prime Minister, just a week after the shock election defeat for Najib Razak. According to police, the search was linked to a multibillion dollar scandal at 1MDB, a state fund which was founded by Najib, though he's denied any wrongdoing.
On Wednesday, Najib had just returned home after evening prayers to mark the start of Ramadan when at least a dozen officers stormed the building. They were seen taking large bags into his home and later loading them onto a truck. Officials say four other places linked to the ousted PM were also searched throughout the night, including other condominiums in his name and even his Prime Ministerial office.
But Najib's lawyer claims officers found nothing incriminating though they did seize several personal items.>> No, no documents.>>
].>> Yes, and personal possessions, a couple of handbags, some presents, things like that.>> On Monday, a former anti-corruption official exclusively told Reuters evidence that Najib had received millions from 1MDB was ignored by the Attorney General in 2015.
Over the weekend, the new Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, banned Najib from leaving Malaysia. He claims there's sufficient evidence to investigate the scandal at 1MDB and has vowed to take action against anyone who benefited from corruption at the fund.