Malaysia ex-PM Najib’s home raided over 1MDB case

Days after former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was barred from leaving the country, police raided his home late on Wednesday, state-run news agency Bernama reports. Najib’s lawyer Harpal Singh Grewal confirmed the raid in a media conference early on Thursday but said only personal belongings were seized and no documents. Grewal said Najib and his family were cooperative and it seemed the search was linked to money laundering act. Malaysia and six other countries are investigating Najib for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars from the 1MDB state development fund. Najib denies any wrongdoing. He has been given a clean chit by a government investigation.  However, the new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, was not convinced. Soon after taking office, he ordered a fresh investigation into the case. Bernama said 16 police vehicles and a truck were seen entering Najib’s residence in Kuala Lumpur. 1MDB case was a major factor that led to  poll loss for Najib’s coalition.