PETALING JAYA: Police raided the house of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s mother while he was being charged in court.
According to a family member, the raid took place at around 4pm on Thursday (Sept 20), while the former prime minister was being slapped with 25 fresh corruption and money-laundering charges.
“Najib’s mother, Rahah Mohammad Noah, was at home when police showed up at her house in Jalan Eaton, Kuala Lumpur,” said the family member.
Najib’s lawyer, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, also confirmed the raid, saying that nothing was seized.
“Yes, very mean of them to scare the poor lady and they found nothing in her house,” he said.
Earlier, Najib, 64, pleaded not guilty to four graft charges.
He also claimed trial to 21 charges under the Anti-Money Laundering Act and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (Amlafta).
According to the charge sheet, the offences occurred at the AmIslamic Bank Berhad branch on Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur when he was prime minister, finance minister and the adviser emeritus of 1MDB.
Previously on July 3, 2018, Najib was charged with receiving a RM42mil bribe as inducement to decide on behalf of the Malaysian government to provide a sovereign guarantee for a loan of RM4bil from the pension fund KWAP (Kumpulan Wang Persaraan) to SRC International Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
He also faces three other charges of criminal breach of trust in his capacity as then prime minister, finance minister and adviser emeritus of SRC International, in which he was entrusted with RM4bil.
He is alleged to have misappropriated funds through various banks here on three occasions between Dec 24, 2014 and March 2, 2015, amounting to RM27mil, RM10mil and RM5mil.
He was later hit with another three counts of money-laundering amounting to RM42mil under Section 4(1)(b) of Amlafta on Aug 7, 2018.
The High Court released Najib on bail of RM1mil with two sureties, and the additional condition that Najib surrender both his normal and diplomatic passports.
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