Malaysia police raid ex-PM house as part of corruption probe

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Dr Mahathir Mohamad, prime minister of Malaysia (Image courtesy: Yanbei).

Malaysian police visited former Prime Minister Najib Razak's house late Wednesday, reportedly searching for documents as part of a renewed probe into a massive corruption scandal involving a state investment fund that is being investigated overseas.

Anwar, 70, pledged to support top-to-bottom reform of the country after the corruption-plagued ruling coalition that had governed for six decades was dramatically voted out last week.

Mimie Lai, 45, said she came to "see what happens to the ex-prime minister and all the scandals... involving him and his wife". He went on to appoint his first three ministers over the weekend.

Mahathir, who was Najib's long-term ally and who is back in power after a prior stint as premier from 1981 to 2003, accused him on the campaign trail of being a "thief" over alleged graft at 1MDB. Najib was chairman of the 1MDB.

"Now there is a new dawn for Malaysia".

When asked whether Najib would be arrested, he said: "There is no indication that they (the police) will do it".

"They searched the whole house, possibly looking for documents and things like that, but there was nothing there to be honest", Grewal said. "I'm already 69 years old".

On petrol prices, Dr Mahathir said the retail prices would remain the same for the moment, and the government would provide a subsidy if the market price climbed. "I have been briefed by the police and the auditor general and it is very clear that there were more wrongdoings committed than what was known by the public and me".

Assets bought with the funds included luxury homes and hotels in NY and Los Angeles, a business jet, paintings by Monet and Van Gogh, publishing rights in EMI Music and production of the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street, it said.

Mahathir has barred Najib from leaving the country pending investigations.

Mahathir said the government will seek to retrieve billions of dollars laundered from 1MDB to repay government debts that have piled up over the years.

Police conducted searches through the night and into the morning today at five places linked to ousted prime minister Najib Razak, including the family home where he stays, a senior police officer said.

And Mahathir announced that attorney general Mohamed Apandi Ali had been sent on leave after he reported for work on Monday and would be temporarily replaced by the solicitor general, pending the results of a police report and investigation. He reopened a probe into the 1MDB scandal after his alliance won a stunning election victory last week, ousting Najib and ending the National Front's 60-year grip on power.

"I feel that finally justice is coming, somebody heard... what the people are praying for", she said, adding that Malaysians wanted an end to widespread corruption that set in under the longtime ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.

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